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HTC One S and X, LG 4X HD and Samsung Galaxy S3 compared

High-end Android phone round up

After HTC and Samsung launched their new high-end phones for 2012 earlier this year, LG is now the last of the big brands to release a new powerhouse model. With the 4X HD the Korean manufacturer again has a phone that can compete in the highest segment of the smartphone market. We've taken a closer look at the new LG device, and to see how it stacks up against the others that have been out for a while now.

PC Advisor's individual reviews:

If you're looking to replace your old smartphone, it can be a bit difficult to determine the differences between the big brands other than how they look and feel in your hand. They all can make a phone call, send text messages, take photos, go online and all of them have large numbers of useful apps available for adding even more features.

After HTC and Samsung launched their new high-end phones for 2012 earlier this year, LG is now the last of the big brands to release a new powerhouse model. With the 4X HD, the Korean manufacturer again has a phone that can compete in the highest segment of the smartphone market. High time for Hardware.Info to take a closer look at the new LG device, and to see how it stacks up against the others that have been out for a while now.

High-end smartphones

Despite the small number of phones that are compared here, this is a very interesting round-up because the four phones have three different chipsets, display technologies, resolutions, design philosophies, dimensions and expansion options. And while they all are in the pricier segment, there are some interesting pricing differences as well.

If you're looking for a fast smartphone, any of these is an excellent choice. The HTC One S is the odd one out in this review. It is by far the cheapest out of the four, and also the smallest. That can be an advantage since the HTC One X, LG P880 4X HD and Samsung's Galaxy S3 are all very large phones. When Hardware.Info weighs all of the pros and cons, then the LG phone takes last place. In terms of design, screen quality and software the Samsung and HTC phones have their preference.

Looking purely at design, then the HTC One X is the favourite. With its unibody design it is very good-looking, and the excellent LCD screen is integrated beautifully. Taking all of the criteria into consideration, then the Samsung Galaxy S3 takes the crown. Not only because of the outstanding performance, but also for the option to replace the battery and increase the internal storage capacity. For the complete in-depth version of this review, head over to Hardware.Info.

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