Ever since early 2011 when Google announced the upcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system for smartphones, mobile handset buyers in the US began waiting to hear what smartphone would first deliver the goods. It wasn’t until December 15 of last year that ICS 4.0 showed up, and the handset that put the long-awaited OS in smartphone shoppers’ hands was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G. Arriving on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE system exclusively when it first launched, that Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone was an instant hit for Verizon, and has been a flagship device for that wireless carrier ever since. The Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G is currently available starting at just one penny at select retailers.
With a powerful dual core processor, a large high-resolution display and the most built-in, user accessible data storage of any 4G smartphone out-of-the-box, the Galaxy Nexus 4G has an attractive feature set. Verizon recently made that handset even more attractive by adjusting its retail price, and that smartphone now sells for $49 on contract at select retailers. The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network was lauded by independent reviewer RootMetrics as the fastest and most dependable in the United States, and Galaxy Nexus purchasers can expect download speeds from 5 to 12 MB per second and upload speeds of 2 to 5 MB per second on the 4G LTE system of Verizon.
The large 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display is bigger than most smartphones offer, and the Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4G delivers extremely high pixel density and resolution. Visuals are displayed in more than 16 million different colors and 316 pixels per inch, for an overall display resolution of 720 x 1,280 pixels. A scratch resistant Oleophobic coating offers scratch resistance, and the handset comes equipped with built-in light and proximity sensors which correct for the proper brightness and help conserve battery life.
With 12.0 hours of talk time offered from a single charge of the 1,850 mA battery on board the handset, the Galaxy Nexus 4G on Verizon delivers a full 50% better battery performance than the average 4G smartphone. The handset delivers a rear facing 5.0 megapixel camcorder which teams up with a 1.3 megapixel chat cam on the front of the Galaxy Nexus in the camera combo. Video capture runs 1,080P HD resolution, and the chat cam can be used for video calls. Powering the handset is a dual core 1.2 GHz CPU, and a PowerVR SGX540 GPU handles all graphics processing. The Galaxy Nexus 4G also delivers 32 GB of built-in data storage out-of-the-box, 1.0 GB of RAM system memory and Near Field Communications (NFC) support. Buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus starting at one penny!