Samsung Galaxy Nexus is creating buzz in tech markets across the world. The new version of Google Nexus from Samsung has made waves for many reasons. First of all, it is the first device with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung has manufactured the third Nexus phone for Google, which used to unveil new versions of its Android OS on its own smartphones.
After Android 2.2 Froyo and 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has also appeared on a Nexus phone from Google. Many more things like a large and bright display, NFC and several others make Galaxy Nexus a perfect Android phone on market. Here we bring to you seven reasons that should make you buy a Galaxy Nexus.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS): Galaxy Nexus is the first device on the latest version of Android. As per Google’s tradition, the company has debuted ICS on the third Nexus phone. The new version of Android brings to you a number of cutting edge features such as a simple and easy-to-use interface, better web experience, facial recognition unlock, offline email searching, app folder, network data usage monitoring and control and much more.
Low price with Verizon: Verizon sells Galaxy Nexus for an affordable price. The company had been selling the device for $199 in its initial days with two year contract. Later the carrier dropped its price to $149.99 making it accessible to more customers. Well, if you are ready to sign in a two year contract with the carrier, you can now obtain a Galaxy Nexus for this low price. However, the unlocked version of the phone comes for a price above $500.
First HD Super AMOLED contoured display: Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone to feature HD Super AMOLED contoured display. Its 4.65-inch High Definition display offers 1280 x 720 pixel resolution having a naturalistic 180 degree viewing. Great brightness, vivacity and 316 ppi make the phone a perfect platform for web surfing, movie watching and gaming.
Face recognition unlock: ICS is up with a myriad of fresh user friendly features. You have the much-lauded Face Unlock system on the device. The feature helps you lock the device with your face. For unlocking, you will have to show up your face to the device. It means we have enhanced security on Galaxy Nexus. Your smartphone will not open up to your friends or anyone else, thus you can always secure your data from theft.
Longer battery life: In its first full charge, Galaxy Nexus lasts more than 300 long hours, says Joe Wilcox in his review. The new Galaxy phone has enhanced battery backup; normally, the device guarantees eight hours and 20 minutes talk time on a single recharge. It is better than its chief rival the iPhone 4S, which offers only eight hours talk time on a single recharge.
4G LTE: Galaxy Nexus is a 4G LTE phone. Running on Verizon, the phone provides high speed internet ranging from 14Mbps o 16Mbps for downloading. Verizon’s improved 4G LTE connectivity offers consistent data performance. Galaxy Nexus is certainly one of the best 4G LTE smartphones on market now.
Android Beam: Android Beam, according to Wikipedia is “a near-field communication feature allowing the rapid short-range exchange of web bookmarks, contact info, directions, YouTube videos and other data.” Yes, the feature helps users share a plethora of data between NFC enabled devices. It is so easy to share data between NFC devices using Android Beam.
What others say?
Let us see what Ginny Mies of PCWorld says of Samsung Galaxy Nexus,
“The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a superb phone, and a great vehicle for introducing Android Ice Cream Sandwich to the world. Android has clearly come a long way, and the tweaks and updates Google has implemented throughout the operating system make a huge difference in efficiency and ease of use. Right now, the Galaxy Nexus is the best Android phone you can buy.”
These things make Galaxy Nexus a superb smartphone. Analysts have counted Galaxy Nexus as a worthy rival to the iPhone 4S. But some hardware drawbacks like a relatively feeble rear camera and others make Galaxy Nexus not a better competitor to many recent ICS-upgradable Android phones such as Motorola RAZR.