The much awaited Google Nexus S (Made by Samsung) was launched recently with the new android OS version 2.3 Aka Gingerbread. The first thing that came to my mind regarding the phone was, Can it compete against the Apple iPhone 4 ? As you know the predecessor Google Nexus one (by HTC) didn’t sell as they expected, Google has changed the hardware a lot and also many improvements in the software has also been introduced. Lets have a comparison been these two before I come to a conclusion.
Dimensions : The iPhone 4 measures 4.5 x 2.31 x 0.37 while the Nexus S measures 4.8 x 2.48 x 0.42.
Processor : iPhone 4 features the Apple A4 Processor (1 GHz), Nexus S has 1GHZ Cortex A8 processor (Humming Bird) Both perform really well, but iOS seems to be faster with less lag compared to Nexus S. [An important thing to note is that, while using the device running humming bird processor, it wasn't as fast as the snap dragon devices!]
Memory : iPhone 4 – 16 or 32GB flash Memory (In-built – no external memory support), Nexus S 16GB iNAND Flash Memory.
Operating System : iPhone 4 runs on the iOS, which is one of the best operating system for smart phone! It is extremely fast, excellent UI and has tons of applications from the App Store. Nexus S runs on the Google’s Android 2.3 OS, which is also very popular and fast, but the android’s UI is difficult for some! The Android Market also includes many applications, but unfortunately its not as good as the Apple’s Appstore. iPhone Wins this for sure!
Display : iPhone 4 has an excellent 3.5″ Retina Display with 960×480 pixels res at 326ppi! Nexus S has 480×800 res 4″ display.
Camera : Both have the same specification of 5MP camera with flash, and a VGA camera in the front. Both the phones perform really well!
Battery : Apple wins here. One of the most advertised features on the iPhone 4 is the battery that is noted to offer up to 7 hours of talk time. While the Nexus One was noted to offer 10 hours of talk time, the new Nexus S on the contrary only gives 6 hours.
Price : The Nexus S will be priced at $199 – the same as the 16GB iPhone 4.
CONCLUSION : Both the devices perform really well. If you want the iOS you have no other choice other than the iPhone, but if you are looking for an awesome android device, then Nexus S is perfect for you!
You can also read the user reviews for both the device from Testfreaks :
iPhone reviews : http://www.testfreaks.com/cellphones/apple-iphone-4/
Nexus S reviews : http://www.testfreaks.com/cellphones/samsung-nexus-s/
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