Finally, Galaxy S3 has arrived to the SmartPhone Arena. Let’s us compare it to the recently launch HTC One X and other smartphone: Iphone 4s and Nokia Lumia 900.
After many rumours fly though the internet, Samsung finally announced their much exciting phone at London. The new device features all the latest goodies including Exynos quad core 1.4Ghz, 4.8” HD super AMOLED display, 8MP rear camera,NFC, 2100 mah battery and android 4.0. All that in a 8.6mm thick body. It seems that a lot of rumour were right about the spec.
Galaxy S3 also soon has 4G capability model which will allow you surfing the web as fast as on your Unifi optic fiber. I can’t believe that Samsung can actually squeeze so much hardware chips into a 8.6mah. Don’t forget that it will have a 2100 mah battery which Samsung promised to give user a full day usage with their 2012 handsets.
Samsung has learned a lot from Apple and they going to sell Galaxy S3 in Europe from the end of the May before rolling out to global market.Check on the videos and photo gallery.
Hands on videos:
The Verge first hand on Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S3 event is just one week away, and there are quite a lot of leak model appearing on the internet. SamMobile.com has found a sketch service manual that shows Galaxy S3 images and specification.
We can see that the quad core processor is cloaked at 1.5 Ghz instead of the lately announced Exynos 4 quad core 1.4Ghz processor. It has a rounded body and home buttons. The rumored 12 megapixel camera has been reduced to 8 megapixel.
Check out the picture and comment on what do you think of the spec in the photo.
Do you think the real thing will be a disappointment or a big hit in the market? After seeing this, does your palm itch to hold S3’s close rival – HTC One X instead? I do not like the feeling, but I am sensing a let down here. =(
But until then, hope you have a great day and we shall see how the most anticipated model of the year goes down on the 22nd of May.
Having spent 5 days with my new HTC One X, it reassures me that it was one of the best decisions I have made. I don’t mean to super-impose my preference for it on you, but it is just my personal experience talking here. This phone is so well-rounded and close to perfection, I feel the urge to treat it like a living object.
Here are the 10 reasons why.
1) the LOOK
Doesn’t this just takes your breath away? The sleekness, the curves and the beauty that lies in its own category of simplicity. If a phone reflects the owner’s personality, I would say HTC One X’s beholder is someone seeking for perfection in the simplicity of life.
2) the Material
HTC is very generous with this One Series by featuring materials from top of the line. For instance, One X is encased with high-grade polycarbonate that is extremely light weight (you’ll notice once you hold it) and durable. The screen itself, it is an answered prayer as it features the Second Generation of Gorilla Glass, from non other that the world famed NY-based glass company, Corning.
(Do check out one of our post on “Augmented Reality” where we talked a little about Corning’s amazing visions for future)
3) the Screen
From the material of the screen, to the resolution of the pixels. HTC One X features a 4.7” 720p HD Super LCD 2 screen. You know when “720p”, “HD”, “Super” and “2” all comes together at once, it has got to be good! And it goes beyond that. What the brochure doesn’t tell you is that it has “extreme viewing angle”, meaning no matter how you tilt the screen, you can still see what is on the homescreen, VIVIDLY. even under broad sunlight.
4) the Camera
HTC One X comes with a 8MP camera. While the high number in resolution is getting common among other smartphones, it triumphs in the low-number category too, by featuring a fast f2.0 lens. What does this mean? It means your day of capturing darker-than-useful pictures in lowlight conditions are over! This aperture allows 44% more light to reach the image chip, thus the rave for the camera. And, of course, let’s not forget the unique ability to capture pictures while recoding on high definition. Oh, and the 4 different Smart Flash configurations and realtime view of varies preset filters are just cherry on top.
5) the Sound
In coherence with the design motto of this One Series, “Amazing Camera, Authentic Sound”, comes the incredible music enhancer of all time, a collaboration with Beats Audio.
It is not just audible through a Beats headset, it is made accessible to ALL headphones! Now, that is the true philosophy of sharing music! How it is done? HTC One X comes with built-in Beats Audio software, allowing you to watching films, YouTubes, games and of course your favourite tunes, all to the expense of amazingly enhanced experience.
It doesn’t stop here either! As seen on screen shots below, the software contains more than just one configurations for the Beats Headset, you can choose accordingly to your liking. If you have worked hard enough to get a new phone, I would say your ears deserve the best pampering it can get. And of course, to get the best out of the Beats Audio is by plugging in one of the Beats headsets. Previously, HTC gives out Beats headset for the first 300 One X buyers and they have just recently close the bundle package for the headsets too, unfortunately.
Here are the screenshot guidance to where you can find the configurations:
6) the Speed
One of the most talked-about features in the HTC One X has got to be the pioneering feat of having a Quadcore processor. If you are someone like me, who loathe the missed seconds of “loading…”, you will be amazed by how everything is that much quicker on this masterpiece. With Android Ice-cream Sandwich preloaded, the cunning hardware & the smooth transitions is a match made in heaven!
And usually, with speed & bright screen, there is always compromise on the battery, but not for One X. Compromise is not an options so it comes with a super intelligent 5th Battery Saver Core (yes, you counted right, it has 4+1 core) that helps maximize the efficiency of battery usage. From my usage (with data on, most of the day; and sometimes games too), it lasted for a close 20 hours.
