The iPhone 4S was released pretty much around the same time as the Galaxy Nexus, although the Nexus conference was delayed slightly due to the death of Steve Jobs. However, both of the phones were the biggest happenings of the last quarter of 2012, and promised huge updates. There are a number of different features that the iPhone 4S brought about, updating its existing iPhone 4 line. Samsung on the other hand released Google’s next generation handset with the Galaxy Nexus being touted as one of the most popular handsets around. However, even though both of the devices are beasts in their own respects, here is a detailed review about what you can expect from either of the devices.
The iPhone 4S
At its time of release, many people were expecting that Apple would update the iPhone 4 and bring out the iPhone 5. However, the iPhone 4S was unveiled instead, disappointing to a lot of people. The iPhone 4S does not have any visual changes to its design or aesthetics, as most of the changes took place beneath the hood. The processor was upgraded to an A5x dual core chip, while the camera was also revamped and improved to a 8 MP camera. Apart from this, the major talking point of the iPhone 4S was the introduction of Apple’s voice integration software, known as Siri. You can now send messages, set reminders, find places and do virtually anything with the help of Siri, without even raising a hand. The phone has a very advanced hearing, so you can be sure that your words will be recognized by the device. Siri also adapts with what people say and understands their language.
The Galaxy Nexus was unveiled by Samsung just a few days after the introduction of Apple’s iPhone 4S. This was Google’s update to its Nexus S, and the Galaxy Nexus was a major overhaul. The biggest attraction was the launch of the Ice Cream Sandwich, also known as Android 4.0 which comes pre installed in the device. The phone had a dual core Texas Instruments processor, a 5 MP camera with full HD video recording and a range of other features. The vast 4.65” screen really sets the phone in a different league, while the Super AMOLED display really does wonders for the overall video quality of the device, making it extremely nice.