|Samsung Galaxy Nexus|
Previously we took a look at the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus and what it offered in terms of design and screen performance. We were suitably impressed so now it is time to delve a little deeper and take a look at some other aspects of this exciting new device.
One thing you will notice when using the handset for the first time is that it operates at a very fast pace. A powerful 1. 2 Ghz processor is the reason why this operation is so impressive. This ARM Cortex A9 chip is a dual core affair meaning multi tasking really benefits as one core can perform your current task whilst the second core can keep one running in the background. A slight disappointment with the model is that it offers an inferior graphics processing unit to the popular Galaxy S2 model.
The Power VR SGX540 is a good quality chip and capable of handling a wide variety of material but it would have been nice to see this model offer something a little more in line with what is fitted on other premium models. The Galaxy Nexus is available with two different internal storage capacities. The smaller model should suffice the everyday smartphone user with its 16GB of capacity whilst the larger 32GB model will be more suited to anybody looking to store a large number of audio or video files on the handset.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus includes a digital still camera capable of taking photographs in 5 mega pixel resolution. Despite this standard being lower thant the 8 mega pixel offered on many new phones it still gives a high quality of image that looks superb when viewed on the phones own screen. It is pleasing to see that the video capture is of the highest quality thanks to its 1080P capabilities which make it one of the best models available in this area and certainly equal to the likes of the iphone 4S and the HTC Sensation XE. As is common with premium smartphones a secondary front facing camera is included. This is a cut above the usual standard and can capture pictures at 1. 3 mega pixel resolution as well as enable video calls.
The upgraded operating system present on this model brings many changes to mobile devices that we saw implemented on Android tablet devices earlier in the year. Web browsing benefits from a boost in speed as well as improved tab browsing facilities. The Google voice search feature has also been improved although its use is not as varied as the new Siri system that Apple offer on their latest models. Seasoned Android users will notice some subtle enhancements to the interface whilst multi tasking has also seen some improvements applied.
The new Samsung Galaxy Nexus could well be the phone to take over from the Galaxy S as the leading mobile device. Despite one or two areas which could have been improved such as the digital still camera and the GPU the phone offers high specification and looks to rival every other phone that is currently available.The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the HTC Sensation XE are available now.