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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus

0. phoneArena posted on 21 May 2012, 09:07

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been one of our favorite Android phones, as it ushered us in the new era of Ice Cream Sandwich – the Android OS version that reinvented the platform and aspired it to a whole new level. Of course, almost all new Android phones nowadays come out with ICS, and the Galaxy S III is probably the brightest example at the moment. Being the successor of last year's hit Galaxy S II, the Galaxy S III has yet to prove that it is the ultimate ...

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posted on 21 May 2012, 09:08 11

1. Yummy (Posts: 117; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

I think the galaxy s3 is more up to date I guess? But both are really nice phones.

posted on 21 May 2012, 09:16 11

2. bucky (Posts: 3133; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

This should be a beat down. The nexus loses to the s2 never mind the s3

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:12 12

6. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 493; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)

True, but the (GSM) Nexus will be munching on Jelly Beans sooner than either of those phones will.

posted on 15 Jun 2012, 17:51

50. THETECHTEAM (Posts: 82; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

jelly bean is not for android phones its the new version for android tablets

posted on 03 Jul 2012, 10:34 1

56. NexFan (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jul 2012)

Not true...your TechTeam needs an update. Jelly Bean is already available on GNex phones bought thru the GooglePlay store and OTA updates being pushed mid-July to existing GNex and Nexus S phones.

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:26 6

9. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

Well, it does have stock ICS, which is pretty badass. The only thing that the S2 beats it in is camera and possibly battery life. I'd say the GNex is just a little better.

posted on 21 May 2012, 20:50 1

24. bucky (Posts: 3133; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

I'd have to add screen(though debatable), processor, sd card, speaker volume and video codec support.

posted on 21 May 2012, 09:20 9

3. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

the only Galaxy S III showdowns that'll be interesting are the ones versus the Droid Razr MAXX HD and the iPhone 5.

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:28 10

11. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

no, the best show down is going to be SGS3 vs SGS3. exynos quad vs S4 on the same phone for a processor vs processor super gun down. There is no way to cry about this spec or that when everything else is equal. :)

Then we will laugh at the puny S4.. and then cry as we remember the american versions are S4 only.. :(

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:42 1

13. Sangeet (Posts: 232; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)

thumbed up accidently..
you don't even know that how powerful is the snapdragon s4, you are the kind of person who brags about the specs which is written on sheet not on the real life performance..
The snapragon s4 kicked the tegra 3 out of the competition in benchmarks and i am sure that it would be more or less the same as the Samsung galaxy s3 hardware is as SG3 is only a little better in terms of hardware when compared to the HTC one X
and yeah oyu don't deserve that thumbs up, just gave it to you accidently

posted on 21 May 2012, 13:21 4

18. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you should go do some research before commenting. it makes you look less foolish. i suggestwww.anandtech.com , since they did a pretty in depth chip comparison and phone comparison.

come back when you see just how far ahead the exynos is compared to the S4 and T3.

posted on 24 May 2012, 20:21

35. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Tegra 2 couldnt really match up to the dual core Exynos. Both had their wins n losses in benchmarks and technology. Its no surprise the same thing is happening with Tegra 3 vs the quad core Exynos.

Tegra 3's biggest thing will probably be battery life, while the Exynos will probably be pure performance.

Anandtech really is a good place to get really in depth tech info.

posted on 21 May 2012, 16:48 1

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

that's true, tally that on to my list. o:

posted on 21 May 2012, 09:34 3

4. JDCohen722 (Posts: 39; Member since: 18 May 2011)

I was interested in the showdown between the S3 and the One X, but that was a huge disappointment, I definitely think the S3 isn't superior to the One X, unlike how it clearly is superior to the Nexus. Both are Quad Core with very similar power, if anything the S3 has the slight upper hand in power, both have nearly equal battery life, whereas the One X wins in design and build, the S3 wins in Software Functionality and features. The Cameras are arguably equal. Then with the screen One X's is better (Besides Blacks) but the S3's is a bit bigger making it nicer for watching movies or playing games, especially without that annoying virtual menu button. If anything they are virtually equally matched with mostly personal preferences deciding the winner. The SIII and the One X are both the 2 Android Kings, I felt it unfair for PhoneArena to decide that the S III is superior to the One X. GSMarena rated them equal powerhouses with the winner being your own personal preference. But I guess thats just what I think.

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 12:16

51. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

Lets make it clear, it is not a quad core, the processor is by Quadcomm! there is no smart phone out with quad core, there is no need for the time being. They just add more RAMs to the phone versus speeding up the processor

posted on 20 Jun 2012, 17:11

53. Ezzy77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

You have to be trolling.
There are LOADS of quad core phones around. The manufacturer of Snapdragon SoC's is QUALcomm, not QUADcomm. Manufacturers haven't added more RAM into their flagship devices in over a year, they all have 1GB (SOME specific regional models of SGS3 and a phone by LG have 2Gigs of RAM IIRC).

posted on 22 Jun 2012, 17:42

54. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

Im maybe wrong, but tell me which phones that has Quad in them that operates in the U.S.? Cuz I havent seen any of heard of one. Maybe cuz there is no advantage of the quad core except to dream your battery 10x faster. As chips get smaller to into cellphones, they will add more RAMS. Dual cores are more than enough to run a smartphone smoothly with the correct amount of RAMs. With the RAMs, quad core will be running like a single core but take up more power. THIS IS WHY most laptops dont have quad core!!!!! So EZZY again what country are do you reside in to think this?

