Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a powerful android based Smartphone. It is also called as Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus I9250, Samsung Google Nexus 3 and Samsung Galaxy X. The phone is housed in a plastic body. You can unleash the power of the phone through the virtual keys. Let us find more about this really smart ‘Smartphone’.
The plastic cased Smartphone weighs 135 grams. It comes in 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm size. The phone is little bit bigger than Samsung Galaxy S2. The phone is loaded with the latest Android Operating System,Ice Cream Sandwich.
The screen is really appealing that steals the show. It is an aesthetically designed body that also offers a firm grip on your hands. Except for power on/off and to change volume settings, all remaining phone functionality are handled through virtual buttons only.
The front of the phone consists of the screen, the camera, the brightness sensor and a sleeping light beneath the screen. The navigation is achieved through three soft keys which are powered by the operating system. These keys let you perform back, home and multitasking functions.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes with dual-core 1.2 GHz processor. You can expect quick access of various applications and overall faster performance from this smartphone. The phone comes with 16GB internal storage and 1 GB RAM. Unfortunately, no external storage is made available.
The 4.65” screen offers high quality picture quality at 720p x 1280p capacity at a density of 316 pixels per inch. In terms of pixel density it fares little less than iPhone 4S. It has a special coating on the screen to protect from scratches. You can set alerts in vibration, MP3 and WAV formats.
It has a big loudspeaker and a 3.5mm jack to connect the audio output to other gadgets. Color reproduction is so good and it is closer to reality. You will have absolutely high quality gaming experience. The big sized screen will let you browse in an effortless manner. Further, you can also enjoy the high quality ‘High Definition’ video.
You can enjoy all the latest powerful features of the Android operating system. You will be able to create custom folders. All the recently used applications will be floating at the bottom of the screen.
Even though the application drawer is similar to earlier versions, it is easy to select the application of your choice through the new animated form. You are not required to scroll through the applications in sequence.
There are two tabs, Apps and Widgets within the application drawer. The widget is really useful where you will you be able to glance through all the available widgets and install the one that best meets your choice.
One of the major overhauls of the new Android 4.0 OS is the change in User Interface with reference to contacts. The renewed look will definitely attract many users. The white and blue light weight ‘People App’ is so elegant where a name appears in alphabetical order and photos will appear on the right hand side of the screen.
It is easy to search for a contact and add a new contact with just a single tap. Contacts are synchronized with Google cloud service. You can easily reach the Contacts App by tapping on the contact button which is present at the bottom of the home screen. Similar level of comfort is not extended to connect with social networking sites.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus lets you access Google Talk quite easily but there is no room for Facebook integration. HTC fares well in this aspect by offering Sense handsets.
The keyboard appears quickly on the screen. You can utilize plenty of Google applications including Google Chrome. Text-to-Speech function, data management and NFC compatibility will keep Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the most sought after Smartphones in the world. Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes with accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass and barometer sensors. You can communicate through SMS, MMS, Email and Instant Messenger.
The phone is equipped with a 5MP rear camera and 1.3 front facing cameras. Even though the size of the camera is less than iPhone 4S which comes with 8MP, the performance of the camera is good. The camera software will let you capture a snap almost instantaneously.
The camera is supported by a LED flash and you can capture videos of 1080p quality at 30 fps. The camera lets you capture panoramic views very easily. The camera features geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection.
The Smartphone offers extensive data connectivity capability. You can connect to 2G Network (GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900) and 3G Network (HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100). You can access the services in various ways including GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, WLAN, Bluetooth, NFC and USB. Samsung Galaxy Nexus is fitted with standard Li-Ion battery of 1750 mAh. It runs on standby mode for 290 hours in 2G mode and up to 270 hours in 3G mode. You can expect up to 17 hours 40 minutes talk time on 2G and up to 8 hours 20 minutes in 3G mode.
- One of the fastest performing phone available in the market
- Quick access keyboard
- 5MP camera, 1080p HD video capability, smooth performance
- Fast data connectivity capabilities
- Facial unlock
- Excellent contacts integration
- Better Gmail application
- User friendly keyboard
- NFC capability
- Highly intuitive Android 4.0 Operating System
- Camera difficulty with auto-focus to gear up for the successive shots
- Social network connectivity to be improved
- Voice dictation not as competent as Siri
- Lack of SD Card slot
- HTML emails require a fix
- Home screens are limited to five. No options to extend beyond this.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the Google’s third flagship phone that comes with the completely redesigned Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. The Smartphone offers big and bright screen. The ability to access applications at lightening speeds and the ability to access data through various ways, make Samsung Galaxy Nexus a good option to improve productivity in personal as well as professional life. The phone has decent battery backup.