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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: 31,211 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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Product Description

Product Description

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. 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

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.

HD Super AMOLED

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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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.

SETUP
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.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
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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I've now owned this phone for around 2 weeks, and I am incredibly impressed with it. Here are my impressions of it:

Build
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.

Screen
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.

OS
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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**UPDATE** - Android 4.1 Jellybean practically makes this phone brand new. Despite it being "last gen", I would recommend this over the Galaxy SIII and the iPhone 5 every day of the week.

I recently found myself the owner of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google's hero device for Ice Cream Sandwich (the latest iteration of Android). What you'll find in this review are comments both about the device itself and the software found upon it. But first, a quick recap. The Nexus One debuted in early 2010, the first of the Nexus line, and was designed to become a benchmark that all other Android phones are to live up to. Later that year, the Nexus S was released to champion Android 2.3 Gingerbread and also be the first of it's kind to support NFC. Now we see the third in the Nexus line, the Galaxy Nexus. Manufactured by Samsung (like the Nexus S), the Galaxy Nexus finds itself on par with current smartphone offerings, but sporting a couple of unique features including the OS.

Hardware:

The first thing you notice about the Galaxy Nexus is the size of it. I've been used to a 4.3' Desire HD for the past 12 months and thought that was giant, but this is on another level. The 4.65' screen makes it large indeed, not Galaxy Note large, and not even HTC Titan large, but definitely up there as one of the more monstrous handsets. To look at the shape of the Galaxy Nexus is to almost see the result of a Nexus S and a Galaxy SII having a child with a recessive gene coming out to make it larger than both. The Galaxy Nexus comes out at a smidgen under 9mm in thickness and 135g in weight. The thinness mitigates some of the lateral size to the phone and the weight means it doesn't drag down on your pockets much. The colour is a satiny grey that leans over towards a gun-metal hue.
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