Samsung Galaxy S vs Google Nexus S

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Display

Size:

4.0 inches
4.0 inches

Resolution:

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

Technology:

Super AMOLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

57.88 %
58.33 %

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

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz
Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

Yes
PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5GB
0.5GB

Internal storage:

16GB
16GB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC up to 32 GB

Device type:

Smartphone
Smartphone

OS:

Android (2.3.5, 2.3, 2.2, 2.1)
Android (4.1.2, 4.1.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.3, 4.0.2, 2.3.6, 2.3.3, 2.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh
1500 mAh

Type:

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

Camera

Rear:

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera:

5 MP (Autofocus)
5 MP (Autofocus)

Video recording:

1280x720 (HD) (30 fps)
720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video calling
Video light, Video calling

Front:

0.3 MP VGA
0.3 MP VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.82 x 2.53 x 0.39 inches (122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm)
4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 inches (123.9 x 63 x 10.88 mm)

Weight:

4.16 oz (118.0 g)
4.55 oz (129.0 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Cellular

UMTS:

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

Data Speed:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS
HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack
3.5mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Features:

SRS WOW HD
Album art cover, Background playback

Screen mirroring:

DLNA
DLNA

Radio:

FM, RDS

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

3.0
2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

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

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0
microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, Charging
Mass storage device, Charging

Location:

A-GPS
A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

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

Hearing aid compatible:

M3

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

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2010
Oct 22, 2010

FCC ID value:

A3LGTI9000
A3LGTI9020T

Measured SAR:

Head:

0.33 W/kg
0.51 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
1700 MHz

Body:

0.39 W/kg
0.78 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz
850 MHz

Buyers information

Price:

$ 600
$ 530

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 23, 2010
Dec 07, 2010
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