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Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB Sim Free Smartphone

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  • HD Super AMOLED
  • 1.2GHz dual core processor
  • Simple & Curved Design

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 1.2 x 6.8 cm ; 159 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Item model number: GT-i9250
  • ASIN: B005XYU45E
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 Oct. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 27,190 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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  • Warning: Not suitable for children under 36 months

Product Description

Product Description

**New retail** GALAXY Nexus - Smartphone

Manufacturer's Description

With the latest Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 operating system and brilliant 4.65” HD Super AMOLED screen, the Galaxy Nexus is without doubt the next-generation Android™ smartphone. New applications, such as Face Unlock for extra security and Android Beam for enhanced content sharing, will utterly blow your mind. The curved and stylish design also packs in a powerful 1.2GHz dual core processor for PC-like performance while on the go and a 5mp camera with fast image, panoramic shot and HD video recording. The Galaxy Nexus - Simple. Beautiful. Beyond smart.

Simple & Curved Design

Revel in the sleekly curved design and hyper slim 8.94mm form factor. Sublime curves, premium minimal 4.29mm bezel edge and clean lines embody an enviable minimalist aesthetic. Keyless design preserves an immaculate exterior with Hyper Skin cover that is pleasing to touch – beautiful to hold and behold.

FAST & POWERFUL performance

Expect outstanding performance from a powerful dual core processor __ everything from faster connectivity and web-loading, seamless multitasking, softer UI transitions. HSPA+ delivers incredibly fast data speeds, up to three times faster than previous HSDPA of 7.2Mbps so you can get your content sooner and enjoy videos, movies, music and games in a flash.

First android4.0 ICE CREAM SANDWICH

GALAXY Nexus is the world’s first device outfitted with the “Ice Cream Sandwich” OS. Users will be the first in line to enjoy the cutting edge user interface and new applications as they launch on Android Market.

Google + Hangout

With Google+ built in, sharing the right things with the right people is a lot easier. with Hangouts you can now video chat with up to 9 people wherever you are. Google + includes Circles (selected group), Huddle (group chat), Stream (live updates), Photos (instant upload to cloud) . Or just log onto Google Talk, Gmail, email, SMS and Google Voice.

Face Unlock

With Face Unlock on Galaxy Nexus you can now unlock your phone with a smile. No complicated passwords to remember, just switch on your phone and look into the camera to quickly unlock your phone.

Pure Google

GALAXY Nexus users enjoy privileged access to the latest updates and services directly from Google. First in line for software upgrades and new Established Google-based features such as Gmail and Google Talk merge with newer offerings like Music Beta across a fully integrated and easily accessible user interface.


Enjoy a sensational screen experience with HD Super AMOLED(1280 X 720) , a cutting edge high-def screen with the brightest and most vivid colours that burst from the frame . Providing crystal clear images for enhanced viewing experience of all your pictures, videos and webpages. Enjoy a real movie experience in ideal 16:9 full screen ratio.

Instant Capture – zero shutter lag

Things happen fast so with Zero Shutter Lag users can truly capture the moment. Improved Zoom-in provides larger, clearer previews and sharper close-up shots. Excellent HD Video Recording with anti-shake video stabilisation for smoother on-the-move shooting, video snapshot and real-time filters and effects give you more options to seize that special shot.

Simple & Beautiful UI

Android’s latest UI starts at the new homescreen outfitted with 360 degree Action Bar and fresh interactive widgets in an exciting holographic environment. Personalisable Screen Lock, font resizing and data usage checks that allow you to fully control and customise your handset.

Single motion Panoramic Camera

With GALAXY NEXUS you get a high-end camera, automatic focus, top notch low-light performance and a simple , intuitive way to take panoramic pictures . Take amazing photos or 1080p videos, edit and then share them right from your phone

Android Beam

With Galaxy Nexus you can now easily share contacts, websites, apps, maps, directions and YouTube videos to other people close by. Simp

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Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

227 of 232 people found the following review helpful By C. Irwin on 2 Dec. 2011
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I received the Samsung Galaxy Nexus about an hour ago. These are my first impressions & I will add to the review as I become more accustomed to the phone.

