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Flagship Android 4,0 phone.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
Member Name: BobbySweetTooth
Samsung Galaxy Nexus 16GB
Advantages: Screen, processor, RAM, OS - Android 4.0, functionality, wealth of apps.
Disadvantages: Battery life.
I've had the Galaxy Nexus a fair few months now and, having been an avid android user since 2.1, I feel well placed to give a solid review.
Firstly, the design/body of the phone can be scary at first glance, you may feel you do not need a phone of this size, and whilst it is not necessarily a necessity, it is undoubtedly a grand benefit in terms of everyday use. I say it's a benefit because with a larger footprint comes a larger screen - 4.65 inches to be exact - which makes everything, from browsing the internet to playing games, that much more engaging. The exclusion of any physical buttons, except for those which change volume and power, only adds to this sense of engagement as you are completely engrossed within the experience. Furthermore, the body is sleek and although made from a high grade plastic is surprisingly durable having taken quite a few falls unprotected.
As I have already mentioned the Super AMOLED screen (read: prettier and brighter) sits at a grand 4.65", with fortified glass protecting it, meaning it is safe from any fear of scratches. To put it simply it is beautiful, and again the quality of the display only adds to the enjoyment and end-user experience! The touchscreen works flawlessly recognizing the faintest of touches and swipes meaning that the experience of using the phone is really and truly effortless.
The back camera is fantastic and is one of, if not the, best cameras I have seen on a phone, it produces great photos both it bright and low light environments and even shoots in 1080P, which can be outputted to a HDTV. The front camera also pulls it's weight and comes into its own when using the faceunlock feature.
As for the specs, they are fantastic, the processor is powerful enough, coupled with enough RAM, to run multiple applications without disrupting the buttery smooth experience. The specs, however, would be useless without the best mobile operating system, in my humble opinion, available - Android 4.0, which has built upon the solid foundations of previous iterations.
The only draw back with this phone would be the battery life, but this is true of any modern smart phone, often lasting 'til bedtime at which time it is promptly recharged!
This is an amazing phone, the user experience is really friendly, I'd recommend it to all people - even if you don't think you need a phone of this caliber, you'd find a way of getting the most out of it!
Summary: Fantastic phone, I could've continued but you get the point...I hope ;).
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