Apple iPhone 4S vs. Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)It's a heavyweight battle for smartphone supremacy between the iPhone 4S and Galaxy Nexus on Sprint. Is Ice Cream Sandwich and the promise of 4G LTE enough to take down the reigning king of the ring? Let's get it on!
What's up price -- fans I'm Brian Tong and this is an epic battle between two of the big boys in the Smartphone world. There's a prize fight punch out between Apple's iPhone for -- and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on -- Our judges for this fight are senior editor Brian boom boom -- Senior editor Jessica duke it out old port and myself really think all. We'll take all three judges' scores and average is about the nearest tenth each round the final prize by score will be an -- is all -- -- the same system. It's a five round throw down route one is design. The iPhone -- -- retains Apple's iconic design there's no doubt its luxurious phone with its 3.5 inch screen and an all metal and glass body. Now -- might be in the minority that still thinks it's a little blocking the one drop this phone and guess what you're pretty much screen. Now the Samsung Galaxy Nexus brings a four point 65 inch super amoled display that pops with vibrant color and a curved glass design. It's -- to hold but it's also one of the few big screen phones that fits in my pocket nicely. The phone has a textured plastic backing that may not feel as premium but we drop it it has more than a chance to survive. Beauty is in the avenue boulder and -- calling this round a tie at four next round is user interface and control. You might be a little bored with IOS five by now but Apple's nailed it with the easiest pick up and play -- -- on the planet. But even my unborn child continues over time they've added features like -- axis of the camera a customizable notifications drop down and Syria is just one button press away. But there's also the user that wants something sweeter with more control. Ice Cream Sandwich is the answer and there's a higher learning curve but is the best flavor of Android that we've seen -- -- that feels modern and is still super customizable. This is another around the comes down what you like -- -- -- give the iPhone four is a slight edge with a four point three. After averaging two rounds before -- it means round three is features. The iPhone four hasn't -- -- -- age gracefully over time with HS PA plus supports that speed here but isn't true four -- It has a dual core processor Bluetooth four point -- and its bag of goodies from IOS five. -- Retina Display remains its killer feature -- -- big -- and ready for prime time no matter what Apple tells you. But the four -- biggest drawback is that it's still a three G phone. Now the Galaxy Nexus can take a moment -- flex its muscle. With four GL TE support that's on its way -- larger display is still sharpened up they -- really -- the Retina Display. Its voice actions have been around since day one and it's -- turn directions. Still have no Ohio less equal. Spacewalk isn't that big of a deal but it's hear your -- yourself. It also bring Samsung's as being similar to Android beam where you exchange data by tapping it with another phone. And it has Google wall for mobile payments which is useful but still have a long way to go to catch on mainstream and do we -- four GL TE support. In a phone has expendable memory but they Galaxy Nexus has a replaceable battery. Samsung dominates this round with a perfect five and the iPhone gets -- -- next round is web -- a multi. The iPhone four S -- one of the best mobile browsers even without flash support and it's -- tight with pinching and zooming. The Retina Display still looks great even -- watching media on it feels a lot smaller compared to Galaxy Nexus. And the iTunes ecosystem still delivers the largest -- media content so you can fine. What -- stand -- feature is this truly amazing eight megapixel camera that embarrasses -- -- more natural colors and sharper images with -- still pictures and 1080. The Galaxy Nexus and it's -- -- screen actually makes navigating web sites easier and multi media content looks plain awesome. There's an instant YouTube feature to upload videos. And the Google play store is now -- legitimate ecosystem with tons of app supporting content that's just slightly behind iTunes. What hurts the most so is that in the year 2012. A top notch -- like this brings a five megapixel camera. Now brings a lot more editing features that we know megapixels don't mean everything. But its camera quality is disappointing and even its cool panorama feature and 1080. The iPhone -- gets a perfect five this round and the Galaxy Nexus gets a four point three. So after averaging four rounds were locked in a dead heat inside the -- That decides it all is call quality -- performance. This round partially comes -- carriers that location. -- the iPhone four S on Verizon and great overall call quality and clarity in our test. -- the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on sprint also sounded excellent and solid as well. Data speeds will vary wildly but using the speed tests done at benchmark in the San Francisco. The iPhone for -- was able to beat it out for download speed but the Galaxy Nexus had a better upload speed and that's before the four GL TE switch. Get split they'll make a significant difference. So when it comes to battery life and our video playback test. Before us was able to get over eight hours of -- while the Galaxy Nexus squeeze out over five hours with -- larger screen. This one's another close round but in the long run four GL TE data makes a difference and -- Galaxy Nexus gets the edge with a four point three and so forth. So let's average out all five rounds and in a prize -- that's a photo finish and we had to nail this down to just 100 of a point and the Galaxy Nexus. Just gets by. Four point -- to the four point 26 and is your. I'm Brian Tong thinks watching and we'll catch you guys next time for another prize by what we'll. --