Samsung Galaxy S3 vs HTC One X Plus (1)

Recently I replaced my iPhone with a Galaxy S3 and my iPad with a Galaxy Note 10.1. Both devices seem to be great alternatives to their iOS counterpart, so far I neither missed the iPad nor the iPhone. The design of the Galaxy S3 however is far from a “high class” phone you would expect. Another thing that bothers me a lot about the S# is the way Samsung localises some of the applications. For example they have their own version of the App Market ont he S3 (and the Galaxy Note 10.1) which refuses to change language to English. It stays in Thai no matter what I do. I had to insert a foreign sim card to get it into English.

I also got an HTC One X Plus. It’s design was appealing to me from the first moment I saw it, but that was pretty much all I liked about that phone. For some reason however I want to like it so I decided to give it a fair chance. I will use the One X Plus for a week and then the S3 for a week. At the end of each week I will (if laziness does not get the better of me again) write a short review of my experience. I must admit that I am not a power user. I am a developer, use my phone to make a few calls, send a few messages, sometimes browse the web a little. That’s about it. No constant connection to Facebook, Twitter and what not. Yes, some may say:”Giving a smart phone to Michael is like giving a condom to the pope.” (Useless)

Now I can’t speak for the pope, but in my case I can say that – even so I don’t use the device to its full potential – it’s still nice to have it and play around with it from time to time.

Well, that’s all for the moment. If all goes as planned, next week my review of the HTC One X Plus will be here.