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The galaxy nexus
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
Member Name: rayys_mamma
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
Advantages: Great features, very easy to use,superb screen quality,brilliant touchscreen
Disadvantages: Doesn't come cheap,disappointing camera, lack of sd card- or any card slot.
I've just purchased a galaxy nexus 2 weeks ago and what can I say-I'm just blown away by alot of its features.As humans we tend to be excited by 'first impressions' and to say this is pleasant on the eye would be an understatement.This is the first ever android 4.0 icecream sandwich smartphone and is quite a big phone!
Mine is not the most common seen black cased one.Instead I managed to get my hands on a pearl white coloured one which is a soft shimmery cream back and the traditional black front-and does stand out considering that I've found the iphone 4s quite a washed out shade where as black is too common.The edging is much softer than the galaxy sII-thus the more oval like appearance..I personally appreciate this,because in a strange way, it feels more better to hold.The touchscreen is breathtakingly clear with 4.6-inch Super Amoled HD capacitive touchscreen (or so I've been told) and the resolution is 720x1280 pxls so as can be imagined the colours and clarity are very clear.Unfortunately it doesn't have an SD card slot but that because it can contain upto a whopping 32 gbs of data- however mine is a 16 gb version...which is still huge!You also have volume control on the left side of the handset.Power on and off button on the right.Something to take into account,and which I find very easy to use is,by gently pressing the power on/off button you can lock the phone(just by touching it) and by pressing it harder you'll get a notification asking if you want to put it on silent mode,aeroplane mode or power off.Also externally has a frontscreen camera(ideal for,unfortunately not so great quality video calls) and a camera on the back which is a slightely disappointing 5mp.
Onto the actual functions now.When the phone has not been active then by pressing the side power button you have to slide the padlock to the right and are presented with several options.What I love is that the wireless,bluetooth and brightness setting are on the front screen,so to turn these on and off you just simply touch them without having to go through a million settings! Very well thought of!Another plus is when you no longer require an app then all it takes is to hold the app button down and a small recycle bin will appear at the bottom of the screen,to which you drag the item/app and voila, deleted!Has the time and date on the front screen,aswell as browser, phone,and main menu icons.The touchscreen is really easy to use,and although I use a see through cover to protect my phone from scratches I've had no difficulty whatsoever with the touchscreen-so no complaints there.
My biggest disappointment,was as previously mentioned the camera-Even at 5 mp for some reason I don't find the quality of pictures all that great.I think for a smartphone at that price(and it doesn't come cheap) it should have had an 8mp camera-considering its competitor is the iphone 4s.Having said that,I can't flaw the phone in any other way.Every feature(aside from the camera)has been very carefully thought out and designed to make it as simple to use as possible(I haven't even been through the instruction manual!)Simple things like shutter speed,or the drag and drop function,make life that little bit easier.The phone is definately set to be the next 'big thing' and rightly so,but I really hope that if samsung have another version released in the next few years they definately up the pixels for the camera.
Summary: A fantastic phone with some brilliant features,but such a shame about the camera quality.