Hello, Galaxy Nexus

Even without being the first phone in the world to debut the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a lot to offer.
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Screen

Let's start with that absolutely gorgeous 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display and screen that curves ever so slightly to hug your cheek. (Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.)
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Size

We'll move on to the thin, light frame that manages to fit comfortably in the hand. (Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.)
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Connectors

The 3.5mm headset jack is oddly positioned at the bottom of the phone, adjacent to the Micro-USB port. (Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.)
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Virtual keyboard

Typing was a breeze with Ice Cream Sandwich's newly redesigned virtual keyboard, here in landscape mode. (Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.)
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Matters of size

The Galaxy Nexus (far left) may be tall, but it hardly towers over other jumbo phones in its class. From left to right: Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid Razr, Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S II. (Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.)
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In profile

Check out that curve! The phone is also very trim. (Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.)
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Hyper-what?

Samsung boasts a "hyperskin" material on the back cover to improve with grippiness and feel. The small, diamond-like texturing feels good, and is fairly scratch-resistant. (Read the full Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.)
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