If you’re a Galaxy Nexus owner and are wondering whether you should upgrade to the new Nexus 4 (if you can ever get your order in, that is), you’re going to want to watch this video. We compare the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus in every way that matters: hardware, display quality, boot-up time, app loading speed, web browser performance, and more.
- The Nexus 4 is faster than the Galaxy Nexus in launching apps by about one second in every case
- Web browsing performance is about equal, probably because the Nexus 4 uses Chrome, which still isn’t as fast as the stock Android browser
- The display quality of the Nexus 4 is better than the Galaxy Nexus, but touch responsiveness is worse because of the use of in-cell display technology
- The hardware of the Nexus 4 is more unique and handsome than the Galaxy Nexus, but the Galaxy Nexus seems to have a better in-hand feel thanks to better weighting and grippy textures