Samsung Galaxy Nexus *Holiday Gift Guide 2011*

The first phone to boast Android 4.0 “Ice cream sandwich (ICS)” OS, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is on high demand on this year’s holiday wish list. While the phone has a slightly larger screen than usual 4.65” it remains thin and light (the buttons are on the screen). The beautiful display wonderfully shows off the sleek polished style of ICS.   With an improved user interface; gestures and swipes are a breeze. Android seems to have taken a huge step in the right direction with ICS as the features are greatly integrated to make the experience accurate and quick.  Some of the new features include Face Unlock which seems pretty precise.  Android Beam is another new feature in which information such as contacts, app names and maps can be transferred between two phones in near proximity (with NFC). The Panorama mode and editing features on the camera are also great additions to the stock Android OS.

There are two versions; the 16 GB model and the 32 GB.  Choose wisely as this phone does not have a micro SD expansion slot. The battery life is good considering all of the features and display.  This is a must have for that person who needs the latest in technology!

Released:  December 15, 2011

Price:                    $649.99 without contract/ $299.99 with 2-year activation and data package

Carrier:                 Verizon – Powered by 4G LTE / (Also unlocked for other carriers)

Capacity:             32 GB (no Micro SD expansion slot)

Screen:                 AMOLED 4.65 inch screen / HD Contour Display 1280 x 720

Weight:               4.7 oz

Battery:                Lithium Ion 1750 mAh/ Usage Time: Up to 8 hours / Standby Time: Up to 100 hours

OS:                         Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)”

Memory / Processor:  1GB Ram / 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Features:    Video and Picture Editor, Face Recognition Unlock, Android Beam, HTML Web Browser, Bluetooth 3.0

Cameras:  5 Megapixels (Auto Focus) LED Flash / Front facing 1.3 Megapixel

Camcorder:   1080P Video Capture (Rear Camera) / 720P Video Capture (Front facing Camera)

Included Accessories:  Stereo headphones (3.5 mm headset jack) , Micro USB cable, AC Adaptor

Suggested Accessories:  Shell/Holster Combo Case with Kickstand