posted on 04 Jul 2012, 10:06

57. Ezzy77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

Yes, you are wrong. You have no idea what you're talking about.
In most markets, HTC One X has a quad core SoC as does Samsung Galaxy S3, Asus Transformer Prime tablet, LG Optimus 4X HD etc.
Some US phones, on some operators, have a LTE radio, so Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core SoC is in some devices instead of Nvidia's Tegra 3, but it's just as fast due to different architechture. But that doesn't mean there aren't ANY quad-core phones around.
The power of phones isn't for the phone GUI to be fast, but for games and other multimedia, browsing etc. to be smoother. And adding more cores makes the battery last longer. RAM is memory, Android runs perfectly smoothly with 1GB and there will be phones this year that have 2GB in selected markets (as I mentioned earlier). It won't make a huge difference as Android has a good mamory management system already.

And as for laptops, most Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (sandy bridge and ivy bridge) have 4 cores in them and I'd say most laptops are already running on those platforms (like the new Macbooks etc. Ultrabooks). My native country has nothing to do with these FACTS. Please look up some facts before you post stuff online.

posted on 05 Jul 2012, 10:22

58. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

It sounds you have done any research!!! You could not answer any of my questions? Becauuse there is no quad core phones in the USA. I never mention anything about laptops. Its a totally different device. The more core doesnt mean it save more battery power. Izzy, I will stop here, because none of what yiu post ate facts!!!! I built computers since AMD started, and deal with phones since Air Touch started, plus Im system tech. So enough knowledge base.

posted on 06 Jul 2012, 06:43 1

59. Ezzy77 (Posts: 4; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)

You never mentioned anything about laptops? You said "THIS IS WHY most laptops dont have quad core!!!!!" in your previous post, which is absolutely not true.
I'll just stop there. There is no point in continuing this discussion if you don't even read what you write.
As a side note: The reason why the T-Mobile version of SGS3 isnt quad-core, is that Exynos 4212 SoC's radio doesn't support HSPA+ "42Mbps" speeds. That's why it has the Snapdragon S4 SoC.
The original test, to which you are commenting, uses the international version of SGS3 - which has the quad-core Exynos SoC - hence your first reply is obsolete. There was no mention about the US models of these devices in the comment before you brought it up. Also, Amazon is selling the quad-core SGS3 unlocked in the States and probably One X as well.

And I have the quad-core Exynos version of SGS3 right here in my hands.

posted on 23 Jul 2012, 06:21

61. mbck1 (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

Typical american."me me me i'm the centre of the world"

google up quad core phones. you know...use the internet. don't just go to your local shop.

in saying the above, you are right. dual cores are more than enough. but hey we've seen this argument before...i've got bigger balls/breast/p***, etc, so you go have a surgery to make them 10* bigger. It's all pride and the companies are cashing in on that

my gnex can do whatever the sgs3 can. smart stay? there's an app for that. pop up video? again another app. super smooth scrolling? jelly bean more than fixed that. straight calling from a message? pffft i just click a button...not a big deal

the only thing you can't change is the average camera and the lousy speaker.

700 AUD vs 300AUD (i got mine for 120 :P)

posted on 21 May 2012, 09:38 3

5. lzsbleach (Posts: 155; Member since: 20 May 2012)

I think its bull when its Android against Android theres always a declared winner but when its Android against the iphone 4s its always a tie no matter what high end Android phone it is.

posted on 21 May 2012, 21:57 3

25. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)

beause no matter HOW MUCH better android is, people dont like to admit iphone sucks and why are we still comparing high end android phones such as the S3, the Xperia S and HTC one x to the pewny iphone?? you know iphone sucks when they stop comparing iphone to android and all you get is android vs androids now lol

posted on 23 May 2012, 13:59 2

28. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

when comparing Android vs. other OS there could never be a clear winner as you are comparing Apples to oranges..

posted on 25 May 2012, 01:09

37. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Please explain how its apples to oranges .....comparing the OS's....

I agree there is or never will be a clear winner. Preferences kills that with most things in life.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 17:31

44. rsco6969 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

i have been a massive apple fan, since the release of the 2nd gen iphone.
i've had no other phone except the iphone, no tablet but ipad though i recently switched to S3, and im so glad i did. though the ipad is still top in my opinion. the s3 feels faster lighter less bulky. im glad i took the plunge. now i however the iphone 5? maybe ill get i dunno apple used to rule the market with there new ideas and most importantly patents, now thats over with older (original) companies can really kick ass apples a hasbeen though they still rule the tablet

posted on 16 Jun 2012, 12:24

52. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 138; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)

Exactly my point,people that brags and defends the Iphones neer tried Android phone. Android phones by far is more user friendly, you have more options to set ur phone how you want it, and the hardware has always been couple years ahead of Iphones. The IPhone new gadgets has been followed from the Androids. Sorry to say this but Android had the front and back cameras, voice command and among other things years before Iphone. The worst part when Iphone release a new version, its TO FIX the previous version problems.

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:16 2

7. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

we wont sg3 vs htc evo 4g lte.

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:18 4

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

they did. see the GSIII vs. the One X. :P

posted on 23 May 2012, 14:22 2

29. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

lol,but i honestly think that the evo 4g better than the one x.

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