No doubt that these are two of the best smartphones with powerful internal specifications to be hitting the market. The much-awaited Nexus Prime has been oficially announced a few days ago with a release date sometime in November. Meanhwile, the iPhone 4S is available on the market and, after a short period since its launch, it has registered excellent sales numbers. The iPhone mania is still on the go, although everyone was expected the iPhone 5.
Despite its identical look with the popular iPhone 4, inside it is a complete new phone; an improved version with high end technical specs for being competitive on the smartphones’ market. As the current iPhone 4, it will come in two colors: white and black, while the Nexus Prime comes only in a black color. At least, for now on. So, you are probably wondering: which one is a better option? the iPhone 4S or Nexus Prime? We’ll compare their internal specs to have a clear overview.
If we put head to head both smartphones, it’s obviously that the Nexus Prime is a bigger phone. Google’s phone comes with a classic design, being slimmer than most of smartphones available on the crowded market. Actually, the Nexus Prime is almost slim as Samsung’s popular Galaxy S2 with its 8.9mm. Looking at their dimensions, the Nexus Prime is widely taller than the iPhone 4S, wider but slimmer. It’s about 20mm difference between their height. Regarding the weight, the Nexus Prime is 5 grams lighter than the iPhone 4S. Same simple but attractive form factor for the iPhone 4S as the current iPhone 4.
As everyone know, Apple didn’t put a new display on the iPhone 4S, so basically we have the same 3.5-inch retina IPS display with a great 540×960 pixels resolution that offers an extreme clear and vivid image quality. The screen is protected with a scratch-resistant oleophobic surface to keep it apart from everyday scratches, scuffs and more. On the other hand, the Nexus Prime has a huge 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD touchscreen and a better resolution than the iPhone 4S 720 x 1280 pixels. For sure, the Nexus Prime wins this category.
Going down to the camera segment, the iPhone 4S has known a real improvement with a greater 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash plus the capability to capture videos at 1080p , meaning that it manages to beat the Nexus Prime which is equipped with a standard rear 5MP camera also with 1080 full HD video captures. Both have a frontal facing camera for video calls. While the iPhone 4S comes with a smaller VGA cam, the Nexus Prime includes a 1.3MP front facing cam. Even so, the iPhone 4S still wins this category.
Probably the most important component available inside a smartphone, it’s the processor. Just like the iPad 2, the iPhone 4S includes the A5 chipset with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor, a better chipset to deliver more power and faster graphics. The RAM memory is the same: 512MB with three versions of storage space: 16/32/64GB with no posibility to expand it, because there is no microSD card slot included. As fot the upcoming Nexus Prime, it comes with a more powerful processor; a dualc-ore ARM Cortex A9 clocked at 1.2GHz and a roomy 1GB of RAM. Regarding the storage space, it comes with two options: 16 or 32GB built-in memory.
Regarding the software part, the new iPhone 4S runs the latest version of iOS, iOS 5 with over 200 new features in comparison with the older model. Simple and easy to use, the iPhone 4S comes with Safari as its own web browser and, once again, with no Flash included. Furthermore, it brings the fre service called iClud that store users’ music, photos, apps, mail, calendarts and more. With a wireless connection, it will let you push them to other devices as well. Probably the most important and interesting feature is the personal assistant called Siri that will provide you all needed information. All you have to do is ask.
Samsung Nexus Prime is the first Android-powered smartphone to run the newest version of Google’s platform: Android 4.0 Ice Ceam Sandwich which comes with a complete new and changed interface, multitasking, face unlock, auto text to phone, Android Beam and other interesting features. It does support Flash and will include also NFC feature, which means you’ll be able to make payments with your new smartphone.
What about the connectivity? iPhone 4S will support 3G network, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot or Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, lacking the speed 4G LTE network. On the other side, the Nexus Prime will come with 4G connectivity, 3, Bluetooth 3.0 plus Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot. So, for a better data transfer, the Nexus Prime is a better version.
Depending on the chosen model, the iPhone 4S will have three different prices. $200 for the 16GB model, $300 for the 32GB or the 64GB that will go for $400. No details were given about Samsung Nexus Prime price tag, but we’ll provide you with new infos as soon as they came out.
The true is that both smartphones are the best options in the way of smartphones. Judging from their technical details, both devices have pros and cons. But it’s not right to judge them only by technical details. It does matter the user’s experience with the smartphone. Furthermore, we have two different platforms with its own followers. If you want something big, you should go for the Nexus prime for a better view of your movies, images and more. If you’re interested more about the camera part, you should opt for the iPhone 4S with its performant 8 megapixel camera on the back. Anyway, it’s subjective but what matters is that both are two great smartphones.