Which Samsung Android phone is the best?  Aaron does a dogfight between the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Epic 4G Touch, two top notch (yes, top notch) Android devices.  The Galaxy Nexus is available on Verizon Wireless for $299 and packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD (720p) display, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, 1 GB RAM, a 1,850 mAh battery, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).  The Epic 4G Touch is available at Sprint for $199.99 and packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, and Android 2.3 with TouchWiz 4.0.

You've got Ice Cream Sandwich on one, but a better spec list on the other.  Which one will win the dogfight?  Dive in and find out!  Part 1 of 2.

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"Which is better, Galaxy Nexus or Epic 4G Touch?"

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Tristian Stephens
Tristian Stephens samsung epic 4g touch wins by a lan slide
GorillaDaGoon E4GT FTW!
Demetrius Montez
Demetrius Montez the powerful epic 4g touch
Jason Loveman
Jason Loveman vzw lte is awesome (like 20mb awesome) - sprint 4g wimax is crap.
Jordan Talbert
Anonymous epic because it is thin and fast
Aaron Latham
Aaron Latham The epic is epic
Antonio Hubbard Graves
Antonio Hubbard Graves Loving my GNex LTE I will gladly take my phone to battle with any other phone and guarente victory!!!
Athier Mohammed
Athier Mohammed galaxy nexus totaly! it has android 4.0 so the choice is oviese!
Brianna Perez
Brianna Perez Nexus
Kyios Low
Kyios Low So phonedog.com got test the samsung galaxy tab 7.0plus or note, with remote computer trough internet or 3G? Did both of its can connect the PC wireless mouse and keyboard?
Douglas Prevo
Douglas Prevo Psh iphone 5 is so yesterday, iphone 7 is teh bestest.
Fred Haynes
Fred Haynes Yes i am taking my Galaxy Nexus back tomorrow to many flaws for me and the camera is terrible and the speaker suks going back to get my white skyrocket and wait on the ICS update thats what i get for chasing phones lol totally disappointed in the Nexus like the new OS tho
Ron Smith
Ron Smith I gettin all androided out Aaron. I just may switch to ios, im holding out for iphone 5 though
Daryle Morris
Daryle Morris Epic 4G Keyboard/Touch Screen .. Galaxy S.. pt. 1
Jozef Sakac
Jozef Sakac I actually find Technobuffalo boring except for Noah, and people unsubscribing to phone dog because of Noah apparently being sued how do you know who's at fault ? I'm here for you phone dog
Barry Holloway
Barry Holloway the epic is very consistent
Calvin JW
Calvin JW My nexus camera is so bad I almost want to get an iPhone :( Plus the battery life is pretty.. bad... other than that I love it
George Isenhart
George Isenhart Both Samsung both great phones, if 4G touch is half as good as the original Epic then it is a winner for sure.
Douglas Prevo
Douglas Prevo moot, can't get them on same carrier, and one has tw on 2.3.6 and the other is on ics. i say the touch is better only because of swype. but that will change eventually.
Byron E. Cóto
Byron E. Cóto Ur sueing Noah from techbuffalo??? I love techbuffalo!! Unsubscribed to u guys now. Their the reason I found you guys.
Byron E. Cóto
Byron E. Cóto NEXUS, epic feels so boring
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles Everett he is just mad because you posted a link to the truth for everyone to see.
Bryon Carlin
Bryon Carlin Epic touch even more so when it gets ICS
Everett C W Byrd
Everett C W Byrd @Paul Actually, everyone copied IBM and Cisco.
Paul Alexandru
Everett C W Byrd
Everett C W Byrd @Zach This is not true. It's obvious you're from America. The problem is you didn't see the devices because carriers refused in some cases to buy or carry them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smartphone#Early_years
Manuel Leon
Manuel Leon Hahhahah my phone wins!
Swisha Sweet
Swisha Sweet Epic touch in my book
Manuel Leon
Manuel Leon Thank you....I'm going to watch it now!
