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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Vs Samsung Galaxy S II HD : Specs And Features

Now that the Galaxy Nexus, the follow-up to the Nexus S is out, we're starting to wonder whether that phone and the recently announced Samsung Galaxy S II HD are not actually twins - but there's more to it than meets the eye.

Both of them come with the same screen, a massive 4.65-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 1280x720 pixel resolution and a pixel density of 316ppi, just short of Apple's Retina Display with 326ppi.

They both have the same amount of onboard memory (1GB) and the same amount of storage (16GB although the Galaxy Nexus is available in 32GB as well). From there though, it's the Samsung S II HD all the way.

It has a more powerful processor (a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC clocked at 1.5GHz vs a TI OMAP 4460 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz), better camera (eight-megapixel vs five-megapixel and two-megapixel vs 1.3-megapixel front-facing), it is lighter (130.5g vs 135g) and has a bigger battery (1850mAh vs 1750mAh).

Sure, the Galaxy Nexus comes with Ice Cream Sandwich while the Galaxy S II HD comes only with Android Gingerbread, but Samsung is likely to get the upgrade to ICS. Also the Nexus lacks a microSD card slot and TV out, but hey, at least the FM Radio with RDS is back.

The price of both phones have yet to be revealed but should both handsets be priced similarly, the Nexus will have a very hard time competing with the S II HD.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.