IT’S ALL GO THIS WEEK!!!
Yes, gaming IS ON.
Two glorious Android mobile phones were released this week on the Testra network, making for a very tough choice.
Monday saw the announcement of the HTC One XL – though only available on pre-order, it will be released in a week or two with no demo phone in store (Hobart) to play with 😦
This review is for the One X – which has a quadcore processor and no 4G, where as the Telstra XL version has a dual core CPU (reportedly faster than the quad-core!?) and G4.
Tuesday we were greeted with plans for the Samsung Galaxy S III – available immediately, but only the 16gb version in white … for now – review here.
Whilst the One X has arguably better build quality, sleek minimalistic design with a matt finish, a 4.7″ Super LCD 2 display which is concaved slightly, and better (simpler?) Sense 4 user interface, the Galaxy SIII seems a bit retro with the larger curved corners, gloss finish and chrome “bumper bars”, but comes fighting back with a slightly larger 4.8″ AMOLED screen. The Samsungs camera is slightly faster in burst mode than the HTC but for now, it’s biggest advantage is the press-and-hold method of taking a photo, which allows you set focus and exposure before re-framing and releasing the shutter to take a shot – a feature sadly lacking on the One.
The S3 is slightly heavier but has a slightly smaller pocket print than the OneX. The two big deal breakers: removable MicroSD card and removable battery are likely to push the Galazy III over the line.
On another note: Over 600,000,000 Windows 7 licences have been sold.