Apple's ever popular iPhone 4S remains one of the most impressive smartphones on the market, and continues to sell well. However, it now faces a serious threat, particularly from Android powered smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X. In this article I will compare a couple of the key features of the iPhone 4S with those of the HTC One X to see how they measure up.
In terms of hardware, one of the fundamental differences between these two phones is in their processors. The iPhone 4S boasts a 1 GHz dual-core processor, which provides the handset with excellent performance, even by today's standards. At the time of the handset's release, this was a very impressive attribute, although today, several smartphones boast quad-core processors. The HTC One X is one such handset, and with its 1.5 GHz dual-core processor makes it one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. There are several benefits to this extra processing power. Users will notice a more responsive touchscreen, quicker download speeds, faster loading and operating times of even the most demanding applications as well as a much more efficient multitasking, among many other benefits. Unless you are well versed in the ins and outs of this technology, you are unlikely to notice a difference though, as both handsets offer outstanding performance.
Another key difference in their hardware of these phones is their screens. The iPhone 4S is well known for the excellent display quality of its retina screen. This gets its name from the fact that the naked eye cannot distinguish between individual pixels on the screen, which is a result of its industry leading 330 PPI pixel density. This is created by the resolution of 640x 960 being packed into the relatively compact dimensions of its 3.5 inch screen. In comparison, the screen of the HTC One X is much larger at 4.7 inches. This is able to display high definition content thanks to its resolution of 720x 1280. This, coupled with its larger size makes it perfect for multimedia use like playing games or watching videos, although it is equally at home displaying eBooks or being used to capture photos and videos.
Of course, there are many more differences between these phones such as their operating systems, cameras and design so be sure to look out for my upcoming articles where I will compare some more features of these two excellent handsets.