Samsung Galaxy S4 (Octa-core) vs. HTC One X+ – Fight!

by Jerry D on March 16, 2013

Is the Samsung Galaxy S4 a better phone than the HTC One X+? Does the 5.0-inch screen on the Galaxy S4, blow away the display on the One X+? How many gigabytes of storage can the Galaxy S4 squeeze in? Will you be happy with the One X+’s 8.0MP camera? Discover which handset wins this big phone fight in the table below…

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Samsung Galaxy S4 VS HTC One X+
Display 5.0-inch Super AMOLED 4.7-inch Super LCD2
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
(440.6 PPI)
720 x 1280 pixels
(312.553 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1.6GHz eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 1.7GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3
Software Android 4.2.2 Android 4.1.1
Storage 16, 32 or 64GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 32 or 64GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
13.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot, Panorama and Drama Shot modes, simultaneous video/image recording and 1080p video capture 8.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR and 1080p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 2.0MP Yes, 1.6MP
4G LTE LTE
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR 4.0 with A2DP
Size 69.8 x 136.6 x 7.9mm 69.9 x 134.4 x 8.9mm
Weight 130g 135g
Talktime TBC 12.75 hours
Standby TBC 360 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, DLNA, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking, S Voice Drive, S Health, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, temperature & humidity sensor, gesture recognition and a TV-out GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Beats audio

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ fight plays out…

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Connectivity

The innards of the Galaxy S4 come packed with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP/EDR. It also boasts 4G connectivity where available. The One X+ has NFC, 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi in its own connectivity package. More importantly, it supports 4G too.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Size/Weight

How large are these two phones? The Galaxy S4 has dimensions of 136.6 x 69.8 x 7.9mm; the One X+ is 134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9mm. The One X+ is the bulkier handset of the two. Tipping the scales at 135g, the One X+ is weightier than its opponent. The Galaxy S4 weighs 130g. The Galaxy S4 gets its nose in front going into round #3.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (2-1)

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Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Camera/Video

The Galaxy S4′s 13.0 MP lens features a maximum resolution of 4208 x 3120 plus autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, face/smile detection, image stabilization, HDR, Dual Shot, Panorama and Drama Shot modes, simultaneous video/image recording and 1080p video capture. There’s also a front-facing 2.0MP camera for video calls.

The One X+’s 8.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, HDR and 1080p video recording) is no match for the Galaxy S4′s. An extra camera on the front is designed for video calling. The resolution is 1.6MP.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (3-1)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Display

The Galaxy S4 features a touch-sensitive Super AMOLED display, 5.0 inches across with a quoted resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. In terms of pixel density, the pixels per inch (PPI) measurement is a sky-high 440.6.

XXXX pointy arrow The Samsung Galaxy S4 features a 5.0-inch Super AMOLED display with a quoted resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 440.6.

The One X+’s touch-sensitive Super LCD2 display measures 4.7 inches, 0.3 inches smaller. It boasts a lower resolution than the Galaxy S4, namely 720 x 1280 pixels. Do the math again and, with 921600 overall pixels, the pixels per inch (PPI) rating of this screen is 312.553.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (4-1)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Processor

As for the two processors, the Samsung Galaxy S4 is powered by a eight core Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor, clocked at 1.6GHz. The One X+ has a 1.7GHz quad core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (5-1)

Half-time: Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+

At the halfway stage in this match-up, the Galaxy S4 leads by 5-1, a 4-point advantage. But this fight is far from over. With five more points to be won, the One X+ still has a chance to win.

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Software

Neither phone wins this Android 4.2.2 vs. Android 4.1.1 battle. So…
— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-2)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Applications

It’s Google Play vs. Google Play and there’s no winner here. As it stands, the Galaxy S4 is still on top in this fight. With such a big gap, there’s no chance of a fight back from the One X+.
— The two phones share the points (7-3)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Storage

Now where were we? Ah yes. Storage. You can get the Galaxy S4 in 16, 32 or 64GB models. Not to be outdone, the One X+ also offers different storage capacities, namely 32 or 64GB. They match each other for memory. The Galaxy S4 also includes a microSD card slot to ramp up the memory to 128GB. The 32 or 64GB storage on the One X+ can’t be extended, as there’s no memory card slot.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (8-3)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Battery Life

We can’t score this round until we have full talk and standby time information for both phones.
— Tie. The Galaxy S4 and the One X+ share the points (9-4)

Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. HTC One X+ – Extras

Finally, the Galaxy S4 also includes GPS/A-GPS, NFC, DLNA, S-Voice, Smart Stay eye tracking, S Voice Drive, S Health, accelerometer, gyroscope, barometer, temperature & humidity sensor, gesture recognition and a TV-out. In comparison, the One X+ is packed with GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, gyroscope, digital compass, stereo FM radio, TV-out, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Beats audio.
— The Galaxy S4 wins (10-4)

BPF Verdict: The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins! (10-4)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 wins this match-up. It beats the HTC One X+, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 4 and losing 0. Here’s a summary of where this fight was won and lost:

The best connectivity: Comparable
The best size/weight: Yes
The best camera/video: Yes
The best display: Yes
The best processor: Yes
The best software: Comparable
The most applications: Comparable
The most storage: Yes
The best extras: Yes

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