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Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review

Samsung GALAXY Nexus Sprint

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No changes whatsoever of any kind with the quality out of its 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, seeing it’s good enough to handle outdoor and macro shots – well, that’s as long as there’s sufficient lighting. Unfortunately, it struggles with dynamic range because high contrast scenes tend to look overexposed in certain areas. Conversely under low lighting situations, things are dulled down a lot, as it exhibits a lot of noise, graininess, and inaccurate looking colors.

Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Camera samples made with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review

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Medium - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review

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More of the same, its 1080p video recording quality is nearly identical to what we find with still shot images, and as a whole, it’s rather disappointing. For a top shelf smartphone, we’re still dumbfounded by its slower 24 frames per second capture rate, but even more disconcerting, is the fact that its quality is flawed by some heavy artifacting and poor details.

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The Music app is nothing to write home about, but this doesn't mean it isn't good. Essentially, it looks exactly like the Honeycomb music player, which means we get that cool 3D carousel when browsing through our catalog. Digging deeper into its options, we actually find a full-fledged equalizer that can be freely adjusted by the user. Moreover, its strong volume output, combined with no evidence of strain, makes for some pleasant tones to the ear.

The Music app of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
The Music app of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
The Music app of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
The Music app of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review

Adorned with a lovable and sizable HD Super AMOLED display, there’s no kidding that it’s going to offer a pleasurable video watching experience that’s enjoyable on so many levels. Using our test video that’s encoded in MPEG-4 1920 x 1080 resolution, we’re enamored by the flawless performance thanks to its smooth playback, sharp details, and dreamy looking colors.

Video playback - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Video playback - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Video playback - Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review

As we’ve pointed out already, we can obtain a mirrored experience on a high-def television with the aid of an optional MHL adapter – making it easy to share multimedia content.

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Samsung GALAXY Nexus Sprint

Samsung GALAXY Nexus Sprint

OS: Android 4.3 4.2.2 4.2.1 4.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.1 4.0
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display4.7 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (316 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1 GB RAM
Size5.33 x 2.67 x 0.37 inches
(135.5 x 67.94 x 9.47 mm)
5.29 oz  (150 g)
Battery1850 mAh, 7.5 hours talk time

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