Nexus S Vs. iPhone 4

Nexus S Vs. iPhone 4

Nexus S vs. iPhone 4 on your mind? Let's get down to business and have a look at the comparison between these two smartphones in the article below.
Smartphones are ruling the mobile market around the world today. The proud rooster amongst the smartphones is no doubt the iPhone 4G. The competition gets tougher with the launch of Google Nexus S. In collaboration with Samsung, Google has launched its Android-based Nexus S phone to compete with iPhone. Both phones tantalize mobile phone users with their advanced technical features as well as eye-catching appearance. Which of these two titans outweigh each other in the market, has to be seen. However, we shall take a look at the review below and learn the fine points that make these phones stand out.

Nexus S Vs. iPhone 4

All eye balls were fixed on the new iPhone 4 ever since it was announced by Apple. However, Google and Samsung's Nexus S has managed to steal not a few, but many eye balls away from iPhone 4. Both these heavyweight champions are pitted against each other in the following paragraphs. We shall compare the features of each phone that will help us know more about them. Let's see how each of these champions fair when they enter into a dual below:

The Looks

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It has a classy, polished look with its stainless steel and glass exterior. The stainless steel and glass are supposed to be scratch proof. The Apple logo at the back of the phone, steals the show from Nexus S.It has a curvy look that appears smart and sleek. Although not as sleek as the iPhone 4, it has what it takes to flaunt. Nexus S has a plastic body and therefore, one needs to be careful to avoid any scratches and breaks.

Display and Size

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The display size of the iPhone 4 is about 3.5 inches with a 640 x 960 pixel resolution. This phone also boasts of an iconic retina display that gives better and brighter visual appearance. The iPhone measures 59mm x 115mm and weighs about 140 g. Nexus S is better than iPhone in terms of weight as it is found to be lighter and bigger. On the other hand, iPhone is said to be the slimmest smartphone ever with a thickness of just 0.37".The display of Nexus S is slightly larger with 4 inch display size. However, it has a smaller resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The Nexus S comes with a super AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen that also gives brighter and better display. However, the retina display scores a point over the AMOLED screen. Nexus S is about 63mm x 123.9mm in size and weighs just 129 g. It is thicker than iPhone 4 with a thickness size of about 0.43".

Operating System

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The operating system of an iPhone is obviously the proprietary iOS 4. With a huge apps database in the Apple Store ready to be downloaded, iPhone 4 becomes the popular choice for those who want more from their smartphone. Everyday, new apps are added and you can download them free as well as there are paid versions available that help make your iPhone smarter. The Nexus S runs on the latest Android OS, the Android 2.3, better known as Gingerbread. One need not be disappointed when it comes to apps, as the Google Android Market is just as good as Apple Store. You can find thousands of useful apps that will make your experience better. A plus point for Nexus S over iPhone is the Near Field Communication feature.

Technical Specification

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The in-house A4 processor forms the brain of the iPhone 4. It comes with a 512 MB of RAM and different built-in storage space like 16GB or 32GB. You can choose your phone according to the internal memory, but keep in mind that the 32GB costs more than the 16GB.This phone has a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor. Nexus S also sports 512 MB of RAM and comes with 16GB in-built storage. When compared to other Android phones, this phone does not come with an expandable memory slot.

Camera Specification

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The Apple phone comes with a 5 megapixel camera with an auto focus as well as flash. There is a VGA front camera that allows video calling. If you wish to record videos, it also comes with 720p HD video recording. The camera is where Nexus S scores over iPhone 4. The 8 megapixel camera on Nexus S makes it a better contender than iPhone 4 in terms of camera. This phone too comes with a VGA front camera for video calling. However, video recording is better on iPhone 4 as Nexus S has a DVD standard of 720 x 480 pixels.

Battery Life

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Now, coming to the battery life, the Apple phone comes with a Li-Po 1420mAh standard battery. This battery has a talktime of about 14 hours on 2G and 7 hours on 3G.This phone comes with a Li-Ion 1500mAh standard battery. It gives a talktime of about 14 hours when on 2G and 6.7 hours when on 3G.

Connectivity

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The connectivity specifications of iPhone include UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi (802.11n 2.4GHz only), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR wireless technology, Assisted GPS and Wi-Fi.The connectivity specifications of this phone include Quad-band GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900). Tri-band HSPA (900, 2100, 1700), HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Near Field Communication (NFC) and an assisted GPS (A-GPS).

This was all about the Nexus S and iPhone 4 specs. So, is Android better than iOS? As you can see, iPhone 4 emerges the winner in this tough competition. However, Nexus S has given iPhone 4 a tough fight. If you are planning to divorce iPhone 4 and get hooked up with Nexus S, I am sure you won't be disappointed. Both phones are worth every buck and will give users immense satisfaction of using a smartphone.
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