Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Good Amazing HD screen; Android 4.1 is fantastic; 1080p video recording.

The Bad Only 5-megapixel camera; Design is a little uninspiring; Memory can't be expanded.

The Bottom Line While it lacks the refined aesthetics of the iPhone 4S, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus impresses with a 4.65-inch HD screen and the slick new Android 4.1 operating system.

Editors' Rating
8.8 Overall

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Review

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Dec 2011

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a smart phone that's now sporting the very latest version of Google's operating system -- Android 4.1, also known as Jelly Bean.

We first reviewed the Nexus in December 2011 when it arrived with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but since this notable Google blower is the first to run the swanky new software, we've taken it out for a spin again.

The handset's hardware features are still impressive, including a 720x1,280-pixel resolution 4.65-inch screen and a 1080p video camera. But now the 1.2GHz dual-core processor has been bettered by a new crop of quad-core phones, is the Nexus still the draw it once was?

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Specs / Prices

  • Brand Samsung
  • Service Provider not specified
  • Diagonal Size 4.65 in
  • Weight 138 g
  • Sensors Accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, digital compass, barometer, gyro sensor
  • Technology WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
  • Additional Features (PB) Face Unlock, Screen capture, multitasking
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