It may not be huge, because the speeds may normalize because of the much higher resolution screen being used with the Nexus, but there will be a slight advantage to the Nexus.
With a higher resolution screen, the device needs the faster GPU speeds to perform as well as a lower resolution screen. The good thing is, they overclocked the GPU to 384mhz, which according to the few hands on reviews we've had is more than enough to have an incredible screen, along with the performance you'd expect from a high end device.
This phone will run games just fine, especially when the cpu is overclocked! Also, I'm sure there will be reviews before the phone even comes out.
Anyone know if there is a side by side comparison of the nexus and the Droid Razr? Those are the 2 I am torn between, although I admit I have been waiting for the galaxy nexus since we all first heard the rumors of it... I like the "ruggedness" of the razr. I am a bit rough on my phones so does anyone have experience with samsung devices in general with regards to durability etc? What gpu chip does the Razr have?
There haven't been any side by side hands on reviews of the Razr/Nexus yet, I imagine we'll see one this coming week.
I expect the Razr will beat the Nexus in benchmarks, but only because the Nexus is running 4.0 and hasn't been optimized yet + using an HD screen hurts benchmark scores.
They should be comparable otherwise, because their hardware is pretty similar.
I expect the Nexus' camera will destroy the Razr's solely because Motorola is known for having insanely slow shutter speed/bad stock software.
The Razr's screen is supposed to be pretty nice, but every hands on video I've seen said the Nexus' screen is amazing, so they'll be pretty close with the Nexus being slightly larger and having a higher resolution.
The Razr's battery has 30mAH over the Nexus, so they should be pretty close in terms of battery life, although Moto has more experience on how to increase battery life with an LTE chip on board.
I think what it will come down to is how quickly the Razr gets 4.0 and the aesthetics of each phone. Although I do think the Nexus will pull ahead personally because of it's camera, lack of bloatware and NFC capabilities.
Sony CM-B1201 > Samsung SCH-8500 > Motorola RAZR V3m > Samsung SCH-i760 > Motorola DROID X > HTC Thunderbolt > Samsung Galaxy Nexus/Motorola Droid Razr Maxx > Droid Maxx