London, (Pal Telegraph) - If you’re in the market for a new high-end smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Apple iPhone 4S will almost certainly be near the top of your list. Which one should you opt for, however? We put the two head-to-head, to see which could be the better smartphone for your business.
Whether you prefer Android or iOS is a personal thing, but both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Apple iPhone 4S deliver when it comes to hardware. These smartphones offer a surprisingly different feature set, however, so read on to find out more.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus v Apple iPhone 4S: camera
The Apple iPhone used to be derided for its camera, which often used to lag a long way behind the best in class. The 5-megapixel camera on the iPhone 4 changed this, proving to be incredibly capable, and the 8-megapixel sensor on the iPhone 4S takes things one step further. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets a 5-megapixel camera, and although capable, it doesn’t look like being as impressive as its rival.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus v Apple iPhone 4S: screen
Both the Apple iPhone 4S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus feature screens that put most smartphones to shame, but which one you opt for will depend on personal preference. The Apple iPhone 4S features the smaller screen – at 3.5-inches, with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus measuring in at 4.65-inches.
The display on the Nexus will prove simply too large for some users, and the similar resolutions (640 x 960 pixels compared with 720 x 1,280 pixels) means that you won’t lose out much on sharpness if you do opt for the iPhone 4S. Ultimately, however, the Galaxy Nexus does prove the more capable handset if you want to watch movies or edit documents on the go.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus v Apple iPhone 4S: design
The super skinny design of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus helps it to stand out from the crowd. The Apple iPhone 4S feels a lot more familiar – due to the shared design with the Apple iPhone 4. The Apple iPhone 4S still features the more impressive build quality of the two, however, with the glass front and rear panels giving the Apple a tactile and high quality feel.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is constructed primarily out of plastic, and it feels like a cheaper product. That said, the plastic does cope better with the odd knock or drop, with a similar action potentially causing the iPhone 4S to smash.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus v Apple iPhone 4S: connectivity
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus goes one better than its rival, offering high-speed HSPA+ web browsing. The Apple iPhone 4S makes do with regular 3G/HSDPA connectivity. Both devices feature integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4 S also feature GPS, and the Galaxy Nexus comes with Google’s Maps and Navigation software built-in.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus v Apple iPhone 4S: hardware
Both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Apple iPhone 4S run at an impressive pace, with dual-core processors found in each. There’s a 1.2GHz chip in the Galaxy Nexus, and a 1GHz chip in the iPhone 4S. The Nexus wins on paper then, but there’s not much in it during real-life situations, with no lag apparent on either handset.
When it comes to storage, you’ll be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in 16GB and 32GB versions. The Apple iPhone 4S is available with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of storage, although the latter costs considerably more than any other handset.