Samsung Galaxy S3 Vs Nexus 4: Hardware, Specs, And Prices Showdown! Which Android Smartphone Is The Ideal Purchase For Consumers?


Which smartphone is the ideal purchase for consumers? We pit the Samsung Galaxy S3 against the Nexus 4 to see which is better.

In terms of design and display, both smartphones are fairly similar in terms of dimensions and in size. The Samsung Galaxy S3 uses a 4.8 inch display with pixel density of 306 PPI. The pixel density on the Nexus 4 is slightly higher at 318 PPI, due to its 768 x 1280 pixels resolution and slightly smaller size of 4.7 inch.The weight of both smartphones are around 130 g.

For Hardware and OS, the Samsung Galaxy S3 relies upon the Exynos processor to run the android 4.0 operating system, which has since received updates up to the 4.3 version with a quad core unit rated at 1.4 GHz. Meanwhile, the Nexus 4 has a 4.2 version of android, but has since received updates to the recent 4.4.2 version. The quad core 1.5 GHz versus from the Snapdragon range enables the phone to run this OS without any hiccups. It is further assisted by a 2 GB RAM, which is a massive increase compared to the 1 GB present in the Galaxy S3 since it often seen as a problem for the Samsung smartphone, as it prevents the phone from receiving updates to the 4.4 android version.

For the battery usage and camera specs, the two smartphones share the battery ratings. The 2100 mAh battery will be good enough to provide around 16 hours of heavy usage and the large touch screen displayed in both Glaxy S3 and Nexus 4 will ensure that they are capable multimedia devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S3 is equipped with eight megapixel camera, which can do a full HD video recording. This feature, along with many others, is shared with the Nexus 4 as well. Samsung, though, provides a lot of customization features in its camera interface. It also provides several default modes for novices, apart from providing complete control aspects like white balance and exposure settings. Night photography is also helped due to the presence of an LED flash.

The Nexus 4 cost around $300, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 cost $310.

So which smartphone is better? Sound off your comments right here!

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