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HTC Source | January 21, 2018

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HTC One X+ versus the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III – spec showdown

HTC One X+ versus the Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III – spec showdown

If you’re on the market to get the best Android powered phone from HTC, the newly announced HTC One X+ is the best option currently available. The handset may look identical to the HTC One X, but HTC has equipped the phone with a much faster 1.7 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, added LTE, beefed up the batter to 2,100 mAh and crammed in 64GB of internal storage. HTC has even made changes to the front-facing camera and added an amplifier so the rear speaker on the device so that you can enjoy your Beats Audio enhanced music even more.

We know the HTC One X+ is at the top of its game when compared to HTC’s handset portfolio, but how does it stack up against the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S III and original HTC One X? We’ve compiled a side-by-side spec comparison of all four devices so that you can get a clear picture of how the top smartphones compare.

iPhone 5 HTC One X+ HTC One XL Samsung Galaxy S III
Pricing $199, $299, $399 (16, 32 and 64GB options) TBD $99 $199
Known Dimensions  123.8 x 58.6 x 7.6mm 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.99 mm 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm
Weight 3.95 oz. (112g) 135g 130g 133g
Screen 4.0 inches 4.7 inches SLCD2 4.7 inches SLCD2 4.8 inches HD sAMOLED
Screen resolution 1,136 x 640 pixels (326ppi) 1,280 x 720 pixels ( 312ppi) 1,280 x 720 pixels ( 312ppi) 1,280 x 720 pixels ( 305ppi)
Battery Unspecified8 hours talk time (LTE) 2,100 mAh 1,800 mAh 2,100 mAh
Storage 16 / 32 / 64GB 64GB 16GB 16 / 32GB internal64GB microSD card slot
Front-facing cam 1.2MP; 720p video capture 1.6MP 1.3MP 1.9MP
Rear camera 8MP, LED flash, f/2.4 8MP, AF, LED flash, f/2.0 8MP, AF, LED flash, f/2.0 8MP, AF, LED flash, f/2.0
Video capture 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p
LTE Yes Yes Yes Yes
NFC No Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth v4.0 v4.0 v4.0 v4.0
Processor Apple A6 NVIDIA Tegra 3 Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon
Exynos 4412 Cortex-A9
CPU 1.3-1.6GHz quad-core 1.7GHz, quad-core 1.5GHz, dual-core 1.5GHz, dual-core
1.4GHz, quad-core
Charge/data connection Lighting microUSB (MHL) v2.0 microUSB (MHL) v2.0 microUSB
WiFi Wi-FI 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Operating system iOS 6 Android 4.1.1 (HTC Sense 4+) Android 4.0.3 (HTC Sense 4.0) Android 4.0.3 (TouchWiz)

About Nick Gray

Tech enthusiast, Android user and founder of the first HTC blog – Nick Gray has been blogging about HTC phones before most people knew what a smartphone even was. Over the years Nick has owned and tested dozens HTC devices and is constantly flashing new ROMs to his Android phones.


  1. Statue

    I really hope HTC does well against the iPhone sales wise. Against the GS3 too, of course.

  2. Dave

    It can’t compete unless its on all major carriers…

  3. Mei

    Are you sure galaxy s3 is slcd2? Or amoled…

  4. Mark

    The Galaxy S3 is quad core 1.4Ghz, not duel core 1.5Ghz as you have listed and its display is sAMOLED not slcd2. see

    • The dual-core 1.5 GHz reference was for the U.S. model. I’ve updated the chart to include the International and U.S. variants.

  5. what will evo 4g lte upgrade to ?

  6. demon82

    icrap 5 cpu dual core clocked at 1.3ghz and uses speed boost upto 1.6ghz with 1 gig of ram its posted all over the net.
    Not all sgs3 have 2 gig of ram either and it has mhl
    Did you not resarch first??

    • DROID Sam

      I’d call those specs for the iPhone5 speculative at best. Apple has not released the official processor speed or internal memory numbers and it doesn’t help that major tech sites don’t agree on what’s inside.

  7. DROID Sam

    I’m not convinced that the HTC One X+ was the best move by HTC. Yes, it’s specs outclass its competitors, but HTC needed to do something extra to make the phone stand out. A simple spec bump isn’t enough.

  8. Noel

    Put the damn phone on multiple carriers or i also dare HTC to have some brass and put PURE JELLY BEAN and make a PENTABAND VERSION of the One X+ and watch and see how they scramble to meet demand for the device. The only thing that might slow the sales of this incarnation of the One X+ will be the upcoming Nexus device/devices. HTC has a GOLD MINE of a device but is failing to capitalize on it with these silly bone head exclusives that just help to keep the devices in the hands of the masses…and yet they continue to slide in quarterly revenue. Go figure…i am screaming to the top of my lungs. WHY IS HTC DOING THIS…CONTINOUSLY SHOOTING THEMSELVES ON THE FOOT OR FIGHTING WITH ONE HAND TIED. They’ve got to match Samsung’s flagship devices spec for spec or surpass them and also unleash their flagship device to the masses/all major carriers.

  9. Noel

    I intended to say dumb exclusive deals that prevented flagship devices in the hands of the masses on other carriers. Many will not abandon their Network because of a phone..bring ur device to their Network. Samsung and Apple have come to this realization and their sale numbers is proof of that. Why hasn’t HTC seen the light is beyond pains me to watch them slide downwards cuz i love their build quality and i know what they can be capable of when compared to Sammy and Apple… : (

    • Bhong

      yeah…you’re right dude…

  10. Rao dharmik

    The htc one x+. Is the mist deasignable and value for money phobe the camera is good compared by the g s3 so sooo soooo i can definatalyyyyyyyy Chouse the my favorite dream phone htc One upgret virsion onex+. I also use a now a iphone 4s &. Htc one ja amazing phone. Briliant htc