The back of the SGS3 does look shiny cheapish... Plus the arrangement of the speaker, flash and camera are too symmetrical (and so last year). God, this is irritating. I still feel that as far as looks are concerned, the OneX kicks its ass big time. But the way I see it, the pros and cons can be broadly summarized as below:
1. Removable battery
- can pull out to cut short a hung device (what happens when you get an unresponsive One X in bootloop or simply hung
? You can't pull hte battery can you? So you wait for the 1800mAh battery to discharge itself over time while probably running only on the companion core? Good luck with that if you started out with a 95% charge!)
2. Expandable memory
- for those who want more. What's the point of having a super sexy HD screen if you cant carry a load of movies with you when you're going out? Add to that the fact that most HD games nowadays have downloadable files in the range of a couple of gigs... Plus, don't forget the GOLDCARD
. How do you make one for the One X if you want to flash an RUU with a different region code?
3. Fully Unlocked bootloader
- in keeping with Samsung's dev-friendly policy.
4. 2100 mAh battery
- any elaboration required? Go over to the One X forum and look what they're saying about the battery life there. 4.7-4.8 inch screens need more juice - period (especially more so when you can't use a spare battery or enhanced battery pack)
1. Doesn't have SENSE
. Need I say more?
2. Doesn't have the cosmetic Oomph and the premium feel
that HTC somehow manages to recreate in all its handsets (well, maybe except for the One V - looks like turd) - Plasticky body, glossy fingerprint magnet of a shell and an overall uninspiring shape.
3. Older Mali400 GPU
- I don't think it will bw able to hold a candle to the nVidia prowess of the One X. The guys reinvented graphics hardware for God's sake!
Just my thoughts. Feel free to agree or disagree - I'm seriously in a fix now. I think I'll have to go down Bronx's philosophy lane and stick to the DS a little longer now... was seriously itching to go for a larger screen after 1 year. 3.7 inches just isn't cutting it anymore, and the 1GHz single core is showing its age too. The price is no longer an issue for me now, but the warranty sure is, so HTC has me in a fix now...