Phone Comparison - Samsung Google Nexus S vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung Google Nexus S
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Samsung Galaxy Alpha
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general General Info

Manufacturer Samsung Samsung
Announced December 2010 August 2014
Status Available - December 2010 Available - September 2014
Colors Black, White Black, white, gold, silver, blue
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm
(4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 in)
132.4 x 65.5 x 6.7 mm
(5.21 x 2.58 x 0.26 in)
Weight 129 g (4.55 oz) 115 g (4.06 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network - LTE
Messaging SMS, MMS, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean), not upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean) Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)
Processor 1 GHz Cortex-A8, Hummingbird [Similar] Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7, Exynos 5 Octa 5430 [Similar]
GPU PowerVR SGX540 [Similar] Mali-T628 MP6 [Similar]
RAM 512 MB [Browse Similar] 2 GB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory 16 GB storage 32 GB
External Memory No No

display Display

Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 4.0 inches [Similar] 4.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) [Similar] 720 x 1280 pixels (320 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 58.46% 66.95%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio No No
Games Yes + Downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2560 x 1920 pixels [Similar] 12 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face And Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR
Video Yes, WVGA@30fps 2160p@30fps
Front Camera Yes, VGA [Similar] 2.1 MP [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Yes Yes
Edge Yes Yes
3G HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps HSDPA, 42 Mbps, HSUPA; LTE-A, Cat6, 300 Mbps DL
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP v4.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash HTML5

memory User Memory

Internal 16GB storage, 512 MB RAM 32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Expandable Storage No No

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC supported NFC supported

battery Battery

Type Li-Ion Battery Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh 1860 mAh
Stand by Up to 713 h (2G)
Up to 428 h (3G)
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Talk Time Up to 14 h (2G)
Up to 6 h 40 min (3G)
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