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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. Samsung Galaxy S2: Which Smartphone is the Better Buy?

The Samsung Galaxy S2 is currently one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market.

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus may also be another highly coveted phone.

However, with popularity comes large price tags; each of these smartphones retail between $199 and $299.

Below is a price rundown of the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus and the many specs that owners say make them worth the money.

Galaxy S2: $199 to $279

The Galaxy S2, released on the Sprint network in September, and on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks in October, features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display on the Sprint and AT&T versions. The T-Mobile version has a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display.

The T-Mobile version also features a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, while most phones, including the Sprint and AT&T versions, run on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor.

The Sprint and AT&T version retails for $199 with a two-year network contract. The T-Mobile version retails for $279 with a two-year network contract, before the $50 rebate.

Galaxy Nexus: $299

The Galaxy Nexus, which is expected to release sometime in November, or "later this year" according to Verizon Wireless, will introduce many new features to the Android line.

Powered by Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus features a new custom typeface called Robato, Face Unlock and new NFC technology such as the phone-to-phone sharing mechanism Android Beam.

The Galaxy Nexus is expected to sell for $299 with a two-year network contract.

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