The Galaxy Note and the One X are two amazing devices from Samsung and HTC that have gained popularity in a short period of time.
The HTC’s masterpiece comes with a comparatively smaller screen of 4.7 inches Super IPS LCD2 capacitive multi-touch, complete with Corning’s Gorilla Glass for protection and a 1280×720 pixel resolution offering a pixel density of 312 ppi.
The Galaxy Note’s display is a 5.3 inch multi-touch capacitive screen using Super AMOLED display technology alongside Corning’s Gorilla Glass pillar. Pixel density of the display is an impressive 285 ppi thanks to its 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.
The Samsung Note runs on a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz and using Samsung’s own Exynos chipset. Performance of the device is good and is capable of running many high end games and apps effectively.
The One X on the other hand equips a quad core ARM’s Cortex-A9 CPU and uses Nvidia’s Tegra 3 chipset clocked at 1.5 GHz, accomplished with Nvidia’s ULP Geforce GPU. The Tegra 3′s performance is excellent and handles intensive multi-tasking with ease. Its processor is more impressive comparatively offering raw performance.
Both these smartphones run on Android operating systems. HTC’s One X has the latest build, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), loaded straight out of the box. Whereas, Samsung has promised the Galaxy Note will be getting updated to ICS later this year and therefore runs on v2.3 Gingerbread.
HTC’s One range has a considerable and comprehensive proposition to cameras. The One X features a back-illuminated 8 Megapixel camera with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels. It’s capable of capturing HD 1080p video and photos with multi-shot mode which can take up to 20 pictures while the shutter is held down.
Enhancers of the HTC’s camera includes LED flash, autofocus, white balance, HDR mode, ISO settings, effects, digital zoom, geo-tagging, exposure control, panoramic mode, self-timer, face and smile detection, video stabilisation and stereo sound recording for video. On the front there is a 1.3 Megapixel secondary camera for video calling at 720p.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note is not so far away from the HTC One X’s camera. It is equipped with an 8 Megapixels shutter, offering a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels and 1080p video capture. The device also has a 2 Megapixel secondary camera for video calls.
Its enhancers include an LED flash, auto focus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, multi-shot and panoramic mode.
Quality of output between both these smartphones wont be very different, but the HTC One X has better features giving that extra edge.
Samsung’s Galaxy Note comes with rich specifications and notable features as you have read above. Its operating system needs an update to the latest ICS, and its interface needs tweaking to improve performance. These are two aspects which keeps it behind the HTC One X. However, it is excellent and highly portable tablet with useful note-taking capabilities, an amazing screen, a fantastic camera and decent processing power.
The HTC One X is one of the best all-round Android phones on the market today with positives on most aspect. It is the better device offering fast processing power, an extremely sharp display, an extensive camera setup and a more acceptable size for phone tasks.