Nexus 4 VS Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini: war between top tech giants

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Here I am with one more comparison. With the due course of this article, I will be comparing Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini and Nexus 4. Both the smartphones are packed with plethora of features which sounds very heavy in technology. On one side, Samsung is ready to attract crowed with their medium priced device and on the other side Google-LG Nexus 4 is still finding its roots to various parts of globe. Believe me both the smartphones are equally good at their respective places. So let’s start the main comparison now.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini VS Nexus 4

Display and system

Galaxy S3 Mini
• 4 inch with 800x400 pixels resolution
• Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
• 121.55 x 63 x 9.85 mm dimensions with 111.5 g weight
• Android 4.1 Jellybean OS
• Dual core CPU with 1 GHz chipset processor

Nexus 4
• 4.7 inch with better 1280x768 pixels resolution
• IPS capacitive touchscreen
• 134.2 x 68.6 x 9.1 mm dimensions with 139 g weight
• Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
• Quad core CPU with 1.5 GHz chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon processor

Camera and memory

Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
• 5 MP rear camera
• VGA front camera
• 8/16 GB models
• 1 GB RAM
• 32 GB expandable memory

Nexus 4
• Better 8 MP rear camera
• 1.3 MP front facing camera
• 8/16 GB models
• 2GB RAM
• No option for expandable memory

Connectivity and battery

S3 Mini
• Bluetooth
• Wi-Fi
• NFC
• USB
• GPS
• 1500 mAh battery

Nexus 4
• Similar connectivity specs
• 2100 mAh Li-Polymer battery
• 15.3 hours talk time
• 390 hours standby time

Price
S3 Mini: Rs. 26,999 for 16 GB model
Nexus 4: Rs. 23490 for 8 GB and 27,490 for 16 GB variant
However please note that both are not launched officially in India.

Which one is worth to buy
From all the specs, it is quite clear. In almost all the sections, Nexus 4 somewhere leads Samsung’s device. However Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with better display quality, expandable memory option and pre-installed software’s like S Beam, Smart Stay etc. So if you are looking for buying a medium budget Android device with better display, more memory and plethora of software’s then you should go with S3 Mini.

On the other hand, LG-Google Nexus 4 comes with updated and latest Android 4.2 Jellybean, fast processor, wider screen, better camera and stronger battery option. So if you want a device with latest Jellybean flavor, faster processing speed with better camera and strong battery then you should go with Nexus 4.

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