In this article, I am going to compare the camera features of both the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3. These are their respective manufacturer's latest flagship Android smartphones, and are among the most popular smartphones currently on the market.
Both of these handsets appear relatively evenly matched in terms of their camera features. In fact, they share many features in common and it would appear that they have more similarities than differences, on paper at least.
Both handsets sport an 8 megapixel digital camera. This is the standard resolution for most high end smartphones released over the last couple of years, and is the perfect resolution for capturing high quality still images. Because both of these cameras utilise a resolution of 3264x 2448, users can expect their photos to have excellent levels of detail and clarity, which appear great when displayed on the screen of either phone thanks to their ability to display HD content and upto 16 million individual colours.
Of course, both of these cameras are also able to capture video footage. The maximum resolution of video capture of both phones is 1080p, which is the highest resolution of high definition available on a mobile device, and will capture video footage in the highest imaginable quality. Both phones also have the ability to capture stereo sound, which is great in addition to the high quality footage. In addition to HD, a number of other resolutions are included. Lower resolutions can be utilised by people who wish to save battery life or internal storage, and there are also customised resolutions for videos which will be uploaded to websites like Facebook or YouTube or send via MMS or various other messaging formats.
The latest version of Android is utilised by both phones. This is called Ice Cream Sandwich and works in conjunction with both manufacturers' custom Android interfaces (HTC Sense UI and Samsung TouchWiz UI). These provide both handsets with similarly simple user interfaces which are very easy to use. They allow quick access to menus and allow users to toggle various settings like flash and focus on/off straight from the camera interface. Because they run Android, users are able to use both handsets to access the Google Play Store where there is a dedicated photography section where hundreds of apps are available to significantly increase the potential versatility and functionality of the camera feature.
As you can see, both the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X are well equipped as cameraphones. If this feature is of importance to you, it one makes a great choice and are both worth a closer look when choosing your next smartphone.