Competing iPhone 4S vs Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus (Prime)

Apple’s newest edition the iPhone 4S was announced last week with pre-orders being taken from Friday 7th October. Despite disappointment that a completely redesigned iPhone 5 didn’t show up, pre-orders of the iPhone 4S have been seen in their thousands. With just a small handful of countries seeing the new Apple device from 14th October, some will have to wait until the 28th. The US, UK, Japan, Australia, Canada, France and Germany will reap its benefits first off, with three US carriers that of AT&T, Sprint and of course Verizon running with the device.

So far as Engadget reported, some 200,000 pre-orders have been taken at AT&T and that was just within 12 hours of the phone becoming available, pretty amazing really. But for how long will the iPhone 4S remain popular and will others pick it to the post in the coming weeks/months. Some have questioned whether Apple will be able to hold such a tight grip in the technology market, after the death of its main man Steve Jobs last week. The pure genius as he’s been named had such a presence within the company.

Samsung’s popular Galaxy S II smartphone is still hot news as well as Motorola’s Droid Bionic, but others are just waiting in the wings, take HTC’s new Sensation XL or even Samsung’s forthcoming handset, that of the new Galaxy Nexus or Prime as its also been called. If we take this very smartphone for a moment and place it directly next to the iPhone 4S, does Apple have reason to worry?

Ok, so the new Apple iPhone 4S includes the new iOS 5 OS, Siri voice recognition, 3.5-inch Retina display, global roaming with GSM and CDMA radio, A5 dual-core processor, 8 megapixel rear camera with new face detection but it lacks new design features in terms of appearance. On first glance, it looks like its predecessor the iPhone 4. This is where the iPhone 4S may fall down on in relation to the new Galaxy Nexus?

In terms of screen size, the Galaxy Nexus is said to include the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, a much bigger 4.65 Super Amoled HD screen, but of course some users may prefer something smaller in their pocket or bag, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel to the front and curved in appearance.

As to its price, we have no concrete information to go on, but rumors have been pointing to a price tag of $199, far cheaper than that of the new iPhone 4S. Also its release date is still a little vague, as next week’s official launch has now been postponed out of respect to the late Steve Jobs.

Tell us has the iPhone 4S got some chance of beating off the Galaxy Nexus?

  • Mikethelegacy

    I’m a die hard iOS junkie, but I need a new phone every year, so looks like the Prime will accompany my iPhone 4 until iPhone 6….

  • Brother451

    The Galaxy Nexus is not just a pretty new face. It’s an innovative phone of the future with no hardware buttons aside from the volume and power. Imagine if Steve Jobs had announced that for the iphone 5. Everyone would have been calling him a genius. As to whether it’s enough to charm the iphone faithful… We’ll have to wait until it has actually been announced and we know everything it has to offer.