The Galaxy Nexus, last terminal of the Google factory and the first to bring to light Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, already carries a couple of weeks in our hands, and how it could be less, we happened by the microscope so that all you could see its virtues and defects.
In previous articles we reviewed his bulging list of specifications, its usability, and daily behavior, and even had time to see a little in detail how is Android 4.0.
This fourth and final article of the analysis reserve it as an epilogue, in which we see our conclusions about the terminal, their alternatives on the market and, as you will not, let the complete photo gallery and the list of specifications for a quick glance you know everything you can offer the new Galaxy Nexus.
Conclusions of the analysis
Little now remains to add about the new Galaxy Nexus, and is that the terminal has been followed closely recent times prior to your arrival, and more now since that we have among us.
In this Galaxy Nexus, made again in collaboration between Samsung and Google, both companies have done a good job, and it is that the terminal has a excellent workmanship and the new version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, has made the operating system Google go up a couple of steps.
Entering valuations, we could say that the last terminal of the Nexus line suffers from the same thing than its predecessor, and is that the hardware with the account this more to the height of what was this 2011 that it seems that it will be in 2012, although if we said it would be presumptuous.
In our opinion, the Galaxy Nexus has a very good specifications, framed far from the GHz race and nuclei which manufacturers, have started and looking for more of a seamless integration between software and hardware.
Screen we could comment on many things, but it is that they speak for themselves their specifications. 4.65 inches and resolution 1280 × 720 pixels in a panel SuperAMOLED are sufficient credentials to convert this element in the star of the Galaxy Nexus.
Texas Instruments chipset works perfectly and with ease to 1.2 GHz, and aided by a GPU’s solvency dubbed the PowerVR SGX540, plus 1 GB of RAM, We do not believe it will have problems in fluent move Ice Cream Sandwich, which already makes it, and even the next version of Android, nor believe that it is obsolete to high graphics quality games.
In terms of design and materials, this is a matter purely of taste, even if device, loved us by his clean front design and because plastic materials that give it its incredible lightness, This time they do not give a sense of low quality.
Both the front glass and plastics used are of good invoice, and the construction of the terminal is excellent, No sags or noises and reporting a feeling of robustness and quality very good. In addition, it provides a ease of operation difficult to achieve with such measures, and is that the curved screen and design with the weight on the bottom help greatly to get it.
In general use, the device moves perfectly and very fluently, and it is that Android has greatly improved in this version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We could say that this section has been very close to iOS, and it reached even.
How phone, the device also does its job with good note, and is that it has good sound and without interference, adding noise cancellation to the list of benefits. The network may have influenced more or less, although in our hands the device moved extremely fast with HSPA + connectivity.
As Notes negative, Perhaps we can discuss the camera, that making it clear that it is not a bad camera, admittedly, is not the best that could be mounted. We also have as a note to improve the battery life, but here the device stays very much in the line of all the competition.
Other negative aspects that we had commented, as the WiFi signal strength, already It has been fixed with an update of the software radio module, and other little things that can be improved they will do it surely in future updates.
In general, our assessment is very positive, and it is that the Galaxy Nexus has left us a very pleasant impression. Its huge screen, an impressive quality, introduces us to a more grown Android and with better feeling of use, what makes that the terminal will not disappoint anyone.
Since Xataka Android we name it as highly recommended.
Alternatives to the Galaxy Nexus
We could talk about the Motorola RAZR, HTC Sensation XL or own Samsung Galaxy IBS as alternatives to the Galaxy Nexus, although in reality and today, the new terminal of Google does not have any alternative in its segment.
The only device with characteristics suitable for racing your your Galaxy Nexus is the Samsung Galaxy Note, Although for us this last plays in another League, and is that its 5.3 inch screen makes it out of the acceptable measures of a smartphone to use, which also round the Galaxy Nexus.
To begin, it is the only device of its features that incorporates a screen in high definition. In addition, it is the second device that we have in our country with NFC, the first was the Nexus S, and at the moment is the the only terminal that today boasts Ice Cream Sandwich officially.
If this wasn’t enough, is the development of Google device for next year, making it the terminal recommended by Google Developer, and on which you will develop future Android updates.
At the upcoming Mobile World Congress, it is possible that we already see devices that make it wobble, although at the moment, the Galaxy Nexus is unique Android that can boast about having in your table the coveted ice cream sandwich.
List of specifications
- Screen: SuperAMOLED HD Panel. 4.65 inches. Resolution: 1280 × 720 pixels. Curved design and coating anti-glare.
- Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 to 1.2 GHz. Graphics Chip integrated vat3.
- Graphic processor: PowerVR SGX540 at 384 MHz.
- Operating system: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
- Connectivity: HSPA +, 3G, EDGE, GPRS, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and NFC.
- Memory: 1 GB of RAM. 16 GB of memory not expandable storage.
- Main camera: Continuous 5 MP autofocus sensor and flash LED. Takes no shutter lag. FullHD video recording.
- Front camera: 1.3-megapixel sensor. Takes video at 720 p.
- Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, compass, proximity, luminosity and barometer.
- Notifications: Multi-color LED.
- Improvements: Double microphone for noise cancellation. Without physical buttons (buttons and virtual keyboard).
- Dimensions: 67.94 × 135.5 × 8.94 (cm). Weight: 135 grams.
- Battery: 1750 mAh with internal NFC chip.
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