Although the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is yet to be unveiled, TechnoBuffalo received some official specs for the device which is set to be released in a few hours time. The next flagship Android device that offers the “pure Google” experience has been subject to a lot of speculation in the past few months. It was originally dubbed the “Nexus Prime”. That moniker is now defunct, and Samsung are going with Galaxy Nexus instead.

With the specs having been outed I decided to compare Apple’s latest and greatest with the recently unveiled 4G equipped Moto Droid RAZR and the upcoming Nexus. Check them out below:

[UPDATE: The official announcement brought to light a few more specs. The Galaxy Nexus has LTE and HSPA connectivity, it’s 8.9mm thin, weighs 4.8 ounces, 16GB/32GB storage plus a MicroSD slot for expansion, 316ppi density and 1750 mAh battery, camera also has a single LED flash.]

Which specs are better? It’s difficult to say without actually using the device. There are features that are hard to ignore, specifically the 720p display on the Samsung handset. To have a phone with an HD display is incredible. The iPhone will most likely have the best battery life out of the three, despite it being a lower power unit.

A less powerful processor and smaller display help keep battery drain to a minimum. The 3.5″ Retina display on the Apple handset is going to look tiny next to its big rivals. RAM? Probably a non-issue. The extra memory in the Android handsets is due to the more intensive OS. I doubt the Google-powered smartphones will be that much quicker than the iPhone. But, we’ll wait and see on that one.

A big talking point is the thickness and weight of the powerful RAZR. It’s almost 2mm thinner than the iPhone, but somehow still contains an LTE chipset, as well as being CDMA/HSPA compatible. I was impressed when I read its specs earlier, and really hope it can take on the iPhone in the market place.

We all know Apple needs a handset that can finally compete on a popularity level and push the Cupertino-based company to innovate further and really get our imaginations going with the next iPhone. Build quality is a major factor too. The iPhone almost cracks just looking at a concrete floor from waist height, the Galaxy will almost certainly have Gorilla glass – which the Motorola also has, in combination with a Kevlar-protected rear.

So, what’s the most impressive handset in the lineup? Will the iPhone continue to hold its own as it has in the past?

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