AT&T HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy Note: Which Is Better?

The HTC One X has now officially landed on AT&T and looks set to become the flagship Android smartphone on the network. However while it may pack some serious hardware and a refreshing design, there is one other Android smartphone from this year that has continued to sell well and prove critics wrong. We’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note.

AT&T HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy Note (specs comparison)

Making its big debut at the Superbowl earlier this year, Samsung recently reported that they had sold over 5 million Samsung Galaxy Note units in the last 6 months. So how does Samsung’s ‘phablet’ stand up against the HTC One X? Let’s find out.

Starting off with the display, the Samsung Galaxy Note boasts a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, trumping the HTC One X with its 4.7-inch Super LCD 2 screen with 1280x720px resolution. Both feature Corning Gorilla Glass for added protection.

Under the hood, we find both devices closely matching each other once again, with the Samsung Galaxy Note boasting a 1.4GHz dual-core processor while the HTC One X sits on a 1.5GHz dual-core chipset. Both run with 1GB RAM.

Moving on to the rear, we find once again more similarities. The HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S2 boast 8-megapixel rear cameras with auto-focus and LED flash. Both record video at 1080p HD as well.

Next up is battery life. The HTC One X has a 2,000mAh battery while the Samsung Galaxy Note trumps it with its 2,500mAh powerhouse. However while both smartphones run on Android, the HTC One X sits on the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update while the Samsung Galaxy Note is still on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. The good news is that Samsung has promised a special Premium Suite version of Android 4.0 for the Galaxy Note in Q2.

Other features worth noting include the Galaxy Note’s S-Pen capabilities, as well as the AT&T HTC One X’s Beats Audio integration.

Overall, both smartphones appear to be equally matched. The HTC One X arguably has more powerful hardware if benchmark tests are anything to go by, while the massive 5.3-inch HD display on the Samsung Galaxy Note stands uncontested. So despite the age of the Samsung Galaxy Note, we wouldn’t cross it out just yet. The question is do you want a giant screen and S-Pen, or does Beats Audio and more powerful hardware feel more enticing to you.