The race to the finals continues, as does the epic battle between Android and Windows Phone. In yesterday’s Penultimate 4 match up the Nokia Lumia 900 was victorious over the Samsung Galaxy S II, thanks to your votes. In today’s battle, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus goes toe-to-toe with the Nokia Lumia 710. Which will win is up to you.
The road to the semi-finals for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is littered with the hulls of the HTC Titan II and the Pantech Burst, left beaten in its tracks. Its massive 4.65-inch screen wears Ice Cream Sandwich’s colors, which is still a rare trait for an Android smartphone. This smartphone is powered by a 1.2-GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor with 1GB of RAM. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE data speeds works in its favor. Plus, the huge screen isn’t just good for visual real estate, it also packs a super sharp 1280 x 720-pixel high-resolution display. As a buzzer beater, the Galaxy Nexus also includes a 5-MP rear-facing camera that can capture 1080p video.
The Nokia Lumia 710 stuffed the LG Optimus 4X HD and the Samsung Galaxy Note in previous rounds. And will now put its $49.99 skills to work against another Samsung. It will pull out all the stops, including its snappy performance, intuitive interface and bright 3.7-inch display. We weren’t trilled with the stiff front buttons and the lack of a front-facing camera, or with the grainy photos we took in low light, but the Lumia 710 does offer free GPS navigation. Overall, though, the Nokia Lumia 710 is a great choice for consumers looking to make the leap from feature phones to smartphones, and is favored to win this competition.
The polls will stay open until Friday morning at 9 a.m. EST, so get out your pom-poms and cheer on your favorite, because tomorrow at 10 a.m. the finals will begin. The winner from today’s competition will face the Nokia Lumia 900 in a fight to the death.