The current iterations under discussion also are in neck-and-neck competition with each other. At 5.4 inches tall by 2.8 inches wide by 0.34 inch thick, weighing 4.7 ounces, S III is a hair thicker than the rest and slightly heavier than the One X. However, that is only visible if someone uses a vernier calliper.
One X is 5.2 inches tall by 2.6 inches wide by 0.3 inch thick and weighs only 4.6 ounces. iPhone 4S is 4.5 inches tall by 2.3 inches wide by 0.4 inch thick, gathering most mass in the bunch at 4.9 ounces.
Both One X and S III run on the same Android platform with the latest edition of the operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. A complete comparison can only be made when the S III arrives to the market but on paper both are on the same page.
4S, on the other hand, runs Apple’s latest iteration of its mobile operating system, iOS 5. The phone received an update to iOS 5.1 in March when the company released the New iPad.
Apple takes the lead in operating system with silky smooth operations and a larger pool of apps, 600,000 in comparison to Android’s 500,000 apps.
Web browsing and multi-tasking are undoubtedly Apple’s forte but the new ICS is also touted to be the best version of Android to date. More importantly, Android lovers love the new OS.
When it comes to display in a smartphone, three things are taken into account; pixel density, colour vividness and touch sensitivity.
The iPhone 4S has the sharpest display in the market. Its Retina Display has extreme density of pixels, 332 pixels per inch. Naked human eye cannot differentiate between the pixels at that rate.