The Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone delivering Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system (OS) has been a runaway hit for both Samsung and Verizon Wireless. Many times, rabid consumer-electronics shoppers jump all over “first ever” technology only to end up disappointed and discouraged. That does not seem to be the case involving the ICS OS which has been critically acclaimed and well received by Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G owners. But aside from delivering on the Google promise made early last year for an operating system that would end the common fracturing problems that existed when separate Android operating systems tried to communicate with each other, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus delivers a couple of 4G smartphone “bests”.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G starting at $79.
Earlier this year wireless systems independent reviewer RootMetrics attempted to settle the “fastest network” argument once and for all. They independently tested the four major 4G LTE networks in the United States; Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. They tested not only speeds achieved, but also how consistently a network delivers true 4G LTE upload and download speeds. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network delivered true 4G LTE speeds much more consistently than any other network, while also delivering the fastest speeds. According to RootMetrics, you can expect download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps), and also enjoy upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps while in the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE coverage area.
Another 4G-best offering from the Samsung Galaxy Nexus concerns storage space. The handset delivers the most built-in user accessible storage space of any smartphone, at 32 GB. But great storage space and high speeds mean very little if your smartphone has a week power pack. That certainly is not the case with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G Android smartphone, which has at its core a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 microchip package.
That package includes a dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex A9 central processing unit, as well as a graphics dedicated PowerVR SGX540 chip. 1.0 GB of RAM memory is also present. Display resolution on the 4.65 Super AMOLED screen runs at the high end of the 4G smartphone marketplace, with an overall resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels delivered at 360 pixels per inch. The handset also delivers 1080P HD resolution video recording and Near Frequency Communications (NFC) support. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus currently retails for $79 at select Verizon authorized retailers with a standard new two-year activation and data plan on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network at select retail outlets. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G starting at $79.