Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

By posted on April 22, 2014 7:03PM

Google has announced the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system in last October and on that same date Samsung has announced world’s first Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system phone–Samsung Galaxy Nexus–which was later on launched with some volume bugs and has faced a few issues till this date.Anyway, Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not launched in India, but still we are reviewing it.

What’s in the box:

  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB based datacables
  • Headphones
  • User Manuals

Design, Build Quality, Display and Touchscreen:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is having a round and curvier edges and the design of this phone is quite good.It’s a little different from all the other Galaxy Series phones and this design takes the phone a little ahead in Galaxy series.Samsung Galaxy Nexus is having a 4.65 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen which is 720 x 1280 pixels in resolution and is having nearly 316 ppi pixel density.It’s a multitouch display and Oleophobic coating is done on the display to protect the phone.Samsung Galaxy Nexus is 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm in dimension and it weighs about 135 gm.Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a bright display and this brightness is the main cause of decreased battery life.If you will turn on the battery saving mode you will find that Samsung Galaxy Nexus is having a good battery life.The 4.65-inch touchsceen is quite sensitive and even catches a gentle touch.There’s no issue in this segment and at the bottom front of this device there are no capacitive or touchbuttons.From a distance it seems that the phone is made of Glass and will be broken easily, but it’s not even iPhone 4S breaks quickly than Samsung Galaxy Nexus.The build quality of Galaxy Nexus is quite solid and the screen is smudge resistant.Overall, Galaxy Nexus is very impressive in this segment.

Camera and Speakers:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 5 Megapixels AutoFocus camera which is capable of shooting 1080p HD videos at 30fps.The back of this device is made of plastic and gives some sound on scratching the backpanel with the nails.Anyway, on the back of this device there’s a 5 MP camera along with a single LED flash.Samsung Galaxy Nexus is capable of capturing good quality also.This 5 MP camera has Touch focus, geo-tagging and face detection features.The flash present on the back of this device is quite powerful and it can capture good quality images even in completely dark room.Anyway, have a look at a taken image with Galaxy Nexus’s five MP camera.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is capable of taking images of decent quality and you have just seen one above.Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes images very quickly and we do not find any delay once the camera button is pressed on the screen.It is a modern camera smartphone and there are a ton of customization to be done by visiting the settings option.At the bottom back there’s loud speaker present also.The Speaker of Galaxy Nexus is present at the at the bottom of the device and the speaker is quite powerful and it provides good quality sounds and music.If you are an ultimate music listener or if you do listen music often,then you will not regret after buying this phone,this phone can play a variety of music files. Overall, we find that Galaxy Nexus is doing a fine job in this segment also.

Messaging,OS,Web Browser,Processor and Connectivity features:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65-inch display and naturally, it’s easy to type on this phone.Samsung Galaxy Nexus supports both landscape and portrait mode.The QWERTY keyboard of Samsung Galaxy Nexus is quite big and we do not think that anyone on this planet will find any trouble while tying.We have already typed many times and we have found no problem during typing in both portrait and landscape mode.The keys are having some space between them and the keyboard uses the full 4.65-inch display which makes typing more easy. Samsung Galaxy Nexus is an Android device and is running on Android Ice cream Sandwich operating system.Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system brings a completely new user interface, three touch buttons always appear at the bottom front.Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system is much faster than Gingerbread and do works quite finely.Google has tried it’s best to fill all the blanks spaces present in Android Gingerbread,You can currently upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to Android 4.0.4 and overall, we are completely satisfied with the Android ICS operating system. Samsung Galaxy Nexus packs a Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor along with PowerVR SGX540 GPU.This dual-core processor  is quite powerful and can work finely on putting heavy loads.Also, gaming experience on Samsung Galaxy Nexus is quite good because of this 720p HD screen and dual-core processor as well.You can easily play HD games on it and all the games work on this device.Overall, the processor is quite fast but frankly speaking, the processor of Galaxy Note works at a similar speed. Samsung Galaxy Nexus is an Android device and it uses Android web browser.Also, Google Chrome can downloaded and installed on Samsung Galaxy Nexus as it runs on Android ICS operating system.With Android ICS OS web browser design is also changed.The web browser uses the complete .65-inch screen which makes browsing experience more easy and good.Samsung Galaxy Nexus web browser supports HTML and also support Flash Content.You can easily play online videos on this device.Also, there are a lot of customization to be done in settings which will make the browser more healthy.Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available in both 3G and 4G variants and it has connectivity features like Bluetooth,Wi-Fi,USB port and a 3.5mm AV jack as well.All the connectivity features works fine and there are no issues.

Others:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus can play different kind of music and video format like MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player and MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player respectively.It’s also capable of playing 1080p HD videos.Internal storage of this device is 16GB and there’s no microSD card slot present.On the front of this device there’s a 1.3 MP camera which can shoot 720p HD videos at 30fps.The battery life is okay and can be improved by some methods like switching on the power saving mode, also there are many application present in Google Play which are capable of improving that battery life..It also includes Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer sensors.The call quality of the phone is good and you will not hear any kind of hollow sound while calling some one.Samsung Galaxy Nexus is available in only Black and White color options.

The Verdict:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is really a good device and is worth to buy.You will not find any lag in this device except the poor battery life.and summing all these sections up we are giving Nokia Lumia 710 a score of 4.75/5.Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not available in Indian markets yet, but soon we can see it’s official launch announcements(may be in first or second week of May).Overall, this device is excellent.Anyway, there you go guys that was the complete review of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, stay tuned for more reviews, unboxings and techupdates here at Gadgetgyaan.

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