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The Galaxy Nexus is a touchscreen smartphone from the Samsung company.

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Pros

1.2GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP4460)

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4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display at 1280 x 720 resolution

11 agree

First Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) phone

8 agree

high-capacity battery (1750mAh): lasts at least 2 days (GigaOM reviewer got 3 days)

7 agree

Includes NFC chip for mobile payments and Android Beam (tap-to-share)

7 agree

Curved face that's intended to hug your cheek when you hold the phone to your ear

6 agree

1GB RAM

5 agree

As with most Samsung Phones the screen is awesome

5 agree

NFC hardware support, great with Google Wallet and Android Beam

4 agree

Zero Shutter Lag Camera

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Single-Motion Panoramic Mode

3 agree

ample internal storage

2 agree

Upgradeable OS to Jellybeans

2 agree

capacitive android buttons

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The contoured edges feel good when you're holding the phone

1 agrees
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Cons

No external microSD card slot for memory expansion

15 agree

outdated GPU (PowerVR SGX540, same as original Galaxy S)

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might be too big for some people

5 agree

Uses subpixels to cram in a super high resolution display ("PenTile matrix"): fewer "true" pixels than on LCDs. Probably not noticeable, though.

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speaker volume sucks - distorts at maximum

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display has its issues - whites arent perfect, has strange "dirty" texture on solid textures

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Display issue: not as crisp as iphone. A little yellowish color.

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The Galaxy Nexus is a touchscreen smartphone from the Samsung company. Developed in conjunction with Google, this model runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and features a large 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 720p display (1280x720). Available in 16GB and 32GB storage capacities, the phone packs a 1.2GB dual-core processor as well as high speed LTE or HSDPA+ connectivity (depends on carrier and region). A 5-megapixel digital camera is included that offers 1080p HD video capture and automatic panorama stills, with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing component for videoconferencing via Skype or Google Talk. Offering a cutting-edge alternative to numeric-based password systems, the Nexus incorporates "Face Unlock" technology that enables the user to access their handset by simply looking into the front camera lens. Files, links, directions, applications and more can be shared between two NFC (near field communication) radio equipped devices running Android 4.0 via "Android Beam", offering instant file sharing by simply touching the two units together. Native support of the Google+ social networking client is available in addition to all other Google Mobile Services, including YouTube, Gmail, Google Chat and the classic Google Search. Text-based communication is greatly simplified through voice-to-text capabilities, triggered through a single prompt for true simplicity. 

Features
  • Gloss black aesthetic (matte back panel)
  • Developed in conjunction with Google
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 4.65-inch Super AMOLED 720p display 
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP4460)
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing digital camera with LED flash
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera 
  • 1080p HD video recording 
  • 16 or 32GB internal storage options 
Post Review
Eric Barbier
03/26/2013 03:40

I waiting for this one

Pierre Vigier

Pierre Vigier

07/04/2013 04:43

me too

Anonymous
03/03/2012 03:20

is this nexus 4.65"

Dom
11/29/2011 12:42

the 'outdated GPU' part is actually a positive thing for me: I own a Samsung Galaxy S ("Captivate"), which uses Samsung's Hummingbird CPU (also SGX540 GPU), and I have CyanogenMod 7.1 (Android 2.3.7) running on it. The CyanogenMod team is already working on bringing Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) to devices. Android 4.0 *finally* adds GPU-acceleration to the user interface, which will make it super smooth and efficient. Because the Galaxy Nexus and my phone use the same GPU I expect to get the best and earliest results of their work on my phone!!

Erik

Erik

11/29/2011 11:25

Ooooh. Good point fellow Cappy-owner. Any word on when CyanogenMod ICS will be coming out?

Dom

Dom

12/03/2011 04:27

well, as usual they don't give any ETAs, as per their policy :-) BUT Steve tweeted on Nov 15 that we should check back in 2 months.

Anonymous
11/08/2011 09:39

rubbish

Dom

Dom

11/28/2011 06:02

huh?

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