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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 HTC....always.
Naqi Haider I love SAMSUNG
Chaise Michael Knutson So Samsung i love Samsung products!
Zach Cline The galaxy S3 is solid but I do wish that they would switch to aluminum like HTC.
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 Galaxy note n s3 ..
Jose Rodrigues I change phones every week have s3 and HTC one x I give edge to HTC better build
Eskias McDaniels Never had an issue with HTC
Sebastian Scalera I love both of them!
Mohd Helmy Mahat for quite some time now... samsung... :)
Allison Reynolds i love my 4g lte and tha battery life is awesome!
Pedro Oliveira Iphone....and htc!
Terry Oakes Samsung
Stephen Meyer Never owned a Samsung, yet. Love my Incredible 2 though. Can't really give an unbiased opinion lol
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.
Randy Reynolds HTC!!!!!
Jose Angel Santiago samsung...HTCs battery life and speaker quality blows big time!!!
Kevin Wilson Samsung g3! HTC is cool for about six months. I cant stand all of the glitches
Luis Meza Samsung! !
Geoff Martinez I like my Samsung way better then the HTC is had
Fabio Canales Neither please. Had both and the phones start malfunctioning regardless of how careful and performing updates.
Tarequl Islam Chowdhury HTC for impressive looks & SAMSUNG for performance..
Equaknox 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...
Jeremy Koenig Whatever is running stock Android
Prithvi Raj Sridhar HTC.. for its good feel. and Samsung for performance... I own an HTC .. love it!
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 Samsung
Tony Etolle It's not an iphone, I'm extremely happy!
Susan-Marc Perez I have both and I'd say Samsung...
Saood Altaf My One S is amazing.
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 Google
Tevin Murry HTC all the way, I'm still holding strong with my EVO 4G
Lacey Peters I can't wait to get rid of this HTC..
Ryan Hadley Samsung
Paul Davis Samsung
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 Samsung, works much better, HTC is crap
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 Had both, HTC is better.
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 Samsung. HTC hardware is junk.
Travis Lindsay Samsung GS3 is smoooooth :) waiting patiently for jelly bean!
Jeff Irvine Samsung. I gave HTC a shot and will never own one again.
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 whats an android?
Arush Bhat Sense spoils One S. Stock android the best on Galaxy nexus.
Joanna Enrique Ramos Love my galaxy 3 !
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 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 I have an HTC, but Samsung is more reliable. My Rezound blows with network connection problems
Curtis M. Cook Shouldn't even be a debate...Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
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 sony!! Hehe..
Joanna Enrique Ramos Samsung is the best! Love my galaxy 3!!!!
Steve Karll Samsung
Abdul Fattah Jusoh selamat hari raya!
Fabian Toti Am more of a samsung person then the htc but even htc is a great phone
Roosevelt White Samsung by far
Cole Bachman Samsung
Philip Castillo I think htc makes better quality phones but Samsung's screens are nice
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.
Geoff Sauder Samsung
Rick Sievers Motorola #1
Jason Jackson HTC....my EVO LTE is the business!
Austin Ochoa Samsung...all day....Erryday




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