Though it cannot compete with the flagship Android smartphones from HTC and Samsung when it comes to specifications, a key advantage the Galaxy Nexus holds over all other Android smartphones is that it gets updates immediately.
Nowadays, though specifications hold a lot of importance while purchasing a smartphone, it is the operating system that almost always seals the deal. This is where the Galaxy Nexus trumps any competitor. The smartphone features the Nexus branding, which would mean you get the unadulterated version of the Android OS. This means there is no custom user interface or overlay, which can deny you from getting the delicious treat Google has to offer.
With Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being recently announced, this handset is already eligible to receive the latest dish Google has to serve. There is no telling when rival handsets like the HTC One X or the Samsung Galaxy S III will get the update. But there’s no waiting game if you have the Galaxy Nexus, as you easily get an official version directly from Google.
Another neat feature of this handset is it features Google Now, where the handset automatically tells you about the day even before you start it. It follows your daily patterns and hence, is able to do all this.
When it comes to specifications, this handset is no slouch. It features a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED display that is a perfect fit for your hands, as it is neither too large nor too small. The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and features 1GB of RAM. The primary camera found on this model is a 5MP shooter that features auto focus capabilities and the Galaxy Nexus can record videos in Full HD 1080p at 30fps. The model comes equipped with 16GB internal storage that can be sufficient for a tonne of music as well as a couple of HD movies.
The price of the handset is also a big factor why one should consider buying this phone. Available in India at a street price of Rs 24,000, the Galaxy Nexus is a whole lot cheaper than its rivals. The only issue is it is not officially available in India, which means you will not get a bill or warranty.
However, if you are considering this smartphone, then you ought to make sure that it comes in a sealed box and check it for any glitches before you leave the store. This is one device that will give you your money’s worth and a whole lot of fun.