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Samsung Galaxy S III vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

I guess the Samsung Galaxy S III is probably 'better', but is it really much better than the recent Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

Most Useful Answer masterpfa  May. 15, 2012 at 15:30

@CTPAHHIK If shopping on a budget the Nexus is an excellent choice, a capable phone, but by no means the best.

I, for example, have the Nexus and would not consider changing it for any phone currently available, SII, SIII or HTC One X. Not because I think the Nexus is better just that I cannot justify any additional costs incurred in changing at this moment in time.

Of the 2 phones, the SIII, if finance is not an issue, makes the better choice, faster processor, expandable SD storage and larger capacity battery. But as an alternative I don't think the Nexus is not too bad an alternative.

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CTPAHHIK  May. 7, 2012 at 11:05

S3 will be better and to me it would be much better. Galaxy Nexus was already handicapped phone when it was released.
S3 doubles processing and graphic power compared to Nexus. It also comes with external SD card support. If you already have S2 there is no compelling reason to upgrade. For Nexus there is.
Look at prices of S3 (when it released) vs. Nexus. Nexus must be 50% cheaper than S3. If it's 60% cheaper it could considered a viable purchase as a "budget high end" phone.

masterpfa  May. 15, 2012 at 15:30

@CTPAHHIK If shopping on a budget the Nexus is an excellent choice, a capable phone, but by no means the best.

I, for example, have the Nexus and would not consider changing it for any phone currently available, SII, SIII or HTC One X. Not because I think the Nexus is better just that I cannot justify any additional costs incurred in changing at this moment in time.

Of the 2 phones, the SIII, if finance is not an issue, makes the better choice, faster processor, expandable SD storage and larger capacity battery. But as an alternative I don't think the Nexus is not too bad an alternative.

UPgradeISnowDUE  May. 15, 2012 at 16:20

I AGREE MASTERPFA , wish more people would think like him and me, instead of zombie sheep, jumping devices just coz they are new or the latest for 5 minutes.

CTPAHHIK  May. 15, 2012 at 18:08

If shopping on the budget, and in my opinion budget relative to Galaxy Nexus is £250 (as I would not pay more for it), this would be best phone around at this price. Even @ £270 Nexus is best buy.

If you sell your Nexus right now you can use that money towards new phone. You don't need to spend £500 for SIII. I think used Nexus can easily go for £200 now.

Nexus is not too bad as an alternative below £300. Anything above that is rip off. At £250 it's an excellent phone and if you are limited by £300 that a no brainer.

CTPAHHIK  May. 15, 2012 at 18:29

I AGREE MASTERPFA , wish more people would think like him and me, instead of zombie sheep, jumping devices just coz they are new or the latest for 5 minutes.

Trying to get economy out of recession. :p

masterpfa  May. 15, 2012 at 21:07

If shopping on the budget, and in my opinion budget relative to Galaxy Nexus is £250 (as I would not pay more for it), this would be best phone around at this price. Even @ £270 Nexus is best buy.

If you sell your Nexus right now you can use that money towards new phone. You don't need to spend £500 for SIII. I think used Nexus can easily go for £200 now.

Nexus is not too bad as an alternative below £300. Anything above that is rip off. At £250 it's an excellent phone and if you are limited by £300 that a no brainer.


I personally won't be selling my Nexus as I actually like my phone.

I do also like the latest quad core phones with the Samsung Galaxy SIII being the pick of the bunch,(the price of the right phone is not an issue in the slightest), but not enough for me to change up.

With Google IO in June and Jelly Bean ( Android 5.0) due to be released towards the end of the year on the latest Nexus phones, I personally will wait until then.

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