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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Titanium Silver 3G Unlocked GSM Android Smart Phone w/ Android 4.0 / 5 MP Camera / 16GB Internal Memory / NFC (GT-i9250)

  • Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Wi-Fi/GPS/Music
  • 4.65" Super AMOLED Touch Screen
  • 5.0 MP w/ 1080p Video Capture & LED Flash
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The Galaxy Nexus - Simple. Beautiful. Beyond smart. Galaxy Nexus is the ultimate in portability. At just 9.47 mm thin and powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor built to soar on 3G network, nothing can hold you back. Galaxy Nexus is the first phone with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, the sweetest version yet. All-new features include Android Beam for NFC sharing and Face Unlock, which replaces passwords with a smile. With the first HD Super AMOLED Contoured Display, Galaxy Nexus displays flawless TV shows and movies. You can even shoot and share HD pictures and video with either of two cameras, including 5.0 MP with flash. Featuring auto contact backup and native Google+, Galaxy Nexus allows you to chat with one friend or chat with several-at the same time making social more sociable. 

  • newegg Super AMOLED goes HD Galaxy Nexus is the world's first phone with a 4.65" high-definition Super AMOLED display, making text, photos, videos and games look crisp, vibrant and rich. With 1280x720 HD resolution, videos look amazing and the unique Contour Display curves nicely to the shape of your face and makes it easier to hold.
  • newegg Gentle curves ahead Hands aren’t flat. Neither are pockets. That’s why Galaxy Nexus has been carefully and ergonomically designed to have a gentle curved shape that just feels nice. And, at just 9.47mm, it’s the definition of slim.
  • newegg More powerful than it looks Don’t let the slim, elegant design fool you. The Galaxy Nexus is a power heavyweight. Samsung engineers have found a way to get a 1.2GHz dual-core processor inside its 9.47mm body. So you’ll have all the graphics, computing and video processing power you’ll ever need.
  • newegg Your first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich The Galaxy Nexus by Samsung is a phone full of firsts. For starters, this is the first phone to run the new Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich platform. It does everything Gingerbread and Honeycomb could do, plus lots more. Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. The lock screen, widgets, notifications, multi-tasking and everything in between has been rethought and refined to make Android simple, beautiful, and beyond smart. Face Unlock feature allows you to unlock your Galaxy Nexus with a smile while Android Beam allows you to share anything between two NFC enabled Android phones. You can even use your voice to instantly type your emails SMS, or anywhere you want to enter text with the voice typing feature. The built-in Google+ allows you to chat with people wherever you are.
  • newegg Single-Motion Panoramic Camera With Galaxy Nexus you get a high-end camera with zero shutter-lag, automatic focus, top notch low-light performance and a simple, intuitive way to take panoramic pictures. No stitching needed. Take amazing photos or 720p videos, edit and then share them right from your phone.
  • newegg Faster than you’d expect Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to squeeze maximum performance from the 1.2GHz dual-core processor for additional speed and processing power. It’s the first Android platform built to truly optimize the benefits of dual-core processing so you can multi-task with multiple windows open without slowing down. All this power runs on 3G network, so you’ll have the fastest phone performance on the fastest network.

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Model

Brand
Samsung
Series
Galaxy Nexus
Model
GT-i9250
Color
Titanium Silver
Form Factor
Smart Phones

Connectivity

Wireless Radio
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

UMTS 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T, AT&T 3G, T-Mobile, T-Mobile 3G, Simple Mobile, Simple Mobile 3G, Red Pocket, Red Pocket 3G (US Carrier), Rogers, Fido (Canada Carrier)
3G
AT&T 3G, T-Mobile 3G or Red Pocket 3G Only
Wi-Fi Support
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Data transfer
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, Wi-Fi

Function

GPS Integrated
A-GPS support
Audio
MP3, WAV ringtones

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
Message
SMS, MMS, IM, RSS
Email
Email, Push Mail
Additional Function
Wi-Fi/GPS

Configuration

Operating System
Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), upgradable to v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Processor
Dual-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, TI OMAP 4460 chipset, PowerVR SGX540 GPU
Internal Memory
16GB storage, 1 GB RAM

Display

Main Display Size
4.65"
Main Display Color
16M
Main Display Format
Super AMOLED
Main Display Resolution
1280 x 720
Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen

Camera

Camera
5.0 MP
Flash
LED
Auto Focus
Yes
HD Video Capture
1080p
Second Camera
1.3 MP

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP
Expansion
3.5mm jack, microUSB v2.0 (MHL)

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Capacity
1750mAh
Talk Time
Up to 17.67 hours (2G) / Up to 8.33 hours (3G)
Standby Time
Up to 290 hours (2G) / Up to 270 hours (3G)

Software

Software
MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Organizer

Image/video editor

Document viewer

Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration

Specification

Specifications
Multitouch

Oleophobic coating

NFC

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

HTML, Adobe Flash

Java MIDP emulator

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

TV-out (via MHL A/V link)

Voice memo/dial/commands

Predictive text input

Size

Dimensions
5.33" x 2.67" x 0.35"
Weight
4.76 oz.

