Google Nexus S vs Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.7 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
1280 x 720 pixels, 316 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

58.33 %
64.92 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3
TI OMAP4460

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8
Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540
PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5GB
1GB DDR2

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

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 (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1750 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable
Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.8

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video light, Video calling
Video calling

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
1.3 MP

Design

Dimensions:

4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 inches (123.9 x 63 x 10.88 mm)
5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)

Weight:

4.55 oz (129.0 g)
4.76 oz (135.0 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys
Notification light

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Gray, White

Cellular

UMTS:

Bands 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 1(2100)
Bands 5(850), 8(900), 4(1700/2100), 2(1900), 1(2100)

Data Speed:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
MHL

Additional microphone(s):

Yes

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Video out, Charging

Location:

A-GPS
GPS, A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M3

Phone features

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Music ringtones (MP3)

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 22, 2010
Oct 07, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9020T
A3LGTI9250

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.51 W/kg
0.43 W/kg

Measured in:

1700 MHz

Body:

0.78 W/kg
0.74 W/kg

Measured in:

850 MHz

Buyers information

Price:

$ 530

Availability

Officially announced:

Dec 07, 2010
Oct 19, 2011
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