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Samsung Galaxy Nexus first impressions hands on review

There are many of you looking forward to get your hands on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Since the handset was first revealed we have been getting more information such as release dates and possible pricing. Now today we have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus first impressions hands on review for you.

The smartphone will be the first device to have the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system on-board. The guys over at have managed to get some time with the device and have given their early thoughts of it.

While the handset may not be the most powerful of devices out there, it certainly has the hardware to cope with the new Android OS. The display on the handset is 4.65-inch Super AMOLED unit with 1280 x 720p resolution. It also has a tiny curve and boasts really bright crisp images, with video responsiveness found to be equally as good.

The build quality from the plastic shell feels good and sturdy, while the ridged back provides a really good grip considering its size is a good thing. Although the camera only has 5-megapixels, it still provides really sharp images. The speed of the shutter was found to be really quick, even better than some digital cameras. Users will get a variety of editing features as well with easy sharing options as well.

Recording via the 1080p video was found to be good, and you can even take a still image while recording with a simple tap of the screen. Using the new operating system it at first feels like it is a scaled version of Honeycomb, but it quickly becomes apparent there have been a lot of changes.

It is now really easy to interact with your contacts across the device, whether it’s for Gmail, sending a text, or with the camera. The new Face Unlock feature was found to be an impressive feature of Android 4.0, even though Google said it’s a low security feature. The Screen of the device feels like it’s alive with all the widgets and the notifications menu.

The early impressions of the handset with the Android 4.0 software found the experience to be very fluid, even though it was running developer versions of the OS. Will you be getting the Samsung Galaxy Nexus?

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Written by Gary Johnson

Gary has a background in engineering and passion for motorcycles, gadgets, and home cinema. In his early years, his obsession for Hi-Fi technology would see him creating the perfect setup with a good ear for sound quality. While Gary is keen to write about most topics that PR covers, his love for phones finds him reporting a lot of news about applications for iPhone, Android, and other popular operating systems


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