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Top 10 most read: HTC One X+ vs iPhone 5 vs S3, and DNA malware discovery tricks

25 Feb 2013

With so many high-end smartphones on the market these days, it can be incredibly difficult to help understand which one is best for you. Tt's no wonder then our head-to-head reviews of top-end devices always prove so popular.

The latest saw the HTC One X+ duke it out with the long-standing Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5 and come out the winner, thanks to a number of innovative features, although perhaps the competition is slightly skewed as Apple and Samsung's phone are ageing in their lifecycles.

Other top phones on the market include the Sony Xperia Z and we were lucky enough to be one of the first to get our hands on the device, although were underwhelmed by some of its features, leading to an average three-star rating.

In other news a report on innovative ways researchers are trying to identify malware by turning code into DNA-like samples was clearly of interest given its fascinating concept, while Google's amazing Glasses project reaching trial phase was also very popular.

Our breakdown of the 4G auctions was also popular as the market reacts to the fallout from the £2.3bn bidding war that left the government red-faced after its estimates for the auctions fell £1bn short.


HTC One X vs Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5 front

HTC One X+ vs Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Apple iPhone 5 head-to-head review
V3 casts an eye over this trio of contenders for top high-end smartphone




Sony Xperia Z home screen

Sony Xperia Z review
A fast Jelly Bean smartphone bristling with innovations






Researchers borrow DNA tricks to identify malware genetic code
Technique to apply bio-inspired data mining tricks may boost antivirus defences





BlackBerry 10 screen grab Hub

BlackBerry posts patch for Enterprise Server flaw
Vulnerability in handling of Tiff files leaves systems at risk






Tilera reveals 72-core Tile-Gx chip for 100GBit/s Ethernet connections
Embedded processor targets networking and high performance computing (HPC) markets




ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch

ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch review
Lenovo's business ultrabook gains a touchscreen for Windows 8 support, but comes with a high price tag





Google Glasses to start consumer trials
Search giant opens up augmented reality display project to the public





HTC One black and white

HTC One hands-on review
We get up close with HTC's new Android flagship





EE store on the highstreet offering smartphones and 4G services

4G auction: the winners and the losers from £2.3bn bidding war
Figure raised a far cry from £22bn for 3G auctions in 2000





capitol hill

US government shares hacking intelligence after slew of attacks on nation
Document for businesses and critical infrastructure lists IPs, domains and malware code


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Dan Worth

Dan Worth is the news editor for V3 having first joined the site as a reporter in November 2009. He specialises in a raft of areas including fixed and mobile telecoms, data protection, social media and government IT. Before joining V3 Dan covered communications technology, data handling and resilience in the emergency services sector on the BAPCO Journal

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