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HTC Sales Pamphlet Explains How the One X is Better Than the Galaxy S3

According to documents obtained by shopping site PriceBaba (and assuming they are real), HTC wants its sales staff to know exactly why they believe the One X is better than Samsung’s new Galaxy SIII smartphone. Through a pamphlet or flipbook of sorts, HTC compares specs of each phone, but also tosses in some biased flair, which you would expect. Is the One X superior to the Galaxy SIII? If only there was a simple answer to that. What we want to talk about though, are some of the arguments that they use which made us giggle. 

First up is the argument that a removable battery is a bad thing because you would need an external charger to charge it with. Clearly the creator of this document does not realize that the point of having a removable battery is so that you can swap in a spare or use an extended battery in place of the low mAh OEM one that came with the device.

Second, their SD card and memory claims are hilarious. The One X has 32GB of internal storage along with 25GB of Dropbox storage. That’s nothing to be ashamed of, however, the Galaxy S3 has 32GB of internal storage, an SD card slot that supports 64GB cards, and Samsung is also willing to give you 50GB of Dropbox storage on the side. I don’t think I need to do the math for you to realize the winner in that argument.

The rest of the stuff in there is mostly opinion, so we won’t harp on it too much. After all, this is HTC’s document, so they should be selling the hell out of it to their sales staff.

I will say a couple of things in defense of the One X. It is still the most beautifully designed phone ever, in my opinion. The screen also cannot be beat by any phone that I have used and that includes the Galaxy SIII. Unfortunately for HTC, the One X just won’t have the adoption rate or community that the GS3 will and that’s a turn off to a user like myself. For the most part though, these phones are on the exact same level, but it’s up to the user to decide which spec bump here or there makes one better than the other.

So tell us, One X or Galaxy SIII?

Via:  The Next Web | PriceBaba

  • sgtguthrie

    It doesn’t matter if it’s the “best device” if you give it exclusively to one network in the United States! HTC is SOOOOO STUPID!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10602828 Mike Hilal

    Touchwiz: – 1,000,000,000,000

    • PC_Tool

      TouchWiz: A touch of class over a bland and otherwise uninspired interface.

      There, fixed that for ya. ;-)

      (Everyone has their own definition of style and beauty. Heck, even AOSP devs cannot agree on anything.) :-P

  • hijackerjack

    I gotta admit, this is the dumbest pamphlet I’ve ever read.

  • trevorsalienarms

    “…and looks way better.”

    lol. Well, when you quantify it that way…who can argue with such logic?

    Seriously, is this appropriate language for sales training materials? “If the customer objects, respond with ‘yeah, but dudebro, this one looks waaaaay cooler’.

    Pffft. No wonder 95% of the kids that work in these stores sound exactly like kids.

  • Destroythanet

    LOL are they really trying to say that the Tegra 3 is better than the new Exynos?

  • NemaCystX

    Some “facts” in there that aren’t completely true. But the One X should have been on all carriers instead of “fragmented” across multiple ones with different styles. Don’t get me wrong, I love the DROID Incredible 4G’s looks, but I like the One X better, the design is beautiful in person, press photos cannot show how gorgeous it is in person. I think they are right when they say the One X does look better than the S3, the bloated sides on the S3 make it look like an ovalish design. I have the Galaxy Nexus and I’m happy with it, for now anyway until I get bored with it lol.

  • Destroythanet

    Haha, removable battery and SD card slot are far better, no matter what that says.

  • zUFC

    They are correct. But it doesn’t matter because not on verizon. The best phone in the world can’t compare to the worse phone on Verizon. Just the way it is.

    • slops

      for the best phone in the world, i think people would be willing to switch carriers

      • BSweetness

        Not if the service from the carrier is terrible.

  • cb2000a

    Here’s the real issue. I had an HTC One X for about a week. It would drop connections to the network and wifi at random. Very unreliable. I wanted to like the phone. It’s an awesome design, but I was not the only one having connection issues (read the reviews of users). Also ATT’s One X is limited to 16 (really 10) GB of storage. Not acceptable. I now have a Sammy Note which is an awesome phone. I might take a look at an S3 when they come out, but I really like the pen.

  • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

    S3 is also made using Polycarbonate, not plastic.

    • PC_Tool

      Polycarbonate *is* plastic.

      • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

        Well, we can debate whether polycarbonate is plastic or not, but look at the chart please. HTC put “Polycarbonate” under their One X, and put “Plastic” under S3. So, clearly, in HTC’s point of view, polycarbonate is NOT plastic, otherwise, they wouldn’t waste the time to point out the 2 phones are made in 2 different materials, which also implies that polycarbonate is better than plastic. What I was saying was just that the S3 is made in polycarbonate also.

        • slops

          no, they just think people who have the iphone won’t know that polycarbonate is plastic. afterall, they’re dumb enough to buy an iphone

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10602828 Mike Hilal

          What you are missing here is they’re playing on people’s ignorance. Polycarbonate IS a form of plastic (just like PVC or Lexan).

          • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

            I agree with you that they are playing on people’s ignorance. However, my whole point is, whether polycarbonate is a form of plastic or not means nothing here because within the context of HTC’s comparison table, they are not the same thing. And, with that condition in mind, simply put, HTC is lying because the S3 is made using exactly the same material as the One X. If HTC thinks polycarbonate is a form of plastic, why doesn’t it say the One X is made of plastic also? If it thinks otherwise, then why doesn’t they put polycarbonate under the S3?

          • PC_Tool

            I really hate disqus 2.0…

          • PC_Tool

            “HTC is lying”

            Exactly the opposite. They know they are not lying…because they know that polycarbonate is plastic and that the SIII is polycarbonate.

            They can say it is plastic, implying it is inferior, and get away with it because it *is* plastic. The implication of inferiority is drawn by the reader…and they are counting on the reader being ignorant.

          • http://www.toysdiva.com Toys Samurai

            Now I know why you guys didn’t agree with me — you guys are focusing at the fact that polycarbonate and plastic are the same thing, but I don’t care about that and only pay attention to their implication. Yes, you are right that they are not lying because polycarbonate is a form of plastic. But as I said, to me, it doesn’t matter. All I care is that their implication of the S3 is made using an inferior material (when it’s NOT and is made using exactly the same material as the One X) is a lie.

          • PC_Tool

            “All I care is that their implication of the S3 is made using an inferior material (when it’s NOT and is made using exactly the same material as the One X) is a lie. ”

            Therein lies the rub, though. What HTC states is entirely accurate and true. They made no implications.

            None.

            Any assumptions as to a comparison between the two are drawn by the user and not the fault of HTC. Anyone assuming “plastic” is inferior to “polycarbonate” is merely proving that they have no business comparing anything based on the material used.

        • PC_Tool

          “Well, we can debate whether polycarbonate is plastic or not,”

          Sure, I’ll even lay out the entire debate right here for you:

          Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer. Thus, it is plastic. Debate over. Glad I could help clear that up for you.

          “in HTC’s point of view, polycarbonate is NOT plastic,”

          You’ve been duped. HTC is playing on the ignorance of those who think polycarbonate and plastic are two entirely different things. Thus, they can say one is “plastic” (implying inferiority)…and not be lying (because they both are).

          For clarity: All polycarbonate is plastic, but not all plastic is polycarbonate.

      • calebshwarez

        Polycarbonate is a specific type of thermoplastic polymers. Plastic is just a general term. there are different types of plastic.

        • PC_Tool

          Really??? You posted this 6 hours ago???

          You couldn’t be bothered to read *2* posts down where I stated the *exact* same thing? (18 hours ago…)

          Quote:
          “Polycarbonate is a thermoplastic polymer. Thus, it is plastic.”
          “For clarity: All polycarbonate is plastic, but not all plastic is polycarbonate.”

    • I know things

      there are 2 types of polymers that are considered plastic, thermosets and thermoplastics. polycarbonate is a type of thermoplastic. both the s3 and one x are made of polycarbonate, therefore they are both plastic. just because something is made of plastic doesnt meant its terrible and will instantly break.

