The Samsung Galaxy Note and the HTC One X are undoubtedly two most impressive Android smartphones currently on the market. While they both share a number of features in common, they are also very different phones. In this article I will compare some of the key features so you can decide which one comes out on top.
When comparing the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy Note, one of the first things that you will notice is the difference in their size. This is an account of their screens. The HTC One X is by no means a small phone, boasting a 4.7 inch screen which is in fact larger than many competing handsets. However, it is dwarfed by the Samsung Galaxy Note, which packs a massive 5.3 inch super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. With a resolution of 800x 1280, it offers surprisingly good display quality for such a large screen. The HTC One X and the other hand utilises super IPS LCD2 capacitive touchscreen technology, and thanks to a resolution of 720x 1280 packed into the small dimensions of its screen, it offers slightly better display quality.
As camera phones, both the HTC One X and the Samsung galaxy S3 a very well equipped handsets, and this is a feature with a much more evenly matched. The cameras have the same resolution of 8 megapixels along with similar packages of image enhancing features like autofocus, touch focus, image stabilisation and face detection etc. Both of these cameras also able to capture video footage with a number of different resolution settings included on each phone, all the way up to 1080p, which is full high definition. Because the HTC One X is a much newer phone, it has a couple of more advanced features than the Galaxy Note. Of these include the ability to capture simultaneous photos and video footage, as well as a function which allows you to capture a set number of still images after tapping the capture key just once.
The operating systems of these phones are similar but not identical. The Samsung Galaxy Note has the previous Gingerbread version of Android installed as standard; whereas the One X has the newest version called Ice Cream Sandwich (an update to the new version is available for the Galaxy Note). The Samsung Galaxy Note has the Samsung TouchWiz UI over the top and the HTC One X has the Sense UI, both offering many customisation options and an alternative aesthetic to the stock Android interface.
Clearly, both of these phones are very impressive but as you can see they are very different from one another. If you had to choose between them, it would likely come down to personal preference for either the larger screen of the Galaxy Note or the superior display quality of the One X, or preference for a particular brand over the other.