Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S 4G | Nexus S 4G vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus Speed, Performance and Features | Full Specs Compared
Galaxy Nexus is the latest Android smart phone released by Samsung. This device is designed for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Galaxy Nexus was officially announced on 18 October 2011. It will be available to users from November 2011. Galaxy Nexus is launched in collaboration of Google and Samsung. The device is designed to deliver a pure Google experience, and the device will receive updates on software as soon as it is available.
Galaxy Nexus 5.33” tall and 2.67” wide and the device remains 0.35” thick. These dimensions are related to a quite large phone in comparison to the current smart phone market standards. It is important to note that Galaxy Nexus is quite thin. (IPhone 4 and 4S is also 0.37” thick). Bigger dimensions of Galaxy Nexus will make the device appear even thinner. It is also important to note that for above dimensions Galaxy Nexus weighs reasonably less. The Hyper-skin backing on the battery cover will make a firm grip on the phone and will make it slip resistant. Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65” Super AMOLED screen with 1280X720 pixels resolution. Galaxy Nexus is the first phone with a 4.65” high definition display. The screen real estate will be appreciated by many Android fans and the display quality and high resolution is quite promising. Galaxy Nexus is complete with sensors such as accelerometer for UI auto rotate, compass, gyro sensor, light sensor, Proximity and barometer. In terms of connectivity, Galaxy nexus supports 3G and GPRS speeds. An LTE variant of the device will be available based on the region. Galaxy Nexus is complete with WI-Fi, Bluetooth, USB support and it is NFC enabled.
Galaxy Nexus is powered by a 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor. According to the official press release, the device includes 1 GB worth RAM and internal storage is available in 16 GB and 32 GB. The processing power, memory and storage are in par with the high-end smart phone specifications in the current market and they will enable a responsive and an efficient Android experience to users of Galaxy Nexus. The availability of the micro-SD card slot in order to expand the storage is not yet clear.
Galaxy Nexus comes with Android 4.0 and it is not customized in any way. This is the first time users get to have a look at Galaxy Nexus. The much talked about new feature on Galaxy Nexus is screen unlock facility. The device is now capable of recognizing the shape of the users face to unlock the device. The UI is re designed for a better experience. According to the official press release the multi tasking, notifications and web browsing is enhanced in Galaxy Nexus. With the screen quality and display size available on Galaxy Nexus, one can anticipate a unique browsing experience combined with the impressive processing capacity. Galaxy Nexus comes with NFC support as well. The device is available with many google services such as Android Market, Gmail™, and Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps, Navigation, Google Earth™, Movie Studio, YouTube™, Google Calendar™, and Google+. The home screen and phone application has gone through re design and has acquired a new look under Android 4.0. Android 4.0 ( Ice cream Sandwich) also includes a new people Application allowing users to browse friends and other contacts, their photographs and status updates from multiple social networking platforms.
Galaxy Nexus has a 5-mega pixel rear-facing camera with LED flash. The rear-facing camera has zero shutter lag reducing the time between the time the picture is taken and the time the picture is actually shot. The camera also has additional features such as panoramic view, auto focus, silly faces and background replacement. The rear-facing camera is capable of HD video recording at 1080 P. The front facing camera is 1.3 mega pixels and is capable of rendering good quality video for video conferencing. The camera specifications on Galaxy Nexus fall under middle range specifications and will deliver satisfactory photo and video quality.
The multimedia support on Galaxy nexus is also note worthy. The device is capable of HD video playback with 1080 P at 30 frames per second. By default, Galaxy Nexus has video codec for MPEG4, H.263 and H.264 formats. The HD video playback quality on Galaxy Nexus coupled with the impressive display will deliver a superior movie watching experience on a smart phone. Galaxy Nexus includes MP3, AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+ audio codec formats. The device also includes a 3.5 mm audio jack.
With a standard Li-on 1750 mAh battery, the device will get by a normal working day with calling, messaging, email, and browsing with ease. The most important fact with Galaxy Nexus is the availability of updates on Android as soon as it is released. A user with a Galaxy Nexus will be the first to receive these updates as Galaxy Nexus is a pure Android experience.
