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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, 10:26 1

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

I wouldn't get the EVO 4G LTE because of the multitasking issue reported. That'd get seriously annoying.

posted on 21 May 2012, 10:34

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

i didn't heard any thing about such problem.

posted on 21 May 2012, 11:59 6

14. ap1989 (Posts: 145; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)

GSlll is ugly with the home button im still glad i bought the Gnex

posted on 21 May 2012, 12:10

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

Not really I like it N I think they did it so it can stand out in a room of smart phones.

posted on 21 May 2012, 12:30 2

16. jjjsong (Posts: 75; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

Interesting PhoneArena's article on "Galaxy Nexus vs iPhone 4S" (http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-​Nexus-vs-Apple-iPhone-4S_id2924/) says it's up to personal preferences and indicates it's pretty much a tie between the phones.

Now for the article on "Galaxy S III vs iPhone 4S" (http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-​S-III-vs-Apple-iPhone-4S_id3038) also says it's pretty much up to "what kind of guy" you are and your own preferences. That again indicates a tie just it's up to people's tastes.

Now we have SGS III clearly winning over Galaxy Nexus in this article. So very confusing.

posted on 21 May 2012, 16:40

19. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)

thats ray for you,,,he'll never say an android phone is better than iphone although like you pointed out if the nexus and 4s are equal and the s3 is better than the nexus than the s3 is better than 4s...

posted on 21 May 2012, 13:03 1

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

Wouldnt the phone that can do everything the other phone can do and more be the better phone.... Wouldnt that make more sense in stead of making it a tie.

posted on 21 May 2012, 17:34

21. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

I think you guys have a defective unit. The loudspeaker on the GS III is much louder than what you claim.
It easily blows the GS II and the iPhone 4S out of the water.

posted on 21 May 2012, 17:57

22. barondebxl (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)

I'm getting an s3 on launch day. But the galaxy nexus is such a cool device, it shows you that a nexus is always relevant.

posted on 21 May 2012, 18:30 1

23. BillKilpatrick (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)

While it's fun to imagine, this is not really a walk-off. The Galaxy Nexus, on Verizon, has no competition from the S3, which is not available on Verizon. Maybe on a different carrier we could see people agonizing over which phone, but these two are so closely matched. The S3 has a slightly larger screen - with emphasis on "slightly" - and the Nexus has a slightly better pixel density - with emphasis on "slightly."

Who cares? I have the Galaxy Nexus and I can't see myself "upgrading" for some time to come. Even if I cared about the Galaxy Note and its stylus, its larger screen would not do for me what the GNex's screen did - in comparison to what was out there before. I returned my Razr to get the GNex and, quite frankly, I was happy with the Razr. The lesson I learned was that little upgrades don't really matter. It's the big leaps that count.

posted on 22 May 2012, 02:16

26. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)

I think samsung should change their designing team because of:
the back-looks like it came from the note except for that glossy plastic
the sides: reminds me a lot like of the galaxy nexus
the front: wave(for the home button) and again the galaxy nexus(imagine what the phone could have looked more if they decided to go with on-screen buttons)
After reading several reviews of the galaxy s 3 competing with other smart phones...it is the best but not with the design

posted on 23 May 2012, 23:42

33. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

you mean change its Lawyers?

posted on 22 May 2012, 05:28

27. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Yes I love my Galaxy Nexus just not my carrier Verizon. Due to the inability of Verizon to handle it's business from an update standpoint I will be leaving Verizon and taking my two lines of service to tmobile come July. With the fact that the Galaxy S3 will hit tmobile on July 1st 2012 I will open my line on tmobile on launch day for the Galaxy S3. In November when the new Nexus is introducted with Jellybean I will then purchase that new Nexus from the google play store then use that for my second line for tmobile. I gots to have me some jellybean 5.0 love plus new hardware I just love stuff like that. Meanwhile I will use my CDMA Verizon Galaxy Nexus till July then sell it to the highest bidder then use that cash toward my November purchase of my 5.0 jellybean Nexus. The purpose is the Verizon version will never see jellybean since we have been stuck on 4.0.2 since December 15th 2011 you know jellybean won't hit this device at all. Plus Verizon overall network is extremely overrated as well as all there LTE devices overprice there are device inconsistantcies on Verizons LTE network. No devices runs the same poor dBm as well as asu on my current Galaxy Nexus as well as just pathetic signal strenght in strong LTE areas enough is enough truly. Tmobile here I come and who knows with the Note 2 arriving on that network in August I might just snatch that up too. I will be a proud Galaxy S3 owner in July and a very proud new galaxy nexus owner come November...

posted on 23 May 2012, 14:25

30. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

Galaxy Nexus gets the first updates and it doesnt have that awful touchwiz

gnex is also guarenteed not to get a bootloader lock in the future and will be easily rooted. Gnex has more development and always will because it is a nexus device(not that gsIII has no development), but gnex will have more.

