Sunday, June 3, 2012

An Introduction To The Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the latest in the ever expanding range of Galaxy smartphones from Samsung. This range has produced notable handsets including the Galaxy S, the Galaxy S2, Galaxy Note and Galaxy Nexus among others. In this article I will focus on the latter, and provide a review of the handset so you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a stylish smartphone, which looks similar in shape to handsets such as the HTC Sensation, and to some extent, the iPhone 4S. Its spec list reveals the levels of technology incorporated within the handset, and it quickly becomes apparent that no corners have been cut during the phone's design.

In my opinion, the screen is the most impressive feature of this phone. Measuring up at 4.65 inches, the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen has a whopping pixel resolution of 720x 1280. Beaten only by the Samsung Galaxy Note, this is the highest resolution screen available on a smartphone. To put this into perspective, the iPhone 4S (the previous title holder) with its retina display has a resolution of 640x 960. Having a high screen resolution lends itself to multimedia use such as watching movies, viewing your photos, as well as gaming and web browsing, all benefiting from the levels of clarity and detail a high resolution screen brings.

Web browsing is another strength of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. In areas with 3G coverage, an HSDPA connection allows data download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, which is the same as the Galaxy S2, and some 6.6 Mbps faster than the iPhone 4S or HTC Sensation. Wi-Fi is also included as you may expect, so users can connect to wireless networks when they have access, whereby they can browse the web without sacrificing their data allowance.

One of the main reasons for the release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is to showcase the new version of the increasingly popular Android OS. Version 4, aka Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version, so users can expect many improvements over previous versions. Many areas of the phone benefit from the new OS, and anyone who has used previous versions of Android will surely be impressed.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 5 megapixel camera, which may not sound too impressive, especially with the standard seemingly being 8 megapixels on newly released smartphones. The camera does have a very high resolution though, and is capable of capturing video footage in 1080p high definition. The pixel count is not the be all and end all when it comes to measuring the performance of camera, and the Galaxy Nexus proves this.

It is hard to find anything bad to say about this phone. Nearly every area of its spec list incorporates the latest and greatest technology available. When pitted against competing handsets from the likes of Apple and HTC, both of which offer handsets which are flooding the market at the moment, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes out on top in several areas.

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