Nexus S 4G
Nexus S 4G like its predecessor, Nexus S is a pure Google device preloaded with loads of Google apps and full access to Android Market. Nexus S 4G runs stock Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and boasts that its users are the first to receive updates to Android Gingerbread, and also among the first to receive new Google Mobile apps. It’s almost the same design as Nexus S with 4 inch contour display and curved glass screen. The screen is super AMOLED WVGA (800 x 480) capacitive touch. And the processor and RAM also the same, 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird with 512 MB.
The best feature of the phone is the integrated Google Voice – you can make Web/SIP calling with one touch and the other is the Voice Action feature, with this you can verbally command your phone to send/read emails, search contacts, call a person even if he is not available in the contact list and listen to music. Nexus S 4G also has mobile hotspot feature, with which you can share your 4G connection with six other devices. Users can get the pure Google Android Gingerbread experience at 4G speed with Nexus S 4G.
The good news for Nexus S and Nexus S 4G users is that Google Voice integration is built into the Sprint Network. They can use their current Sprint wireless phone number as their Google Voice number without porting their number. With one number users can manage up to six different phones like office, home, mobile. Users also can personalize the settings.
Nexus S 4G is available for US carrier Sprint. It is priced at $200 on a new 2 year contract.
|Comparison of Specifications
Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Nexus S 4G
|Design||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||Virtual QWERTY with Swype||Virtual Full QWERTY|
|Dimension||135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm||4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 in|
|Display||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Size||4.65 in||4 inches|
|Resolution||WXGA, 1280x720 pixels||WVGA 800 x 480 pixels|
|Features||16M color||Contour display with curved glass screen, Anti-fingerprint display coating|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer||3-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, Haptic feedback vibration, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Light|
|Operating System||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Platform||Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|UI||Android 4.0 UI||Android|
|Browser||Android HTML WebKit (improved version)||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Model||Dual Core Application processor||Cortex A8 Hummingbird|
|Speed||1.2 GHz Dualcore||1 GHz|
|Memory||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|RAM||1 GB||512 MB|
|Included||16 GB/32 GB||16GB iNAND|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB microSD card||Up to 32GB microSD card|
|Camera||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Resolution||5 MP||5 Megapixels|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Continuous focus, Digital zoom||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||1080p full HD||480p (720 x 480 pixels)|
|Features||Zero shutter lag, Panorama, Zoom while recording,||H.264, H.263, MPEG 4 video recording|
|Secondary camera||1.3 MP VGA||3-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, Haptic feedback vibration, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Light|
|Entertainment||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Video||1080p@ 30fps play back, MPEG4, H.263, H.264||H.264, H.263, MPEG 4|
|Battery||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Type Capacity||1750 mAh Li-ion||Li-ion 1500 mAh|
|Talktime||Up to 14 hrs (2G), up to 6.7 hrs (3G)|
|Standby||Up to 29.7 days (2G), 17.8 days (3G)|
|Mail and Messaging||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|POP3/IMAP4 Email, Gmail||POP3/IMAP4, Email|
|Messaging||IM, Google talk with video chat, SMS, MMS, with Video,||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)|
|Connectivity||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi Direct, 802.11 b/g/n ; NFC||802.11 b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes||Yes, connects up to 6 devices|
|USB||2.0 Host||microUSB 2.0|
|Location Service||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation||Google Map with navigation|
|Lost-Theft Protection||Third party applications ex: My Lookout|
|Network Support||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|2G/3G||GSM, GPRS, EDGE / UMTS, HSPA+21Mbps||CDMA EV-DO|
|4G||4G LTE (available depending on the region)||WiMAX|
|Applications||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Apps||Android Market, Integrated Google Mobile Services||Android market, Google Mobile Service (full access)|
|Social Networks||Google+, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter|
|Voice Calling||Skype, Viber, Vonage|
|Video Calling||Skype, Tango|
|Featured||People app, Music Beta (US only), Google Earth||Integrated Google Voice, Google Earth, Google Search|
|Business Mobility||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Corporate Mail||Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync||Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Sync with Google calendar, Yes with CISCO Mobile App|
|Video Conferencing||Yes with Cisco WebEx|
|Security||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|Face Unlock||Near Field Communication (NFC),|
|Additional Features||Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Nexus S 4G|
|NFC, Android Beam for instant sharing, Cloud service,|