HTC First vs Galaxy S III (Video)

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is shaping up to be one of the most iconic Android smartphones ever. Even approaching one-year-old and with its successor, the Galaxy S 4, nearing release, it's still very relevant and successful. At the time of its launch, it featured some the best specifications around, a horde of unique software features and offered tons of value.

HTC's latest smartphone, the HTC First, known for being the first smartphone to come with Facebook Home pre-installed, is an unlikely competitor or the Galaxy S III. After all, the HTC First is a lowly mid-range smartphone, while the Galaxy S III is a flagship of yesteryear. But the HTC First, as indicated by a prior comparison and our full review, exceeds expectations and packs a serious wallop for an affordable, mid-tier device. Its specs, though nothing mind-blowing, are more than adequate and it runs stock Android beneath Facebook Home. Its display is gorgeous and the build quality and design are impressive.

With the Galaxy S 4 on the horizon, the S III has begun to slip into the shadows. Carriers are cutting the price and customers seeking a bargain will likely give both the Galaxy S III and HTC First a look. But which one should you buy? The newer, mid-range HTC First or the older, yet still very relevant and powerful Galaxy S III?

Check out the video below to find out!

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About The Author
Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.| Google+