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Is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus the new Android heavyweight champion? [TABLE]

Usually, when Google releases a new Nexus phone it’s the new King Droid and sets a benchmark for the future smartphones to beat. But is this new Samsung Galaxy Nexus worthy of being the new Android heavyweight champion?

Sure it’s groundbreaking world-first 4.65-inch HD super AMOLED is more than impressive but how does it stack up against it’s main rivals – the HTC Sensation XE (which comes with the excellent Beats Audio technology) and it’s cousin, the Samsung Galaxy S II? Check out our specs table to find out.






 
HTC Sensation XE
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
OS
Android 2.3.4 with HTC Sense 3.5
Android 2.3 with TouchWiz 4.0
Android 4.0
Display
4.3-inch
S-LCD
4.3-inch
Super AMOLED Plus
4.65-inch
Super AMOLED
Resolution
qHD (540 x 960)
480 x 800
HD (720 x 1280)
Height
Width
Thickness

126.1mm
65.4mm
11.3mm
125.3mm
66.1mm
8.5mm
135.5mm
67.8mm
8.9mm
Weight
151 grams
116 grams
135 grams
Build
Aluminium Unibody construction
Plastic
???
Processor
1.5GHz dual-core
Snapdragon processor
Qualcomm MSM 8260 
1.2GHz dual-core
Cortex-A9 processor
Exynos chipset
1.2GHz dual-core
Cortex-A9 processor
TI OMAP 4460 chipset
RAM
768 MB
1GB
1GB
Storage
4GB (1GB user available)
16GB / 32GB
16GB / 32GB
microSD card slot
yes, up to 32GB
yes, up to 32GB
yes, up to 32GB
Front camera
0.3MP VGA
fixed-focus
2MP fixed-focus
1.3MP fixed-focus
Primary camera
8MP autofocus
1080p Full HD video recording
8 MP autofocus
1080p Full HD video recording
5MP autofocus
1080p Full HD video recording
Primary camera extras
Dual LED flash + Stereo sound recording
LED flash
LED flash
Wi-Fi
802.11b/g/n
802.11 b/g/n
802.11b/g/n
Network
HSDPA 900/1700/2100
GSM/EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
GSM/EDGE/GPRS
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

HSDPA 900/1700/2100
GSM/EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900M
HSDPA 900 / 2100
LTE 800 / 1800 / 2600
USB
microUSB 2.0 with MHL support
microUSB 2.0 with MHL support
microUSB 2.0 with MHL support
Bluetooth
3.0 + A2DP
3.0 + HS
3.0 + HS
Price
$???
$??? (16GB)
$??? (32GB)
$??? (32GB)
Availability
Now (UK only)
mid-October (globally)
1 May (UK)
November
Sensors
Gyroscope, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor
Gyroscope, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Barometer

Comparing this mighty trio software-wise is a little unfair I think, with the Galaxy Nexus running the latest piece of Android software. Let’s hope the Galaxy S II and Sensation XE catch up on some sweet Ice Cream Sandwich.

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