Samsung Galaxy Nexus : Review

Samsung is about to launch The Galaxy Nexus. Google debuts Android 4.0 (Ice-cream Sandwich) in this mobile. This mobile has the most powerful version of android installed in it. This mobile is like a treat for all the Android and Smartphone fans out there. This mobile is also known as the Google Nexus Prime, Nexus 3 and Nexus 4G. The most important feature of this Nexus Prime is the installed OS Ice-cream Sandwich. There are a lots more to tell about this Nexus Prime. Lets get started.

The Google Nexus Prime is not just a smartphone. It is the phone which came out of the collaboration of Google and Samsung. Samsung has delivered a master piece regarding the style and the design of  this smartphone. The thickness of this smartphone is just 8.94mm and it has no physical buttons on the front surface. It features a 4.65″ super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p).

Another thing is the build quality. The phone features an advanced version of ‘Hyperskin’ texture finish on the back panel.  This makes the phone less slippery. The weight of the phone is just 135g.

Specifications :

The mobile has a Dual Core 1.2GHz Cortex A-9 CPU and a dedicated GPU for handling the immense graphics. The mobile has a RAM of 1GB and an internal storage of 16/32 GB.

Camera :

Google Nexus Prime has a 5MP camera with autofocus and LED flash . You may think that this is not enough for a smartphone of these days. Apart from features like Geo tagging, Face detection and Touch focus this mobile gives you an extra feature named as ‘Zero Shutter Lag” Whenever you take a shot and if you wanna take a shot immediately you dont need to wait. The time taken by the mobile to get ready for a new shot is just zero seconds.

The camera is capable of recording 1080p @ 30fps. There is a 1.3MP secondary camera which you can use in video calling, Skype and even Google plus hangouts.

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Connectivity :

Google Nexus Prime has the best connectivity options ever. It has 3G at HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps and it is the first mobile to support LTE feature. And it has Bluetooth v3.0 and supports EDGE, GPRS, Wi-Fi, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot.

Media :

Like all other android smartphones this mobile also has a audio and a video player. This player supports all audio and video formats. The music player supports MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player formats and the video player supports MP4/H.264/H.263/3GP/DivX videos.

Miscellaneous Features :

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has features like GPS, A-GPS, NFC Support, voice memo/dial /commands, Document editor, Face unlock, Adobe Flash support, Official Google Apps support etc.

Release Date :

The release date is expected to be on November, 2011. The initial releases will be in UK, Asia (Japan,China) on November 17.

Price :

The price of this smartphone is $878. It is available for preorder from the amazon store UK. The price is really affordable for a smartphone like this.