Samsung Galaxy S3 & HTC One X – Cameras ComparedAug 28th, 2012 | By phoneslimited | Category: Telecommunications
Samsung and HTC are two of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world, and their latest flagship smartphones, the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S3 are among the most impressive smartphones currently available. In this article, I will take a look at the cameraphone credentials of both handsets.
When you read the spec list of each of these phones, you will notice that the camera features are largely evenly matched, on paper at least.
The camera on both phones have a resolution of 8 megapixels, which is the standard resolution for most higher end smartphones which have been released over the last couple of years. This is the perfect resolution to capture high quality still images, and although a number of other handsets have higher resolutions such as 12 megapixels, there is no noticeable difference in the quality of results. These cameras have an operating pixel resolution of 3264x 2448, so users can expect the photos to have superb levels of detail and clarity. Photos look great when displayed on the screen of either handset, thanks to the ability to display up to 16 million individual colours.
As you may expect, both cameras are able to capture video footage in addition to still images. Both phones come with several video capture resolutions included. The maximum resolution of the HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3 is 1080p, which is the highest resolution of HD available a mobile device. A number of lower resolutions are also included, which means users can opt one of these when they wish to save battery or use up less of the handset’s internal storage. Additionally, there are resolutions included which are optimised for videos which users wish to upload to websites such as YouTube or Facebook, or send via messaging formats like MMS, and messaging apps like WhatsApp messenger.
The HTC One X and the Samsung Galaxy S3 both utilise the latest version of the popular Android OS. This is called Ice Cream Sandwich, and works in conjunction with the HTC Sense UI and Samsung TouchWiz UI. Both of these are their respective manufacturers’ custom Android interface. While they differ significantly, they offer the same ease of use, especially in terms of the camera interface. They each have a simple layout, which offers quick access to menus and allow users to toggle settings like flash and autofocus features on/off. Both handsets also offer access to the Google Play Store, where there are hundreds of apps available in the photography category which can vastly improve the functionality and versatility of these cameras.
Clearly, both of these handsets are well equipped as cameraphones. They are among the best on the market, and while both phones of course offer many more appealing features, they make the ideal handset for those you want a quality camera feature on their smartphone.
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