Galaxy Nexus Offers a Yummy Ice Cream Sandwich Bite, Indeed

December 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Okay, at least some among you might have already had your hands on the Galaxy Nexus, right? The handset powered by the Google’s latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich was introduced back in October and now Verizon Wireless is carrying the device to you.

A review of the device would come in handy for those who haven’t as yet been able to make up their mind on whether to go for it or not. Or, so we thought. The teaming up of Samsung’s hardware and Google’s software has resulted in this wonderful smartphone. The handset is available at a price of $299.99 with two year contract in the Verizon stores.

Going by what we get to experience, the 0.37 inch thin Galaxy Nexus comes with a 4.65-inch screen covered by a curved glass and it looks much smarter than the iPhone 4S’s 3.5-inch screen. The videos and web pages support are excellent too.

Though the smartphone measures 5.33 x 2.67 x .37 inch in size, it weighs only 4.8 ounces, which is slightly less than the iPhone 4S. The Android 4.0 features make the phone more beautiful.

The two virtual buttons – home and back – on the bottom of the screen have been redesigned. In the absence of a menu button, the software has a recent apps button to know the previous work log of the handset.

Other smart stuff we find are the virtual buttons that move when the Galaxy Nexus is flipped sideways. They vanish while the photos and videos are viewed. The virtual keyboard in the smartphone is easy to use and suits your fingers much more than the any other Android device’s keyboard.

The handset features an updated Android browser and Gmail. With the new Gmail, mail messages can be searched even when you are offline, whereas the browser is livelier and allows you to browse through web pages without any hassle.

The stylish 5-megapixel camera sports no shutter lag between shots even when the snapper is just turned on. The 1080p video recorded has high-resolution quality. Wow, Samsung has kept the promise.

The Face Unlock feature works thus: Just click your photo using the phone camera and feed it into the device. By staring at the handset’s screen after the power button is pressed, the Galaxy Nexus will go unlocked from the standby mode.

Android Beam, the sharing feature will work only with smartphones having this feature and NFC support.

All said, Galaxy Nexus is really a tasty Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. If you haven’t made up your mind as yet, why not do it now?

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