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Does the Apple iPhone 4S hint at big things coming for the Google Nexus Prime?

Does the Apple iPhone 4S hint at big things coming for the Google Nexus Prime?
While many Verizon customers felt like that had taken a shot to the solar plexus when it was apparent that Big Red was skipping out on the Samsung Galaxy S II party, there had to be an upside according to customers of the nation's largest carrier. After all, the handset is considered the best Android phone ever made with absolutely mind-blowing Quadrant Benchmark scores. And after passing up on the first-generation Apple iPhone, you wouldn't expect Verizon to make the same mistake twice. So there had to be quite an amazing phone on the horizon for Big Red to pass on the Samsung Galaxy S II. And, many thought, that handset has to be the fifth-generation Apple iPhone.

Now that the introduction has been made, and the specs are released, the Apple iPhone 4S has been outed for what it is. The device is an Apple iPhone 4 with a fairly substantial improvement in software. The problem is that most of the improvements only match current Android specs such as HSPA+ connectivity. At the event, Apple tried to show that the iPhone 4S is just as fast as some other Android models using HSPA+, but the truth is that the chart really should have been used by Android manufacturers instead of Apple to show non-techies that despite Cupertino's constant propaganda, it is the Apple iPhone 4S that is just now catching up to the speed of other Android 4G models using HSPA+ pipelines.

A rendering of the Google Nexus Prime

A rendering of the Google Nexus Prime

An 8MP camera? Android models have had this for some time. Notifications? Again, nothing new for Android users. A dual-core processor? Heck, Android smartphones are supposed to have quad-core under the hood by Q1 2012. And we won't start another fanboy squabble by discussing the 3.5 inch screen on the Apple iPhone 4S as compared to the 4.52 inch display on the Sprint and T-Mobile variants of the Samsung Galaxy S II.

This is not to say that the Apple iPhone 4S is not a good phone. Nay, it might even be a great phone. But since in many ways it is just bringing Apple up to match Android specs, would Verizon pass on the Samsung Galaxy S II for the Apple iPhone 4S? Or could it be that the Google Nexus Prime, with its Ice Cream Sandwich goodness, will be truly amazing. Don't forget that anonymous 4Chan poster who claimed to have played with the device and passed along what he believes are the specs of the phone. The Google Nexus Prime will supposedly be equipped with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 4.65 inch curved glass display with 720p resolution. 16GB of storage is on board and a 2000mAh battery powers the phone. According to the anonymous source of this information, the Google Nexus Prime is why Verizon said no to the Samsung Galaxy S II. And now that Samsung tells us that "Something BIG is Coming", we can only agree.

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posted on 05 Oct 2011, 03:12 4

1. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

WOW! Great specs!

Now just tell me the Nexus prime has a 12MP camera and make my wet dreams come true! lol

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 04:33 5

4. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Stop the madness! A bigger camera does not mean a better camera. Just put a really solid 8 MP on there and we'll be happy.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 04:59

5. AKm007 (Posts: 108; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)

it's going to be a 5 mp sensor. but apparently, it's going to be the best of the lot.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 06:49

7. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

theyve knocked off that 5mpx rumor and its now an 8mpx rumor, but the part of it being new camera tech is still sticking.

current rumor includes
1.5ghz generation 2 Exynos 4212 (i think thats the processer name.. thuuuump3r!!!)
8mpx camera
4.63 screen, 4.3 usable
face recognition
on and on.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 07:00

8. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Have they confirmed the Exynos? For the longest time people were saying OMAP 4460. What about all that stuff about OMAP being the target chipset of ICS?

Man, now I have to update my spreadsheet.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:27

13. G-Reg (unregistered)

Any idea when this beast is to come out.. Ill definitly agree its specs are note worthy, but doesnt it also mirror the specs of the HTC Incredible HD which is to be released before the end of the month?

I agree about the cameras needing to stop going into higher megapixles. Active image stabliztion, better lenses, better tuned processing should be the goal. The phones are capable of such better image capture. One company just needs to step up, team up with kodak or who ever, and spank the competition

Just like beats, maybe HTC will continue its acquisitions of astablished quality products to tac into their phones.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 03:17 8

2. PhoneLuver (Posts: 481; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)

I believe Apple's user satisfaction is going to really hurt them in the long run.

I have an iPhone4. It's great device. I'm perfectly and happily bored with it. Will I sign a 2 year deal to get the 4S? No!

Will I sign a 2 year deal to get a Nexus Prime or maybe some Nokia WP7 handset with awesome specs? Probably!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 03:24 6

3. shy2papa (Posts: 335; Member since: 23 Jan 2010)

By the time iPhone 5 comes out Galaxy S III would have a crazy spec 2.0ghz processor and a 4.6 Super amoled HD,

Apple is now playing Catch up :(

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 05:59 1

6. Justsadd (unregistered)

copy samsung s series....iphone 4s

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 07:00 1

9. Mooooo (Posts: 212; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)

Apple is done.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 07:52 1

10. G-Reg (unregistered)

Ive been off the past few days so i have missed the whole iPhone4s blah blah blah. Not a bad thing, but comming in today, i wanted to get caught up in all the. First article i clicked was this one and i am absolutly shocked.

The lack of ignorant comments is such a relief, but i think im going, no, i have, to look a little deeper into that fact. Simply, either world peace is finally starting, or the iphone4s has failed some ifanboys wants and dreams. I would put my money on the later.

Is the king apple lossing their touch? Such hype and excitement of a new product would normaly leave fanboys foaming at the mouth and lighting up comment boards left and right touting its dominace over all other beings for weeks to come.

By far, not complaing. But definitly akward.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 17:26

16. maxican16 (Posts: 364; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

You won't need to look far to find said comments.. no, not far at all.

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 09:54

14. Yeoh (unregistered)

samsung galaxy series copy iPhone?
study the history of smartphone dude
nonetheless, galaxy series is still the best replica we can found

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 16:36

15. belovedson (Posts: 1052; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)

man is spring going to get the nexus prime. i love my nexus s. i can't wait to see the prime

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:06

17. Battleraiser (unregistered)

Nexus Prime is rumored to be Verizon exclusive... tho my upgrade isnt until march of next year... Hello Nvidia Quad Core Kal-El'!

posted on 05 Oct 2011, 18:08

18. shelley.bevacqua (Posts: 80; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)

Me too ! Nexus Prime will have the best feature set reign for at least a few months.

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