Dec 9, 2012
TnT Editor

Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Google Nexus 4 Features and Specs Comparison

As you may know, Samsung Galaxy S3 has been the relatively undisputed heavyweight champion among smartphone devices that are ideal for folks who want experience light yet powerful smartphone. Recently, LG and Google have announced the launch of their latest smartphone – Google-branded LG Nexus 4. The new emerging smartphone, Google Nexus 4 runs Android 4.2 which is vanilla flavor of latest version of Android straight from Google.

If you’re one whom in consideration of purchasing either one of them and would like to know more about specifications and features of the both, then the following comparative table of Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Google Nexus 4 might be a quick reference you are seeking for.

Samsung Galaxy S3


Google Nexus 4
1.4GHz Exynos quad core processor


Qualcomm S4 quad core 1.5GHz
4.8-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution. 306 pixels per inch Corning Gorilla Glass 2 – TouchWiz UI


4.7-inch IPS LCD display (1280 x 768 pixels) resolution. 318 pixels per inch


8-megapixel camera with HD 1080p video capture plus 1.9MP front-facing camera. Equipped with a feature “Smart Stay eye tracking” and a technology called Zero Shutter Lag


8-megapixel camera with (1920 x 1080) HD 1080p video capture plus 1.3MP front-facing camera. Feature Auto focus, Face detection, Smile detection, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Burst mode, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, Effects, Voice activation
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP + EDR, 3G, LTE


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, HDMI, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, BlueTooth v4.0, 3G
S-Voice natural language commands and dictation, Touch-sensitive controls, GPS

More Features

Google Now, Google Play
136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6 mm


133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm
133 grams


139 grams
2100 mAh battery supports up to 21 hours 40 min of talk time or up to 590 hours of standby time

Rechargeable Battery And Usage Time

2100 mAh battery supports up to 15 hours 30 min of talk time or up to 390 hours of standby time
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) but an update to Jelly Bean

Operating System

Run Android 4.2
16GB, 32GB, and 64GB


8GB and 16GB

From the table above, you can find that both phones sport sleek designs and both displays have great color reproduction and good viewing angle. Google Nexus 4 is sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro clocked at 1.5GHz and 2GB of RAM as well as has advanced 3D graphics with high performance capability, while Samsung Galaxy S3 supports 4G LTE. However, both smartphones have NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, and everything else you expect.

Ultimately, if LTE is a deal breaker, then the Galaxy S3 is one of your best options. If having the latest version of Android is most important, the Nexus 4 is the cream of the crop. You may want to take into consideration promotions and price available in your locality before making a purchase, and also to actually try out the device first.

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