If you’re in the market for an Android smartphone this Christmas then there are 3 devices that are clamouring for attention like no other, we’re talking about the Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and LG Nexus 4. All three of these superb devices are extremely popular and this means that you could be spoilt for choice.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Galaxy Note 2 vs LG Nexus 4
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is the oldest of the devices; however it is as popular as ever and is the bestseller of the year so far. However there have been rumours of it being replaced early next year with the Galaxy S4. Meanwhile its larger brother, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been on the scene for just a few months and already it has attracted some great reviews. It is also one of the most popular handsets at the moment taking in a record 5 million sales in just over a month.
The LG Nexus 4 on the other hand has been on the market for just a few weeks and it is one of the hardest devices to get your hands on right now at Google Play Store. This has led to many wondering about the launch process of Google. LG isn’t saying just how popular the device is but earlier yesterday stated that it is sold out due to exceptionally high demand.
The handset doesn’t have the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 however it does come with a superb price tag and the pure Android experience.
In regards to the specs on the devices all three of them have the latest in quad core processors and these come in different clock speeds. The LG Nexus 4 has the Qualcomm 1.5GHz processor, the Samsung Galaxy S3 has the Exynos 1.4GHz quad core internationally (1.5GHz dual-core in the US) and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 comes with the quad core Exynos processor.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the large 5.5 inch screen which is Super AMOLED HD with 267ppi and 1280 x 720 resolution. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has the 4.8 inch display of Super AMOLED with 306ppi and resolution of 1280 x 720, and the LG Nexus 4 has a True HD IPS display of 4.7 inches with 318ppi and a resolution of 1280 x 768.
When it comes to storage the LG Nexus 4 is behind as the top amount is 16GB. Both of the Samsung devices take SD card up to 64GB and come in 16GB and 32GB models.
The LG Nexus 4 is a popular Android device, if you can get hold of one. At the Google Play Store you will pay $299 or $349 for the 8GB and 16GB version respectively and of course it comes without a contract.
The 16GB Samsung Galaxy Galaxy S3 can be bought from Amazon for around $550 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will set you back around $650. However you can get both of the devices cheaper if you shop around.
So which of these three superb Android handsets would you like to find in your Christmas stocking? The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 basically has it all. It comes in as a faster, bigger and more feature-rich Galaxy S3. As for the LG Nexus 4, you have to weigh its pure Android and price advantage against the fact that it lacks LTE and more than 16GB storage. If the latter two drawbacks are no issue then we suggest picking the LG phone over the Samsung devices and saving yourself a hefty sum of cash.