Clash of Titans: Google Nexus 4 vs Samsung Note II vs Galaxy S IV

The journey of a wire phone to a mobile phone was quite interesting and long. But, the journey from a mobile phone to a Smartphone has been short and exciting. Infact, Smartphones itself have gone beyond and now in realm of an all-encompassing all-in-one handheld device.

Consumers demand and the manufacturers bring those demands as innovations in their products. Nowadays, the Smartphone manufacturers are working very hard to bring out their best and produce new devices for you which have capabilities to take you to the future.

If you are also thinking to switch to a Smartphone and a bit confused to choose the best one for you, we have decided to solve all your worries so that you can choose the best Smartphone for you..

Today we are going to present you a head-to-head comparison between three major top-of-the-line Smartphones.


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This first smartphone comes from the search engine giant, Google.  The “Google Nexus 4” is a Solid smartphone having great specs and features, which promises you an ultimate smartphone experience.

The Second Smartphone comes from the South Korean manufacturer, Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a successful product in the Galaxy series. This Smartphone is highly appreciated worldwide and its sales figure are giving the manufacturers, a strong reason to smile.

The Third Smartphone also comes from Samsung. But, this is an expected phone and there are no official reports about this phone yet. However, this Smartphone is on the top of the news charts on almost every News Blogs.The Web is flooded with many Leaked images and reports containing the specs of this device. This Smartphone belongs to the Samsung’s Flagship S series.


Google Nexus 4 Sports a 4.7 inch WXGA IPS Touch Screen producing a brilliant resolution of 1280 x 768 pixels at 320 pixels per inch. For the Safety, it features Corning Gorilla Glass 2. Its good 320ppi will enable you to enjoy HD Videos to its extent on this Smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note II houses a great 5.5 inch HD Super AMOLED Touchscreen which gives a superb resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It also comes with Corning Gorilla Glass and features TouchWiz UI.

Samsung Galaxy S IV sports a 4.99 inch Super AMOLED Touch Screen producing 16M colours at 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. There are many talks around that Samsung may introduce a new Technology for displays with Samsung Galaxy S IV. There are a bit chances that this device may carry a semi-flexible screen.


Google Nexus 4 is powered by a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Processor with Adreno 320 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM which promises buttery performance of the device. It also enables to perform Multi-tasking job on this device with an ease.

Samsung Galaxy Note II is powered by a good 1.6 GHz Quad Core processor with 2GB of RAM for a smooth and responsive operation with the device. Multitasking and Gaming can be done with an ease on this Smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S IV may be powered by a 2GHz Samsung Exynos 5 Octa Core Processor, Exynos 5450 chipset coupled with a 2GB RAM for performing multi-tasking jobs and playing HD games with an ease on this Smartphone. This is believed to be the best Processor for Smartphones till date.


Google Nexus 4 & Samsung Galaxy S IV run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. Whereas Samsung Galaxy Note II runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

However, One can update their Smartphone’s OS, if available later.


Google Nexus 4 Packs an 8.0 MP Rear Camera (3264×2448 Pixels) with Auto Focus and LED Flash and a Front camera of 1.3 MP (1280×1024 Pixels) for video calls. The Rear Camera features Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, photo sphere.

Samsung Galaxy Note II features a Rear Camera of 8 Megapixels with Auto Focus & LED Flash. On the front it has a 1.9 Megapixel Camera for Video calls. You won’t miss your DigiCam on the go as your all photographic needs will be fulfilled by this device.

Samsung Galaxy S IV packs a 13 Megapixels Autofocus Rear Camera, with LED flash capable of Recording HD video and image recording, geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization. it also has a 2 megapixels front camera for video calls. Its Camera makes it the Clean winner in this Segment.


Google Nexus 4 comes in two options with 8GB or 16GB inbuilt memory, but it lacks external memory slot for expansion. So, You have to limit your library up to 8GB or 16GB with Google Nexus 4.

Samsung Galaxy Note II comes in three variants which boasts 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of inbuilt storage, which can be expanded 64GB more using a microSD card. So, you will surely enjoy creating a nice multimedia library on this Smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy S IV can have 6GB internal memory, which can be expanded upto 64GB using a microSD card. Again, you can add a great amount of Full HD Videos and Multimedia files on this device.


Google Nexus 4 connectivity options include 3G, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam), GPS & SlimPort HDMI.

Samsung Galaxy Note II connectivity features’ list include 3G, Bluetooth 4.0 with Apt-X Codec support, WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, S Beam, GPS, GLONASS & USB 2.0.

Samsung Galaxy S IV Connectivity front lists 3G, Wi-fi, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, DLNA, NFC, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, Wi-fi hotspot & microUSB.

The Connectivity support of these Smartphones are somewhat same but reports suggests that Samsung Galaxy S IV may also support 4G Network.


Google Nexus 4 other features are Wireless charging, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Microphone, Ambient light & Compass. It comes with many pre-installed Google Apps.

Samsung Galaxy Note II features’ list possesses Accelerometer, RGB Light, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Barometer. It also comes with many pre-installed applications.

Samsung Galaxy S IV features’ list carry S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Smart Stay eye tracking, Document viewer, Dropbox, TV-out, SNS integration and many more.


All the three devices are strong contenders for the No.1 Position. Google Nexus 4 boasts some great features like Wireless charging, whereas Samsung Galaxy Note II sports a very nice display.

But in the End, we would love to announce the expected Samsung Galaxy S IV as the clear winner of this knockout test. It boasts the innovations and mind blowing features, ever packed by Samsung. Its ultra fast processor, Superb Display and great features is all what it makes a great Smartphone. You will love appreciating the Samsung Galaxy S IV as it will be a worth buy.

However, if you are looking at value-for-money buy, it HAS to be Google Nexus 4. The open handset is priced nearly half of other 2 competitors. If you are on a budget and still want the best phone money can buy, it has to be Google Nexus 4.

[This guest post has been contributed by Ashwini Sah]

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