Way back on December 15 of last year the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone delivered the long-awaited and much-anticipated version 4.0 of the Android mobile operating system for the first time to a US mobile handset, tastily titled Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). And although that handset has been a flagship device for the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system more than eight months, it still delivers one of the fastest processors, one of the largest high resolution screens and one of the most desirable overall feature packages of any currently available 4G smartphone. With the new $0.01 price tag offered by select retailers with a standard new two-year activation and data plan, the handset is one of the best values in the 4G smartphone marketplace.
Verizon’s 4G LTE network delivers the ability to simultaneously access voice and data, meaning that you can surf the web, download applications and games, or search Google while simultaneously in the middle of a voice call. That network also delivers download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps when in Verizon’s 4G LTE mobile broadband coverage areas. The handset measures 5.33 x 2.67 x 0.37 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 9.47 mm) and weighs 5.29 ounces (150 g), arriving in the typical candy bar form factor as a flat, rectangular slab.
The Galaxy Nexus 4g phone’s display size is anything but typical however, and that 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen is protected by a scratch resistant Oleophobic coating. Pixel density runs 316 pixels per inch for an overall screen resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels, and more than 16 million colors are used to create visual displays on the capacitive, multitouch screen. Standard light and proximity sensors automatically adjust for the proper display brightness, and help conserve battery life.
The Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G delivers extreme battery performance, offering approximately 50% better talk time than the average 4G smartphone, at 12.00 hours from a single charge of its 1,850 mA battery. The hardware package on board the handset includes a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 suite of microchips that centers around a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processor. A separate PowerVR SGX540 GPU handles all graphics processing, the 32 GB of built-in storage leads the 4G field, and 1.0 GB of RAM system memory is also present.
In the camera combo, a front facing VGA quality chat cam provides video call support, and the rear mounted 5.0 megapixel camcorder comes equipped with an LED flash, panorama mode, special effects package, autofocus, white balance and Geo tagging features. That rear snapper provides video capture at 1,080P HD resolution in stereo sound, and the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone delivers Near Field Communications (NFC) support out-of-the-box. You can buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G starting at just one penny!