Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

16 GB (GT-I9250, GT-I9250M, GT-I9250T)     See other variants reviews Score: 6.53/10
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a mid-end Android cellphone launched in October 2011, provisioned with a good 1200 megahertz Dual-Core processor, a medium sized 4.7-inches multi-touch capacitive display, a 5 mega-pixels back side camera and a 1.3 mega-pixels front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is equipped with a TI OMAP4460 system chip, packing a powerful 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor with 1 GB RAM. Graphic calculations generally consume lots of processing time, so this phone also has a 200 MHz PowerVR SGX540 GPU to help with that calculations. This cellphone comes with a 16 GB quite large internal storage and though it doesn't have an external memory card slot, it should be enough to install hundreds of applications, although it might not be suitable if you are fan of the heaviest games currently available or taking tons of pictures and videos.

Samsung made an excellent job making the Nexus weight only 4.76 oz. This cellphone is just 0.35 inches thick, making it one of the thinnest devices you can find. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is just 5.33" long, but it's still able to fit a a 4.7 inches screen. This cellphone is available in 2 colors, white and gray.

This phone has two cameras, a 5 megapixels back camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. Its back camera has a maximum 2.8 aperture so it struggles to take sharp photographs in poor lighting environments. This phone can also film videos in 1920x1080 (Full HD) at 30 frames per second. In addition, this phone's camera also counts with some nice characteristics like flash, auto-focus and geo tagging.

Samsung equipped this cellphone with a spectacular 4.7" screen, and a 1280 x 720 (HD) resolution, giving this cellphone a delightful image quality. Its screen uses Super AMOLED capacitive technology, and can detect multi touch gestures.

This cellphone features wifi connection (which it can share with other devices acting as a wireless modem or router), HSPA+ (4G) data connection, which is not so fast as LTE or LTE-A 4G networks or 3G fast internet connection, over HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS and EDGE technologies. This phone works with a SIM card for GSM connection.

This phone also features some interesting features like Bluetooth (enables communication with other devices, computers, and accessories), GPS and NFC, and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

The Nexus features a 1750 mAh medium sized Li-Ion replaceable battery, which isn't very much for a cellphone like this. According to Samsung, this cellphone has a reported talk time of 17.7 hours and a stand by time of 290 hours.

Samsung offers this cellphone for only 105 dollars, which is a really low price for this kind of cellphone. If you are looking for a cellphone majorly for internet broswing and social networks, you will definitely love this device.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0
Variant:16 GB
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Product code:GT-I9250, GT-I9250M, GT-I9250T
Dimensions:5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inchesMetric13.54 x 6.78 x 0.89 cmImperial
Weight:4.76 ouncesMetric134.94 gImperial
Colors:Gray and White
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Release date:2011-10-19
Price:$ 105.00


Screen Type:Super AMOLED (16M colors)
Size:4.7 inchesMetric11.9 cmImperial
Resolution:720 x 1280 pixels (HD)
Pixel density:312 pixels per inchMetric122.83 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:TI OMAP4460
Processor:ARM Cortex-A9 (Dual-Core 1200 MHz)
RAM Memory:1 GB
Graphics Processor:PowerVR SGX540 (200 MHz)
Internal Memory:16 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1750 mAh
Stand-by Time:290 hours
Talk Time:17.7 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1920 x 1080 (30 fps) (Full HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100
Technologies:HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE and GSM

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor