Verizon (NYSE:VZ) had an exclusivity in the Samsung Galaxy Nexus following its release into last December. However Sprint (NYSE:S) recently started to offer the first smartphone to come with the Android 4.0 OS as it was given a licensing agreement by Samsung to offer the device on its own 4G network. The two carriers are reportedly offering the Galaxy Nexus at around $49 with a two-year contract.
But it appears that despite similar features, the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung performed better on the 4G network of Verizon. Basing on tests made by RootMetrics, the 4G LTE network of Verizon was the fastest in both upload and download speeds aside from offering better consistency in its connection.
The Galaxy Nexus offering of Verizon also offers around twelve hours of talk time on a single charge. In contrast the same device offered by Sprint only offers 7.5 hours of talk time on a single charge. The current 4G network of Verizon is also bigger compared to that of the network of Sprint, which is expected to be finished by the middle of the year. Due to this it is quite understandable that the Verizon version of the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung will perform better compared to the Galaxy Nexus that is being offered by Sprint.
The Galaxy Nexus from Samsung is still considered as a high-end device among smartphones in the market. The device offers a notable screen with its 4.65-inch display that offers a 720 by 1280 resolution and 316 pixel density. The device also offers a remarkable 4G performance and comes with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.
The internal storage of the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung is at 32GB and also comes with a 5MP camera that is capable of recording 1080p HD videos. The device also comes with a near field communication or NFC capability out-of-the-box.