*duration might varies according to usage*
7) the Fuzz, freed
If your playlist hasn’t been updated for a long time, because you dreaded the frustratingly confusing sync process of the file manager in most devices, things can’t be easier with HTC One X. Everything is a drag-&-drop away. Life sure feels better when you can keep your favorite tunes/ pictures/ movie in your pocket, anytime and anywhere.
8) the Ergonomics
This can only be spoken after having experienced the phone myself.
Being a designer, I am extremely meticulous about the ergonomics, or in other word, the comfort while interacting with object. In this case with the One X, it is absolutely love at first touch ! It feels incredible solid, despite the significantly lighter weight and the curves on all ends follows the shape of your palm well. The weight distribution is done in a way that the phone tend to stay in your palm rather than slipping out. The overall size is a good balance between having a big-enough screen yet easy to be held in one’s hand. The smooth texture is so well done that I find it hard to put it down.
9) the Little Things
With so many aspects taken care of, just when you thought things can’t possibly get better, well, it does. This amazing innovation comes in a adorably-neat recyclable packaging, making your purchase from world away a little more environment-conscious. It might not seem much, but it is a reflection of the company’s social responsibility, and I’d like to support that.
10) the Price
For budget conscious consumer, please don’t be put off by the amazing features this phone has to offer. It comes in a highly reasonable price, retailing at RM2099. It is a steal for such a price if viewed in comparison with other models in the same league. If taken with a data plan bundle, it goes even lower.
Here are some information of pricing of our 4 major local telco companies.
Alrights, that concludes “Why you should love the HTC One X” and I hope it has help conveyed the information you needed to get to know more about this device.
Should you have any questions regarding this device, feel free to drop us a line in comments, we will try our best to answer them. Until then, I hope you have a great time reading, and have a great day! Cheers!
The mobile telecommunication has been advancing by the second. Now, Digi is leading the way in Malaysia’s first LTE (Long Term Evolution) network, serving up fibre-like speed to supported phones. With download speed up to 300Mbps and upload speeds up to 75mbps, it is fast enough to replace most of the broadband in many homes.
It also better than the WIMAX that YES & P1 are currently providing, as LTE supports backward compatible with GSM and 3G network. That means if you can still use the alternative network if you’re not in the LTE coverage.
Other than that, it comes with a SIM card that allows you to slot into any LTE supported smartphones or modem for easier portability. How is it different from those that doesn’t comes with a SIM card, you ask? For instance, using WIMAX, you are required to have an extra modem or hotspot doggle to provide the internet access, it might be alright when you’re outside, but what if you just wanted to browse the internet on your smartphone?
So what devices can supports LTE? Well, we are not sure if all the devices will be made available in Malaysia anytime soon (as they supports CDMA network), but we will list them anyway.
Just when you thought Android devices can’t get any better, and that there can’t possibly be more coming soon, well, you’re wrong!
Here’s a leaked invitation about, yet-again, one of the most anticipating smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S3. And from the looks of the it, it is one haute sexy palm-candy!
It looks NOTHING like any devices on the market right now and is simply G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Well, it is so appealing, I am starting to rethink about me jumping the gun at buying HTC One X so soon! At first glance, the glass and metal seemed to join seamlessly together where the bottom metal bend a bit backward. If not mistaken, this might be the bottom of the phone and may I point out, there are no micro usb port in sight! That got me thinking… maybe, just maybe, the wireless charging features may be début in this phone.
From the press date, we can also predict that the device will be up for sale just before 25, July, the 2012 – Olympic Game, which happens to be held in London too. This will be a feast for the Samsung’s marketing team seeing Samsung is one of the partners in the 2012 Olympic Game. This could also mean that there will be a great battle with the famed iPhone 5(or should I call it “the New” iPhone).
Let’s just hope consumers are on the beneficial end of this war. =) If you’ve been wanting to get a new phone but not in need to get it urgently, my advice for you is wait for just a little longer. If you’ve just gotten a new one, well, that sucks for you (and me too~ *sigh*) but then again, I am pretty content with what I have now.
Stay tuned for more updates on this, and have a great day! Cheers!
With the hype surrounding the recent launch of HTC One X, the much coveted Samsung Galaxy Note seems rather expensive in comparison as the Quad-cored One X costs only RM2099.
Superbuy, which is a Malaysia online store has slashed its price for Galaxy Note from RM2299 to RM 1979 (black) and RM 1999(White) to stay in the game. Although Galaxy Note has a larger Super AMOLED 5.3″ display than the HTC One X Super LCD 2 4.7″, the latter has a Quad-core underneath its cover and clams with f2.0 aperture 8 megapixel camera , Beats Audio, just to name a few while Galaxy Note has the amazing stylus features unique to its own.
The new pricing of Galaxy Note makes a awesome deal but interested buyer has to think for a while because both of these phone are totally in different category with One X as camera powerhouse and Galaxy Note as artist gateway to express.
Here is my word of advice, if you are a hardcore Galaxy Note fan looking for a good timing to get one, here’s the time; but if you’re a free-thinker looking for a good phone, head on to the display centre and get a feel of both of these amazing innovations. You’ll know which one to choose when you know which suits you best. Good luck! =)