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First Look: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes to Sprint

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First Look: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes to Sprint

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The $199.99 Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first Android smartphone to rock Ice Cream Sandwich has finally come to Sprint. It's virtually identical to its Verizon sibling except this handset will eventually connect to Sprint's 4G LTE network and also offers support for the Google Wallet mobile payment app.

Hi. This is Brian Bennett for CNET.com and today, we're taking a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which Sprint is now selling for $199.99. All you Android fans out there know that the Galaxy Nexus isn't a new smartphone. It came to Verizon last December and an unlock global model hit the world scene months before that. Still, this viable device was the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich handset and still has a lot of things going for it. First, it offers a clean, pure and tasty Ice Cream Sandwich experience. The phone also has a nimble of 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor, 1 gigabyte of RAM and 32 Gigabytes of ROM. It's got a nice HD super AMOLED screen too that measures a large 4.65 inches. Sprint has also promised to let the Galaxy Nexus connect to it's new 4G LTE network which hopefully will launch this summer and unlike it's cousin on Verizon, it features the Google Wallet app for mobile payments. In addition to enabling Google Wallet, the Galaxy Nexus' NFC chip also supports the Android beam feature which lets you send content to other similarly equipped handsets just by bumping them to bumping them together. The first thing you notice about the Galaxy Nexus is it's large gorgeous 4.65 inch screen. Using AMOLED technology, it displays colors that are vivid and black which are very dark. Above the screen is a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera. Under the display, you notice that there are no physical buttons. Instead, there are three softer keys for back home and recent applications. On the left is a slender volume bar while on the right is a tiny power button. On the button edge fits a micro USB port and 3.5 mm headphone jack. Some people may find the placement for the headphone jack a little awkward as opposed to be being located on the top of the phone. Around the back is the 5 megapixel revolution camera which is low compared to the 8 megapixel and even 16 megapixel sensors modern smartphones tend to sport. I am Brian Bennett and this has been a first look at the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint. Be sure to check out our full review at CNET.com.

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