  • LegalAmerican

    I don’t know which is necessarily better, but when I see the two side by side, looks go to GS3. It just catches my eye more than the X.

  • cooksta32676

    So, is HTC going to unleash a beast on Verizon this decade?

    • LionStone

      Why do you think they made the Droid Inc4G with a smaller screen choice? …because they are gonna release a BEAST later for the holidays…it’s not gonna be funny…I’d be very afraid :-) People will have a choice between the 4″ Inc or a big ‘ol 5″ mofo!

  • Travillion

    I love how mostly HTC says, “what you think is a cool feature on the S3 that we don’t have on the X, is actually something you don’t want…”. Isn’t that kind of what Apple says? Screen size, open community, removable battery, etc.

  • Android

    Gs3 but I love the lcd2 display better

  • schoat333

    Reason why the GS3 is better….

    Samsung doesn’t have to release a pamphlet defending it.

  • Bionicman

    galaxy s3. im even selling my wifes iphone 4 and getting the s3 for her. if the one x was available for verizion, it would be a tough sell. we’d put a case over it anyway so we wouldn’t be able to see the design all the time so it would come down to features which IMHO the S3 beats the one x.

  • SamXp

    Polycarbonate isn’t a plastic? LOL

  • GALAXY

    I’m one with the galaxy S3 pebble Blue.

  • PABNJ

    This makes HTC look very desperate. Not a smart way to launch a new phone.

  • bob

    On nation’s largest 4G network. /debate

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Buck/100003482949493 Joe Buck

    now now,dont be picking on a phone inspired by nature. :-)

  • bigillz

    I have a Rezound so won’t be partaking in this generation, but the One X is clearly the winner for me – far superior camera, better screen, better developer support, and better physical design.

    • bigillz

      winner phone-wise, not carrier-wise, anyway.

    • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

      Are you really comparing Dev support of an unreleased phone? The S3 will be on all carriers which means it will most certainly get a ton of Dev support.

  • trbasil

    polycarbonate vs plastic, lol reminds me of the stupidity of the Mac vs pc ads. Polycarbonate is a plastic, just as a Mac is a PC.

  • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

    feels slimmer?

    • SKG

      yep! just the way a 250lb girl says she feels like shes 120 .. numbers are just numbers !

  • John Burke

    ===== ===== ===== ===== =====
    Non-removable battery = if the phone locks up you need to wait for battery to drain
    SGS3 has 50GB Dropbox so 66-86GB -VS- 57GB on One X
    TW is still a black UI -VS- Sense 4.0’s white UI which uses more battery
    Beats Audio supported on One X but headphones not included
    TW less bloated than Sense
    ===== ===== ===== ===== =====

    If I had to get one of these to replace my GNex with something other than another GNex, it would definitely be the SGS3 over the One X.

    Overall the One X lost me with Sense 4.0 being white & having a non-removable battery. Not huge complaints but enough to make me look elsewhere.

    • randompsychology

      Just FYI, the black UI vs light UI argument only applies to OLED displays, where it “costs less” in terms of battery to display black pixels.

      Since HTC uses a Super LCD, it won’t matter for them.

      • John Burke

        I hate the look of an all white UI, but good to know.

    • PC_Tool

      “Non-removable battery = if the phone locks up you need to wait for battery to drain”

      Every mobile smart-phone has a hard-reset key-combo that works regardless of the phones state as long as it has power.

      …just sayin’.

      • John Burke

        I thought so too but I tried it on my GNex repeatedly when it was on 4.0.1 & it didn’t want to do it so I had to pull the battery. On 4.0.4 I’ve yet to need it.

    • SKG

      your math is a bit flawed there buddy… SGS3 with 32gb + 64gb micro SD + 50gb dropbox = 148gb of storage..not 66-86 gb :)

      • SKG

        my bad, i meant 146*

  • moelsen8

    uhh every point htc tries to make in the first picture is incorrect. every point. bad trend.. very bad.