I've upgraded from another Android phone (the HTC/Google Nexus). All I needed to do was take the SIM out of the old phone, snap the back off the Galaxy Nexus, install the SIM and battery and refit the back cover (a little bit fiddly on first attempt).
Then I plugged it in using the supplied plug adaptor and micro-USB connector and powered it up. After entering wifi network details and the username and password for my Google Apps account, the phone was ready to use.
It immediately began installing the various apps that I had set to AutoUpdate on the old phone and, after a few minutes of that, it told me that there was a firmware update. This took about 3 mins to perform, including a reboot of the phone.

The screen is gorgeous - large, vibrant, and really easy to read. It's much larger than the Nexus One, but it's lighter too. The phone is much faster than my old Google Nexus - apps spring open, and flipping screens / navigating menus is near instantaneous.
One niggle is that the Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android works differently to the previous versions. The app tray is swiped sideways rather than up/down - muscle memory/force of habit means that I've found myself performing the old gestures in this first hour or so. I guess that will fade pretty quickly.
I've taken some stills and video. Both are straightforward to perform, and the picture quality seems good (need to check it on a PC screen) but I seem to have put my finger over the microphone a few times while filming - need to work out the best way to hold it to avoid this in future.
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Alex Curran on 14 Dec. 2011
I've now owned this phone for around 2 weeks, and I am incredibly impressed with it. Here are my impressions of it:

The build is surprisingly good, I was worried about the fact it's mostly plastic but I'm actually really grateful. It's much lighter than my old Desire Z (which doubled as a paperweight) and also incredibly thin. The curved screen is not very noticeable but just exudes awesomeness when you have it casually laying on a table. I really like that the front has very few features when the screen is off, and looks very understated. A lot of my friends have complemented me on it! My biggest issue with the phone is that the screen is huge and really difficult to operate one-handed unless you have big hands (I don't). There's a lot of hand-shuffling from the top to the bottom, or using two hands.

The screen is really nice. I have had no issues with the auto-dimming feature other people have found, it works great. The screen is pin-sharp and colours are simply excellent. My issue is that, despite lots of people saying you cannot notice the "Pentile" type display, you can. I've found it particularly noticeable on thin cyan lines (such as when typing a message in Messaging); it's not a big issue but is a bit of a shame because otherwise the screen is spectacular.

ICS is really cool and a huge leap in terms of visuals for Android. I really, really like it and I also love having pure Android on it, which makes it easier for me as a developer too. The UI is understated and sleek, and much better than HTC Sense and TouchWiz, which are starting to look really stale. I like having the multi-tasking button there (although I'd love to be able to "pin" apps here), but I really would've liked a search button too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Altaf on 23 Jun. 2012
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The other reviews will have covered all of the main points about this phone. I'm just going to list some additional thoughts.

What I like:

So I would call this a developer phone, or a techie phone. It's big, it has a huge screen and there's something about it that makes you want to customize it as much as possible.

I very much like the non-distinct front of it. There are no markings or logos or special designs to make this phone easily recognizable or stand out, and I like it. When the screen is off, it is one dark, black slab. It looks sleek.

Watching videos on this is a WOW experience. The softkeys disappear for proper fullscreen viewing and it's not bad at all.

Good for developing on - it has ICS, it will have JellyBean, and CyanogenMod 9 will be available for it soon. It comes with developer options and adb deploys to it fast, happy with it overall.

What I don't like:

It doesn't mount properly on Ubuntu 12.04 - whether you go PTP or MTP mode - it shows up as a read only folder with your files on it. However, I am using Airdroid (free app) to manage the phone over WiFi, so it's not a big deal.

The phone is big and sometimes feels a bit too big for comfortable use with one hand. I look at other GNex users and I see that they use it two handed. I tend to use the phone with one hand, while walking - no, not ideal, but that's a habit I had acquired from using other smaller smartphones (Nexus1, iphone4s, lumia). I found that it was necessary to get a gel case to improve the grip on this phone for one handed use and it's just working. However, I would still be careful with this in a crowded area for jostling or bumping might cause me to lose grip on it.

For consumer, everyday use, I would recommend the Galaxy S2. For developer-centric use, I recommend the Galaxy Nexus.
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