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Samsung GALAXY Nexus vs Google Nexus S vs HTC Nexus One

Samsung GALAXY Nexus Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9.5
User Rating - 8.9

Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

Google Nexus S Remove phone

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PA Rating - 8.5
User Rating - 8.8

Posted: 07 Dec 2010
Market Status: Released

HTC Nexus One Remove phone

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PA Rating - 9
User Rating - 9.9

Posted: 17 Mar 2010
Market Status: Released
Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phoneSmart phone
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.3, 2.3)Android (2.3.4, 2.2, 2.1)
Dimensions5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 inches (123.9 x 63 x 10.88 mm)4.69 x 2.35 x 0.45 inches (119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm)
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.55 oz (129 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
Display
Physical size4.7 inches4.0 inches3.7 inches
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

316 ppi233 ppi252 ppi
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Super AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDAMOLED
Colors16 777 21616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touchYes
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensorLight sensor, Proximity sensor
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels5 megapixels
FlashLEDLEDLED
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.8  
FeaturesAutofocus, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, PanoramaAutofocus, Geo tagging, Night modeAutofocus, Geo tagging
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)720x480 (DVD) (20 fps)
FeaturesVideo callingVideo light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

TI OMAP4460Samsung Exynos 3Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540PowerVR SGX540Adreno 200
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM512 MB RAM512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
Built-in storage32 GB16 GB 
Storage expansion  microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB
Battery
Talk time17.66 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
Stand-by time12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
29.7 days (713 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Talk time (3G)8.33 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
6.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
Stand-by time (3G)11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
17.8 days (427 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
Capacity1750 mAh1500 mAh1400 mAh
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback
Radio  FM, Stereo, RDS
SpeakersEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, LoudspeakerEarpiece, Loudspeaker
YouTube playerYesYesYes
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, TwitterYouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+ 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz900, 1700/2100, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPSA-GPSA-GPS, Cell ID
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)YesYes
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.02.1, EDR2.1
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g, n
Mobile hotspotYesYes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0USB 2.0
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSBmicroUSB
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherNFC, MHL, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync, VoIPComputer sync, OTA sync
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (1, Multiple color), Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Additional microphone/sYes for Noise cancellation
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, BarometerAccelerometer, Gyroscope, CompassAccelerometer, Compass
Hearing aid compatibility M3M3
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice recording
Availability
Officially announced19 Oct 201107 Dec 2010 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 530 

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