    • LionStone

      Eh, its just advertisement…have you heard Samsung’s Series 9 commercial? “It’s got ‘killer’ design. Same thing…

  • sk3litor

    I’ve always wanted a galaxy phone but I think one they root the one x and get did of sense, this thing will be the Jon bonjovi of all phones. “LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER. whoa whoa whoa whoa”

    • slops

      you mean to say a hasbeen that never was?

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      They both have physical buttons, so they’re both a fail.

      • Liderc

        At least the One X isn’t a truly physical button, the SGSiii looks so dated with that button. ::shiver::

  • LiterofCola

    lmao! I like their counter-arguement of “is lighter, feels slimmer and is way better!” Way to put an opinion in your spec comparison.

  • thtechnologist

    They listed a non removeable battery as a feature… heh well I cannot blame them for being a bit biased.

  • slops

    nobody else things the Durability : polycarbonate vs plastic is funny? that basically reads “plastic / plastic”

    • michael arazan

      I thought htc was working on a ceramic phone case it was coming out with to be stronger than anything out there.

  • chris125

    Sgs3

  • Liderc

    lol, well at least they got the Better design: disappointing, right.

  • mustbepbs

    I love the Design category.

  • http://aesirgaming.com John Cantrell

    SIII

  • mudleyblind

    Seperate charger for Removable battery? I never turned my HTC Incredible off to charge it? What are they lying about to promote their non removable battery?

    • citisin

      charge the removable battery separately

    • jeesung

      they mean you need to turn the phone off to swap to the spare battery, not for charging.

      • BSweetness

        While they do say that as well, the document always says “Removable battery requires a separate battery charger which is often impractical, especially when traveling.”

        The only time a removable battery needs a separate battery charger is if you want to charge two batteries at the same time, and the average user doesn’t need to do that.

    • bigillz

      Granted, a wall charger with a slot to charge my extra battery was $5, but you do indeed need a separate battery charger to fully utilize having more than one battery (the only benefit of removable batteries)

      • PC_Tool

        ” (the only benefit of removable batteries)”

        Uh huh. yeah. Ok.

      • http://www.getintonursing.com/ Jon

        but seriously…who uses more than one battery? The thing to do is to just buy a monster extended battery from Seido and be done with it. One time battery swap and that’s it.

        • http://www.topfiveawards.com/ Top Five Awards

          Hikers like me use 2 extra batteries. The last thing I want is to get in danger and rely on a single battery as I attempt to get help from a distant tower. You need to leave your phone on for any sort of triangular assistance if people are looking for you. Leaving your phone on with a barely reachable tower means it drains quick.

      • Meh

        I mean, yeah, it’s easier if you have a spare battery charger, but I rarely ever have to rely on my spare battery for my GNex, and when I do use it, it charge it back to 100% when I get home, take it out of the phone, put in the dead main battery, charge that up, and leave the spare for whenever I need it in a pinch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LuisElTiburon Luis Rojas

    If the One X was on Verizon, I would buy that over the S3. If the Droid Razr HD drops a few weeks after the S3 im picking up the HD. I HATE the glossy back.

    • K. Nelson

      It’s too close to tell for me. I can only speculate that I might be swayed to pick the One X if it were on VZW.

    • SKG

      good reasoning, however would you really want to wait for the razr HD at the cost of losing your unlimited data if you go with the S3 pre order??

  • http://twitter.com/MrCapcomDS MrCapcomDS

    LOL at the disappointing point at the end

    • calculatorwatch

      Haha that was their goal. “Samsung design: Inspired by disappointment” :-P

      • http://geniousatplay.blogspot.com/ Bikram Agarwal

        That’s the one thing they got correct in that pamphlet.

        • michael arazan

          Beats doesn’t even work with other music apps, only the native music for beats. My friend got the rezound with beats cause he likes a decent music player while he works out, and was pissed he couldn’t get beats to work outside the native music sys with his other apps for music.

