Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy S III Features Specs Comparison Table

Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus ComparisonSamsung Galaxy Nexus was the flagship model from Samsung which was released in October 2011 which was released with the Super AMOLED HD Display. Though this device was was good enough when talked about specs and features but all thanks to the launch of Galaxy NOTE by Samsung which ruined the excitement of Galaxy Nexus. So, just in case if you wanted to know on which one to opt for when compared with an all new Galaxy S3 smartphone then we will help you with the same. In the due course of this article, we will be checking out in detail.

Features & Specifications:

Samsung Galaxy S III Vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus


Galaxy Nexus comes with the superior 1.2 GHz dual core processor A9 Cortex processor which comes with the TI OMAP Chipset 4460 and is loaded with the Power VR SGX540. Processing is heart of any smartphone and its now an age where every single high end smart phone is talking of no less than Quad core processor.

Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with the latest 1.4 Ghz Quad Core processor which is indeed a very powerful.

Display Screen:

Higher the screen size, better the visibility seems to be going well as Nexus is being loved for this reason as it has got a huge 4.65 inches of screen size. This phone also comes with a special protection coating which comes with the Oleophobic element. Nexus comes with the Super AMOLED HD Screen display which has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels with multi touch capability.

Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with the 4.8 inched screen size with 720 x 1280 resolution capability which comes with the latest Gorilla Glass 2 and Super AMOLED HD display.

Operating System:

Galaxy Nexus was the first smartphone to be launched with the latest version of ICS Android 4.0 firmware version and now its on the latest version of ICS 4.0.4 and very soon it will be receiving the latest 4.0.5 firmware version.

Undoubtedly, Galaxy S3 comes with the latest version of ICS Android 4.0.4 firmware version and also it can be upgradeable with the latest Android 5.0 as in when it gets released.


The bad part of the Galaxy Nexus is the camera quality, though this phone comes with the 5MP camera along with the LED flash, the image clarity is not at all good when compared with any other high end Android smart phone.

Samsung Galaxy S3 too comes with the 8MP camera which is the primary and also it houses the 1.9MP camera along with HDR capability.


Battery is the most talked feature these days as smartphones are consuming more battery power than ever, all thanks to the data hungry apps which keeps on syncing the data which drains the battery faster than ever. Galaxy Nexus comes with the battery life of 1750mAH which is a decent enough battery life.

Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with the 2100 mAH which breaks all the barriers when it comes to the battery power.


When compared Samsung Galaxy Nexus with that of an all new Galaxy S3 smartphone, Galaxy S3 smartphone is superior as it has many features external sd card slot, better processing capabilities and also it has better screen hardware which makes S3 a perfect phone. Do let us know your views on this as we will be more than happy to hear from you in the comments section below.



  1. PMN

    August 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Guys Galaxy Nexus is obviously The Best of any android smartphone because it is Google’s so you can never get outdated whereas in S3 you may have to wait for a long time to update your phone….So my point is you can use nexus for the next 5 years but S3 probably just 2 years…so why do you waste your money on s3

  2. pankaj

    May 9, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    can samsung galaxy s3 support open glu ?????????

  3. Liran

    May 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

    The dimensions of the Galaxy III on your chart are not correct – gives the impression that the III is smaller than the Nexus. Not so. Check your “facts”.

  4. Galaxy Nexus owner

    May 4, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    Bigger screen size (4.8 inch vs 4.65 inch) means less pixels per inch using the same resolution of 1280 x 720. The naked eye really can’t tell the difference though. The Galaxy S3 wins with the Gorilla Glass which means one less accessory (screen protector) to buy. Don’t get the ideal that if you drop the phone that the Gorilla Glass won’t break. It just means that it is scratch proof. More cores in a processor is not necessarily better. It all depends what is in the chip. A dual core processor that has a S4 chip is better than a quad core processor that has a S3 chip. Do a Google search on smartphone processors. The Galaxy S3 definitely will have a better camera. I have a good DSLR and a good point and shoot camera already so a camera is not that important to me on a smart phone. Yes it is nice for texting pictures but I can upload better quality pics to my computer then move them over to my smartphone for texting. It will take more time out of my life, but hey, I have plenty of time. Both will have 1080p video so we will see how much better the video looks on the Galaxy S3 vs the Galaxy Nexus. That really depends upon what kind of lens the Galaxy S3 uses. Having a better lens makes a huge difference. Having a 2100 mAH battery instead of a 1850 mAH battery is not much of an improvement when you are using such a large display screen with high definition resolution. The screen display on my Galaxy Nexus uses 64% of the battery life no matter what brightness I set it to. I don’t like my display to time out on me after 30 seconds so for me getting extended batteries will help. Maybe the next Android update to the Galaxy Nexus will improve upon that. I believe that the Galaxy S3 will win over the Galaxy Nexus because of its thin form,(not much thinner than the Nexus), its use of a micro SD card, and its camera. Price wise the Galaxy S3 might be at least $100 to $150 more than the Galaxy Nexus once it is in the stores but then again, by then the Galaxy Nexus might not be in the stores anymore so that won’t matter. I could of waited for the Galaxy S3 maybe for another 3 months but what the heck. I spent hours researching different smart phones online and watched a ton of YouTube videos. I handled and compared the live smartphones in two different Verizon stores. I took careful notes on how the Motorola Razr Maxx, the HTC Rezound, and The LG Spectrum performed compared to the Galaxy Nexus. Overall the Galaxy Nexus was consistently the best phone in performance, display, and call quality over the other smart phones that I looked at. Samsung definitely has a good thing going. Is it any wonder why Samsung’s profits are growing? Oh BTW, my previous smart phone was an HTC Incredible.

  5. Clouds

    May 4, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I own a Galaxy Nexus and I must say that I don’t see that great difference between the 2 devices. For me surly an extra sd card slot to expand the memory is not a good enough reason to sell my Nexus and buy the S3.
    The nexus camera is great actually because it takes great pictures in low light and it records at 1080p with 0 seconds shutter lag, so what else do we need here? We all know that it doesn’t always mean when you have a higher megapixel camera then you have a better picture.
    About the 1.4GHz processor in the s3′ I would say that it’s the same as having a car which can run maximum speed 300km/h and you sell it because the other run at 340km/h ! The nexus already have a very fast processor and you won’t feel the difference for a regular user, other then that it’s all the same.
    The battery time? I have a rooted galaxy nexus and I charge my phone only once a day and it’s very enough for me!

  6. Clouds

    May 4, 2012 at 11:54 am

    This comparison in the picture is very wrong.
    The galaxy Nexus has no 8 mp camera but 5′ and it has a 4.65 HD super anoles display not 4.3 and it has also NFC capability

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