Poll results: Galaxy NEXUS vs Galaxy S II vs DROID RAZR vs iPhone 4S

Poll results: Galaxy NEXUS vs Galaxy S II vs DROID RAZR vs iPhone 4S
The Samsung GALAXY Nexus was announced last week with industry challenging huge 4.65-inch screen with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. The beautiful contoured screen was the biggest and brightest highlight of the device, but along with it came a brand new Android – 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich. Together, last week's joint Samsung-Google event was like the two companies shouting in the mountains – the echo would definitely trigger an avalanche of devices.

But the Galaxy Nexus, the first one is already announced and it's shifting the tectonic plates of the industry. At least over here at PhoneArena, as the majority of you opted for the new Nexus amidst all other top-tier handsets. Let us remind you – last week we brought you four cream of the crop smartphones in a spec smackdown for you to judge the winner. But it wasn't just specs that mattered – you had to pick the device you'd vote for with your dollar in the future.

The contestants were the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Motorola DROID RAZR, the iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy S II

The Galaxy Nexus turned out to be the clear winner, but the battle for the second place was fierce. It was up until the very last minute that a couple of votes tipped the scales in favor of the upcoming Motorola DROID RAZR and deservedly so – the handset packs LTE, a dual-core chip and a previously unseen ridiculously thin body. 

The RAZR got 21.35% of your votes, while the now available Galaxy S II snatched 21.2% for the third place.

Strangely, given the incredible sales data about the iPhone 4S, it couldn't hold its ground and only got a meager 8%, or 314 votes.

In our view, there's one clear conclusion to draw from your vote – the Nexus line has for the first time managed to produce an Android flagship, a device other phone makers will probably reference in the form of the beautiful GALAXY Nexus. The iPhone 4S also seems to have lost its cutting edge status and is now admired more for its traditional stability. Now, what do you make out of the results?



1. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

knew it would be that order. great first 3 choices. iphone sucks

15. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

The iPhone 4S is very underwhelming compared to the Android phones that are out & especially the Android phones that are coming out. Can anyone say Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr, & the HTC Vigor or whatever its name is, those phones are pushing the industry. The iPhone 4S is CLEARLY not at that level. The over 6 month old Samsung Galaxy S II out classes it also. Makes you wonder what the Samsung Galaxy S III will be like huh?

17. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

the sgs3 is going to be a quad core monster with a super amoled plus HD screen (please release that tech) running at 2.0ghz on ics :) i hope tht is true and oh like a 10 or 12mp cam with a carl zeiss lens

23. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is exactly what I think. All of that with some sexy design elements. The Samsung Galaxy S III is going to be from the future! lol

31. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

oh yes :D and thinner than the razr withput sacrificing durability

47. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

yea.. about 8 months from now future .. lol

53. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Who told you that Galaxy SII out classes iPhone 4S. I do not think you know better than Anand lal. check this dude.....http://www.anandtech.com/show/4951/iphone-4s-preliminary-benchmarks-800mhz-a5-slightly-slower-gpu-than-ipad-2 Do not just copy and paste others comments.

78. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

What? What are you talking about? I never copied & pasted anything? Dude the benchmarks on a weak OS are always better. If the Samsung Galaxy S II were running iOS5 it would destroy those numbers. If the bogus 800MHz A5 dual-core tried to run Android 2.3.5 it would crash because Android is too complicated. The only thing the Apple has better than the Samsung Galaxy S II is a slightly better GPU, THAT IS IT!

81. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Thank for accepting the fact that the Android is too complicated. Apple always try to keep their costumers out of complicated thing. that why iphone became so popular. Mate you have to learn that a weak OS can not take most of those benchmark done by anandtech. and if iOS is complicated, then Apple will make their "A" series chips according to that. I am not telling that GSII is bad. but do not mislead the readers of PA by acting like pundit.

90. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Dude Android is VERY easy! When I say Android is complicated I mean that it’s a Ferrari compared to iOS as a Honda. A Ferrari engine destroys a Honda engine in both complexity & RAW power. Android CAN do more complex things & do them very well. I most definitely don't mean that Android is too complex to use. If you can touch a screen with your finger, THEN you can use Android. Maybe iSheep are too stupid & don't know how to touch a screen? Is that what you are saying, because my 60+ year old Mother prefers her Motorola Droid 3 compared to the "easy" or "less complicated" as you say Apple iPhone 4. So there goes your complicated to use Android theory! Also do you even know what a pundit is? The iPhone 4S is very underwhelming, what is misleading about that? The phones I stated are better phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II IS a better phone. Wait until Android Ice Cream Sandwich then the Samsung Galaxy S II WILL be even better!

127. mpat95

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

the only reason y is ios5 is "simple" is because it serves no function except as an app launcher... im sure if thats wat android was going for we wouldnt be to "complicated" for ur dumbass

21. ayephoner

Posts: 858; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

the ONLY true conclusion that can be taken from this is that fandroids do truly outnumber 'isheep' on PA.

62. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

fandroids outnumber isheep period. just like android phones outnumber iphones.


Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

SGS2 kills even after half a year since release and almost a year since debut the SGS2 still beats most phone coming out. Sure the nexus has a 720p (But Pentile), a soc that's run the SAME speed with a (old wag bag GPU that's over 2 years old) good for its age gpu, and the new android 4.0 ICS but hey it's not like SGS2 will never get it... ans the razr- what about it- a qhd??? I thought were moving on to 720p WTF??? can't see why anyone would buy the razr over nexus. Whatever though it still remains to be seen if the nexus can beat the SGS2 in terms of performance.

2. Mozarrt

Posts: 301; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Fandroids do certainly outnumber the rest of us.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

that mirrors reality as well.

32. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

not in the ouside world... the iphopne out sells al those phones... so .. wrong

40. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

hmmm... Android has a higher market share than iOS... and it's iPhone*

56. rf1975

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

You are correct. but there is another point that you people forget to notice that Apple handling all those Android phone manufacturers single handedly. I mean if you compare the breakdown let say Apple-----> Samsung Apple-----> HTC Apple-----> Motorola Apple-----> LG then you realize.

63. willardcw4

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 01, 2011

You are correct in that the iPhone outsells any other single phone model. However, if all of the Android phones were consolidated into a phone with a once a year (approx) release date / refresh, that phone would have higher sales than the iPhone. This is extrapolated from Android having a higher market share than iOS. But that isn't the Android strategy, so making the comparison doesn't really mean much. Both systems are extremely successful in their own right. Ultimately, there are more Android devices than iOS devices with consumers. End of story.

84. Galaxys2...R

Posts: 46; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

The amount of times I have been trying to say this. Everyone keeps saying oh iphone outsells any android phone ofcourse it does because it is the only phone available on IOS at any one time. Where as android has samsung, htc, sony, motorola all making tonnes of phones a year for android. Say for example we just had one phone from android and one phone from IOS every year. The android handset will outsell the iphone. Obviously when you have loads of different manufacturers you have loads of different choice. I mean for example take the total number of android phones sold this year well say upto the announcement of the ip4s and i bet there is far more android phones sold on a whole than there is iphones.

110. koutrelakos

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

I don't know about that -- Samsung is looking pretty good these days. I'm a 4S owner.

94. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

of course.. it has more market share.. there tosn of free phones not to mention one android phones pops out every 2 weeks.. dudh.... remember quality over quantity

71. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

all that gallito can brag about the iPhone is the sales.. nothing else.. its al about sales.. can't you come up with something else?

95. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thats all I need ..... al company are here for money.. sales... not for customer satisfaccion.... Android saturates the market.. thats all you got right?

103. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

android gives us choice

105. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

what exactly is that choice...???... ability to hack it... wow.. i am impress... and please dont tell me live wallpapers or widgets. hardy anyone uses those things

109. toaster

Posts: 114; Member since: Sep 13, 2011

I wonder, are you trolling or was that a genuine question? If it was the latter, you probably won't understand the explanation. Form factor is the most immedate thing that comes to mind. iPhones come in one shape, size and flavour. 3.5" screen, 3G connectivity, no hardware keyboard. All of the iPhones since the 3G have had those in common. If you come from RIMworld and can't imagine a phone without a keyboard, sorry, the iPhone's not for you. Same if you have vision problems and need a bigger screen, or want LTE connectivity. The "one size fits all" method is why Android has more market share than iOS. This was fine when iPhones had the best of the best design out of any phone today, but it's now outclassed in every way, especially given that the 4S was a warmed over iPhone 4. It's no longer the thinnest, no longer has the highest PPI, nowhere near the most durable, or the most ergonomic phone you can buy today. Android phones come in literally every shape, size and form factor imaginable. Screen sizes from 2.5" to 5.3". A variety of screen technology - NOVA, SAMOLED, IPS LCD, and the list goes on. You can get 3G connectivity, AT&T "faux-G" True HSPA+ (T-Mo) or LTE/WiMax. There are (brand new) phones to suit any price range. Some Androids have excellent keyboards (Droid 3) but no OEM has bested RIM in this category. Apple and Google's different approach can be compared to restaurants. When they were first thought of, there was a set meal served at a set time on a set day. If you didn't like it, too bad. (iOS) Modern approach greets us with almost overwhelming choice on what to eat. (Android). There is a reason why the former method has long since been though of as obsolete.

112. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

I understand al that.. but why knock on Aplkle for being different... for being one size fits all... most of the Apple haters are always bashing Apple for not being like Android...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Dude in every single freaking android and apple article you are bashing Android. You never give android ANY credit whatsoever, so why are you whining and crying over people bashing Apple? It's people like you the reasons we hate apple. You are so brain washed and simple minded that you can't give credit or even think that another OS is of worth.

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