          • http://twitter.com/tigger2u Tigger

            This has been fixed with ICS and Sense 4.0 Please keep up. :-)

  • frankandsimple

    Kellex.. is this even an official HTC publication? seems to be that of a “PriceBABA” as you pointed out… I really doubt this came from HTC

    • Chuckers

      that is an image watermark, not printed on the page….

  • fanboy1974

    Everything HTC has criticized on the left column appears to be pluses for me. HTC sounds like their in desperation mode. Look very pathetic and sad.

  • MrEnglish

    They forgot to mention the One X attracts unicorns and cures cancer.

    • Chuckers

      It’s on the next page of the booklet…. :)

  • Steve Wojciechowski

    I would enjoy either phone if they would not have included physical navigation buttons, and the US variants came with the quad core chips.

  • http://www.twitter.com/thewizkid95 Jesus Otero

    I say the HTC One X
    I’d rather have the beautiful phone with awesome specs than a not-so-appealing phone with better specs.

  • frankandsimple

    HTC is right except on the battery issue. (they seem to be nitpicking there).
    I do believe a unibody design is any day superior to the creaky plasticky samsung body.
    Pentile is just so ridiculous in today’s day and age that it is offensive when companies use them on their “high end” phones

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      So you’d be ok with a lower res RGB display over a high res pentile? Because, for now, Samsung does not have the capability to create a practical > 300 dpi Super AMOLED in the standard RGB configuration. And they’re already heavily invested in their AMOLED business so they’re not going to put an LCD in their phones.

      I’m saying this because Samsung didn’t choose to put a pentile in their phones, they have no other choice unless they want to stick with a lower res (800 x 480 or qHD), and THAT to me is unacceptable.

      • frankandsimple

        what are you talking about? We have higher resolution RGB LCD matrices. HTC Rezound has true LCD RGB display with 341 ppi. Yes, SGS3 has a bigger screen.. but it can easily use a 1280×720 4.8″ LCD RGB screen giving it the same 306 ppi that it currently has. There is only ONE reason why it is using a pentile display… COST!..
        Pentile displays are much cheaper.. which is why you saw it on Razr and which is why you are seeing it on all the new samsungs.
        I would gladly compromise on resolution than have a phone with a greenish tinge on everything displayed.

        • PC_Tool

          He already responded to everything in your post with one line from the post you replied to:

          “they’re not going to put an LCD in their phones.”

        • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

          I said there aren’t high dpi RGB AMOLEDs yet, not LCD. I’m aware of the high dpi LCDs in many phones. But Samsung will NOT put an LCD in their phones, they’ve invested too heavily in AMOLED and they can’t yet effectively produce a high dpi RGB AMOLED. So pentile is their only option for the time being. As they as they can effectively produce a Super AMOLED HD Plus at a reasonable price with reasonable quality, they’ll start putting them in phones and they’ll make LCDs look ancient.

          Pentile has it’s disadvantages to be sure, but after using Super AMOLED I can’t go back to LCD with horrible contrast and black levels. The blacks on the Gnex melt into the bezel.

          • frankandsimple

            not putting LCD over Amoled is plain crazy. Amoleds do not project true colors and are over saturated in color. LCDs project true colors and contrast. Amoled looks cartoonish.

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            Someone is getting opinions confused with facts.

          • frankandsimple

            incorrect. I made that statement about faux colors in SAmoled after reading a bunch of articles/comparisons between the two. You can check it yourself. It is a universally accepted fact.. Colors in Amoleds look worse.

          • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

            Just as contrast ratio and black levels suck on an LCD. Which makes an image look better? More accurate colors or better contrast and deeper blacks? The answer to that question is an opinion, not a fact.

  • Detonation

    I love the last comparison for design…World Acclaimed vs Disappointing haha

  • sc4fpse

    It looks way better? lol, HTC is trying way too hard.

    • MrEnglish

      That’s technical jargon. It’s hard for us normal people to understand. Goes along with “I know you are but what am I?” and “uh uh, yea huh”.

  • Sp4rxx

    HTC One x has one over on the S3 – it made past Apple’s patent trolls (at least originally it did)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=60704538 Shane Howell

    Galaxy SIII will win because it’s on ALL major carriers, unlike the One X…

    • http://twitter.com/Mayzse Dave Amburn

      Exactly. If it’s not on VZW it doesn’t matter how good it is.

      • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

        You have to clarify that statement .. is that just in reference to the One X ? Because the Note isnt on VZN and its in the top 3 phones out right now. Besides the DINC 4g is the VZN One X #FoodForThought

        • slops

          and would you buy a dinc over the s3?

        • http://twitter.com/Belatukadro Justtyn Hutcheson

          The DInc 4G is a bastardized mashup of a One X and S. I’m hoping that they are still holding back the true Rezound replacement, waiting until back-to-school for release.

          • http://twitter.com/ThePhillipBee Phillip Bee

            Agreed .. But we know a viable Rezound replacement wont be out until later this yr or top of next.

        • jseah114

          I had read that the DINC 4g is the VZN One S. Different model altogether. However, the DINC 4g will have some things that the One S doesn’t, like a NFC chip, SD card slot, and a removable battery.

        • http://twitter.com/tigger2u Tigger

          The DINC 4g is not a HTC One at all. Processer is slower part at 1.2Ghz, Verizon said it is a different part. On top of that, it does not have the ImageSense chip, like the HTC One Series and EVO 4G LTE.

          Sprint got the HTC One X + MicroSD and Kickstand and a larger battery.
          Verizon got the HTC One S – .3 inches of screen, -ImageSense Camera + Micro SD with a PenTile AMOLED 4inch screen.

          I’m hoping the Rezound replacement will be based on the S4 Pro and come out with a über lightfield camera which that SoC supports.

    • http://twitter.com/marsgrafx MARS GRAF-X

      i agree i wanted the ONE X .. but i am on verizon and very upset that they are not getting it and instead are getting a dumbed down version.. INC 4G.. :(.. i really wish AT&T had better service..

      • cb2000a

        This really is an issue. Verizon has great service, but not so great phones right now.

    • r0lct

      Yes, Droid is now synonymous with locked down and carrying bloat. Can’t wait to see a Nexus from Moto, HTC and Samsung if that rumor proves true. Let Droid die.

      Edit: Or let them revamp what Droid means.

    • Bewara2009

      You see if they were smart and looked at how Samsung is doing business than maybe it would be..

  • Mapekz

    At least it’s better than suing Samsung for using the same, rounded-corner white design.

  • jak_341

    This reeks of desperation. HTC, Moto and LG know they atr being destroyed by Samsung. What are you waiting for Google? Sole source Samsung for hardware and cut the dead weight!

    • RedPandaAlex

      dafuq did i just read

      • LiterofCola

        lmao

    • Chuckers

      Samsung is where they are because of competition…durrrrr

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=75200646 Stephen Cox

        I am sure the fact they have never locked a bootloader on any of their devices doesn’t hurt them either…

    • Diablo81588

      Or not.. Troll.

  • BSweetness

    Yeah, they’re really reaching with pretty much all of those responses. Sounds like someone is worried.

    Unless you’re packing a battery the size of the RAZR MAXX, a removable battery is a requirement as far as I’m concerned. Expandable storage is also a must have.

    • RedPandaAlex

      If everything else on the phone was spot on, I’d carry an external battery pack instead of a spare battery. But I definitely prefer the removable battery.

      • BSweetness

        While that’s certainly an option, I’d much rather carry around a spare battery than an external battery pack. The battery is going to be much slimmer and easier to deal with, especially if the battery pack requires a cable to charge with. Then, you’ve got to keep the charger connected to the phone long enough to charge, which might make for awkward use. With a spare battery, you just pop it in and go. No waiting and no awkward connection for an hour or two.

        An external battery pack is great if you’ll be away from electricity for an extended period of time, but it’s the sort of thing I need to put in a bag, not a pocket, and I rarely carry a bag around.

    • Aardvark99

      My Droid X’s battery died (swelled, stop work well) after < 2 years (maybe 1.5 years). Replacing it was quick and cheap – not so with the One X (or Maxx, iPhone)