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Aaron takes a look at the HTC One S and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, both of which are available (in some capacity, at least) on T-Mobile.  The HTC One S is available now at T-Mobile retail stores for $149.99 and packs a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, 1,650 mAh non-removable battery, and Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.  The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available unlocked through Google Play for $349.99 and packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, 1,750 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).

They're both feature-packed devices, but only one can take home the gold.  Which will it be?  Part 1 of 2.


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Wesley A Meek
Wesley A Meek HTC....always.
Sophia Margareth Cordero
Sophia Margareth Cordero SAMSUNG
Naqi Haider
Naqi Haider I love SAMSUNG
Chaise Michael Knutson
Chaise Michael Knutson So Samsung i love Samsung products!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline The galaxy S3 is solid but I do wish that they would switch to aluminum like HTC.
Andrew T Roach
Andrew T Roach Samsung has the build quality of a chinese plastic dollar store glass. And the pentile display is pretty dissapointing in a flagship; HD or not. The SLCD2 display one HTC flagships is incredible.
Gaurav Bhardwaj
Gaurav Bhardwaj Galaxy note n s3 ..
Jose Rodrigues
Jose Rodrigues I change phones every week have s3 and HTC one x I give edge to HTC better build
Eskias McDaniels
Eskias McDaniels Never had an issue with HTC
David DiMolfetta
David DiMolfetta Samsung
Sebastian Scalera
Sebastian Scalera I love both of them!
Mohd Helmy Mahat
Mohd Helmy Mahat for quite some time now... samsung... :)
Faisal Bilal
Faisal Bilal htc
Allison Reynolds
Allison Reynolds i love my 4g lte and tha battery life is awesome!
Pedro Oliveira
Pedro Oliveira Iphone....and htc!
Jared Dore
Jared Dore HTC
Terry Oakes
Terry Oakes Samsung
Stephen Meyer
Stephen Meyer Never owned a Samsung, yet. Love my Incredible 2 though. Can't really give an unbiased opinion lol
A.L. Blunt
A.L. Blunt Have to take Htc on this one. I've had a few Samsungs & at some point there's a glitch that makes me reconsider my purchase. I said I was done after the Instinct, moved to the Moment, then the Epic Touch. Although their products sparkle visually, Htc gets the job done, even if their low mica make you think you're going deaf.
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz sammy
Randy Reynolds
Randy Reynolds HTC!!!!!
Jose Angel Santiago
Jose Angel Santiago samsung...HTCs battery life and speaker quality blows big time!!!
Kevin Wilson
Kevin Wilson Samsung g3! HTC is cool for about six months. I cant stand all of the glitches
Luis Meza
Luis Meza Samsung! !
Geoff Martinez
Geoff Martinez I like my Samsung way better then the HTC is had
Fabio Canales
Fabio Canales Neither please. Had both and the phones start malfunctioning regardless of how careful and performing updates.
Tarequl Islam Chowdhury
Tarequl Islam Chowdhury HTC for impressive looks & SAMSUNG for performance..
Kevin Knox
Kevin Knox Some of u have lost it..u can turn an htc into any ui..ie. samsung ui..but u cant turn a samsung into a htc sence...wtf..other than size of the phone...n whos network u are on...really ppl with some of the comments...
Nolan Wong
Nolan Wong HTC
Jeremy Koenig
Jeremy Koenig Whatever is running stock Android
Prithvi Raj Sridhar
Prithvi Raj Sridhar HTC.. for its good feel. and Samsung for performance... I own an HTC .. love it!
Rodger Samiie' Myers
Rodger Samiie' Myers htc...they make impressive good quality phones...but they are too into sense...i mean it looks nice but it bogs down the phone..either they need to lighten the framework or improve the RAM/processor to coup with the added strain...samsung are super fast but plastic is sooo 50's
Zac Luna
Zac Luna Samsung
Tony Etolle
Tony Etolle It's not an iphone, I'm extremely happy!
Johnathan Alvarez
Johnathan Alvarez Samsung
Susan-Marc Perez
Susan-Marc Perez I have both and I'd say Samsung...
