The Samsung Nexus S was the very first Android v2.3 Gingerbread phone from Samsung. The Galaxy S, on the other hand had gained lots of popularity among hearts of customers after its release.
In today’s article we shall compare specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S vs Nexus S in detail, to find out the better option.
Display and Processing
Both the Galaxy S vs Nexus S come with similar displays of 4 inches, having similar resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Display of AMOLED technology on the screen uses less power and is perfect for use in bright daylight.
Both these handsets occupy processors of 1 GHz. The Galaxy S comes with a Hummingbird S5PC110 chipset which offers a solid graphics processing performance. The Nexus S on the other hand has a processor of Cortex A8 chip.
Storage and Camera
Both the Galaxy S vs Nexus S come with solid numbers in the storage division. The Galaxy S is available in two versions of either 8 or 16 GB internal memory, while the Nexus S inherits 16 GB storage. The Nexus S and the Galaxy S comes with an option to extend memory using microSD card slot.
When it comes to capturing images, the difference between the two is too close. Both the Galaxy S vs Nexus S offer a reasonable 5 Megapixel camera, which is quite decent compared to modern smartphones. However, the Nexus S comes up with an advantage as it includes the flash option.
Both these smartphones allow 720p video capture along with handy front-facing cameras for video calling.
Software and Connectivity
One of the main differences between the two lies in their operating systems. The Nexus S runs on Google’s Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), with support for Near Field Communication (NFC), along with an improved keyboard with multi-touch support, internet calling support, and better user interface. User interface used on the Galaxy S is an impressive TouchWiz 3.0 to that of native Android UI on the Nexus S.
When it comes to price, the Nexus S may not be a budget option, but Samsung’s Galaxy S is undoubtedly a slightly more affordable option.
Overall, this battle between two brothers of the same company is very close, with the Galaxy S putting up a very strong fight. The Nexus S comes out on top in several aspects, thanks to its design and connectivity features. However, the new Nexus S steals the win largely thanks to its Android 2.3 status, and that NFC capability, but also due to the addition of a camera flash and the use of Google’s dedicated Android UI in all its native brilliance.