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LG Nexus 4 vs Samsung Nexus S

LG Nexus 4

Reasons to consider the Nexus 4

3.5G, Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Network Much faster max data speeds HSPA+ (84 mbps) vs HSDPA (7.2 mbps) Higher theoretical max data transfer speeds over cell networks (more than 11.5x faster)
Bluetooth Much newer bluetooth support 4.0 vs 2.1 Typically faster data transfer and lower power consumption connecting to other bluetooth devices
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen 1280x768 vs 800x480 More than 2.5x higher resolution screen
Movie format Higher resolution movies 1080p @ 30fps vs 720 x 480 @ 30fps Shoots high resolution Full HD (1080p) video
Screen PPI Significantly higher PPI screen 317 PPI vs 232 PPI Around 40% crisper display of text, images and video
Processor Faster processor Unknown, 1500 MHz vs Arm a8 (hummingbird), 1000 MHz More powerful processor, snappier and more responsive (50% faster)
Camera resolution Higher resolution camera 8 MP vs 5 MP Take photos with 60% more detail for larger prints
Screen size Larger screen 4.7" vs 4.0" Around 40% larger screen
Thickness Thinner 9 mm vs 11 mm Around 20% thinner
RAM Slightly more memory (RAM) 2048 MB vs 512 MB 4x more RAM, typically more responsive and better for multitasking
Google Nexus S

Reasons to consider the Nexus S

3.5G, Google Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Screen type OLED screen Super AMOLED vs LCD The Nexus S has a OLED screen, which are generally brighter and more vivid
Standby time More standby time 29.7 days vs 16.2 days More than 80% more standby time, less frequent charging
Weight Slightly lighter 129 g vs 139 g Around 10% lighter

Competitors

Common Pros and Cons

Compared to recent cellphones

Pros Cons
Internal storage More internal storage than most for storing music, photos and movies
16 GB
Multi-touch Both support multi-touch
Intuitive gestures such as pinch to zoom
Thickness Thin
Nexus 4:9 mm
Nexus S:11 mm
GPS Have assisted GPS
Assisted GPS
Wifi Both have fairly fast wifi support
802.11n (150 mbps)
Touchscreen type Touch sensitive screens
Easy to use with your fingers
Screen PPI Sharp display of text, images and video
Nexus 4:317 PPI
Nexus S:232 PPI
compatibility-score Works with many headphones
1.0
Camera resolution Capture very high resolution images
Nexus 4:8 MP
Nexus S:5 MP
App store Many apps available at their app store(s)
Android App Market
App store Both have an app store, makes it easy to add new games and programs
Easily get games and programs for your phone
Screen resolution High resolution screens
Nexus 4:1280x768
Nexus S:800x480
FM Radio Neither have built in FM Radios
Won't pick up any radio stations
Numeric keypad Neither has a numeric keypad
Its often harder to dial numbers with a touch screen or keyboard

Compared to recent smartphones

Pros Cons

We're not aware of any interesting pros shared by these two products.

Keyboard Neither has a physical keyboard
No keyboard

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