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A Brief Comparison of Samsung Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7

samsung s3 vs nexus 7

Following the advent of smartphone and tablet computing technology, two devices stand out. Till date, Samsung’s Galaxy S3 smartphone and Google’s Nexus 7 tablet remain some of the most popular and has been purchased by millions of users around the world. In spite of their somewhat obvious differences, many still wonder if it is okay to purchase or own both devices at any given time. Considering the popularity of these devices and the apparent confusion among segments of users, this article compares some of their specifications and seeks to help demystify them among confused users. While some might argue that the Galaxy S3 and Nexus 7 are not exactly the same devices, it is fair to note that others may still find them alike. Thus, we shall take a look at some of the most similar specifications of Samsung’s S3 and Nexus 7 as well as some of their differences below.


Operating system: Android
Form factor: Candybar
Colours: 16 777 216
Touchscreen: Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features: Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass
Charging connector: microUSB
Email: IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange


Nexus 7

Galaxy S3

Device type   Tablet  Smartphone
Physical Size  7.0 inches  4.8 inches
Technology IPS LCD  Super AMOLED
Battery Li-Polymer Li-Ion
Stand-by time 12.5days 34.6 days
Built-in storage  8GB 32GB
Graphics   ULP GeForce @ 416MHz  ARM Mali-400/MP4
Processor  Quad core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9  Quad core, 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

Considering the brief comparison above, we hope that you will no longer have to wonder whether you should get the Nexus 7 if you already have a Galaxy S3. Depending on your needs and requirements you might actually find both devices useful. Goodluck!

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  1. Sudipto

    May 2, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Nice post and both seems great but I think for me Samsung galaxy s3 is good option. Thanks for sharing this post.

  2. Olivia Slater

    May 3, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I really appreciate all your work and love your writing skills. However, I feel comparing tablets and mobile phones is like comparing apples with oranges. You have segmented your sections well in the post. S3 has certainly brighter display than the nexus 7 however that does not suffice the comparison between the two devices. Samsung is really wary well job with their products.

  3. Mahendra

    May 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I choose Samsung Galaxy S3 here,It is a awesome phone .And I always like Samsung products rather than nexus 7.Very interesting writing style.Thanks for sharing this nice comparison.

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