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Google Nexus S 4G vs Samsung Galaxy S II

Compare phone and tablet specifications of up to three devices at once.

Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.3 inches

Resolution:

800 x 480 pixels, 233 PPI
800 x 480 pixels, 218 PPI

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED Plus

Screen-to-body:

58.33 %
62.75 %

Colors:

16 777 216
16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch
Capacitive, Multi-touch

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3
Samsung Exynos 4 Dual 4210

Processor:

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

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540
Mali-400 MP4

RAM:

0.5GB
1GB DDR2

Internal storage:

16GB
32GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (4.1, 2.3.7, 2.3)
Android (4.1.2, 4.0.4, 4.0, 2.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1650 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
8 MP (Autofocus, BSI sensor)

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6
Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3.2"

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (HD)

Features:

Video light, Video calling
Video light, Video calling

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
2 MP

Design

Dimensions:

4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 inches (124 x 63 x 11 mm)
4.93 x 2.60 x 0.33 inches (125.3 x 66.1 x 8.49 mm)

Weight:

4.60 oz (130.0 g)
4.09 oz (116.0 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Colors:

Black, White

Cellular

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

WiMAX
HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
DLNA, MHL

Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR
3.0

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging

Location:

A-GPS
A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync
UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), SyncML, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M4

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2011
Mar 11, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LSPHD720
A3LGTI9100

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.64 W/kg
0.40 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.95 W/kg
1.00 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.16 W/kg

Wireless Router:

1.00 W/kg

Buyers information

Price:

$ 550
$ 800

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 21, 2011
Feb 13, 2011
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