Google Nexus S vs Samsung Epic 4G
Sizing up evenly with their 5-megapixel auto-focus cameras, the results are actually quite different with the Samsung Epic 4G providing better looking shots in general. Even though details are almost identical in good lighting conditions, the Epic 4G manages to produce fairly richer looking colors over the neutral tones offered by the Nexus S. Taking it indoors where lighting is dim, the shots produced with the Epic 4G once again outshine the Nexus S with their distinctive color reproduction. Meanwhile, the LED flash with the Google Nexus S tends to make images look a little over-exposed, with the results from the Epic 4G looking more natural in tone.
Google Nexus S
Samsung Epic 4G
Google Nexus S
Samsung Epic 4G
Google Nexus S Sample Video:
Samsung Epic 4G Sample Video:
Sporting the usual stock Android music players, there isn't anything too striking with either phone since they look and feel identical – while still being functional at their core. As for the audio output with their respective speakers, the one with the Nexus S is more than audible with its strong tones. However, you'll be blown away by the stronger tunes emitted by the Samsung Epic 4G as it clearly resonates at a deafening tone – while still being acceptable to the ear.
As we mentioned earlier, the Samsung Epic 4G features a microSD card slot which is occupied out of the box with a 16GB card. It's nice to have since it enables you to swap it out with something bigger at an instant, which easily makes it more of a convenience as opposed to the fixed 16GB internal storage of the Nexus S.
1. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
generally i find fault with PA's comparisons. But I also have a hard time reasoning a nexus S over a galaxyS phone. The only thing it has on my vibrant is a FFC and a flash on the camera... the first of which, id never use. Lacking 720p and a removable mem card slot are big hits to me. I would assume they would add in the 720 option later though as its just a software upgrade.
2. theo14461 (Posts: 225; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
As for me, I don't care for the slide-out keyboard, or the branding on the Epic. Stripped down Android, is what I'll take. Wimax is nice if you get it, and lets not forget it costs 10 extra bucks a month. It'll be great day, when all Galaxy S phones get 2.3.
3. arokingpin (Posts: 9; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)
Glad I got me the epic for christmas... swype is awesome
5. Simone Wilson (unregistered)
the samsung epic iz better and anyone who thinks the nexus s is better can go sumwhere for all i care................ i can care less so yea the SAMSUNG EPIC IZ THE BEST FONE IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
6. cposey (Posts: 25; Member since: 30 Apr 2011)
So, in the end, would it be better for me to use my insurance to get a new Epic or just sell my Epic in order to get a Nexus S 4G?
7. daniyo (Posts: 46; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
now the nexus is really just the epic with 2.3 and no keyboard.. its a matter of if u like the keyboard and notification light
8. Amy (unregistered)
I like the Epic. The Nexus is good but personally I like how Epic gives me choses of texting : potrait and landscape texting on screen, swype, and with a keyboard. I'm 13 and a mega texter so i like that feeling I can text in all the possible ways I can and as a teen, trust me when I got my LG Rumor Touch, my first phone, I said I will never drop this phone .. EVER! but i did -_____________- and I like how Epic is stronger than the plastic Nexus background. Both phones are great :D but for those who like that I can text in all possible ways and a tougher phone for butterfingers (i admit :P) than I suggest Epic ^___^