Henry L. Engvall
Henry L. Engvall samsung
Saood Altaf
Saood Altaf My One S is amazing.
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles htc for the hardware and Samsung for the performance. i wish google could get a couple phone manufacturers to build the next nexus . it would be awesome if htc and Samsung worked together on one phone
Shaun David
Shaun David Google
Tevin Murry
Tevin Murry HTC all the way, I'm still holding strong with my EVO 4G
Lacey Peters
Lacey Peters I can't wait to get rid of this HTC..
Ryan Hadley
Ryan Hadley Samsung
Paul Davis
Paul Davis Samsung
Darrien Glasser
Darrien Glasser I think this is a little obvious. With HTC's locked bootloaders and the fact that you actually have to insert a different bootloader if you want to flash certain ROMs on their devices... Samsung is and always will be the way to go.
Bram Nobbe
Bram Nobbe Samsung, works much better, HTC is crap
Eric Jeanneret
Eric Jeanneret HTC's quality is top notch, but I'm bored with the looks of their phones. Not a big Samsung fan either. Get me a CDMA Sony phone!
Mike Simon
Mike Simon Had both, HTC is better.
Taylor Torri
Taylor Torri Didn't expect this dogfight to show up out of the blue. :) I love HTC's hardware, but far prefer the consistent software performance of Samsung (haven't tried a One series device yet, though)
Edwin Dub Almonte
Edwin Dub Almonte Samsung. HTC hardware is junk.
Donald Evans III
Donald Evans III Nokia
Travis Lindsay
Travis Lindsay Samsung GS3 is smoooooth :) waiting patiently for jelly bean!
Jeff Irvine
Jeff Irvine Samsung. I gave HTC a shot and will never own one again.
Jacob Bessey
Jacob Bessey HTC
Derek Horn
Derek Horn HTC.
Agim Alion
Agim Alion HTC pulls me cuz I love the feel/hardware, but the SIII is nice and ill like to try it, till then Evo it is
Teddianne Parent
Teddianne Parent whats an android?
Arush Bhat
Arush Bhat Sense spoils One S. Stock android the best on Galaxy nexus.
Joanna Enrique Ramos
Joanna Enrique Ramos Love my galaxy 3 !
Warren Saunders
Warren Saunders Well money isn't a problem as I always just buy my phone outright, right now I buy HTC's, so there's my choice.
Susan Hugus
Susan Hugus I have had both HTC and Samsung Nexus phones. Very happy with both, but Samsung's lighter weight is a plus. I also have small hands and love my Galaxy Nexus, and vanilla Google.
Joe Cregan
Joe Cregan I have an HTC, but Samsung is more reliable. My Rezound blows with network connection problems
Curtis M. Cook
Curtis M. Cook Shouldn't even be a debate...Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Axl T Haruwe
Axl T Haruwe Sony!!
Amie Lee Greenway
Amie Lee Greenway Samsung is more reliable and has better reception. HTC has a better UI considering all the cool features like backgrounds and color schemes it comes with. They're equal.
Axl T Haruwe
Axl T Haruwe sony!! Hehe..
Joanna Enrique Ramos
Joanna Enrique Ramos Samsung is the best! Love my galaxy 3!!!!
Steve Karll
Steve Karll Samsung
Abdul Fattah Jusoh
Abdul Fattah Jusoh selamat hari raya!
Joel Gonzalez
Joel Gonzalez HTC!
Fabian Toti
Fabian Toti Am more of a samsung person then the htc but even htc is a great phone
Roosevelt White
Roosevelt White Samsung by far
Cole Bachman
Cole Bachman Samsung
Brandon Coffey
Brandon Coffey HTC
Philip Castillo
Philip Castillo I think htc makes better quality phones but Samsung's screens are nice
Ian Baylon
Ian Baylon I had both, Downsides of Samsung is most of their phones are still on GB and not ICS, HTC now comes with ICS on all phones, but I don't like Sense. Tie.
Sire Kwame Dick Son
Sire Kwame Dick Son Sumsung
Geoff Sauder
Geoff Sauder Samsung
Guillermo De León
Guillermo De León Samsung
Rick Sievers
Rick Sievers Motorola #1
Tasos Tselepatiotes
Tasos Tselepatiotes Samsung.
Joshua Taylor
Joshua Taylor Samsung
Scott Werling
Scott Werling Neither
Jason Jackson
Jason Jackson HTC....my EVO LTE is the business!
Abram Wenevermet Dennis
Abram Wenevermet Dennis HTC sucks..
Darlene Castillo
Darlene Castillo Samsung.
Austin Ochoa
Austin Ochoa Samsung...all day....Erryday




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