Google and Samsung, the two major names in technology are again set for a collision course when the recently released Nexus 4 meets Samsung Galaxy S4 in the near future. With Google’s fourth Nexus-branded smartphone released on November 13, 2012, its competitor Samsung has been rumored to release its latest smartphone in the month of March, 2013.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 release date is almost confirmed to be announced on March 14, 2013.
We have compared their earlier products time and again only to see a fierce competition. Sometimes it has been Google that has had a healthy advantage over its nemesis, whereas on other occasions it has been the complete opposite.
What needs to be seen is whether Samsung Galaxy S4 has the potential to match the prowess of Google Nexus 4. Reviewers as well as ardent Samsung technology lovers have set their hopes and only wish for their likable brand to rule the market all over again.
We review both the devices and help you come to a conclusion as to which one among the two will dominate the other. With one of the high-end smartphones already launched in the market, it is just a short wait before Samsung releases Galaxy S4.
Google Nexus 4
Google Nexus is a smartphone designed and manufactured by LG Electronics. It was released on November 13, 2012. In the United States and some parts of Europe and Australia, the phone was made available for purchase on Google Play. Since its release, the reviews have been extremely positive from the reviewers as well as users.
Samsung Galaxy S4
As mentioned earlier, Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released in the later part of March 2013. This highly anticipated device is already being considered as a strong competitor for Google Nexus 4 and several other smartphones in the market. The Android-based phone will be shipped with a Stylus, otherwise known as an S pen.
When it comes to the appearance of Google Nexus 4, the only term which fits here is elegant. If you look at this device, you will find no complexities in grasping its appearance. It has an excellent screen which makes it perfect for viewing videos or even printing documents. On the other hand, the sleek design of Samsung Galaxy S4 differentiates it from its predecessors. This flagship phone has a remarkable physical design which you would just love to flaunt.
In terms of display, Samsung Galaxy S4 is said to have an advantage over its rival Google Nexus 4. Where the former has the display of 5-inch OLED screen, the latter offers a display size of 4.7 inches. One of the disadvantages that S4 carries is that pixels can be seen clearly if the user really strains at the screen. There were rumors about Samsung launching its latest model with a flexible screen, but in terms of S4, it seems out of the question. Maybe this is something we will see in the future versions of the handsets released by the Korean brand.
CPU and GPU
When it comes to installed processors, Nexus 4 is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core Krait processor and GPU supported with Adreno 320. On the other hand, Samsung Galaxy S4 will comprise the next generation Exynos 5450 processor with four Cortex-A 15 core. It will be functioning at a speed of 2 GHz with 2 GB of RAM to successfully ensure multitasking and flexible usability.
Google Nexus 4 functions on Anrdoid 4.2.1 Jelly Bean to ensure that users receive high quality performance. Samsung Galaxy S4 runs on an advanced and more mature version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. There are also rumors that the device will function on a different OS known as Tinzen, since other Samsung phones are working with this operating system. Unfortunately, as far as this version of Samsung phone is concerned, it is a good possibility that we might see Jelly Bean installed in it.
The storage space for Google Nexus 4 can be either 8 GB or 16 GB depending on the version that you purchase. The downside here is that the memory storage is not expandable. Samsung Galaxy S4, on the other hand boasts 32 GB of internal storage memory for accommodating pictures, videos applications and other data.
Google Nexus 4 includes front camera as well as one in the rear. The front camera offers 1.3 MP and 720p recording. In contrast, the rear camera of the phone features 8 MP back-side illuminated sensor with LED flash. It also offers 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second. Since the camera details of Samsung Galaxy S4 are unknown, it has been projected that the phone offers at least 10 MP camera.
This projection has been made after an image snap was showcased on Picasa. However, it is important for you to know that images on the internet can be tampered, which is why we would recommend confirmation before jumping on the Galaxy S4 bandwagon.
Google Nexus 4 has a 3.8 V 2100 mAh, 8 Wh rechargeable Lithium polymer non-removable battery. It offers talk time duration of 15 hours. Unfortunately, at the present moment, the battery life of Samsung Galaxy 4 is unknown. However, consumers are definitely expecting it to come up with something close to 3, 300 mAh that was released by Motorola in its RAZR Maxx. Some battery life of that sort would definitely be one of the added advantages for Samsung to pinpoint as a USP.
We would not like to conclude as such on the review, for one of the smartphones is yet to be released. However, if someone would question whether it would be worth purchasing Google Nexus 4, we would recommend a short waiting period till March 2013. We definitely do not discourage its potential, but Samsung Galaxy 4 promises to come out with a lot of surprises in terms of features as well as price.