The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE features more than just a sleek look. The smartphone is the first optimized for Android's 4.0 OS, runs on Verizon's super fast 4G network and is only $299 with a contract. Here's what Kevin Pereira and Matt Mira rated the phone on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE has a pretty familiar design with other Samsung phones.
The back has a textured checkered pattern which feels good in the hands.
The phone is a little heavier than the Samsung Galaxy S II and weighs just a hair over 5 ounces.
The volume rocker is on the left side.
The micro USB and headphone jack are on the bottom.
The Nexus comes with 32 GB of storage with no expansion slot.
Overall, the phone is very slim and feels super sturdy.
The gorgeous 4.6" super AMOLED screen has a resolution of 1280x720, making it one of the highest smartphone display resolutions.
The DPI is slightly lower than Apple's Retina Display but you can't notice this with the naked eye unless you're a robot.
The colors are vivid and accurate.
The touch screen was also one of the most responsive yet.
We had no trouble viewing full web pages in AMOLED brightness and video looks great.
The phone comes with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM and Verizon's 4G LTE network.
The most important feature is the Android 4.0 platform, as known as Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Nexus runs Android's Ice Cream with no UI, which means you are getting pure, unadulterated Android.
It's actually everything we hoped, which means it's intuitive and clean with updated icons and notifications.
The Nexus is really fast, partly because of the processor, RAM and software.
The battery was as good as expected and we had a full day of use out of this phone but it did need to be recharged every night.
Download speeds were pretty great, again hitting upwards of 40 megs down.
The Nexus has a 1.2 megapixel front facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear facing camera.
Thanks to the software, this camera is fast and versatile, which means you can take pictures faster than the iPhone 4S.
There are also a number of photo editing tools native to Ice Cream Sandwich, like filters, red eye and cropping.
Low light photos showed a little more noise than we would really like to see.
Overall, photos were pretty decent and certainly better than we expected.
The video shoots 1080p and looks good.
The color was a little washed out but the phone's autofocus wasn't constantly looking for a focal point like other phones.