Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs the Nexus 4

If you listened to our lovely podcast this week you’ll have heard us discussing the various merits of the Samsung Galaxy S4, in particular, VS other (cheaper) handsets like the Google Nexus 4.

I really like my Nexus 4. I like stock Android, it’s whizzy fast and does everything I need well. That said, I’ve always been a fan of Samsung’s display technology, their screens are just beautiful, and the extra whizz bang features on the Galaxy S4 appeal to me.

Then they’re the price… the Galaxy S4 is very expensive. £579 sim free. That’s MORE expensive than an iPhone 5. Ouch. So why would I swap? Well, here’s a list…

  • Better camera
  • Better display
  • Better battery life (I get battery anxiety big time with my Nexus 4)
  • Expandable storage
  • Removable battery
  • (Slightly) larger screen
  • It controls my TV!
  • Some (not all) of the Samsung specific stuff looks cool.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Vs the Nexus 4

Also Samsung’s accessories range look great. I particularly like the case with a hole cut out so you can see the time, and other useful information without even opening it. Our friends at MobileFun have a whopping great page of accessories  and that’s for a phone that isn’t even out yet!

The S4 is almost guaranteed to sell by the bucket load. That in itself means there will be great support for the handset by accessory makers of all types.

Then there’s Google I/O, which may well bring a lovely shiny new version of Android. I fully expect Samsung to update the S4 as soon as possible, but the Nexus 4 should get it almost immedaitely. I have no idea what it will bring, but it might be great! Oh, decisions, decisions…

What about you, dear readers. Are you jumping to the S4 straight from your handset? If so, why? Please do leave a comment, or contact me on Twitter. I genuinely want to know 🙂