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  • Battle for the HOTTEST smartphone: Xperia S vs OneX vs Galaxy S3


    THE BATTLE to become India’s best Android smartphone is hotting up, with Samsung about to unleash the powerful new Galaxy S3 later this week. If the success of the previous iterations of the Galaxy, especially the Galaxy S2 and the Note, are any indication, Samsung has another winner on its hands.

    But it won’t be a walkover for the Galaxy S3, with stiff competition from both HTC and Sony. We take a look at the three undisputed top Android phones in the market and compare their specs and try to figure out which one of them is the best.

    Sony Xperia S

    SCREEN: LED-backlit LCD multi- touch screen (up to all ten fingers); 720x1280 pixels; 4.3- inch diagonal; 16 million colours

    2G/ 3G: Yes/ Yes

    PROCESSOR: Dual Core 1.5 Gigahertz Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon

    CAMERA: 12 Megapixel (4000x3000 pixels), autofocus, LED flash; Geotagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama and image stabilisation. Video at 1080p at 30 frames per second, continuous autofocus, video light and video stabiliser.

    SECONDARY CAMERA: 1.3 Megapixel; video at 720p

    ANDROID VERSION: Gingerbread v2.3.0.4; upgrade to v4.0 Ice- Cream Sandwich planned

    STORAGE: 32GB Internal

    BATTERY LIFE (TALKTIME): Approximately eight hours (2G/ 3G)

    WEIGHT: 144 gm

    OTHER FEATURES: Sony Mobile Bravia engine for better image and video playback, plus accelerometer, proximity and compass. Micro-SIM slot only. TrackID music recognition.

    HDMI - Out.

    PRICE: INR 30,990



    SAMSUNG I9300 GALAXY S3


    SCREEN: Super AMOLED multitouch screen; 720x1280 pixels, 4.8- inch diagonal and 16 million colours.

    2G/ 3G: Yes/ Yes

    PROCESSOR: Quad- Core 1.4 Gigahertz Cortex A9

    CAMERA: Eight Megapixel, autofocus, LED flash; simultaneous HD video — 1080p at 30 frames per second; and image recording, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilisation.

    SECONDARY CAMERA: 1.9 Megapixel, video at 720p at 30 frames per second

    ANDROID VERSION: Ice-Cream Sandwich v4.0.4

    STORAGE: Internal 16/ 32/ 64GB and micro- SD slot with up to 64 GB

    BATTERY LIFE: Over 21 hours (2G) and 11 hours (3G)

    WEIGHT: 133 gm

    OTHER FEATURES: Accelerometer, gyroscope, near- field communication, DLNA connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS and GLONASS support and TVOut PRICE To be decided, but expected to be ` 35,000

    PRICE: INR 35,000



    AND THE WINNER IS...

    THE COMPETITION between these three phones is too close for a definitive verdict. The Sony device loses out because it runs an older version of Android, but it has the best camera.

    The HTC and the Samsung are matched fairly closely. If this were a heavyweight boxing match, this one would go down to the wire. Similar screens, similar cameras, and fairly similar feature sets. Samsung has some advantages, mainly thanks to their superior distribution and wider service network, coupled with few small features here and there, the Galaxy S3 would just about win this fight on points. But it is not available as yet, and if Samsung prices the device higher than expected, the HTC could well be better value.



    HTC ONE X

    SCREEN: Super IPS LCD2, multi- touch screen; 720x1280 pixels, 4.7- inch diagonal, 16 million colours

    2G/ 3G: Yes/ Yes

    PROCESSOR: Quad Core 1.5 Gigahertz Nvidia Tegra 3

    CAMERA: Eight Megapixel, autofocus, LED flash; simultaneous HD video — 1080p at 30 frames per second; and image recording, touch focus, face and smile detection

    SECONDARY CAMERA: 1.3 Megapixel, video at 720p

    ANDROID VERSION: Ice-Cream Sandwich v4.0

    STORAGE: 32 GB Internal

    WEIGHT: 130 gm

    OTHER FEATURES: Accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity sensor, micro- SIM slot only, noise cancellation and beats audio

    PRICE: INR 42,999

    - Source Mail Today