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This is a detailed comparison of two high-end Google Android OS phones being the Samsung Galaxy S and Google Nexus S. The Galaxy S was released a few months back and has Android 2.1 which is upgradable to 2.2 (update already available). The Nexus S was released a few days back and although it is still not officially available in India, one can purchase the Unlocked version through eBay India website.
Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S & Google Nexus S:
Samsung Galaxy S
Google Nexus S
|Dimensions (in mm)||122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm||123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm|
|Weight||119 gm||129 gm|
|Form||Touch Phone||Touch Phone|
|Display type||Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen||Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen|
|Screen Size||4.0 inches||4.0 inches|
|No. of Screen Pixels||480 x 800 pixels||480 x 800 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 2.1 Eclair upgradable to 2.2 Froyo(update available in India)||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Multi touch Input method||Yes||Yes|
|Three-axis gyro sensor||No||Yes|
|CPU||ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor||ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor|
|RAM||512 MB||512 MB|
|Internal Memory||8 GB/ 16 GB||16 GB|
|Expandable Memory||via MicroSD up to 32 GB||No|
|Primary Camera||5 MP camera with autofocus & 2592 x 1944 pixels ; no flash||5 MP camera with autofocus & 2592 x 1944 pixels ; LED flash|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA|
|3G||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps||HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|GPS||with A-GPS support||with A-GPS support|
|Talk Time||Up to 13 hr 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 hr 30 min (3G)||Up to 14 hr (2G) / Up to 6 hr 40 min (3G)|
Mobile Gyaan Verdict:
Both these phones are at the high-end of the price range and no one wants to compromise on any feature, since the buyer literally has to empty his wallet. The Google Nexus S comes out as a clear winner in certain important aspects such as having Android 2.3 OS and a camera with an LED flash. It even has entered the market more recently and as I mentioned earlier, the unlocked version is unofficially available at the above price on ebay India with free shipping.
As far as the Samsung Galaxy S is concerned, its plus points includes that it has an expandable memory option, it is available officially in India and it is already quite a success in the market.
Finally, in this fight between the two Samsung Android smart phones, I think the Nexus S seems like the winner as it’s a phone marketed by Google itself with latest Android gingerbread OS. So lets hope it arrives soon, via the official channel . Do let us know your views too as to which of these two mega phones you would prefer.