Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GT-19250)
Reported will be release with Galaxy Nexus Prime, Google officially launch new Android mobile icon with “Galaxy Nexus” name.
With Samsung as partner, Google already prepare much features, using AMOLED HD 4.65 inch super screen and support with 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 dual processor with VR SGX540 graphic power, Samsung Galaxy Nexus ready to being first Android Ice Cream Device.
Dimension: 135.5 x 67.9 x 8.9 mm
Full touchscreen candy bar design with plastic material. Samsung Galaxy Nexus look gorgeous with ridged texture on rear side. Curved glass design give convenience when make a call.
Power button are place on the right side. Setting volume can do with pressing at left body. For charger port, you can find in the bottom side. Beneath his wide screen Samsung not provide Galaxy Nexus with physic button, replacing with three virtual buttons (back, home and recent apps). Menu button will be appears only when needed.
Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU; PowerVR SGX540 GPU; TI OMAP 4460 chipset, RAM 1GB, 16/32GB built-in storage, No MicroSD slot
To optimize the performance, Samsung using 1,2 GHz dual-core processor. GPUPowerVR SGX540 on Galaxy Nexus. This is disappointing because Samsung Galaxy S first version use the same GPU.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus have 1GB RAM and only has 16GB internal memory without external memory slot. For power supply, Samsung Galaxy Nexus already used Li-Ion 1750mAh battery which is able to watch video for 6 hours non stop.
4.65” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution; 16M colors, oleophobic surface.
Using Super Amoled screen like on Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Nexus bring upgrade into HD720p (1280×720 pixel). Meanwhile for pixel density upgraded from 233 ppi in first Galaxy S become 316 ppi in Galaxy Nexus.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus screen has good in contrast, brightness and sharpness, also had wider-angle. Unfortunately when using under sunlight, screen seems reflective to light and reduce read level.
Interface and Operating System
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with stock UI
As an iconic google smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Nexus is already using the newest android Operating System, Android Ice Cream Sandwich as default.
For security, there is 6 lock mode available that user can choose None, Slide, Face unlock, Pattern, PIN and Password.
In menu, user will found performance similar with android Honeycomb which is arrange menu into two categories: apps and widget. Ice Cream Sandwich performance full with interesting effects such as fade in, fade out and transparency.
Without physic button, Samsung already put setting shortcut on notification bar. You can close running applications with shifting screen to right or left side.
Phone call, SMS and Email
Roboto Font, Google Voice Typing, Android Keyboard, Gmail, Google Talk, Messenger
Call dialer on galaxy Nexus seems fresh using new font called ”Roboto” and for contact list rename become “people”.
With “people”, user could organize contact list into Group and Favorite. Similar like others, Android contact could synchronies with gmail and twitter. Unfortunately different from other Android, in Samsung Galaxy Nexus user must import SIM card contact list before see it.
User can choose using android keyboard as usual or using Google Voice Typing. With Google voice typing you can write message with dictate message. Choose microphone icon on keyboard add more language (delete check icon on automatic box) so you could add your native language.
Gmail for Galaxy Nexus has different from other android because at button area you will found plus icon, search, label, refresh button and setting. Shifted to the side when read next email.
Camera and Video
5 MP camera (2592×1936 pixels) auto focus and LED flash; 1.3MP front camera
Samsung Galaxy Nexus already support with 5MP auto focus camera in rear side and 1.3 MP in front side. Also provide with flash light.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus camera only has three additional setting such as scene mode, exposure and white balance by pressing virtual button on viewfinder left side.
On left-bottom side of viewfinder, there is switch camera control for capture image, video and panorama mode. Panorama mode allows user to take streak capture moving image.
Even only has 5 MP resolution cameras, Samsung Galaxy Nexus photo result were impressed with low noise.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus camera able to produce FullHD1080p resolution and 24 frame speed per second image in video recording . Front camera also able to record HD720p@30fps video. Recording result save in MP4 format.