Samsung Galaxy S 3 vs HTC One X vs Apple iPhone 4S

Last week Samsung unveiled the Galaxy SIII. The new flagship from the Korean giant, which is now the world’s leading mobile manufacturer, couples mighty hardware with smart software. The new Galaxy is still a few weeks from launch, but debates on its supremacy have already reached a fever pitch. If you are looking to buy the best smartphone that money can buy, you essentially have three choices – the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the HTC One X, and the Apple iPhone 4S. Lumia 900 is a spectacular device, but the weakness of the Windows Phone ecosystem hurts its chances. While specs aren’t everything, here is a comparison chart of the Galaxy S3, One X, and iPhone 4S.

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Samsung Galaxy S
III

Apple iPhone 4S

HTC One X

Dimension

136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm

115.2 x 58.6 x 9.3 mm

134.4 x 69.9 x 8.9 mm

Weight

133 g

140 g

130 g

Screen Size

4.8 inches

3.5 inches

4.7 inches

Resolution

720 x 1280 pixels

640 x 960 pixels

720 x 1280 pixels

Display Type

Super AMOLED

LED-backlit IPS TFT

Super IPS LCD2

Processor

Quad-core 1.4 GHz
Cortex-A9

Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex-A9

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9
(Dual-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 in US)

GPU

Mali-400MP

PowerVR SGX543MP2

ULP GeForce (Adreno 225 in US)

Camera

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

8 MP ( 3264×2448 pixels snaps,
1080p videos)

Front Camera

1.9 MP (720p)

VGA

1.3 MP (720p)

Internal Memory

16/32/64 GB

16/32/64 GB

32 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

NA

NA

RAM

1 GB

512 MB

1 GB

Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100, CDMA 800 / 1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

NFC

Yes

No

Yes

Bluetooth

v4.0

v4.0

v4.0

OS

Android 4.0

iOS 5

Android 4.0

(Specifications via GSMArena)

iPhone 4S & iPad 2 Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak Available

Jailbreakers rejoice, the long awaited and highly anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 is finally available.

It was only a few days ago that the first untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak was shown off on video. It was functional, but declared to still be in testing. Fast forward just 4 days later, and a public release is available for all to download. The Chronic Dev team have announced they have packaged the exploits that allow execution of unsigned code (code named Absinthe A5) into a working untethered jailbreak. Both the iPhone 4S (GSM and CDMA variants), as well as the iPad 2 (GSM, CDMA and Wi-Fi only variants) are targeted and supported in this release.

It took a mass of crash reports, over 10 million, and almost 10 months of work for the team to find an entry point and exploit the new A5 chip. The exploit consists of a series of both userland and kernel level exploits that were dubbed ‘corona’.  The name comes from a vulnerability that was in Apple’s IPSec IKE daemon, named ‘racoon’. Although the app released today, for jailbreaking current iPhone 4S and iPad 2 devices, is only available for Mac OS X users, there is a placeholder for Windows and Linux users. Their respective applications will likely be available soon and will be as simple as a point and click.

In addition to the tools being released, the “iOS Hacking Dream Team” has spawned. It consists of members from the Chronic Dev team (posixninja, pod2g and nikias) and the iPhone-dev team (planetbeing). Both teams have donation pages to thank them for their work and provide funds for hardware upgrades to ensure future devices can be jailbroken.