Expert Review of Samsung Galaxy Nexus Black
Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first Smartphone to use the Android Ice cream sandwich operating system, which makes us reminisce the time before the arrival of Android. Samsung was not the market leader and Nokia was ruling the roost but the things changed pretty dramatically with the arrival of Android and Samsung blasted out as the market leader. Samsung Galaxy Nexus is another example of the kind of products Samsung has to offer. As far as the dimensions of the device is concerned, it has a length of 135.5mm, a breadth of 67.9mm and a height of 8.9mm and weighs 135 grams. Its big 4.65 inch screen is super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen and offers a healthy resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels. Pixel density is also pretty impressive with 316ppi, which means a richer appearance. A RAM of 1GB is backed by an internal storage capacity of 16GB, which means that the user can store loads of data. But with such a large internal memory, the downside is that the user cannot have more of it as there is no microSD card slot. There is a plethora of Internet facilities including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot which means that the user can access the web with comfort and ease.
Multiple tabs can be opened with minimum time lag including Facebook and Twitter along with YouTube. Multimedia features include music player, video player but there is no Radio FM which is a drawback with the device although a minor one. A 5 megapixels camera is accommodated with the device which allows the user to click pictures at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels and offers lots of features including LED flash, touch focus and Geo-tagging. Videos can also be shot at a resolution of 1080 pixels while the 1.3 megapixel secondary camera lets the user video chat. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system can be upgraded to Jelly Bean, which is great addition to the device. As far as the hardware is concerned, the device is backed by the Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 processor along with the standard lithium ion battery of 1,750 mAh, which allows the user to access the device for longer hours without being interrupted. The device is available in the colors of black and white.
User Interface and UI functionality
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 4.65 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that gives 16 million colors that offers a resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels and works at a pixel density of 316ppi. The screen can be interacted with through the multitouch technology and is protected by the oleophobic coating.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has loads of multimedia features including a music player and a video player which gives the user access to all the latest songs and videos that the entertainment work has to offer. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device with the help of a 3.5mm jack. The music player is compatible with the formats - MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and AC3 player whereas the video player supports - MP4, H.264 and H.263 player.
Pictures and Video quality
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 5 megapixels camera that allows the user to click pictures with complete clarity and ease with a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels along with the facility of shooting videos at 1080 pixels. Various additional features that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers is LED flash which allows the user to click pictures in the dark when the natural light is not satisfactory. There is also auto focus, Touch focus, Geo-tagging and face detection.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has the Wi-Fi facility that makes sure that the user can access any connection in the vicinity and visit the desired web sites including Facebook, Twitter. The user can also download data including music files, games, images and videos. There is also the Wi-Fi hot spot or Wi-Fi tethering that allows the user to make the device as a hub for other devices to connect to.
Internal and External Memory
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a whopping internal memory of 16GB, which allows the user to store loads of data including songs, games, images and videos but there unfortunately there is no provision for a microSD card slot so external memory cannot be expanded any further. The RAM is 1GB, which means that the user can access the resources of the system at a faster pace.
Applications and Gaming
Samsung Galaxy Nexus has loads of games and apps that are already installed in the device making sure that the user stays entertained and engaged. Since the device has Android as its operating system, the user can download more from the huge pool of choices that is available on the web.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes backed by the standard lithium ion battery of 1,750 mAh that gives the user a talk time of up to 17 hours and 40 minutes in 2G and up to 8 hours and 20 minutes in 3G along with a standby time of up to 290 hours in 2G and up to 270 hours in 3G. The user can therefore enjoy all the features of the device without his or her entertainment being cut out in the middle.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers loads of data connectivity features including the bluetooth facility that allows the user to connect with other devices wirelessly and exchange data with it where the data exchanged may include music files, games, images and videos. There is also the USB port that also allows data exchanged but through the USB cable and that too with computers and laptops. The user can also charge the device through the same process. The Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot includes the web connectivity features whereas there is also the EDGE and GPRS facility. The device is also NFC capable.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus when compared to Samsung Galaxy SII has a higher pixel density with the former offering 316ppi as compared to the latter's 217ppi. The screen size offered by Samsung Galaxy Nexus is also larger with 4.65 inches as compared to the Samsung Galaxy SII's 4.3 inches. There is a built in radio FM with Samsung Galaxy SII which the Samsung Galaxy Nexus does not provide.