34points

Google Nexus 4

25points

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB

Google Nexus 4
Comparison winner
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
vs
vs

80 facts in comparison

Google Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB

Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
34
points
Google Nexus 4
25
points
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB

Why is Google Nexus 4 better than Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB?

  • 20% more battery power
    ?

    2100mAhvs1750mAh
  • 1.6% higher pixel density
    ?

    318ppivs313ppi
  • 2.5x faster CPU speed
    ?

    4 x 1.5GHzvs2 x 1.2GHz
  • 1GB more RAM memory
    ?

    2GBvs1GB
  • 6.67% higher resolution
    ?

    768 x 1280pxvs720 x 1280px
  • 1.6x more megapixels (main camera)
    ?

    8MPvs5MP
  • 1.08% bigger screen size
    ?

    4.7"vs4.65"
  • Has branded damage-resistant glass
    ?

Why is Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB better than Google Nexus 4?

  • Has a removable battery
    ?
  • 4g lighter
    ?

    135gvs139g
  • 0.3mm thinner
    ?

    8.8mmvs9.1mm
  • Has an OLED or AMOLED display
    ?
  • 0.7mm narrower
    ?

    68mmvs68.7mm
  • 2.78% less body volume
    ?

    81.38cm³vs83.71026300000001cm³

Price comparison

Design

1.weight

139g

135g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

9.1mm

8.8mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.height

133.9mm

136mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.width

68.7mm

68mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.volume

83.71cm³

81.38cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.pixel density

318ppi

313ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
2.resolution

768 x 1280px

720 x 1280px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
3.screen size

4.7"

4.65"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
Damage-resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.
5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.
6.has an IPS screen
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 1.5GHz

2 x 1.2GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.RAM

2GB

1GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
3.internal storage

32GB

16GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
4.semiconductor size

28nm

45nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

1.3MP

1.3MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
4.has a BSI sensor
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
5.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
6.has a built-in HDR mode
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Battery

1.battery power

2100mAh

1750mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.has a battery level indicator
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

42MBits/s

21MBits/s

The download speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can access online content.
2.has NFC
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.is DLNA-certified
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
All DLNA-certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
4.Bluetooth version

4

3

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
5.upload speed

5.76MBits/s

5.76MBits/s

The upload speed is a measurement of the internet connection bandwidth, representing the maximum data transfer rate at which a device can send information to a server or another device.
6.is a multi-user system
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB (Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (API level 17))
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.

Miscellaneous

1.has a 24p cinema mode
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
2.supports AVCHD format
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.
3.is a system camera
Google Nexus 4
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.

Price comparison

Which are the best smartphones?

Show all
This page is currently only available in English.