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Samsung Galaxy S II Vs Google Nexus Prime Comparison

We have just gone through the comparison of recently launched iPhone 4S with Samsung Galaxy S II phone and here in this article we will compare the recent best Android mobile phone Galaxy S II with the upcoming Google Nexus Prime which is yet to be launched accordingly to the specifications that we have. Samsung Galaxy S II nearly won the battle against iPhone 4S and let’s go through the internal competition among the Android phones.

Google Nexus Prime vs Galaxy S2The Google Nexus Prime is the successor of Google Nexus S phone. It’s popularly known by other names like Nexus 3, Nexus 4G and Samsung Galaxy Nexus as it’s manufactured by Samsung but up with Google name to it. So within a month or two, when Nexus Prime arrives, it will lock horns with Galaxy S II the best handset now. Let’s go through some of the best comparison between the two phones specifications wise which would help people determine whether to go with Galaxy S II phone right now or wait for a month to taste Google Nexus S phone.


Samsung Galaxy S II – Dual Core 1.2 or 1.5 Ghz processor
Google Nexus Prime – 1.2 Ghz / 1.5 Ghz dual core processor

Comparing the hardware of the phone, the processor remains the same. Both handsets are power packed with dual core 1.2 or 1.5 Ghz processor. We do know Samsung Galaxy S II is faster and gives out best performances, the same results are expected from Google Nexus Prime phone.

Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S II – Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Google Nexus Prime – Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0

When the Nexus S phone was launched by Google it debut the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system. Continuing the same trend the Google Nexus Prime phone will bring the much talked Ice Cream Sandwich operating system aka Android 4.0 to reality. We also had announcement from Asus Padfone being the second Android 4.0 OS in line to be released on January 2011. And this is the real difference between Galaxy S II phone and Nexus Prime. But for the moment as the Nexus Prime phone is not available Samsung Galaxy S II phone is ruling the market.

Display Screen

Samsung Galaxy S II – 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display
Google Nexus Prime – 4.6 inches Super AMOLED Plus display

Samsung adds same technology that we have in Galaxy S II phone but it’s of penTile matrix variety. The Google Nexus Prime would be the first smartphone with 4.6 inches large touchscreen display with Super AMOLED Plus display with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Now it depends whether users wants to go with 4.3 inches or with 4.6 inches and that would make you choose your handset.


Samsung Galaxy S II – 8 mega pixel rear and 2 MP front facing
Google Nexus Prime – 5 mega pixel camera on rear side and front camera

The Samsung Galaxy S II has one of the best camera among the Android mobile phones. Google Nexus Prime with 5 mega pixel camera is capable of recording HD videos at 1080p but I doubt it would give you 1080p HD quality. Both the phones has front facing camera for video calling but Galaxy S2 takes an edge with 2 mega pixel front camera too good for video calls.


Sasmsung Galaxy S II has 16 GB of internal memory and it can be expanded further up to 32 GB in size using the microSD card slot. So a maximum of 48 GB of data can be accommodated on this phone. The Nexus Prime with same 16 GB of internal memory follow the same footsteps of Galaxy S2 phone.

Network & Speed

Accordingly to the specifications Galaxy S II clearly emerges as the winner as it has 4G WiMax capabilities. Along with that the HSPA+ connectivity provides you a top speed of 21 Mbps. Yes, the same specifications of Galaxy S2 phone would be carried over to Nexus Prime phone.


Google Nexus Prime phone would weight 150 grams approximately when compared to Galaxy S2 weight at just 116 grams. The Galaxy S 2 phone looks very slim at 4.96 inches and with the Nexus Prime its still not yet revealed.


With 1650 mAh battery on Galaxy S II, it can provide you a 8 hours of talk time and on the other side since Nexus Prime is the next generation mobile phone it obvious that it would include 1750 mAh battery which offers same 8 hours of battery life on 3G usage. Nearly both the phones are on same page when it comes to battery.


Nexus Prime gets Verizon as the exclusive possible network carrier and other operators might add-on soon. Being a top talked devices it’s would be priced at $ 299 in contract. Nexus Prime would be in demand when it launches because users would be eager to taste the Android 4.0 OS. Whereas the Galaxy S2 phone is available at $ 199 in contract with carriers and the unlock version of the same is priced at $ 625.

The Verdict

One side we have the best Android mobile phone in the form of Galaxy S II and on the other side with just somewhat little higher specifications, the Google Nexus Prime phone looks promising for just one reason, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and so is the price of the mobile phone is set at $ 299.



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