Motorola Photon 4G vs Nexus S 4G | For Sprint’s 4G WiMAX Network | Google Nexus 4G vs Photon 4G Full Specs Compared
4G is where all the action is at the moment, and nearly all service providers are competing with each other to have some of the best 4G capable smartphones in its kitty. In this endeavor, Sprint, a major service provider in the country has announced availability of Nexus S 4G and Motorola Photon 4G to make customers take notice of its offers. Both these smartphones are fully loaded with features and are on Sprint’s 4G WiMAX network. Let us make a quick comparison to see how Motorola Photon 4G fares against Google Nexus S 4G by Samsung?
Google’s Nexus S 4G
No, it is not a new phone as those who have earlier used Google Nexus S by Samsung. However, it is a refreshing new version of Nexus S with enhanced capabilities like 4G speeds and integration with Google voice. Though there is still no provision to increase internal memory through micro SD cards as memory has been capped at 16 GB, it still has the features to lure customers towards it.
The smartphone measures 124x63x11mm and weighs very light at 130g. It boasts of a nice 4 inch super AMOLED touch screen that is highly capacitive and produces a resolution of 480×800 pixels. It allows multi touch input method, has a light sensor to save on precious battery, and is equipped with a proximity sensor. It also has accelerometer, gyroscope and a digital compass.
Nexus S 4G runs on the latest stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread, has a single core, 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor and packs a decent 512 MB of RAM. It is a dual camera device with the rear one being 5 MP, auto focus with LED flash camera. It is capable of HD video recording in 720p at 30fps. It also has a front, VGA camera (0.3 MP) to allow for video calling.
Nexus S 4G is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, DLNA, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, GPS with A-GPS and an HTML browser with Flash support making for seamless surfing.
Nexus S 4G is packed with standard Li-ion battery (1500mAh) that provides a talk time of 6 hours.
As the premier phones from Google Nexus S and Nexus S 4G are the first devices to get the software updates immediately on release.
Motorola Photon 4G
If you like Sprint’s service, and also desire super fast phone that provides blazing 4G speeds, then your quest is over with the new Motorola Photon 4G. It is a hell of a smartphone that operates at maximum efficiency to match the lifestyles of those in the fast lane. The smartphone has webtop application that allows the user to get content on his laptop. Photon has a huge 4.3 inch screen with a kickstand that allows viewing videos without having to hold it in one’s hands.
Photon 4G measures 126.9×66.9×12.2mm and weighs only 158g. (Smartphones are really getting slimmer and lighter!) It boasts a monstrous 4.3 inch touch screen that produces a resolution of 540×960 pixels, competing with the best in the business in terms of brightness.
Photon has 16 GB of onboard memory and allows 32 GB to be added through micro SD cards. It has 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and 16 GB ROM. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a very powerful 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor that provides for multitasking and super fast performance.
It is a dual camera device with the rear 8 MP one, capable of recording HD videos in 720p. It is HDMI capable and produces HD videos in 1080p as output on your TV. For connectivity, the smartphone is Wi-Fi802.11b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth v2.1, GPS, 4G WiMAX radio, and it’s a world phone with international GSM capabilities.
Photon 4G is packed with standard Li-ion battery (1700mAh) that provides a talk time of up to 10 hours on CDMA and more than 10 hours on GSM.
Comparison between Motorola Photon 4G and Nexus S 4G
• Photon 4G has a bigger display (4.3 inch) than Nexus S 4G (4 inch)
• Photon 4G has a faster processor (1 GHz dual core) than Nexus S 4G (1 GHz single core)
• Nexus S 4G is slimmer (11mm) than Photon (12.2mm)
• Photon 4G allows use of micro SD cards while Nexus doesn’t support micro SD cards
• Photon 4G has a better camera (8 MP) than Nexus S 4G (5 MP)
• Photon 4G has a more powerful battery (1700mAh) than Nexus S 4G (1500mAh) that provides a longer talk time (10 hrs as compared to 6 hrs of Nexus S 4G)
• Nexus S 4G is lighter (130g) than Photon (158g).
• Nexus S 4G is premium phone from Google and thus has full access to Google Mobile Services and is the first phone to receive the software updates
|Comparison of Specifications
Motorola Photon 4G vs Nexus S 4G
|Design||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Form Factor||Candy Bar||Candy Bar|
|Keyboard||On Screen Virtual QWERTY||Virtual Full QWERTY|
|Dimension||126.9 x 66.9 x 12.2 mm) (5 x 2.6 x 0.5 in)||4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 in|
|Weight||158 g (5.6 oz with battery)||129 g|
|Display||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Size||4.3 inches||4 inches|
|Resolution||QHD 960 x 540||WVGA 800 x 480 pixels|
|Features||16M color, Capacitive multi--touch, Kickstand||Contour display with curved glass screen, Anti-fingerprint display coating|
|Sensors||Gyro sensor, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor||3-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, Haptic feedback vibration, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Light|
|Operating System||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Platform||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)||Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|Browser||Android WebKit, full HTML, Firefox||Android WebKit, full HTML|
|Java/Adobe Flash||Adobe Flash Player 10.1||Adobe Flash Player 10.1|
|Processor||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Model||Nvidia Tegra 2 Dual Core||Cortex A8 Hummingbird|
|Speed||1 GHz Dual core||1 GHz|
|Memory||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|RAM||1 GB||512 MB|
|Included||16 GB||16GB iNAND|
|Expansion||Up to 32GB with microSD card||Up to 32GB microSD card|
|Camera||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Resolution||8 MP||5 Megapixels|
|Focus, Zoom||Auto, Digital||Auto, Digital|
|Video Capture||[email protected] HD||480p (720 x 480 pixels)|
|Features||Geo-tagging, Face detection||H.264, H.263, MPEG 4 video recording|
|Secondary camera||VGA||3-axis gyroscope, Accelerometer, Haptic feedback vibration, Digital compass, Proximity sensor, Light|
|Entertainment||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB|
|Video||MPEG4, H.263, H.264||H.264, H.263, MPEG 4|
|Battery||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Type Capacity||1700 mAh||Li-ion 1500 mAh|
|Talktime||10.4 hours (2G), 10 hours (3G), 9.1 hours (4G)||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||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|POP3/IMAP, Gmail, Email||POP3/IMAP4, Email|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, IM - Google talk||MMS, SMS, IM (GoogleTalk)|
|Connectivity||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi Hotspot||Yes, connect up to 8 devices||Yes, connects up to 6 devices|
|Bluetooth||v2.1+EDR, A2DP stereo||v2.1+EDR|
|USB||2.0 compatible, micro-USB port||microUSB 2.0|
|Location Service||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Maps||Google Maps||Google Map with navigation|
|GPS||A-GPS with Navigation||A-GPS|
|Network Support||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|2G/3G||CDMA EvDO Rev.A||CDMA EV-DO|
|4G||WiMAX IEEE 802.16e Wave2 (mobile WiMAX) DL: 10+ Mbps, UL: 4 Mbps||WiMAX|
|Applications||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Apps||Android Market, Google Mobile Serice||Android market, Google Mobile Service (full access)|
|Social Networks||Facebook, Twitter , YouTube|
|Featured||Webtop technology, Google Voice||Integrated Google Voice, Google Earth, Google Search|
|Business Mobility||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Corporate Mail||Microsoft Exchange Server||Yes, Microsoft Exchange Active Sync|
|Corporate Directory||Microsioft Exchange Active Sync|
|Security||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|Enterprise Security||Near Field Communication (NFC),|
|Additional Features||Motorola Photon 4G||Nexus S 4G|
|World phone with International GSM Capablity, Sprint ID|