The One X, however, costs some $200 less for the 32GB version which will create a headache for some: the Samsung Galaxy S III is, in our view, the best all round Android phone on the market, but is it really $200 better than the One X.
The Galaxy S III, also uses a quad core processor – built in house by Samsung especially for the job – and it too flies along but without any hiccoughs at all.
What’s incredibly interesting (and what CNET had predicted) is that the US based version, like its HTC One X rival, will carry a 1.5 GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor as opposed to the 1.4GHz quad core Samsung Exynos processor that’s used in the global release.
That data storage can be ramped up through the microSD slot on board, and a dual core 1.5 GHz Scorpion central processor joins a graphics dedicated Adreno 220 GPU in the Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon microchip package.
If you’re tempted to get huffy over your quad core loss, keep in mind that Qualcomm’s dual core chip is plenty fast, and that quad core performance claims aren’t always what they seem.
The phone is also the predecessor of the Samsung Galaxy S III.
The handset contains the Gingerbread operating system out of the box, but is receiving an over the air upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) 4.0 by the end of the second quarter, June 30.
While the Samsung Galaxy S III isn’t set to hit shelves in the US until sometime in June, the international version of the device will be available in Europe on May 29.
Another nice touch, the Galaxy S III is topped with Gorilla Glass 2.0, a stronger, thinner type of the premium glass brand that Corning, Gorilla Glass’ maker, unveiled this past January atCES.
The Galaxy S III will be available from telco M1 at its Paragon Shopping Centre store at May 29 from 9pm for customers who have preordered.
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