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Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Guest Writer

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It’s All In The Screen – The HTC One SV Vs. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus

 

There are a lot of factors to consider when you’re looking to buy a new mobile phone. Obviously, it needs to be decently priced and to be able to do all the things that you need it to do. But you also need to think about things like speed, screen quality and battery power.

The easiest way to choose a new phone is to look at the specs, and then go from there. Today we’re looking at two great devices. The first is HTC’s One SV, the second the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Both of these phones retail at similar prices, often coming steeply discounted by mobile service providers. They’re both 3g mobile phones, running the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. But other than that, which one is best? We put them to the test to find out how they compare, and what exactly their differences are. So if you’re in the market for a new cell phone, then keep reading to find out which of these two is a better buy, and which one carries our seal of recommendation.

What the HTC One SV Has Going for It…

The primary advantage of the HTC model is that it has better Bluetooth support. It’s equipped with Bluetooth 4.0 rather than the older 3.0 version on the Nexus. If you frequently connect to Bluetooth devices, such as hands free, the newer version means that you’ll get faster data transfer and that your phone will use less battery power when connecting. For heavy users, this is a big advantage. The HTC also comes in around twenty per cent lighter, making it a little easier to carry around.

What the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Does Well…

The Nexus has a couple of advantages. The first is its screen. The Nexus has the larger screen, measuring in at 4.6 inches rather than the 4.5 inch screen on the HTC. That isn’t a huge difference, but when you’re reading emails or surfing the web, every little bit of screen space helps. It’s also a better quality screen. The Nexus has around eighty per cent higher screen resolution and thirty per cent more PPI (pixels per inch). These two things combined mean that the picture quality on the Nexus is brighter, sharper and clearer than that of the HTC. You also get more internal storage on the Nexus, which comes with 16 GB of internal memory as compared to the 8 GB of memory on the HTC. For you, that means you can store double the amount of music, photos, games and data on your device. For those people who like to use their phone as a music player, this is a pretty big deal.

Which is the Better Model?

Both of these phones are great models, and very reasonably priced. However, in the end, our vote goes with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The better screen quality and size combined with more internal storage just makes it a better buy than the HTC One SV.

Phil Turner thinks that 3g mobile phones have come a long way in the past two years and that progress seems to accelerate every month

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