Comparison - Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus S
06 June 2012 – The Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy SIII was announced last month. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was announced in October 2011.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is obviously the successor to the very successful Galaxy S2, and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is here because it was the first device to market with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Physically, the S3 is a lot more like the Nexus than the S2. They are about the same size, weigh almost the same (133 vs 135g) and have 720 x 1280 pixel Super AMOLED screens.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 has a giant 4.8-inch screen, with 720 x 1280 pixels. It also has better resolution because the Note has such a large screen.
It has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor inside, which should be faster than the dual-core 1.2 GHz processor in the Nexus. Both devices have the same 1GB RAM.
It is also one of the first phones to start accepting 64GB microSD cards, so there is a lot of storage inside this device. There is more battery (2100 vs 1750 mAh) on the S3 than on the Nexus.
Finally, the S3 has the current standard 8-megapixel camera on board, whereas the Nexus has a slightly lower rated 5-megapixel camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixels.
The Nexus comes with the unaltered ICS operating system because it is a Google phone. The S3 has been overlaid with Samsung's TouchWiz interface
The Note comes in 16 or 32 GB variants, which the S3 also has. However, the S3 has a 64GB variant in case you really have a lot of stuff to store in the phone. Video is however, much better on the larger screen of the Note.
As we mentioned earlier, the Nexus is a lot more similar to the S3 than the S2 is. Right now, the market price of Nexus is around S$ 660(S$ 848 RRP) whereas the market price of SIII is about S$ 940(S$ 998 RRP). That makes Nexus about S$ 280 cheaper than S3. If you do not need the high-performance specifications of the S3, then the Nexus S appears to be a good choice, but it will not be very future-proof.
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S$ 998)
3.5G HSPA + WiFi 802.11 a/ b/g/n, Touchscreen candybar, 8.0 MP camera, 16/32 GB Memory + microSD (Up to 64GB), Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
The Samsung Galaxy S III is the successor of the Galaxy S II that runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) with Samsung nature-inspired TouchWiz UI. It has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 resolution pixels, 1.4GHz Exynos quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.
There is an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash that is capable of recording 1080p full HD video at 30fps and take photos simultaneously. It is also a quad-band device and supports HSPA+ (21Mbps), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, energy efficient Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS and GLONASS.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus (S$ 848)
3.5G HSPA+ 21Mbps + WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Touchscreen Candybar, 5.0 MP camera, 16GB/32GB Internal Storage, Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
The Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display with 1280 x 720 resolution pixels, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and the first device to run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
It boasts a 5-megapixel camera which is capable of capturing videos at full HD 1080p at 30fps and promises a zero shutter lag experience. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus also has HSPA+ (21Mbps) network support, WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 as well as GPS.
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