The latest Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first phone to feature Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich â€“ Googleâ€™s latest mobile OS version.
The phone measures 136 x 68mm and measures a pleasantly slim 9mm. The all-plastic casing also renders it pretty light at 135g. Though the phone has a 4.65inch capacitive touch screen that takes up most of the front, it disappears into a glossy black externals when the phone powers down.
It is embellished with a Super AMOLED HD, with a 1280 x 720-pixel resolution breathtakingly packed in at 316ppi. This results in ultra sharp and crisp images and bright, vivid and clear text sans any visible aberrations. On this screen reading and Web browsing is a joy.
This is even better display than Samsungâ€™s Galaxy S II! This one even has a perfect wide viewing angle. On the large screen, 1080p HD video recording and viewing is great experience. At the bottom of this screen comes a touch sensitive panel with home and back button and a multitasking button that shows all your currently running apps as thumbnails â€“ this is two of the standard four Android controls.
The new version looks like its ancestor, but is easier to use and more fluid and intuitive. The phone has flamed such reviews that some are even claiming it to be the one for which iPhone 4S can be ditched!
Another feature that surprised many was the fast camera shutter. The shutter lag here is alsmost zero and images are captured as soon as you press the on-screen shutter key.
However, the external speaker volume is a dampener. The ringtone volumes are so low that a call or message alerts are often missed when the phone is in the pocket. And it sounds more ominous as the lacuna seems to do something with the hardware, so an update might not fix it! Then the battery cover is tough to put back when you take it out.
The new gimmicky feature Face Unlock, is a pain as it seems more like a hit and miss affair. It gets affected by a lack of light, especially when used indoors.
Weight Â Â Â 135 g
DisplayÂ Â Â Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size Â Â Â Â Â Â 720 x 1280 pixels, 4.65 inches (~316 ppi pixel density)
– Multi-touch input method
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
Memory Â Â Â Internal Â Â Â 16/32GB storage, 1 GB RAM
Data Â Â Â GPRS Â Â Â Yes
EDGE Â Â Â Yes
3G Â Â Â HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE
WLAN Â Â Â Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Â Â Â Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
USB Â Â Â Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Â Â Â rearÂ Â Â 5 MP, 2592×1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Â Â Â Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, 1080p@30fps
Front camera Â Â Â 1.3 MP
Features Â Â Â OS Â Â Â Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
CPU Â Â Â Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, TI OMAP 4460 chipset
Talk time Â Â Â Up to 17 h 40 min (2G) / Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)