Amongst the most popular Android smartphones out there, HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy probably S3 beats them all. Distinctive in their own ways, the two devices boast powerful built-in features that meet the ever-growing demands of tech enthusiasts.
However, both smartphones don't deliver everything perfectly, considering the several flaws users have found in the devices.
Although Galaxy S3 provides the best Android experience that no other smartphone can probably match up with, several users are ticked off by the handset's plastic body that takes away the premium feel of a smartphone. Apart from this, several technical issues have cropped over a period of time.
Samsung Galaxy S3 Problems:
The microphone in Samsung Galaxy S3 has turned out as a major concern for users who feel that the microphone doesn't function as well as one might expect. One of the users at xda-developers forum reported that the phone is unable to pick up voices easily and that the user has to cover his mouth over the phone for the microphone to capture voice waves. Another user also complained that anytime a call is being made, the receiver is unable to hear the caller properly. This problem was also said to exist in its predecessor Galaxy S2 as well.
Some users complained of battery issues in the device, saying that the battery drains faster when it is on switched off mode rather than when the handset is in use. According to battery usage statistics, Cell standby is reported as the main culprit, sometimes accounting for 50-70 percent more than the screen or Android OS in the device.
According to XDA forums it's just a miscalculation of power used rather than the actual power usage. Although the issue was reportedly found only in the international version of the smartphone, new Galaxy S3 users from US and Canada have also reported issues related to battery drain.
Another major problem that Galaxy S3 has is overheating. One US user at XDA forum reported that "Galaxy S3 gets up to 120 Fahrenheit which is 48 degree Celsius when browsing the web or using Facebook. The temperature reading is of the CPU not the battery."
Moreover, it's said that the phone starts heating up within less than 5 minutes. Another another user reported that general browsing, texting, or even toying with the S3 settings raised the CPU temperature to a constant 45 degree Celsius.
Several users have raised issues about not being able to connect with Wi-Fi in Galaxy S3. Tech geeks have earlier provided several solutions to the Wi-Fi signal drop, but common users, who are unable to do so, are anticipating a quick fix for the issue. It's reported that the company is currently working on a fix to solve the overheating problems.
On the other side, HTC One X has its own share of problems but are relatively fewer than the issues found in Samsung Galaxy S3. Here is a look at two technical issues user's have reported about the smartphone.
HTC One X Problems:
HTC has affirmed the Wi-Fi connectivity issues as a hardware problem. HTC One X seemed to have had a hard time connecting or staying connected to WiFi, and the company has pushed a quick update a few weeks back to help combat the issue.
HTC reported that they have “taken immediate steps to implement a solution in our production process to prevent this issue from happening in the future." However, inspite of the update, quite a few users are still facing the problem.
Display Unresponsive While Charging:
The smarphone had another glitch in terms of touch screen responsiveness and accuracy while the phone is charging. The company was quick to issue a fix for this problem in due time.