Samsung Galaxy Nexus

AKA: Google Nexus 3, Google Nexus 4G, Samsung I9250

Available at: Bell, Fido, Mobilicity, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Videotron, Virgin Mobile, Wind Mobile

9/10 AVG.
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The Galaxy Nexus remains one of the best Android phones on the market, and this version, in particular, includes Google Wallet. Still, the battery life is relatively short, and early adopters will have to wait for Sprint's LTE network to go live. - Terrence O'Brien, Engadget  
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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers an excellent Android experience that's hugely impressive, but we really believe it will be surpassed by others within the next few months. - Chris Hall, Pocket-lint  
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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
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Based on 45 reviews

The UMTS version of the Galaxy Nexus packs all the same features as its LTE sibling including Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS, NFC and a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. It also has the beautiful, and large, HD-resolution OLED display and dual-core processor for which reviewers have shown their love.

In comparison to the LTE version, HSPA+ offers theoretically slower data speeds, but on the other hand can be considered a "world phone", able to operate on all of the more widely available 3G HSPA+ networks.

For a more complete review of this phone's network independent features, please visit our Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE page.

Specs summary

Screen
4.65"

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus's screen is 4.65 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2GHz

There is a Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 Dual-Core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (Update Available: 4.2.2 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB or 32 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1750mAh

The phone is powered by a 1750 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 12 days standby time, 510 minutes talk time, 181 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 - 16GB - Chic white (Unlocked) Smartphone

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140

Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 - 16GB - Titanium silver (Unlocked)...

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140

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus i9250 Rogers Fido Bell Telus Wind Mobilicity AT&T

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Galaxy Nexus GT-I9250 - 16GB - Titanium Silver (Unlocked) Smartphone

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Reviews summary

9/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 45 reviews

The UMTS version of the Galaxy Nexus packs all the same features as its LTE sibling including Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS, NFC and a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera. It also has the beautiful, and large, HD-resolution OLED display and dual-core processor for which reviewers have shown their love.

In comparison to the LTE version, HSPA+ offers theoretically slower data speeds, but on the other hand can be considered a "world phone", able to operate on all of the more widely available 3G HSPA+ networks.

For a more complete review of this phone's network independent features, please visit our Samsung Galaxy Nexus LTE page.

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Reviews (9/10 Avg. rating)

Most well-rounded Android smartphone on the market today

from Beta News (over 2 years ago)

The Galaxy Nexus best represents the intended Android experience, whether it gets minor updates or major ones like Jelly Bean, it’s the right choice for someone who wants the latest and greatest in terms of software and most importantly a stock, non-convoluted Android smartphone. It’s a modding-friendly... More

A practically a new phone despite the same hardware

from Recombu (over 2 years ago)

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is practically a new phone despite the same hardware. Software additions and optimisation have resulted in new applications for you to play with, a more refined interface and what can only be described as a what feels like a turbo charge to the user experience. The 5-megapixel... More

Beautiful full HD screen and plenty of storage but no MicroSD slot

from Brighthand (over 2 years ago)

When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus originally came out, it had the advantage of being the newest and most cutting-edge Android device out there: the only one with Android 4.0, an HD screen, and equally impressive specs, which helped compensate for its flaws. Six months later, that's no longer the case. With... More

The battery life is relatively short, and early adopters will have to wait for Sprint's LTE network to go live

from Engadget (over 2 years ago)

What can we say about this phone that hasn't been said before? No, seriously, what? It may sound a bit glib, but the Sprint Galaxy Nexus is the same phone we've already reviewed twice, just with a Sprint logo slapped on the back. There are some minor cosmetic differences, but they don't make the phone... More

Attractive display, 4G LTE enabled, with Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box

from PhoneArena (over 2 years ago)

First and foremost, if you’re a Sprint customer who simply can’t wait any longer to experience the bountiful features associated with Ice Cream Sandwich, you should no doubt check out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. However, bear in mind that the handset is brandishing a $200 on-contract price, which seems... More

If you absolutely love Android and can't wait for Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus is for you

from Know Your Mobile (over 2 years ago)

It's a massive shame, to be honest, because without the bug the Galaxy Nexus is the Android fan's dream phone. The display is fantastic, Android Ice Cream Sandwich provides a lot of necessary improvements and yet it's just as customisable as before. Battery life is also pretty reasonable, too. But because... More

  7/10

Light, sleek, thin, unique design, camera shots are quick

from Ausdroid (over 2 years ago)

The Galaxy Nexus is a great device but it is not for everyone. It appeals to a certain group of people – those who value a vanilla android experience, simply must have the latest updates, and love to be involved in the modding scene. If you aren’t one of these people you will probably look at the... More

  8/10

This smartphone is a well-rounded product in every conceivable way

from InsideHW (over 2 years ago)

Galaxy Nexus is an expensive device that doesn’t bring as many advancements in the hardware department (at least not as much as we’d expected), and packs some flaws as well. Its weak battery and lack of memory extension options certainly don’t do it any favours. However, on the whole, this smartphone... More

Feels incredibly solid, camera shutter is seriously fast, blazingly fast

from Pocketables (over 2 years ago)

I've always been a fan of the Nexus line. Since I don't like manufacturer skins at all, and always like to have the latest software available, they are a perfect fit for my use case. Additionally, they usually have some cutting edge specs that will last them at least throughout the term of a two-year... More

Sturdy, comfortable to grip, mediocre camera

from What Mobile (over 2 years ago)

Ice Cream Sandwich may have a silly name, but it’s a deadly serious, deadly smart operating system that makes you feel like you’re carrying a proper computer in your pocket – sets a new standard for Android phones.

  10/10

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