Spec shootout: Galaxy Nexus vs. Galaxy S II vs. iPhone 4S vs. HTC Sensation

So Google has announced their latest smartphone in conjunction with Samsung, the Galaxy Nexus, which has some impressive specifications that cement it as a fantastic upcoming device. Still, there are some other smartphones on the market competing with the Galaxy Nexus, and below we have compiled a handy comparison table to help you make the right decision.

The top specs of each are highlighted in bold:

  Google Galaxy Nexus Samsung Galaxy S II Apple iPhone 4S HTC Sensation
Network Connectivity

HSPA 850/900/1900/2100
GSM 850/900/1800/1900
LTE (some regions)

HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
CDMA 800 / 1900

HSPA 850 / 900 / 2100
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

Display

4.65-inch 720x1280 HD Super AMOLED

4.3-inch 480x800 Super AMOLED Plus

3.5-inch 640 x 960 LED-backlit IPS

4.3-inch 540 x 960 S-LCD

Processor

TI OMAP 4460 chipset
1.2 GHz dual-core CPU

Exynos chipset
1.2 GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU

Apple A5 chipset
800 MHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU

Qualcomm MSM8260 Snapdragon (S3) chipset
1.2 GHz dual-core Scorpion CPU

Graphics

Unknown graphics

Mali-400MP

PowerVR SGX543MP2

Adreno 220

RAM

1 GB

1 GB

512 MB

768 MB

Storage

16 or 32 GB internal storage

16 or 32 GB internal storage

16 or 32 or 64 GB internal storage

1 GB internal storage with microSD expansion

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
A-GPS
DLNA
FM Radio

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
A-GPS
DLNA
FM Radio

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
A-GPS

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP
A-GPS
DLNA
FM Radio

Camera

5 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
1.3 MP front camera
1080p video recording (rear)

8 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
2 MP front camera
1080p video recording (rear)

8 MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash
VGA front camera
1080p video recording (rear)

8 MP rear camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash
VGA front camera
1080p video recording (rear)

Sensors

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Barometer
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Near-field communication (NFC)

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
Near-field communication (some models)

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
Light sensor
Proximity sensor

Battery

Li-ion 1,750 mAh

Li-ion 1,650 mAh

Li-Po 1,432 mAh

Li-ion 1,520 mAh

Launch OS

Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"

Android 2.3 "Gingerbread"
TouchWiz UI 4.0

iOS 5

Android 2.3 "Gingerbread"
Sense UI 3.0

Launch Date

November 2011

May 2011

October 2011

June 2011

Size & Weight

8.94mm thin
135 g

8.5mm thin
116 g

9.3mm thin
140 g

11.3mm thin
148 g

 

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