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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs Galaxy S II – Which is better?

Fans of the Android platform are spoilt for choice when it comes to available handsets. Up until recently, arguably the most sought after device was the Samsung Galaxy SII. But now Samsung are releasing the Nexus in the coming weeks around the world after consumers in the UK were lucky enough to get it last week. So today we thought we would look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs the Galaxy S II and which is better?

First up let’s look at the specifications of the two handsets, which both come powered by a 1.2GHz, ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processors. The Galaxy Nexus does have an older graphics chip though with the PowerVR SGX 540 compared to the S IIs quad-core Mali-400.

The display on the Galaxy S II at the time of launch led the way with its impressive 4.27-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. But the Nexus is far better especially if you like a bigger display as it measures 4.65-inches, but the fact it is 720p makes it the better of the two. We have also recently showed you how good the Nexus screen is at avoiding scratches in a video as well.

Camera wise the Galaxy S II comes out on top with its eight megapixel rear shooter capable of 1080p video and a two megapixel on the front. This compares to the five megapixel camera the Nexus has on the back with 1.3 megapixels on the front, and is also capable of 1080p video.

When the Galaxy Nexus was first announced many consumers thought it would be an amazing handset, but the lack of Flash support at launch and the fact there is no microSD slot dampened this a bit. By now most people will be aware the Nexus will come running the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS. But it was recently confirmed that the Galaxy SII would also be upgrading to the new OS soon.

We have already told you about some sound issues some users have been experiencing with their Nexus, so the Galaxy S II is still a worthy handset to consider. These will obviously get ironed out in the not too distant future, but the older of the two handsets could easily start seeing some good discounts soon.

Most consumers will want the newer of the two handsets, though it doesn’t mean the Galaxy S II has become a slouch overnight. It has notched up some pretty impressive sales since it first showed its face to the world.

Which of the two handsets would you prefer to own?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems

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