Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy SII
As we all know that the Galaxy Nexus has just been announced by Google and will be available starting November 2011. Since the Galaxy Nexus comes quite close to the existing Galaxy SII and both are manufactured by Samsung, we thought of comparing them side-by-side and highlighting one’s advantages over the other.
|Categories||Google Samsung Galaxy Nexus||Samsung Galaxy S II i9100||Advantage|
|Network||HSPA＋ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps 850/900/1900/1700/2100
HSPA＋ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
|Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor||1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor||-
|Display||4.65” 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED||4.27″ WVGA (480×800) Super AMOLED Plus||Galaxy Nexus wins here with its 4.65” Display, HD resolution and curved screen.
|OS||Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich||Android 2.3 Gingerbread||Galaxy Nexus. Latest version of Android OS.|
|Camera||Main(Rear) : 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call
|Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Single Shot, Beauty Shot, , Panorama Shot, Smile Shot, Action Shot, Cartoon Shot
|Galaxy SII wins here with due to 8MP rear and a 2MP front. Howevre on features the Nexus is ahead.
|Video||Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264
Playback : 1080p@ 30fps
Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@ 30fps
|Codec : MPEG4/ H.264/ H.263/ DivX VC-1
Playback : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
Recording : FULL HD(1080p)@30fps
|Galaxy SII. Divx support.|
|Audio||Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC＋/eAAC＋
3.5mm Ear Jack
|MP3, AAC, AAC＋, eACC＋
3.5mm Ear Jack & Speaker, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Voice Recorder
|Galaxy SII . FM Radio with RDS support.|
|Google™Mobile Services||Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Movie Studio
Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google＋ app
|Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Movie Studio
Google Maps™ 5.1 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
Syncing with Google Calendar™
|Galaxy Nexus. As Google + app is native and available out of the box|
|Social Connectivity||Google+ App||Social Hub
- Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Unified Inbox
- Premium: SNS push notification, Push Email & Push IM
- Basic: POP3/IMAP Email & IM
(＊ Availability of Social Hub differs by country and mobile operator) Readers Hub, Music Hub, Games Hub
|Galaxy SII. Out of the box support for Premium SNS services, Games, Music and Readers Hub.|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz/ 5GHz)
|Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
|Galaxy Nexus. Dual band WiFi and NFC support for all variants.
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer||Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Light, Proximity, Compass||Galaxy Nexus wins as it has a Barometer.|
|Memory||1GB(RAM) ＋ 16GB/ 32GB Internal memory||1GB(RAM) + 16BG Internal memory, Expandable via MicroSD card||Galaxy SII wins here, though it has an internal memory of 16GB it has support for MicroSD card and can be expandable up to 32GB.|
|Size||135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm, 135g||125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm, 116g||Galaxy SII. Slimmer, Narrower and light weight.|
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-on 1,750 mAh||Standard battery, Li-on 1,650mAh||Galaxy Nexus. Has a slightly bigger battery.|
Just on paper the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Galaxy Nexus seem evenly matched. A real world test along with benchmarks will prove which is the better of the two. Though, I’m quite sure most people are already siding with the Nexus and they may not be wrong too.
This little comparison is also for those who have been holding out on their purchase, waiting for the Nexus to be launched. Well it has and is available for about $800, pre-booking has started and you can get it by November. In UK it’s costing a cool £514. If you can afford it then the ICS flavoured Nexus is a good buy!
if you can’t afford it, then fret not, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is an equally good phone to have and it’s not going to be relegated so soon either!