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Samsung Galaxy Note Vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus Phones Comparison

The last few weeks have seen the South Korean tech giant Samsung releasing two super phones one after another, first is the Galaxy Nexus and the other, Galaxy Note.  Both phones are expensive and superlatively multidimensional.

Comparing these two phones cannot do justice to either of them, the reason is simple; both have their own specialties and their own targeted audience. Anyway, let’s have a head to head comparison of the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Note.

Table of Content   

  • CPU and RAM
  • Dimension and Size
  • Memory
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Connectivity
  • Operating System
  • Social Integration
  • Data Input
  • Pricing
  • The Verdict


The Galaxy Nexus has a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core  processor and a 1GB RAM with GPU of 384 MHz Power VR SGX540, if we turn our attention towards the Galaxy Note we find that the Note has a 1.4 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex A9 SoC  processor and a 1GB RAM plus ARM Mali-400 MP GPU.

The Note seems to have won this section, not by a very big margin though.

Dimension and Size

The Galaxy Note is 146.85×82.95×9.65mm, it weighs around 178g, the Screen is 5.3 inches, and that is some size. On the other hand the Galaxy Nexus is 135.5×67.9×9.47mm, it has a weight of 150g and the screen is 4.65 inches.

The some people like the bigger size of the Note and some like the relatively smaller Galaxy Nexus, all depend on the need.   


Galaxy Note has 16GB all flash Memory to further the range it also has a 32 GB detachable memory card slot, in total it has a huge memory. Nexus on the other hand can only boast of 16/32 GB of in built memory that too is no trifle by any means.

One more game to the Note, of course.


As far as the display is concerned, the Galaxy Note has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels that is around 13.46 pixels per cm, the Note has Super AMOLED HD screen. Now the Galaxy Nexus, it has a 720×1280 pixels resolution with a Super AMOLED HD screen, it can boast of 16 M colors  and 100000:1 contrast ratio.

In this section both phones are almost at the same pedestal.


If we have to compare the cameras of both the suave machines the Note can be proud of its 8MP rear Camera which is an auto focus one and has a LED flash, we are not finished there, friends, it has a 2MP Front camera for crystal clear real time video chatting.

The Galaxy Nexus has a 5MP rear camera which is 2592×1936 pixels the camera has a dual LED flash and 1080p video recording, the front camera is 1.3MP.

Do I need to say that the Note champions this segment too?


The Note has a Li-ion 2500 mAh battery whereas the Nexus has a 1850 mAh lion. This data is sufficient to tell you that Note is a better thing in terms of the battery performance.


Connectivity is as important in a phone as anything (Yes, I know that I should not be telling such childish things). The nexus has a 3mm TRRS, it has GPS, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Micro USB 2.0, WI-Fi 802 a/b/g/n. The Note cannot be construed lagging behind it has 3.5mmTRRS, WI-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 3.0, Micro USB 2.0, USB host2.0.

Operating System

The Note runs Android GingerBread 2.3.5 with TouchWiz UI 4.0, here the Nexus seems to have scored some legitimate points over the Note. The Nexus has the latest Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich OS, which is considered by many as the best OS at the present moment.

Social Integration

The Note has lots of things to offer in this section, it has Exchange Active Sync, integrated messaging Hub, Readers Hub, Music Hub, game Hub, and Samsung ChatOn. The Galaxy Nexus will also not disappoint the users. If the user lives in Gmail Google Docs, Docs reader this phone is a productivity booster.

Data Input

The Note is a Multi-touch screen, it has headset controls, proximity sensor and ambient light sensors, Accelerometer, and such things but the standout thing is the Stylus S Pen/Pen UX , let us turn our attention towards the Nexus, it also has Multi touch, Capacitive Touch Screen, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity Sensor, and it has a dual microphone for noise cancellation.


A discussion about a phone cannot be completed if we don’t discuss the pricing. So the price of note is around INR 34000 and since the Nexus is not available in the country so exact price can’t be said with credence but it is expected to be somewhat near the price of the note.

The Verdict

With each and every feature and app discussed in detail, the readers should must have understood, till now, that what either of the handsets is all about. There is not much difference to be honest, and whatever difference is there, it is not conspicuous to the naked eyes. But one thing is for sure, both the Galaxy Nexus and the Galaxy Prime are magnum opus from Samsung, one should go for one at the first opportunity. Grab one folks!!



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