Posted 02 December 2012 - 00:27
Completely agree with you OP. The SGS3 just has the marketing edge which has made it more popular. I find it inferior to the One X as well. I recall the day the SGS3 was launched. The One X had already been launched and was quite impressive, but my last two phones were Samsung phones, and I was sure the SGS3 was going to amaze. As I watched the unveiling live, my opinion entirely changed. The SGS3 is very gimmicky, feels cheap, and I cannot stand pentile screens. The One X is a far better built phone, it's screen is incredible and blows away the SGS3's. If you're talking international version, I'd take the Exynos over the Tegra, because I still think Samsung builds the best processors, but when you're talking the US version, they are simply the same. The 2GB of RAM in the SGS3 is mostly pointless on a current Android phone unless you plan on keeping it for a long time or are a VERY heavy multitasker. 1GB is plenty for Android right now, and I'll have upgraded before 2GB is actually needed, so that one slightly better spec isn't really a big deal.
That said, it of course comes down to what fits you best. For some people a removable battery and SD card are the most important thing in the world and a deal breaker without it. For me, the removable battery isn't necessary because the One X lasts 24 hours pretty easily, and I don't even really need that much battery since I'm rarely more than a couple of hours from a charger. As for the SD card, the majority of my space on my previous phones was used for music. Now that I use Spotify, I've never once had an issue with space on the phone. Sure, the One X+ with more memory is nice to make up for that lack of SD card, but that's never been a big deal to me.
So, the way I see it, the removable battery, SD card, and 2 GB of RAM are about all the SGS3 has over the One X, meanwhile the One X is far better built, has a better screen, better camera. In reality it's hard to find too much difference between the two, so it comes down to mostly opinion, but in my opinion the One X is better where it matters. The SGS3 is just overhyped as Samsung becomes the Apple of the Android world.