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  • Aaron O.
  • 8/19/2013 9:35:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest phone I've used, finally, Android has grown up.

Pros: DISCLAIMER: I bought this used, but it's a from-Google 9250.

Battery:
I've had this phone for 9 months now, and it's served me amazingly well. It's battery when I first got it typically lasted well over 48 hours, I have a screenshot of it lasting 65 with mild use.
Under heavy use, calls, and constant texting and blaring music out of it for 2 hours a day, the battery still lasts at least 28 hours. I've never had it get low on battery during the day, unless I didn't charge it the night before, which happens often. At the time of writing, for example, it's at 35%, "11h until drained", and been unplugged since 99% 41h 16m ago. WiFi and Sync are kept on, and screen brightness is auto.

OS:
Phone came with 4.0, but has since has updated OTA twice, to 4.3. It updated to 4.3 a couple days before the new Nexus 7 launched with 4.3
4.0 is a very nice, and stable system. The first thing to notice is the fact that it is significantly faster than carrier-issued phones of the same caliber (like the S2). The lack of bloatware directly impacts performance and battery significantly.
But without the Samsung software, you miss the TouchWiz UI, which takes a little getting used to. There are some quirks big fans of the S series might miss, but all in all, I don't think about the fact I don't have them. (With the exception of swiping left/right to call/text from the address book)

Mobile Data:
The ability to hotspot without paying is hilarious and amazing, and it works very well. 4.0 also has very nice controls over carrier data usage and it's limitations. There is also a setting that you can control, that tells the phone that "these selected access points" are mobile data hotspots, and that the phone should not do any heavy data transfer on them to prevent overages. I wish Windows had this option for tethering and mobileAPs.

Camera:
4.3 brings a new camera application, that is very nice. Subtle, but the changes made make it very flexible, especially compared to how it was before.

Screen:
It's not the highest resolution, but at 1280x720 I don't care. It looks fantastic, and can be easily read in the sun. My screen protector probably affects it in a negative manner, though.

Construction:
It feels slim, and very nice in the hand. Granted, I don't use it often bare, it's almost always in an otterbox defender, but it feels solid, and the curved screen is neat. Buttons click well and while the battery cover is a plastic pop-off piece, it doesn't feel loose or like it's going to fall off.

Audio:
I hear people quite well even though I'm practically deaf. Speakerphone is pretty sufficient, but it could be louder. Never heard anyone complain about not hearing me, despite being on speaker or being kinda far from the phone.

Cons: OS:
If you don't turn off the phone over a long period of time, it will get slower. I restarted it after being on constantly for right at 50 days and noticed it moved a bit faster. I don't think this is isolated to this phone, or any OS, though. It happens. (it was almost 1200 hours, I really didn't want to do it but I had to switch carriers)
The settings on 4.0 are a little odd, and some things are harder to find. This is especially different from those coming from TouchWiz UIs.
WiFi will occasionally get confused when moving between two environments. I almost always have to navigate to the WiFi settings (where you pick a router) and it goes "oh yeah I was supposed to connect to this". This has only happened between my home and work. But if you're low on mobile data, I would keep an eagle's eye on this.

MicroSD:
Google has stated that they don't want to add SD support to "not confuse users", since their OS labels internal memory as SD... to 'keep it simple.' I think this is absolutely stupid, especially considering their major user-base is more 'advanced', usually, but I cannot ignore the benefits of the phone as a whole over the issue.

Camera:
While I know that megapixels aren't everything, 5 is on the lower end and this thing isn't very good at quality, either. If you're really big into your phone being a camera, this might be a deal breaker. For me, the camera is a minor convenience for not writing down serial numbers and things I can just take a picture of as a note. In this regard, it works well. But don't think that you'll want to take recordings of precious memories with this. Even with the update to the white balance it still makes things look odd, and the images are quite grainy.

Other Thoughts: Since I got this phone, I've sworn to never buy a phone from a carrier ever again.

Storage:
16 GB isn't bad, and stores plenty of junk. I have 10GB remaining, and that's with 500MB in pictures and video and 1GB in music. I don't see how they went with 8GB for the Nexus 4, though. That's rather low, especially without an external SD card.

Signal and Carrier Switching:
I swapped this between AT&T and T-Mobile with no problems at all. AT&T got HSPA+ and T-Mobile gets UMTS and occasionally HSPA. Signal is strong, but is occasionally affected from the otterbox defender I have on it... but only if the signal is already weak.

Google:
It is a real shame that Google adopts the "holier than thou" attitude on certain UI changes and the SD card issue... by which I mean that Google decides these things, because "you should use it that way" or "because I don't see why other people would use it". This has been a personal issue with me in the past, regarding things like volume control (how it was back in 2.1/2.2), and other minor settings. It seems, to me, at least, that they change things with disregard that others might rely on or desire the previous method.
But that's nitpicking at it's finest and should likely be disregarded. Just something that I've noticed.

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  • Stephen M.
  • 1/16/2013 10:57:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGreat phone, poor service

Pros: Very slick phone when it works.

