Comparative analysis between Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S III

The recently launched Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S III have amazing features. Read on this article to find out the differences in two gadgets. The article also briefs on the pros & cons you must consider before buying any of these models.

Overview :

There is a huge competition these days in the mobile market. Every other brand is launching new innovative gadgets. Samsung, the leading brand in gadgets, recently launched the new Android smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III. This smartphone has amazing features and specifications. When it comes to performance, Android smartphone Samsung Galaxy S III leaves other mobiles like Nokia Lumia 920 and Sony Xperia J far behind. Like Samsung, Google has also launched a new mobile phone-Google Nexus 4. Google has come up with a smartphone which offers extraordinary specifications at a reasonable price. Both the mobiles are now available in the market and have micro SIM option.

LG Nexus 4 vs Samsung Galaxy SIII

Differences in between Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy S III:

Differences in between these two gadgets can be observed on specifications discussed below.

Galaxy S III mobile phone is launched by Samsung and Nexus 4 by LG, but the handset designs of both are quite similar. Talking of hardware, Galaxy S3 has dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm & weight of 131grams. Nexus 4 on the other hand has dimensions of 133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm &weight of 139g. So, no doubt Galaxy SIII is bigger and lighter than Nexus 4. Nexus 4 is quite similar to the first Nexus mobile phone with only slight differences.

Galaxy S3 has super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with the resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Galaxy S3 has a good pixel density of 306 PPI and a 4.8 inches display well protected by the Corning Gorilla glass. Nexus 4, on the other hand, has True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen with the resolution of 768 x 1280 pixels. Display of this mobile phone is 4.7 inches and like Galaxy S3, this phone too is protected by Corning Gorilla glass but the pixel density of this mobile is greater. So, clearly we can say that Nexus 4 has better clarity than Galaxy SIII.

Samsung Galaxy SIII has 16 GB internal memory with 2 GB RAM. Its external memory can be expanded to up to 32 GB by micro SD card. Nexus 4 has two variants: one is available with 8 GB internal memory and the other with 16 GB internal memory. The main problem with this mobile phone is that it doesn't have any card slot for external memory.

Galaxy SIII has an 8 MP camera with the resolution of 3264x2448 pixels. The features available with the camera are autofocus, LED flash, Simultaneous HD video & image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face & smile detection, image stabilization and HDR. You can also record videos with 1080p HD. Its 1.9 MP front camera has a 720 P resolution. LG Nexus 4 has an 8 MP camera with same resolution as Galaxy SIII. It has a 1.3 MP front camera. The camera of LG Nexus 4 mobile also has features like Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, photo sphere and LED flash. When it comes to number of features, Galaxy S3 leads Nexus 4.

In this modern age, everyone wants a smartphone with better operating system and processor. So, Galaxy S3 comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS having Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A9. Nexus 4 is really good with performance specifications. It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS having Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait fast processor. Applications run faster on this mobile phone than on the Galaxy S3.

Galaxy S3 supports MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player formats for video files and MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player formats for audio files. It has 3.5mm jack for headset. Nexus 4, on the other hand, supports MP4/H.264/H.263 player formats for video files and MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player for audio files. Both the mobile phones have social apps like Facebook, Twitter and Google Talk. If you are a gaming lover, you will really feel the difference in Galaxy S3's gaming experience. When it comes to connectivity, Galaxy SIII has GPRS, EDGE, WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 and micro USB v2.0. Nexus 4 has same the connectivity option but in WLAN Wi-Fi, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot facility. So, Nexus 4 is a really good mobile phone in overall performance.

Both the mobile phones have Li-On 2,100 m Ah battery. Battery back-up of Galaxy S3 is far better than that of LG Nexus 4. Galaxy SIII has a stand up time of 580 hours on 2G and 3G but Nexus 4 has a stand up time of only 390 hours. The battery of Nexus 4 is heavier than that of Galaxy SIII. So, when it comes to battery, Galaxy SIII is better because of its lighter weight and longer back up.


So, in this article you must have realized the pros and cons of buying a Samsung Galaxy S3 or Google Nexus 4. These two mobile phones are really good. By this article you must be now able to reach a conclusion and make a smart choice on purchase. I would say, go for Nexus 4 if you are looking for a high performance mobile phone but if you are looking for a big screen mobile phone with good camera quality, then definitely go for Samsung Galaxy S3.

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