Samsung Galaxy S V/s Google Nexus S; Detailed Comparison and Price

This is a detailed comparison of two high-end Google Android OS phones being the Samsung Galaxy S and Google Nexus S. The Galaxy S was released a few months back and has Android 2.1 which is upgradable to 2.2 (update already available). The Nexus S was released a few days back and although it is still not officially available in India, one can purchase the Unlocked version through eBay India website.

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Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S & Google Nexus S:


Samsung Galaxy S

google nexus s features price india

Google Nexus S

Dimensions (in mm) 122.4 x 64.2 x 9.9 mm 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm
Weight 119 gm 129 gm
Form Touch Phone Touch Phone
Display type Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen
Screen Size 4.0 inches 4.0 inches
No. of Screen Pixels 480 x 800 pixels 480 x 800 pixels
Operating System Android 2.1 Eclair upgradable to 2.2 Froyo(update available in India) Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes
Multi touch Input method Yes Yes
Touch-sensitive controls Yes Yes
Three-axis gyro sensor No Yes
CPU ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor
RAM 512 MB 512 MB
Internal Memory 8 GB/ 16 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory via MicroSD up to 32 GB No
Primary Camera 5 MP camera with autofocus & 2592 x 1944 pixels ; no flash 5 MP camera with autofocus & 2592 x 1944 pixels ; LED flash
Secondary camera VGA VGA
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; DLNA
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS with A-GPS support with A-GPS support
Talk Time Up to 13 hr 30 min (2G) / Up to 6 hr 30 min (3G) Up to 14 hr (2G) / Up to 6 hr 40 min (3G)
Colors Black, White Black
Approx Price Rs.28,000 Rs.31,349

Mobile Gyaan Verdict:

Both these phones are at the high-end of the price range and no one wants to compromise on any feature, since the buyer literally has to empty his wallet. The Google Nexus S comes out as a clear winner in certain important aspects such as having Android 2.3 OS and a camera with an LED flash. It even has entered the market more recently and as I mentioned earlier, the unlocked version is unofficially available at the above price on ebay India with free shipping.

As far as the Samsung Galaxy S is concerned, its plus points includes that it has an expandable memory option, it is available officially in India and it is already quite a success in the market.

Finally, in this fight between the two Samsung Android smart phones, I think the Nexus S seems like the winner as it’s a phone marketed by Google itself with latest Android gingerbread OS. So lets hope it arrives soon, via the official channel . Do let us know your views too as to which of these two mega phones you would prefer.


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  3. Nd Reply

    @kashif khurshid

    dude i used galaxy s n nexus

    so i personally recommended to go for NExus not galaxy

    rest is upto u

    n this fone is not compatible with VODAFONE IN (GALAXY) connection

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  5. Avinash Reply

    infibeam has listed the Nexus S on their website as coming soon with a price tag of Rs.24,000/
    just wanted to know the authenticity of this because i can wait for nexus s if its launched soon and with such a price tag.

  6. Shrikant Reply

    Great site guys, keep it up!

    I have a budget of INR 20,000. What is the best phone to be bought in this during the first few weeks of 2011.

    Thanks again, for sharing the knowledge.

  7. Ria Reply

    I want Google Nexus.. but not for that price!!! I have been browsing endlessly over the last few days
    trying to understand which is the best Andorid phone available in India. Sadly, havent been able to
    make a choice yet..Guys can anyone here suggest which is ‘the’ phone to go for as I really dont mind
    spending if something is really worthy enough? Tx

    • Deepak Jain Reply

      I feel Google Nexus S is worth the price as its users will have the privilege of getting the latest update of Android OS. Else you do have options like HTC Desire HD and other similar high-end Androids.

    • Harshu Reply

      hi ria i offered Samsung nexus for 26,900.00 new handset……….

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  9. s shah Reply

    i got nexus S but, my phone hangs a lot. sometimes the network goes away and i have to shut it down n restart the phone for the network. i have vodafone connection.
    has anyone faced such problem ? any solution ?

    • Deepak Jain Reply

      This seems to be very unusual problem. I would suggest you to hard reset (google to know how) your phone and that might help.

  10. Rohit Reply

    Samsung is now launching new version of Nexus s with wimax connection. Nexus S 4G is expected to arrive on 18th April ..hopefully this will be having a 1 GB RAM loaded in it.

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