Cons: This is an international phone. Had to unlock the bootloader to put the updated 4.2.1 android on it. Then the phone would sometime freeze and reboot when making/answering calls. After about a month of calling newegg, then calling/chatting with samsung I found out that samsung will not warranty this device because it is unlocked from newegg. Just keep this in mind if you have a problem. Also not that the box seal will be broken because to unlock the phone they (newegg) has to open the box.

Other Thoughts: After a lot of wasted time on my part I have finally got newegg to replace the phone. Hopefully the new one will work better than the old one...

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  • John B.
  • 1/9/2013 7:32:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsWhy would you buy any other Android

Pros: You will get updated to Jelly Bean 4.2 if this is the same model you can purchase from google play.

Never notice any lag or anything, opens apps quickly and smoothly.
large screen, but very sleek: no physical buttons, and the glass is curved. =O

Google really does offer a great number of services (apps) on this device. For the price, I asked myself what other phone i would purchase for $350? The answer was a low range, old sony. So I chose the GNEX.

Cons: Backplate is as plasticky as most reviews say. Its attached but it is raised near the camera lense and makes a strange squeeking noise.
Watch out not to press the volume rocker when turning off phone.

Shoddy camera imho. I'd love a big honkin camera, but i can borrow my dads dslr for that.

Other Thoughts: I bought this phone from Google.

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  • Jeffery W.
  • 11/18/2012 12:05:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsSlick

Pros: - solid thin light design
- wicked screen, a good combination of size and pixel ratio
- only 3 exterior buttons (can also be a negative)
- Responsive and Intuitive.
- Runs latest android releases right from Google
- runs for an avg of 24 hours with general use

Cons: - Screen burn in from buttons and notification bar
- because of the screen it only gets about 3 - 6 hours of heavy use depending.
- no wireless charging
- no smart tv video

Other Thoughts: The Galaxy Nexus is actually a great phone. There are a few customization issues I have with the operating system but over all the interface is well built. The screen burn in could be solved, and that's really the only problem I've found hardware wise. Just be aware this phone doesn't have all the latest hardware, as you may notice because of it's lack of newer features. The LG Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy 3 and HTC one X all have more powerful hardware and newer options. How ever Google now is an option that far outways any hardware choice from the above devices. Also buy a case these phones are slabs of glass, sturdy slabs of glass.

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  • Oleg P.
  • 8/20/2012 9:35:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGalaxy Nexus

Pros: THis is the best Android device ever build yet.

Cons: I love android beam future.

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  • endora s.
  • 8/10/2012 10:28:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsINCREDIBLE PHONE

Pros: WOW , the whole phone is a pro . this thing is amazing !
blows iPhone out the door

Cons: I have yet to find one

Other Thoughts: If you can afford it BUY IT !
If you can get a deal threw Sprint or another carrier DO IT .
You will not be disappointed

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  • ERIC R.
  • 7/31/2012 6:44:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggshappy at first but disappointed

Pros: just the right size. very lightweight. ultra fast. excellent network speed (hspa)

Cons: difficult to view in bright sunlight.

Warning: it DIED within A MONTH. no boot. no charge. nothing. absolutely worthless now.

Other Thoughts: i used nexus one and nexus s without any issues for years now. this phone simply stopped working and just before that appear to be slightly laggy (after 4.1.1 update)

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  • Yvonne K.
  • 7/28/2012 11:09:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBrilliant phone!

Pros: Great phone, runs fast, it was really easy to convert over to Yakju and get the latest updates direct from Google. Brilliant curved screen, great for running games!

Cons: A little bit lacking on the CPU and GPU side, but this is easily remedied by overclocking. No cons, really, aside from it feeling a little plastic-y and cheap, which is fixed by putting it in a case.

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  • Matthew O.
  • 6/17/2012 2:01:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat phone to use with no-contract plans.

Pros: This phone is fast, never skips a beat.
Unlocked with stock Google OS. This means it will be the first to be upgraded to the next OS version and all features are available, including hot spot.
Large screen.
Easy to use buttons that don't get hit by accident.

Cons: No expansion.
Battery life could be better.
Newegg has to lower their price for this, check out google play.

Other Thoughts: I've got the T-Mobile prepaid $30/month plan - unlimited data, 100 minutes/month.
The phone is a bit slick. Be sure to get a case right away. I dropped mine and nicked it a bit before I got a case.
I got the My-Carbon case, great value.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/16/2012 9:11:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggswont buy another samsung

Pros: screen is bigger than my HTC Sensation's

headset sounds good

cant find anything else that is good

Cons: -screen is not as bright,not as clear

- both speakers not loud enough ...

-camera is not clear ,not good enough ,my htc's camera is way better than this ...

-phone gets very hot when i just going through some settings..maybe like 5 minutes of use...i didnt get a chance to installed games and test it out ...

-battery is average but it should have came wth tha samsung extender battery

Other Thoughts: box was not taped,but phone looks like it was never used.the galaxy screen protector was still there,front and back..

came with ICS 401 ,i can only update it to 402 .will find a way to updated it to 404


wont buy another samsung unless i get to see the phone in person and compare it wit htcs

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