Android smartphones are taking over the Smartphone world, with more than half of the global Smartphone market shares going to devices that utilize this operating system. There are a number of great smartphones that run on Android OS, including the HTC One, the LG Optimus Pro, and the bestselling Smartphone of 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S3.
One of the reasons that many consumers—individual clients and business people alike—are so taken with the Android ecosystem is that it provides you with an extensive collection of apps and features that is the only one that can rival Apple’s, but with a low price. It also sits well with business communication systems such as your existing business VoIP telephone system.
Two smartphones that are in the running to become not only the best Smartphone that uses the Android OS but possibly as the best Smartphone so far are the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Google Nexus 4. These two handheld devices represent the best offering that the Android world can offer to its consumers.
But which Smartphone should you buy, in case you are already taken in with the Android ecosystem? To help you in deciding which handset would be perfect for your enterprise, we made a summarized review of the specifications of each phone. Read on below:
- The Samsung Galaxy S4 retains the pebble-like, nature inspired design of the Galaxy S3 and sprinkled it with some of the elegance of Samsung Galaxy Note 2. While there would be some experts who would claim that this phone has a stylish design, we beg to differ. With its black and white color options, the Samsung Galaxy S4, in our opinion has an uninspired design that loses over the Google Nexus 4, despite the fact that it has a larger screen and is lighter than the Google Smartphone.
- Yet when it comes to hardware and performance, the Google Nexus 4 is the obvious loser. Sporting only a 1.5GHz quad-core chip coupled with 2GB of Ram, the Google Nexus 4 proves to be a slower phone than the Samsung Galaxy S4, although this is only relative, for the Nexus 4 is a super fast by even by today’s standards. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy 24 sports a 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor (for the UK version) or an Exynos octa-core processor, fitted also with 2GB of RAM.
- In terms of display, again, the Samsung Galaxy S4 edges out the Google Nexus 4 with its 5” panel that utilizes the Super AMOLED technology, and which has a resolution of 1920 x 1080p, giving it a whooping pixel density of 441ppi. The Google Nexus 4 pales in comparison with this screen specs, sporting only a 4.7” panel that has a resolution of 1280 x 768p and a pixel density of a mere 318ppi.
- Camera performance is once again better with the Samsung Galaxy S4, which boasts of a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 1.9MP front-facing camera that is packed a lot of features and options. The Google Nexus 4, meanwhile, only has an 8MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front-facing shooter.
- Yet, if you are looking for value for your money, the best choice would be the Google Nexus 4, which is way more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy S4. There are even plans from some network carriers where you can purchase this device for free.