Last February, we reported that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus ended up on top of the smartphone heap of Verizon. This wasn’t surprising at all given the fact that since getting released late last year, the handset has already been one of the best-selling Android-powered smartphones offered by the wireless provider. We also predicted that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G is more than likely to still be on top of the Verizon leaderboards for several more months to come until a more powerful handset comes along and unseats the handset from its lofty porch.
Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G starting at $99.
Critics would argue though that the HTC Rezound not only runs a close second but is almost at par with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as the best device on offer at Verizon at the moment. Some would even go so far in saying that the HTC handset should be the one on top. There is a strong showing of support by each camp.
We are bound however to point out that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is still the best handset at Verizon this March given the fact that it is already running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its operating system and this being a Google device is already an assurance that you always get first dibs on whatever Android update that gets rolled out. In addition to that, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the only handset as of the moment that can handle Chrome for Android Beta given the fact that the mobile browser will only run on ICS for that matter.
Another selling point of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is its price point. Although Verizon asks for $299.99 for the handset which includes a 2-year contract with the carrier in the package, select Verizon authorized retailers on the other hand will let you have it for only $99.99 if you are a new customer and for $259.99 if you are upgrading, price points that will make you save some money in the process compared to getting the handset directly from Verizon. ICS is not the only selling point of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and we have the specs sheet of the handset coming right up for a more detailed look at the handset.
Despite having a black-slab design, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a very sexy device with its curved chassis that measures 135.5 x 67.9 x 9.5 mm and weighs at 150 grams. The device has powerful components under the hood starting with its Texas Instruments OMAP4460 chipset that gives it a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM under the hood. In addition to that, the handset comes with a generous 32GB of internal memory and its curved 4.65-inch SuperAMOLED display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels is just as glorious as those found in Samsung handsets. The only department where the Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets outclassed is its mediocre camera department with just a 5MP shooter at its back panel and a 1.3MP video chat camera out front.
That may be the case we still believe, strongly for that matter, that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is still the best Android-powered smartphone in the lineup of Verizon this March. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G starting at $99.