quad core, quad core... who needs quad core other than for benchmarks? in my opinion quadcore is just a gimmick for people to buy phones. There is no feature on android that needs a quadcore processor, not even ICS

my lg optimus t runs cm9 just fine no lag smooth scrolling, smooth video , and awesome pictures and videos and optimus t only has 600 mhz armv6 processor

please excuse my bad english
in my OPINION gnex beats gsIII hands down (im not saying gSIII is bad, but i think gnex is better)

posted on 23 May 2012, 23:41

32. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

GNex lag sometimes......
It is not in case of GSIII
This is why one needs quad-core in Android..
In case of ios dual core does it allllllllll
and wp is good with single(core)

BTW lg optimus is Froyo..........

posted on 24 May 2012, 20:25

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

Ppl said the same thing about dual core before dual core phones came out....that it was a gimmick.

Ppl dont really say that anymore...lol.

Quad core on a phone could mean a better experience when using a dock like the laptop or tablet dock that Moto and Asus will use.

posted on 23 May 2012, 23:34

31. maryaaadil (Posts: 146; Member since: 07 Apr 2012)

i wanna see GNote vs GSIII

posted on 24 May 2012, 09:43

34. Suts_97 (Posts: 124; Member since: 05 May 2012)

anyway, S3 vs One X is a fair comparison, but, S3 vs Iphone 4s, oh man! You must be kidding, the Iphone 4s doesn't even deserve to be compared with the S3, especially with its "huge" screen size.

posted on 25 May 2012, 17:41

38. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Verizon SGS3 vs Verizon Galaxy Nexus will be hands DOWN SGS3. Why? Because I fear that Galaxy Nexus on Verizon isn't a true Nexus device. Not because of a couple apps, no because we are still stuck on freaking 4.0.2 which 6 months was WAS what it was running on! The Galaxy Nexus only has one thing going against the One X and SGS3 and that it's a Nexus and will get the updates. BUT NOT ON VERIZON! So if you are on Verizon, wait for the Verizon SGS3, you might be stuck on ICS but at least you'll have the awesomeness that is the new touchwiz, a great camera, a huge display, way better battery life, and even if its S4 processor, it will still run laps around the Galaxy Nexus.

AGAIN and I not bashing the GSM Galaxy Nexus, only the Verizon one.

posted on 25 May 2012, 18:26

39. TMach (Posts: 466; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

I doubt anyone will disagree that the One x is a superior phone to the Galaxy Nexus. I have owned the GN and been using the One x since April. Not really going to debate the specs as they are there on paper so am going on real life usage and feel. This same reviewer then seemingly, correction, suggests there is not enough between the GN and SGS 3 to merit upgrading. On the other hand, he posts an obviously jaundiced review/comparison of the SGS3 and One x.

Still scratching my head as this completely defies all logic!

BTW, since the software updates, the One x which already performed with buttery smoothness now has a battery that lasts almost two days and much improved camera! Loving it!!

posted on 26 May 2012, 10:11

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

To me the Galaxy Nexus is the best looking Samsung phone.....

posted on 27 May 2012, 14:12

41. ghost__uwi (Posts: 175; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

good review. Well then I guess I will go from nexus to iphone.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:41

47. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

I sure would not be going to an iPhone right now , as the new iPhone 5 is due out soon. Unless it has a larger screen at least 4 in. and an SD slot , I still won't have an iPhone.

posted on 28 May 2012, 01:22

42. DJ___ (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 May 2012)

It's pretty easy to prevent the scrollbar from appearing over the web page in the Galaxy Nexus browser. Go to Settings -> Labs and check either of the two checkboxes: "Fullscreen" or "Quick controls". Done.

posted on 28 May 2012, 10:00

43. DePenguin (Posts: 22; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)

Nice to see that my Gnex can hold its own against such a powerful and new device! :) Makes me feel good that I made a good choice in my phone this time.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:36

45. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

The Galaxy Nexus I do not want. It is really inferior to the Galaxy S lll . The Nexus does not have an SD slot. The ringer volume is low , and there are reception problems. I would never buy that phone. No , the Samsung Galaxy S lll or the RAZR MAXX and I think the RAZR MAXX is probably the best one of all Verizon phones.

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 23:38

46. Jillxz (Posts: 149; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)

Deleted this one as it was a double post.

posted on 07 Jun 2012, 01:40

48. SinePari (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2010)

No one is suspicious of a TI OMAP 4460 with ICS running slower than a 4430 with 2.3.6? the latter hits 2285 on Quadran: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BF6jXhyYKs

I think that specific Nexus might have an issue. Should be pulling at least a 2500.

posted on 14 Jun 2012, 19:31

49. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

I know the GS3 out-specs the Nexus but I'm still liking the stock ICS above the Sammy overlay. Wish there was a way to choose stock ICS for the GS3

posted on 17 Jul 2012, 10:52

60. Naveen_BOSS (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Jul 2012)

Who the hell starts beef over Smartphones and Superphone

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