Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy SII Features Specs Comparison

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is very much like a new-born phone, yet to be available in the market. Its expect to go on for sale from November in major countries. Samsung Galaxy Nexus debuts the Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 OS which packs some of the interesting features. In comparison we have the Samsung Galaxy S II which is the current #1 rated Android mobile phone which has just crossed the 10 million sales within 5 months.

We have previously gone through various comparison articles not only among the Android mobile phone but the comparison of iPhone 4S with Galaxy S II drove serious attention. Also check Galaxy Nexus vs Motorola Droid Razr, iPhone 4S Vs Galaxy S2 Vs Droid Bionic Vs Photon 4G & Galaxy Nexus vs HTC Amaze is the other comparison to check out.

Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy SIIHere in this article we have compared Galaxy Nexus with Samsung Galaxy S II specifications and feature wise –


Samsung Galaxy S II – Dual Core 1.2 Ghz processor

Samsung Galaxy Nexus – 1.2 Ghz dual core processor

Today’s generation of mobile phones are powered with dual core processor which provides faster response time and Google new phone is also manufactured by Samsung Electronics which is presently manufacturing all the high-end smartphones with dual core 1.2 Ghz or higher. Samsung Galaxy S II itself has 1.2 Ghz dual core processor and the same comes with Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Operating System

Samsung Galaxy S II – Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Samsung Galaxy Nexus – Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The Ice Cream Sandwich is the version of Android that all the users where waiting. Now it’s out its appealing on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 2.3 Gingerbread is not also a throw away and within few months the Android 4.0 update will be pushed to Samsung Galaxy S II and other Android mobile phones.

Display Screen

Samsung Galaxy S II – 4.3 inches Super AMOLED Plus display screen with capacitive touchscreen

Samsung Galaxy Nexus – 4.65 inches Super AMOLED HD Plus display screen with capacitive touchscreen

Both have Super AMOLED Plus display screen with multi-touch input by Samsung. Galaxy Nexus screen has some improvements in Super AMOLED display and the only difference in both the handset in display screen is in the screen size with Galaxy Nexus going for 4.65 inches capacitive touchscreen display.


Samsung Galaxy S II – 8 mega pixel rear and 2 MP front facing

Samsung Galaxy Nexus – 5 mega pixel camera with 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera

During the launch of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google showcased the video quality and picture quality of Samsung Galaxy Nexus rear camera which stands at 5 mega pixel. The Galaxy S II with 8 mega pixel should provide better quality of images than the Galaxy Nexus phone. Also both the handsets have front facing camera which can be used for video calling.


When it comes to memory both the products which are manufactured by Samsung, has 1 GB of RAM and comes in 16 & 32 GB internal storage capacity. Both the devices come with microSD card slot for expanding the memory up to support of 32 GB in size.

Network & Speed

Both Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II are compatible to run the 4G LTE speed on them and the Galaxy Nexus would be based on the country specific network availability.


Galaxy Nexus will be powered with 1750 mAh battery and Galaxy S II too will be powered with 1650 mAh battery. There is not much difference in battery specifications as both are made up of Lithium ion and offers nearby same battery life.


The price of Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not yet known and Samsung Galaxy S II is available at Rs 30,000 in India. We expect the price of Galaxy Nexus to be not more than $ 699 for the unlocked version and it would be available since November 1, 2011 in US.

Other Features Comparison

We have seen Ice Cream Sandwich  with added features like Data usage analysis and Android Beam feature to share content easily using NFC.

Final Verdict

Samsung Galaxy S II is already the best Android handset for the moment and with Galaxy Nexus phone it would be the internal competition in Android which phones has upper hand than the other. Presently it’s hard to decide but one thing I can say you is that Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich is something to watch out and users are awaiting to taste it.

By the way, you can check out the world’s thinnest Android smartphone, Motorola Droid Razr which is par at Galaxy Nexus specifications and will receive Ice Cream Sandwich update in January 2012.



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