Already have a superbly “pure Google” smartphone in the form of the Nexus S? Questioning why you should upgrade to the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich superphone? Check out the spec sheet below and decide for yourself whether the Nexus upgrade path is worth your pre-Christmas dollars!
Operating System: The Nexus S was the premier device to get the ideal Android Gingerbread experience on. The Galaxy Nexus follows in those footsteps, being the first device to feature the newest (and many so most polished) version of Android yet, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Storage: The Nexus line has continued the tradition of featuring only internal memory. While the Nexus S only came in 16GB, the Galaxy Nexus features 16GB and 32GB variants.
LED Notification: The Galaxy Nexus sees the return of LED notification, something missing from the Nexus S (and most superphones for that matter).
Battery Life: The Galaxy Nexus features a 1700mAh battery, which is larger than that of the Nexus S. Early reports suggest that with the upgraded components in the new Google phone, battery life ends up being even between the two.
Camera: Both phones feature a 5MP rear camera, front facing cameras, and video recording. The Galaxy Nexus’ camera however has a significantly quicker rear camera, that also shoots video in full 1080p HD. The front facing camera on the Galaxy Nexus also supports 720p recording, a drastic improvement on the Nexus S.
Display: The first Ice Cream Sandwich device has a 4.65-inch, 720x1280px screen. The Nexus S has a 4 inch screen at 800x480px.