Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy Note: Which Is Better?

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung Galaxy Note are without a doubt one of the best smartphones on the market right now. What makes both these Android smartphones so special are their unique features.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy Note

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus come preloaded with stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is the only smartphone on the market right now that you can be guaranteed will get the Android 5.0 Jellybean bump.

The Samsung Galaxy Note is the only ‘phablet’ on the market. It boasts the largest display on any smartphone available on the market right now and couples it with an advanced capacitive stylus.

Now if these 3 unique points isn’t enough for you to decide whether the Samsung Galaxy Nexus or Samsung Galaxy Note is right for you, then let’s go into more technical specs now and see where they stand up against each other.

Starting with the bigger Galaxy Note, it has an 8-megapixel camera versus the 5MP on the Nexus. It also supports expandable storage via microSD and has a beefier 2,500mAh battery. On the processor front, the Galaxy Note features a 1.5GHz dual-core Scorpion versus the 1.2GHz Cortex A9 on the Nexus.

When it comes to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it features more pixels per square inch which theoretically makes its display appear less pixelated (316ppi pixel density vs 285ppi). It is also lighter (135g vs 178g) and more ‘pocketable’.

While the Samsung Galaxy Nexus runs the latest Android 4.0 update, Samsung began rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Premium Suite update for the Galaxy Note last week. Folks in Europe are first in line, with other countries following over the next few weeks.

Currently the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available from Verizon and Sprint, while the Galaxy Note is still an AT&T exclusive only.

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