21points

Google Nexus S

26points

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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Google Nexus S vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
21
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Google Nexus S
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Why is Google Nexus S better than Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

  • 6g lighter
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    129gvs135g
  • 5mm narrower
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    63mmvs68mm
  • 12.1mm shorter
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    123.9mmvs136mm
  • 0.51W/kg lower SAR for body (US)
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    0.9W/kgvs1.41W/kg
  • 0.46W/kg lower SAR for head (US)
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    0.58W/kgvs1.04W/kg

Why is Samsung Galaxy Nexus better than Google Nexus S?

  • 16.67% more battery power
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    1750mAhvs1500mAh
  • 33.19% higher pixel density
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    313ppivs235ppi
  • 2.4x faster CPU speed
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    2 x 1.2GHzvs1 x 1GHz
  • 2.4x higher resolution
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    720 x 1280pxvs480 x 800px
  • 0.5GB more RAM memory
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    1GBvs0.5GB
  • 16.25% bigger screen size
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    4.65"vs4"
  • 4.33x more megapixels (front camera)
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    1.3MPvs0.3MP
  • 16GB more internal storage
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    32GBvs16GB

Price comparison

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weight

129g

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.
3.thickness

10.9mm

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.
4.width

63mm

68mm

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

123.9mm

136mm

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

85.08cm³

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

235ppi

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

480 x 800px

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"

4.65"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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 OLED or AMOLED display
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.CPU speed

1 x 1GHz

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

0.5GB

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.has an external memory slot
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.internal storage

16GB

32GB

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.
5.semiconductor size

45nm

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)

5MP

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)

0.3MP

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.Has a dual-tone LED flash
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
A dual-tone flash has LED lights with different color temperatures, delivering a better color balance to photos and videos.
4.has a BSI sensor
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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 a built-in HDR mode
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a flash
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Audio

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
2.Has a radio
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has dedicated media keys
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Phones with physical keyboards have dedicated media keys, such as: play, stop, next, previous, volume up/down, etc.

Battery

1.battery power

1500mAh

1750mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
2.has a removable battery
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
3.has wireless charging
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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 S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.download speed

7.2MBits/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 S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
3.is DLNA-certified
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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

2.1

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
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 built-in FM transmitter
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Built-in FM transmitter allows you to wirelessly stream music from your device to any radio, e.g. in your car, at a predefined frequency.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.supports AVCHD format
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
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.
4.is a system camera
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
A system camera has many interchangeable components such as lenses, flashes, and other accessories. System cameras offer greater flexibility than compact cameras.
5.has a dedicated Facebook key
Google Nexus S
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Whenever the Facebook key lights up contents can be quickly shared by pressing it.

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