Hey there, sports fans! Get ready for another crazy day of Smartphone Madness. Past matches have seen less popular phones rout the Samsung Galaxy Note tablet-phone and the all-mighty iPhone 4S. Yesterday's contest ended with the Asus PadFone dominating the beloved Samsung Galaxy S II. Will today's challenge, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus against the Pantech Burst, be an equally unpredictable match?
Look for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to take this one folks. This massive 4.7-inch phone was the first to wear Android 4.0's colors, which, we remind you, is an operating system that's still hard to find on other handsets. The Nexus is powered by a 1.2-GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor with 1GB of RAM, a pairing that offered mid-level performance during our tests. On the upside, there's Verizon 4G LTE for data, and the huge screen isn't just good for visual real estate, it also packs a super sharp 1280 x 720-pixel high-resolution display, plus the Super AMOLED screen shines with great contrast. Back to the OS, Android 4.0 continues to be a selling point for any smartphone lucky enough to run it, and that's really no surprise thanks to tweaks like a cascading task navigator, new fonts, and deeper social networking integration. As a kill shot, the Galaxy Nexus also includes a 5-MP back-cam that can capture 1080p video.
If you love a good Cinderella story in your March Madness action, you may be placing a vote for the Pantech Burst. This affordable handset features low-profile specs when compared to massive super-phones (like the Nexus) but it still earned a spot in our Top 10 Smartphones list. That's because for $50 bucks, Pantech adds in a 4-inch display that may be small on pixels (800 x 480) but boasts extra shine, exactly 500 lux to be specific. Building on that momentum, the Burst's 1.2-GHz dual-core processor assaulted the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and other big-name phones, and it's capable of LTE speeds thanks to AT&T's budding 4G network.
Is this match-up nothing but net for the Galaxy, or will the Pantech Burst spark an upset? You tell us! Vote for the device you think should win in our poll below.