Exploring New Galaxies

5/10/2012 3:40:57 PM

We explore uncharted space to see what makes the GALAXY Nexus tick

Unveiled to much fanfare in October last year, this lovechild between Google and Samsung has given birth to what most would consider to be Android's Magnum Opus thus far. We've managed to snag one to try out, and boy were we impressed with what it could do.

At first glance, the Nexus' 4.7-inch display screen might seem a bit too unwieldy, but it actually isn't too bad considering the fact that the navigation buttons are also included in the display. What this means is that not only do you get a bigger display estate, but also a bigger resolution at 1280x720. The GALAXY Nexus so far boasts the most pixel density per inch, so websites render that much better and videos look that much sharper on it.

Description: Samsung GALAXY Nexus

The GALAXY Nexus has a micro-USB port, a 3.5mm audio port and also pins for external docks. Opening the back cover reveals the NFC-capable Lit-lon battery and a SIM card slot. Oddly enough, the manufacturers didn't add in expandable storage space via MicroSD.

In terms of performance, the GALAXY Nexus is a speedy device. The simple ICS Ul may have a lot to do with it as everything is streamlined to look neater, with apps and widgets now easily when performing multimedia tasks. Its battery life isn't that impressive to begin with, so take caution when streaming videos.

The NFC feature on the phone -- a future proofing effort -- comes in the form of Android Beam, which allows you to share things like contact details and URLs by just bumping two NFC phones.

The rear 5MP camera, while not too bad, is a bit perplexing as the Galaxy S II had such a good camera on its back. Whilst the resolution is secondary in our opinion, the general quality of pictures and video (1080p) aren't as good as they can and should be.

Samsung GALAXY Nexus


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Processor: Dual Core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9

Frequency: HSDPA 2100 / 900 EDGE / GPRS / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Operating System: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Display: 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED (1280x720)

Connectivity: USB2.0, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC

Storage: 32GB internal, non-expandab!e Others: 5-megapixels AF camera, 1.3-megapixels front camera

Dimension: 135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94mm

Weight: 135g


Performance 4 stars

Features 5 stars

Design 4 stars

Value 4 stars

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