The Nexus 4 is one of the best selling devices for Google to enter into the smartphone segment, and it managed to do this by offering a lot of features at a price point.
It was able to compete with some of the flagship models from other companies like the Samsung Galaxy S4. This was a replacement for the highly successful Galaxy S3. Just when it seemed that it could possibly offer a lot of new features in the device, it came out with the Galaxy S4 that features several firsts for the industry.
As far as design goes, there is little to separate the two phones. They both come with the same candy bar design, which has been the trend in the last few years. They offer a large touch screen display that makes these devices double up as the perfect multimedia companion. The Galaxy S4, though, triumphs in this regard by offering a much larger 5-inch display. Users of the Nexus 4 will have to settle for the 4.7-inch unit.
Aside from featuring a smaller display, the Google device comes with the 720p display on offer, but this is dwarfed by the full HD 1080p unit on the Galaxy S4. Due to these two aspects, the Samsung Galaxy S4 manages to get the first impression as a multimedia device.
However, the Google Nexus for manages to claw back the advantage by offering the Android operating system in its native form. One of the advantages of doing so is that it will be significantly better it comes to making use of the phone’s hardware. The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with the TouchWiz user interface that adds an additional layer of tasks that the processor has to perform. Since this is absent in the Nexus 4, it can distribute the power to additional aspects of the phone.
The Galaxy S4 and Nexus 4 feature the same amount of RAM – 2 GB. Hence, there is unlikely to be any major difference when it comes to multitasking. The Samsung device, though, will be able to take advantage of a superior processor – at least in terms of cores. Nexus 4 comes with the same quad core processor that has been featured in several new smartphones nowadays. The Galaxy S4, though, comes with a powerful octa core version. The eight cores of the processor are supplied by two individual processors and they run depending upon the load.
Some may prefer the Nexus 4 as having a much better specification in this regard since it comes with the snapdragon processor – the preferred choice for many developers. The Galaxy S4, on the other hand, features the Exynos chipset, which has not won many rave reviews. It is, therefore, surprising to know that Samsung has decided to go for this processor for its flagship device.
This is a flagship device that will cost $ 420 for the 16 GB international version without any warranty. Meanwhile, Google device will be available for around $ 380 for the international version with warranty.
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