TechPhonesHands-on Review of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone

Hands-on Review of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone


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Samsung were kind enough to loan us one of their new Galaxy Nexus smartphones running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). So here is our review.

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Samsung and Google launced the world’s first smartphone running Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. The GALAXY Nexus features a 4.65” HD Super AMOLED display technology at 720p resolution and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.

Who Are Samsung?

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 188,000 people in 185 offices across 65 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs.



 HSPA+ 21Mbps/HSUPA 5.76Mbps   850/900/1900/1700/2100

EDGE/GPRS                850/900/1800/1900


 1.2 GHz Dual Core Processor


 4.65” 1280X720 HD Super AMOLED


Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich


Main(Rear): 5 MP AF with LED Flash with reduced shutter delay and fast shot2shot

Sub (Front) : 1.3MP for Video Call


Codec : MPEG4/H.263/H.264

Playback : 1080p@30fps

Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@30fps


Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC+/eAAC+

3.5mm Ear Jack


Mobile Services

Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Movie Studio

Google Maps™ 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation

Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google+ app


 Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

 USB 2.0

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4GHz



 Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Proximity, Barometer


 1GB(RAM) + 16GB/ 32GB Internal memory


135.5 x 67.94 x from 8.94mm, 135g


Standard battery, Li-on 1,750 mAh


What’s in the Box?

Along with the Nexus, you also get a power plug, earphones, USB cable and quick start guide.

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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