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Is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus really the best smartphone?

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus won the Gadget Show's smartphone battle. Is it really the best smartphone?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Dec. 13, 2011 at 11:26

According to Gadget Show it is*

*Winners selected according to sponsor's contributions.

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CTPAHHIK  Dec. 13, 2011 at 11:26

According to Gadget Show it is*

*Winners selected according to sponsor's contributions.

jaybear88  Dec. 13, 2011 at 14:23

It's got a really nice OS and the screen is stunning. That's pretty much the end of it. The S2 has a better processor, better graphics, better camera, expandable memory (really important to alot of people), is cheaper and will get the upgraded OS within a couple of months. Might be worth keeping an eye on the S2 instead!

Treab  Dec. 13, 2011 at 16:17

well the nexus sucks. other than the screen it sucks... the gsmarena did a camera comparison and it came rock bottom...

tiny250371  Dec. 19, 2011 at 17:50

Err the Nexus has the same CPU as the S2. Graphics better on the S2? Wrong again. Higher mp camera but certainly not a better camera (I have both). Pretty much all of your comparison (and the comments by Treab) are utter trash.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 20, 2011 at 08:53

S2 has better GPU than Nexus and it makes all the difference as SGX540 is last year technology.

jaybear88  Dec. 20, 2011 at 12:27

@tiny the CPU's are based on the same A9 architecture but the S2's Exynos IS better (in most cases) than the Nexus' Texus Intruments OMAP chip.

mrew42  Dec. 20, 2011 at 14:15

Err the Nexus has the same CPU as the S2. Graphics better on the S2? Wrong again. Higher mp camera but certainly not a better camera (I have both). Pretty much all of your comparison (and the comments by Treab) are utter trash.

How DARE you diss our Treab!!
The graphics are obviously better on the S2... but don't let that dissuade you if you have both(!)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 14:35

Err the Nexus has the same CPU as the S2. Graphics better on the S2? Wrong again. Higher mp camera but certainly not a better camera (I have both). Pretty much all of your comparison (and the comments by Treab) are utter trash.

You leave our Treab alone, especially when he's right! The camera on the Nexus is widely regarded as worse than the one on both the S2 and iPhone 4S. That has nothing to do with MP count, the lens is just, well, worse on the Nexus.

As for the Nexus having the same processor as the S2, you're the one that's wrong again, actually. The S2 has a Samsung produced Exynos 4210 chip with the Mali 400 GPU, whereas the Nexus has the inferior Texas Instruments produced OMAP 4460 with the SGX540 GPU. The similarities end at them being 1.2ghz Cortex A9 based chips.

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 14:59

especially when he's right!

like always.

and to tiny im guessing you also have small feet.

trying to come on here and outnerding us.

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 15:06

Treab, I looked at his profile. He signed up just to make that comment :p....shame it was wrong really.

mrew42  Dec. 20, 2011 at 15:08

This place gets more like HUKD every day.
Sad really....

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:02

shame you say .... shame...

its laughable noobishness is endemic... i half expected him to be your alter ego ;)

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:15

Mrew, what d'ya mean it gets more like HUKD? Sorry I don't get you :p.

mrew42  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:34

people sign up just to have a flame . sad state of affairs :/

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:38

Oh right, how did I manage to misunderstand that, my bad :p. You're right, it is a sad state of affairs, signing up to rant is bad enough but signing up to rant when you're wrong is a whole 'nother matter.

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:39

last 2 months of my contract :D 27th jan im aiming for my upgrade ;) may try a three store after xmas and see if they have any 'deals' they can offer me.

AhmadCentral  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:42

Treab is right. The Galaxy S2 is better than the galaxy nexus in most departments. Rather than get a gs2 now though, it might be worth waiting for the S3 which will probably be announced in Feb and then come out in the uk soon after

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:42

Treab, you'll have to say goodbye to the admirable HTC Hero :(. The first true rival to it's equivalent generation iPhone, IMO.

What you going for? If I were you I'd aim for a sub-£20 p/m SGS2.

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:43

of if your me wait for the s3 and see if it helps drop the cost of the s2 or razr ;)

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:43

Slow day, huh???

Good luck, Treab :p
I would not count on it. I found it cheaper to grab a deal with contract from HUKD, whenever there is a good one. Three store (or any other store selling Three phones) is only good when you buying PAYG handset locked to Three, they tend to be much cheaper than competition or unlocked ones.
I found it possible to get a good SIM only deal out of Three with contract, but beyond that it was some great new (soon to be discontinued) handset at really good price for phone and contract.

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:44

Treab, you'll have to say goodbye to the admirable HTC Hero :(. The first true rival to it's equivalent generation iPhone, IMO.

What you going for? If I were you I'd aim for a sub-£20 p/m SGS2.


not saying goodbye to my hero... im saying hello to a payg sim for it (0845 number phone then ;) lol)

sgs2 or razr depending on price... i love the look and well the style of the razr and it may not be as good but still worth while.

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:45

Slow day, huh???

Good luck, Treab :p
I would not count on it. I found it cheaper to grab a deal with contract from HUKD, whenever there is a good one. Three store (or any other store selling Three phones) is only good when you buying PAYG handset locked to Three, they tend to be much cheaper than competition or unlocked ones.


gotta say my hero was about £5-10 cheaper at 3 per month for my contract terms... but im not expecting miracles ;) and if they cant offer me what i want then ill go elsewhere :D

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:46

Ahmad, you're a man of wise words :). The S3 will:

a) Be an amazing phone in it's own right
b) Push the price of the S2 wayyyy down, probably to £15 p/m-ish.

Treab, that's what I meant by a sub-£20 S2, hopefully £15 by the time the S3 is announced.

AhmadCentral  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:46

@treab. Dont bother trying to find a good deal in a three store. They'll only be able to offer you the same deals as new customers. Sure they're good deals but if you've been a three customer for at least 2/3 years then just call through to the retentions dept and they'll be able to give you a much better deal. I got a gs2 for £25pm on the one plan when it was £35pm standard price.

Treab  Dec. 20, 2011 at 16:50

very true ahmad. but i wanna look at the sales anyway so i can pop in for fun if nothing else ;)

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