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The Nexus S leads the cell phone industry with its implementation of Android 2.3, the latest in Google’s open operating system. However, how does the Google Nexus S compare to the Samsung Vibrant, one of the most popular phones for the T-Mobile network? Wirefly set out to discover just what these two phones have in common, as well as how they differ. Manufactured by Samsung and marketed by Google, the Nexus S is the first phone to use the latest version of Google’s open operating system. On the other hand, the Samsung Vibrant is one of Samsung’s well-regarded Galaxy S series and bears a strong physical resemblance to the Nexus S. How do these two phones compare in a face-to-face Wirefly Schmackdown?
Both phones feature four-inch Super AMOLED screens that produce beautiful color and strong contrast. The Nexus S gets a performance boost from Android 2.3 and has other desirable features such as a front-facing camera for video chat. Yet the Samsung Vibrant can boast memory expansion capability that the Nexus S lacks. And the Vibrant has a similar internal processor that will get a performance boost when Android 2.2 becomes available for the Galaxy S series. The Vibrant is a little sleeker and lighter than the Nexus S, and it also comes loaded with Avatar – yes, the entire movie. Both phones connect to T-Mobile’s speedy 3G (HSPA) network.
So, how do these phones compare in a head-to-head schmackdown? Click on the video to the right to find out.