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Old 20-05-2012, 4:19 AM
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samsung galaxy s2 or htc one x?

I'm deciding whether I should get the Samsung Galaxy S2 or HTC One X. Or is there a better phone you can recommend.

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Old 20-05-2012, 6:21 AM
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HTC One X hands down, it's newer, more powerful and better in every way... if you love your samsungs then wait for the S3 which is the only real rival to the One X... even that has the same stuff under the bonnet and to me it doesn't look as well made but some of the Samsung stuff that comes with it looks impressive.

If there's anything you wanna know about the One X just ask.
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Old 20-05-2012, 7:05 AM
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I don't like the design of the S3. So I'll grab the HTC One X.
Is the HTC One X too big? Will it fit into you're pocket? Also, if I get the HTC One X what earphones would you recommend?
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Old 20-05-2012, 7:26 AM
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It's a decent size without looking ridiculous when you take a call, it'll fit in your pocket no bother. I got a pair of beats headphones as my free gift, sound quality is unreal mate... tried it with the stock headphones and not so good, to me if they're gonna integrate beats then they should give you headphones that sound decent.
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Old 20-05-2012, 7:53 AM
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Oh alright, that's good then. Yes please haha, thank you Which one are they though?
The HTC One X sounds so good, I can't wait to get it.
Thank you for your help
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Old 21-05-2012, 4:46 AM
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HTC One X is really good cell phone. specially made for the purpose of its Android operating system and super quality having 8 mega pixel camera. I also recommanded you to buy this cell phone.
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Old 21-05-2012, 6:14 AM
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 is going to release soon, is it better to wait for that one? or just ahead and purchase the HTC One X?
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Old 21-05-2012, 11:36 AM
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HTC One X is the best in the market now. between SII and One X, I would suggest One X for now. but since SIII is releasing soon it would be really wise to wait for it.
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Old 21-05-2012, 6:21 PM
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One thing about One X reviews worth mentioning CVO, a lot mark the phone down for poor battery life and the first day I had it it needed another full charge after 6hrs... 2nd day some new firmware was released and it sorted it out, get a full day with a lot of use out of it now so I think some of those reviews should be revised.

The galaxy S3 has exactly the same processor, same amount of memory and camera is identical.. both run ICS so what separates them is two things, they way they look and the way HTC and Samsung have put stuff on the phone. I have to admit some of the samsung apps look impressive whereas the One X is more like a rooted phone with the exception of HTC sense which is pretty unobtrusive. I just hate the way the S3 looks, looks really plastic and cheap looking and the shape is awful.

I've told you about the good points on the HTC but not the bad, the worst thing about it is the HTC Sync software.. I just don't bother using it at all, I got Android Sync Manager Wifi off google play and just use that now. You can't get a spare battery for it but as they've improved the battery life that's not such a big deal and you can't use an sd card, you do get 32gb on the phone and upto 25gb using dropbox for online storage so again it isn't really needed but would have been nice to have the option.

My last Samsung phone was a galaxy apollo (awful) that I got as a spare but recently I had to use Kies to update my friends S1 as he couldn't do it over the air... found that software slow and equally as bad as the HTC one.

If you love your S2 and aren't disappointed with it I would wait for the S3 as you are likely to love that just as much, the HTC is just as powerful but with less added software so you can make the phone what you want it to be, either phone is a great piece of kit.
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Old 22-05-2012, 10:45 AM
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rksst228. The only thing is that I don't know when the SIII is going to be released in Australia.

Sajjad Rahman. thank you

Willkas. Exactly, that's why I'm hesitant to purchase the HTC One X because of the battery life. 6 hrs? wow, that's not much...Will that happen when I get the HTC One X? D: How long does the battery life last you? The whole day?

Samsung is pretty amazing now, they've upgraded so much. Yeah, it does. I like the SII design much better.

Ohhh, okay. What's bad about the HTC Sync software. What does the Android Sync Manager Wifi do? I've never had an Android phone before, all my years I've been using an iPhone. I reckon that much gb of storage is plenty, so I'm fine with that.

I like the SII, but HTC One X has a better processor. SIII has the same processor, but an ugly design. I'm probably leaning towards HTC One X, but it's only the battery life I'm scared of, that's about it.
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Old 22-05-2012, 11:42 AM
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I put my phone on charge at 1am with usually about 20% of battery left, take it off at 6 when I get up and that lasts all day with wifi on and heavy use, the odd game being played and on average about 30mins of calls and about an hour using the mp3 player. You will get the firmware updates straight away, put them on and you wont have a problem with the battery.

There was another firmware update yesterday and the battery is said to be even better now. You've got to understand you'll struggle to get a full day out of a phone with a quad core processor in it, HTC or Samsung... it's just the way phones are now but apart from that first day before the firmware upgrade I've found the battery life to be fine, would put it up against any phone of similar specs.

I just don't like the software, I didn't like the interface and the way I couldn't just drag and drop files.. the ASM Wifi software allows you to do that and have better control over the phone.

Android Marketplace (now called google play) is just as good if not better than itunes, there is an uncountable amount of apps for you to try out... some great and some crap but you do find some gems on there.
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Old 22-05-2012, 12:14 PM
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Oh alright, the battery life isn't that bad then.

I know, but apparently the SIII battery life last longer. That's why I was struggling to choose between them.

Ohs, okay. So, it's like another iTunes. That makes sense haha.

I'll probably grab the HTC One X then. But you need beats headphone to listen to your music, right?
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Old 22-05-2012, 1:59 PM
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The thing is, the S3 isn't out yet so nobody can really say what the battery life will be like except Samsung, who are obviously gonna say it's better

You can listen to music though any headphones. You get headphones in that look nice but don't sound right at high volume with beats audio turned on, you can turn it off though and there is a pretty good graphic equaliser to play about with.

If you can afford it get some beats headphones as the sound quality is better than anything I've ever heard on a phone or dedicated mp3 player... even better than my missus ipod touch. I think you could probably get headphones by Sony, Technics or another decent brand and you would get higher than average sound quality so the beats headphones aren't a must, I wouldn't have them if I hadn't of gotten them for free.
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Old 22-05-2012, 2:35 PM
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Old 23-05-2012, 5:57 AM
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Hahaha, you have a point.

Oh, I see, I get you.

Anyway, thank you for your help, much appreciated
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