Irulu vs Google Nexus vs Samsung Galaxy: Android Devices Compared

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The iRulu devices are remarkably low in price considering the Android features you get. Nexus devices are more high-end but give you first access to many Google features and they are lower priced than you’d think. Samsung devices tend to be the priciest

Android continues to be one of the most popular solution for smartphones, tablets and other devices on the planet. Here are a few of the latest offerings that are running the Android OS, including how they look when placed side by side for comparison.


This company isn’t as well known as the others, but it offers some seriously cheap devices for what you get.


  • Free Extended 1-Year Warranty with Review- If you go to Amazon after purchasing an Irulu device, you can leave a review there and then click on the Extended Warranty section, fill out the info and the link to the review and get an extended warranty in email.
  • Download Free Drivers and Manuals-The Irulu site lets you download whatever drivers you need from your phone completely for free, all at a central location. All of the device manuals are available here for free as well.
  • Multiple Payment Options-Irulu accepts all major credit cards including MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Maestro and even PayPal.
  • 60 Day MoneyBack Guarantee-If you get the wrong item or a defective one in the mail, you get a full refund or exchange, including free return shipping. If the item isn’t effective, then you have to pay shipping. This is also in the U.S. only. And you might have to pay extra overseas.
  • Partial Refunds Up to 1 Year-You have to pay a third of the price if it’s after 2 months for a refund, and half if you want an exchange. This is only if you don’t go with the full 1 year refund review deal though.
  • Win $20 Coupon for Unboxing Video-If you make an unboxing video of your item, you can enter to win a $20 coupon code off of your order, though it does have to be at least 2 minutes long with all the info involved, and the order must be at least $70.
  • Double-Tap Wakeup-Many iRulu phones have this feature that allows you to tap the screen twice to wake it up instead of worrying about a power button.


Google Nexus

Google Nexus has a site full of extensive support options including live chat, a callback service, as well as detailed FAQ descriptions about system updates, specs, drivers and so on. And since Nexus is directly affiliated with Google, you get inside advantages by going with their devices for Android.


  • Live Chat Option-Google Nexus has strong support options including the live chat if you want it.
  • Request a Call-If you hate waiting around on hold for support, you can instead click on “request a call” on the Nexus website so that they will call you instead if you have a question.
  • Device Assist App-You can download the Decisive Assist app to get live access to Google support directly.
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop Devices-Nexus is one of the first to offer devices that start our running the new OS, Lollipop, or Android 5.0. The site features a 3D option for handling the device if this is something you want.
  • 360 Degree Photos-You can capture a full panoramic 360-degree photo with Nexus devices like the Nexus 6.
  • 24 Hours of Use-This isn’t standby time, this is actually useable time from the Nexus 6, which has a huge 3220 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy has some unique tablets and smartphones with features hard to find elsewhere.


  • 4G Tablet-One thing that makes Samsung Galaxy rather unique among these companies is that they offer a 4G LTE tablet, instead of WiFi only like many of the other tablets. You can get this with practically any carrier including Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, ATT and U.S. Cellular.
  • Fingerprint Scanner-The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.5 tablet has a fingerprint scanner for unlocking.
  • MultiWindow-The Galaxy Tab also lets you open two apps or windows that you can view and interact with simultaneously.
  • LiveChat-This will automatically come up if you wait long enough and you can just hit “Start Chat” to get going.
  • Free Shipping for Orders Over $50-You can get these devices sent right to your door for free since they all cost more than this.
  • Built-in Heart Rate Monitor-This unique feature keeps track of your heart beats and can be used with numerous fitness apps.

Head to Head


The iRulu 5.0 Inch octa-core Android 4.4 phone costs $200. This includes 13.0 MP camera in front and 5.0 MP in rear, Bluetooth 4.0, a 1750 mAH battery and 1.7 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of storage. The iRulu “Couple Universe” deal is $296 or so and it includes two smartphones including the Universe 1S and the Victory1S. Both phones are 1.3 GHz quad cores. Their 10.1 inch tablet is only $121 with 1 GB of RAM, an HDMI input with Android 4.4.2 and 16 GB of space as well as quad-core 1.3 GHz.

The current main Nexus Tablet is Nexus 9 which is around 9 inches with the 64-bit NVidia processor with 2.3 GHz. This nearly double what the iRulu 10 inch tablet has. It’s also running Android 5.0. The 16 GB version of this device runs around $400, with the 32 GB version running around $80 more. The smartphone, the Nexus 6 is a 6 inch phone with a 2.7 GHz processor. The 32 GB version of this phone runs $650.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 inch runs for $600 or so depending on the store. It’s running Kitkat with the 8 MP camera in the rear and the 2.1 MP in the front and 16 GB of space .The Samsung Galaxy S5 is around $750 without contract with 2 GB of RAM and quad core 2.5 GHz.


The iRulu company has a focus on free stuff if you leave reviews. Their phones are on the more economical side but still have decent specs and interesting features like the double-tap to unlock feature.

Nexus is pure Google so you get cutting edge Google stuff like Android Lollipop, which often comes to these devices before any other. The devices also have extras like the turbocharger for the Nexus 6 which gives you 6 hours of runtime with just a 15-minute charge.

Samsung has a number of unique features like the fingerprint scanner and built-in heart rate monitor, so if you like these features, you may have trouble finding them anywhere else.

Overall, Nexus has the best high-end features for price, iRulu is the cheapest overall, and Samsung Galaxy has the most unique cutting edge tech.