Dominating Galaxy S2 & Droid Bionic: Nexus 4G Option?

The smartphone market is hotting up and with just a short time until we move into the month of August and two big rumored releases coming our way, we ask ourselves whether its worth waiting for the Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Droid Bionic or holding out for November for the Google Nexus 4G which is reported to be the best of the bunch.

As many of you who have been following the Galaxy S2 and Droid Bionic news will know, the US is still awaiting the Samsung, although rumors are now pointing to a August launch, whereas the Droid Bionic has yet to show its face globally. Past articles we’ve given you have consisted of comparisons between the two with the specs that we know so far, benchmark test results for the Samsung alongside accessories, leaked photos and price of the supposed Bionic and news of a Motorola page which allows you to receive updated news as it comes in.

Both phones give some pretty impressive specs including 4.3-inch displays although in the past the Bionic has been rumored to change theirs to a bigger 4.5-inch, 8MP rear cameras, dual-core processors and so on. But really before you make that decision between the Galaxy S2 and Droid Bionic, you owe it to your wallet to check out the Google Nexus 4G.

First up we appreciate that the Nexus 4G will not be out until around Thanksgiving but already its been dubbed as an ÔÇťAbsolute Monster” of a phone. As we mentioned about two weeks ago, the Nexus 4G has a suggested 4.5-inch screen with edge to edge video calling, smaller 5MP rear camera although it makes up for this with added sensor support enabling photos to be taken in any light including low lit conditions, support for 3D display and recording thanks to S3D video capability.

For many up and coming smartphones, the feature of a dual-core processor is paramount for a new device to have any chance of surviving within the competitive phone world. The Nexus 4G may certainly equal if not outwit its rivals with either a 1.2GHz or 1.5GHz processor as well as being the first handset to run with Android’s new 4.0 Ice Cream OS.

Let us know whether you are in the market for a new phone and if so would you consider any of the three above?

  • Charles

    waiting for bionic

  • BrianB13

    I will choose between the Bionic and Galaxy S II if the Galaxy S II Function is 4G LTE. We get to late November, then you will ask should we wait until the first quarter of next year for a quad core phone and it will go on and on…

  • Anonymous

    If only those droids didn’t have front buttons to get clogged, creak, and fail. I would buy one, but it’s like a TV with a knob to change channels. Why do we need to actually press a button to answer a call, etc.? I know on-screen menus and prompts allow you to operate, so why have buttons? I don’t want a button on the front of my phone. In fact, I’d prefer the S2 to not have the button it has.

    I can’t wait for November. I am not really a phone guy, but my Magic is on its last leg and I would like an upgrade after over two years. If the Nexus 4G is as great as they say when it comes out, and that Touchwiz ain’t doin’ it for me (or Cyanogen doesn’t fit the bill, like no proper camera functionality,) I’ll craigslist the S2 and buy the Nexus.

  • Dave Meccariello

    i am starting to wonder if this phone is going to be a lemon…does it keep getting pushed because problems keep popping up?

  • Anonymous

    With all this waiting, can we really count on a Nov release of the Nexus 4G? I’m getting the sgs2 in Aug and will enjoy it until the Nexus drops. Then, I may sell the sgs2 & get the Nexus. Luv those quick system updates.