x PhoneArena is looking for new authors! To view all available positions, click here.

Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Samsung GALAXY Nexus Remove phone

phone
PA Rating - 9.5
User Rating - 8.9

Posted: 19 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

Add phone to compare

Design
Device typeSmart phone  
OSAndroid (4.3, 4.2.2, 4.2.1, 4.2, 4.1.2, 4.1, 4.0.4, 4.0.1, 4.0)  
Dimensions5.33 x 2.67 x 0.35 inches (135.5 x 67.94 x 8.94 mm)  
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  
Display
Physical size4.7 inches  
Resolution720 x 1280 pixels  
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

316 ppi  
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

Super AMOLED  
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touch  
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass  
Camera
Camera5 megapixels  
FlashLED  
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.8  
FeaturesAutofocus, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama  
Camcorder1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps)  
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixels  
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

TI OMAP4460  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Dual core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9  
Graphics processorPowerVR SGX540  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

1024 MB RAM  
Built-in storage32 GB  
Battery
Talk time17.66 hours
the average is 12 h (746 min)
  
Stand-by time12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
  
Talk time (3G)8.33 hours
the average is 13 h (769 min)
  
Stand-by time (3G)11.2 days (270 hours)
the average is 21 days (502 h)
  
Capacity1750 mAh  
specifications continue after the ad
Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playback  
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz  
UMTS850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz  
DataHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS  
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)  
Connectivity
Bluetooth3.0  
Wi-Fi802.11 a, b, g, n  
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0  
ConnectormicroUSB  
FeaturesUSB charging  
HDMIvia microUSB  
OtherNFC, MHL, Computer sync, OTA sync  
Other features
NotificationsService lights, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone  
Additional microphone/sYes  
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer  
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording  
Availability
Officially announced19 Oct 2011  

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.

Latest stories