Zach Cline
Zach Cline @ R.j. Apple is not over rated. Apple is quality dude, And if it weren't for the iPhone people would still be worshipping blackberries with their 2 "inch screens. And android wouldn't be what it is today without it. Android originally was like blackberry's OS. It wasn't until the iPhone came out that google scrambled to compete with it , Hence the G1. I have the galaxy nexus as a backup device and the display on the iPhone is still better as are the speakers and camera . Yeah the nexus has zero shutter lag but so what? That makes no difference if the quality sucks. Oh I can take shitty pics faster. Lol
Ron Scott
Ron Scott Now if only sprint could find a reliable way to give Wimax to San Diego...
Ron Scott
Ron Scott Nexus phones come out with the newest OS (for people who can't wait for an update or want to be first all the time), and underwhelming specs everytime. Wait to EpTouch too get 4.0 and there will be little doubt. Besides the hi-def screen and lack of shutter lag, it's EpTouch all the way ;)~
Rocko Beko Train
Rocko Beko Train iPhone 4s
Kaizer Joelle
Kaizer Joelle None. Cuz they're all android.
Jason Ramos
Jason Ramos @Jacob - I know right. I seen the leaked images of the official GSII ICS ROM and it doesn't look pretty. TouchPISS is all over it and it just doesn't look right with that 800x480 on a 4.5" screen either. Galaxy Nexus all the way. 720p, LTE, Stock Android, best carrier in the nation. GSII is old news
Nathan Parks
Nathan Parks Depends what you want. Hardware or timely updates. The nexus has great specs. Its just that the epic touch has better specs.
Jacob Grumbles
Jacob Grumbles Galaxy nexus . I know you guys think the epic is getting ics but its a Samsung which means it with get its software version number changed but look nothing like ics thanks to the shitty ios wannabe called touchwiz.
Junkang Xie
Junkang Xie Galaxy Nexus
Charles Giumarra
Charles Giumarra Nexus i love it still trying to perfect the camera
Zach Cline
Zach Cline It's galaxy nexus. Not droid nexus seeing as how it's not a droid. People need to learn that droid is just a brand by verizon and motorola . There is no difference between droid and android as it is one and the same.
Adrian Anguiano
Adrian Anguiano The galaxy nexus would be great if it had an exynos processor rather than a TI OMAP processor. Really 6 to 8 second transition from portrait to landscape that's kind of disappointing for this so called "amazing phone." and the camera is horrible. Spec wise galaxy nexus just has a better screen and os but the epic and other android devices are about to get 4.0 so Epic 4G touch barely wins this round in my opinion.
Sam Bahhur
Sam Bahhur Phonedog is suing Noah???? Wtf
Sam Bahhur
Sam Bahhur Is this a serous question?
Josh Beer
Josh Beer Dear PhoneDog I respected, and liked you until you started this STUPID lawsuit against Noah Kravitz. Lawsuits are for cellphone manufactures; not for tech bloggers. We're all supposed to get along. There is plenty of room for all of the tech blogs; nevertheless, we don't need your kind. I'm un-subscribing from your youtube channel, And your twitter feed.
Rj H. Clavano
Daniel Cuadrado
Daniel Cuadrado iPhone 4s.
Eduardo Giraldo
Eduardo Giraldo Nexus with Verizon wins galaxy s 2 is good only thing that sucks is sprint with wimax
Jerimiah Rapada
Jerimiah Rapada Droid Nexus FTW
Nathaniel Hull
Nathaniel Hull epic 4g def... nexus is a huge phone with a usable 4in screen...
David Hilgendorf
David Hilgendorf galaxy nexus
Rj H. Clavano
Rj H. Clavano @tyler adams: THROW ur 4s. APPLE OVERRATED!!!
Saman Aghakhanloo
Saman Aghakhanloo i love my lg G2x but the Epic Touch
Aj Green
Aj Green Nexus!!
David EL Fuete Corchado
David EL Fuete Corchado Samsung galaxy 2 Boyyyyyyyy
Paul Alexandru
Paul Alexandru iPhone 4S!!!!
Gabo Ramos
Gabo Ramos epic better processor, screen, camera, video, audio, everything
Shawn Towle
Shawn Towle Epic Touch
David Harness
David Harness Galaxy Nexus
Tyler Adams
Tyler Adams I love my iPhone 4S, but Epic Touch.
Josh Therezo
Josh Therezo OHP! I bought the Epic last week. Is it possible to marry a piece of technology? If so, I would.
Iam Talat
Iam Talat Both are nice ..but i personally have the gn
David Ramirez
Ricardo Lopez
Ricardo Lopez i agree @lahn
Gordon Christie
Gordon Christie Galaxy nexus and the s2 are both of the best phones on market esp when gs2 gets,4.0 as the phones are very similar but the nexus edges it in performance
Jonathan Palaka
Jonathan Palaka Nexus is A LOW CLASS version OF THE SAMSUNG GALAXU S 2 AKA EPIC 2 TOUCH
Ron Bragg
Ron Bragg Galaxy Nexus GSM international version. (:
Maurice Conger
Maurice Conger Eptouch!!!
Kevin L. Lopez
Kevin L. Lopez Galaxy Nexus. duh. no contest
Ely Nakano
Ely Nakano Kal-El
Lee Jack
Lee Jack Nexus ofcoz It just like Nexus S > Galaxy S I'm a galaxy s user so i know it
Patrick Matteson
Patrick Matteson Galaxy Nexus
Joseph Alan Richardson
Joseph Alan Richardson Nexus
Hans Kwazneski
Hans Kwazneski Again. Sprint.
Lanh Nguyen
Lanh Nguyen Epic has the best processor and better specs overall. It will run ics much more fluidly than the nexus. Only thing nexus has on the epic is the 720p display. Everything else does not compare.
Hans Kwazneski
Hans Kwazneski It's all about development, (future proofing) Nexus wins. How many ROMs/Kernals does Epic 4G have? Sorry. Nexus been out 2 weeks and it has 14 ROMs and 6 Kernels. Lets not forget LTE. Wimax is garbage.
Mark Navarro
Mark Navarro Epic touch cuz its my daily driver. My butt is itchy.
Michael Miller
Michael Miller Stupid question. Stock Android>any android overlay.
Dylan Greene
Dylan Greene i think android needs to calm down on their millions of phones in only 3ish years
Cate Pelley
Cate Pelley epic is getting ics at the beginning of the year so im going with my phone.
Will Clark
Will Clark Epic 4g Touch Wins
Richard Head
Richard Head Which ever one you send me for free is obviously the best.
Ankit Marwaha
Ankit Marwaha hey aaron.. u r da best.. but why nowadays u always rush in your videos?? U r always in a hurry.. :(
Cesario Brito Jr.
Cesario Brito Jr. Epic Touch 4G I feel is the better all around phone. Only thing Nexus has is ICS.
Spliff Meister
Spliff Meister #TEAMBB
Dylan Arends
Dylan Arends Galaxy nexus
Mike Infinger
Mike Infinger I attempt to gift my wife a HTC Evo Shift 4G for Christmas. She still likes her Epic better. So back in the box and on the shelf the Shift goes.
Josh Saintz
Josh Saintz Nexus
Ahmad Sachoo
Ahmad Sachoo Galllaaaxxxyyyy Neeeexxxuuusssss
Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes E4GT with AOSP ICS > Galaxy Nexus.
Christopher Goodwin
Christopher Goodwin Ep touch
Justin Fitzgerald
Justin Fitzgerald GN
Rj H. Clavano
Rj H. Clavano FUCK IPHONE4S. sg2 the best
Seir Valencia
Seir Valencia I would pick the 250k that phonedog is sueing their former editor for because of twitter followers. such a shame :(
Vinh Luong
Vinh Luong iPhone 4S
Rommel Balahadia
Rommel Balahadia nexus
Jeremy Gillett
Jeremy Gillett Galaxy Note in White
Dani Spain
Dani Spain ima say epic > nexus
Jarred Mrgtp Gibbs
Jarred Mrgtp Gibbs Galaxy Nexus
Frank Pagel
Frank Pagel iPhone 4s
Thomas Burke
Thomas Burke Galaxy Nexus
Cem Basak
Cem Basak You said epic 4g touch but which one do you like to buy
Pedro Costa
Pedro Costa The one with bigger screen
Mandeep Singh
Mandeep Singh nexus is better among the 2
Facebook user
Facebook user Armin Nayeri Thank you sir! -AB
Cem Basak
Cem Basak Droid razr
Armin Nayeri
Armin Nayeri Aaron is the best
Jeremy Gillett
Jeremy Gillett Borderline
Gerardo Castillo
Gerardo Castillo Galaxy Nexus

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