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Published On: Thu, Dec 8th, 2011

Comparison of Samsung Galaxy Nexus 32 GB vs Apple iPhone 4S 64 GB

Comparing both these high-end smartphones is quite tough as both of them have gained enormous amount of popularity. Besides, both have a good number of dedicated users. However, a little effort we took for our readers to understand and solve their confusions as to which one to consider first while planning to buy a new fully equipped smartphone.

Please read further to know what attractive features each smartphone boasts and whether they are more appealing to the audience or need a better improvement.

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus vs Apple’s iPhone 4S :

Before continuing we just want to get to that significant point which is widely considered by users these days. The question is why do you want such fully-integrated smartphone? Is it for web browsing, or better quality video, audio and camera? The choice is yours, but it is the smartphone which facilitates you with such great features along with bigger and clean display. So, lets first consider the web browsing feature each smartphone holds.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs Apple Iphone 4S

Web Browsing :

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus has successfully attracted a huge number of enthusiasts, but its biggest rival has always been Apple’s iPhone 4S. No wonder, both these handsets perform estimably in their class, with a little difference in their performance. Both the smartphones provide smooth and sentitive touch screen, effortless scroll, easy panning as well as pinch-zooming. On the other hand, the iPhone 4S features some valuable expertise, one of them is its capability of offering double-tap-to-zoom feature. This feature becomes very convenient for the users who like to operate with one hand. As of now, both the smartphones don’t have Flash Player. However, Samsung has already announced that the Galaxy Nexus will get Flash Player soon once Adobe perfectly optimizes this feature for Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

Once Galaxy Nexus gets Flash Player installed, a bit frame rate drop can be witnessed on the sites which will then feature Flash content. Yet, we believe that it will still be tolerable due to the integrated high-performance dual core processor which Galaxy Nexus flaunts. In this matter, iPhone 4S lacks behind as it doesn’t have any Flash Player.

Navigation Software:

Samsung offers free navigation software which is available with free map data as well as updates.  So there is no need of buying any dedicated navigation device. On the other hand, iPhone 4S again remains behind the line as it does not offer any free navigation software.

Battery Power :

Galaxy Nexus can be charged through a standard USB cable by attaching it to the computer or with other USB power supplies. This system is not applicable to iPhone 4S. It gives 24 percent additional battery power. Nexus boasts a 1,750 mAh battery whereas; iPhone 4S has 1,418 mAh battery. So, guess which one is superior!

Other than this, Nexus also has a removable battery which is also replaceable if broken by accident. In this matter, iPhone 4S is a dumb!

Connectivity :

Nexus provides opportunity to its users to stream movies and videos to other devices through NFC, but iPhone 4S users cannot enjoy this facility.  iPhone 4S comes without NFC (Near-Field-Communication) support. Besides, Nexus has HDMI output whereas; iPhone 4S does not have it. Also, USB mass storage support is absent in 4S where Nexus already has it. Speed of download offered by Galaxy Nexus is 21.0MBits/s and iPhone 4S’ is 14.4MBits/s. So, Samsung win this game by offering 46 percent of faster downloads than Apple’s iPhone 4S. Apart from these, iPhone 4S do win one game in connectivity. It is its newly installed Bluetooth version 4.0 whereas; Galaxy nexus has 3.0 version of Bluetooth.

Camera :

Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S cameraFront facing camera in Samsung Galaxy Nexus is more megapixels than iPhone 4S. It is 1.3 MP whereas; 4S has 0.3 MP in front. However, the rear camera of iPhone 4S is more superior as compared to Galaxy Nexus. iPhone 4S offers 8.0 MP and Nexus offers just 5.0 MP. Moreover, 4S has a back-illuminated sensor and a dedicated camera button whereas; Samsung fails to give these features.

Operating System :

As this is one of the major parts which users first check before buying we must not waste time in saying that 4S offers a little more apps than Nexus. 425,000 is the count of apps where Galaxy Nexus offers 400,000. It’s an ouch as just 7 percent is the difference.

Memory :

Well, you know here who wins the game. Of course, iPhone 4S as it has 64 GB and Nexus just offers 32 GB. But, don’t forget, when it comes to RAM, Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers 1 GB of RAM and iPhone 4S offers half of it (0.5 GB).

Screen :

iPhone 4S has a Corning Gorilla Glass display whereas; Galaxy Nexus does not have this. It is the special glass for durability and easily withstand if any sudden fall occurs or other incident happens. Well, well, coming to the screen resolution, Nexus has much rich screen with 720 x 1280 pixels and iPhone 4S has 640 x 960 pixels. Besides, the size of the screen of Nexus is much bigger than that of iPhone 4S – 4.65 inches and 3.5 inches respectively.

CPU :

At the end, Samsung Galaxy Nexus wins when it comes to faster CPU. Nexus gives 2 x 1.2 GHz of clock speed whereas; iPhone 4S offers 2 x 0.8 GHz of speed.

Physical :

iPhone 4S has less body volume as compared to Galaxy Nexus. The body volume stands at 60.6cm³ for 4S and 81.3cm³ for Nexus. Also, 4S is narrower with 58.6 mm whereas; Nexus measures at 68 mm. length-wise, iPhone is noticeable shorter with 115.2 mm and Nexus at 136 mm. Turning the tablet towards Galaxy Nexus, it is a bit thinner with 8.8 mm where iPhone 4S has 9.3 mm. Also, Nexus offers a shade lighter with 135g than 140g of iPhone 4S’ measurement.

So, here we have revealed everything that you want to know. Decide, wisely and choose the right phone which suits your requirement. Both the handsets have some pros and cons, but the best as per the comparison seems Samsung Galaxy Nexus. So, which one you are up to?

  • Ashutosh Sharma

    I am a proud owner of samsung galaxy nexus from verizon. My top reasons for buying it over iPhone 4s:
    1) Screen size and resolution is much bigger and better. 
    2) Supports 4G/LTE-the future generation network-lot faster internet
    3) i like Android O/S over iOS
    4) Navigation s/w on Samsung
    5) Better hardware than iPhone 4S-faster CPU more memory
    6) Very good integration with Google
    7) Google, Samsung, Verizon tried their best to get the best features from all the phones available-overall very good phone
    8) On verizon network – it seems to be the best choice compared to other phone.

    Cons of Samsung galaxy nexus over iPhone 4S:
    1) 4G/LTE sucks battery like anything…the battery dies within 6 hr 30 minutes-so have extra charger.
    2) Camera(picture quality) and speaker phone in 4S is much better
    3) Slightly bigger than 4S and iPhone 4S build is slightly better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ashutosh-Sharma/1017044120 Ashutosh Sharma

    I am a proud owner of samsung galaxy nexus from verizon. My top reasons for buying it over iPhone 4s:1) Screen size and resolution is much bigger and better. 
    2) Supports 4G/LTE-the future generation network-lot faster internet
    3) i like Android O/S over iOS
    4) Navigation s/w on Samsung
    5) Better hardware than iPhone 4S-faster CPU more memory
    6) Very good integration with Google
    7) Google, Samsung, Verizon tried their best to get the best features from all the phones available-overall very good phone
    8) On verizon network – it seems to be the best choice compared to other phone.

    Cons of Samsung galaxy nexus over iPhone 4S:
    1) 4G/LTE sucks battery like anything…the battery dies within 6 hr 30 minutes-so have extra charger.
    2) Camera(picture quality) and speaker phone in 4S is much better
    3) Slightly bigger than 4S and iPhone 4S build is slightly better.

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