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Video Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X

Andrew Williams


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If our written feature on Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X was a bit too much like hard work, why not watch our new video comparison on these two top-end kingmaker Android smartphones?

The award for the most popular of the two has to go to the Samsung Galaxy S3. It has already racked-up nine million pre-orders and is widely recognised as the only phone of 2012 that can compete with the iPhone 5 on the hype-o-meter. The HTC One X is the dark horse contender. It's big, it's high-end, but it's still the underdog of the two here.

Specs-wise they're pretty similar, with 4.7in screens, quad-core processors and the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Other than that, thought, they're actually quite different propositions. Want to know why? Watch the video below. Oh, and let us know which one you fancy owning the most in the comments below.


May 19, 2012, 7:11 pm

below where??

john g

May 21, 2012, 4:34 am

I'm confused too. But 9 likes, so what are we missing?


May 21, 2012, 1:37 pm

Hi folks,

Unfortunately the video seems to be taking quite a while to load on the page. Apologies!


john g

May 21, 2012, 3:09 pm

The problem seems to be that Firefox just doesn't load the video at all - I fired up IE and that worked fine.


May 21, 2012, 3:42 pm

Which version are you using john g? Have it showing up (after a delay) here on Firefox.

john g

May 21, 2012, 4:56 pm

I'm running v12.0 on the release channel. However, having read that it works for you Andrew, I tried working through my add-ons to see whether that was causing the problem - and it is. Recently an update to my AVG anti-virus package installed "AVG Do Not Track" which is intended to prevent tracking ads. I disabled that and, lo and behold, the video loaded properly, whereas before the page didn't even leave a space for it. Having dug a bit further, it turns out that AVG was blocking something called "Brightcove". If I change the settings to allow it, then the video loads correctly. I've watched plenty of your videos in the past without any issues but, on checking today, none of them would play until I allowed Brightcove. My guess is that it's the source for the pre-video ads?


May 21, 2012, 5:02 pm

Thanks for investigating! Brightcove is the name of the video platform we use. If videos normally work in our reviews, it may be because of how the site integrates videos into "news story" articles like this. I'll raise it with our tech folks...

john g

May 21, 2012, 5:03 pm

By the way - and back to the point! - I own an HTC Desire HD so assumed my next phone would be the HTC One X, but losing the ability to change batteries has changed my mind - as has, to a lesser extent, the ability use micro SD cards. I use Google and OS maps when out walking, so can drain the battery fairly quickly; it's never an issue to carry a couple of spares. but having to carry an external battery pack/charger would a real nuisance.

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