After coming to grips with the hype of the HTC Rezound, I have decided to analyze another top Android smart phone powerhouse, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The Nexus is the definition of fast. 1.2GHz Dual Core processor, 1GB RAM, it might as well be a tablet. But it's not.

Being the first Android to have the honor of officially running the Android 4.0 upgrade Ice Cream Sandwich, is a big deal. This phone is for everyone wanting an eye candy machine to brag to your friends with.

Android Galaxy Nexus

With another specification analysis, you can see first hand how it compares to the other powerhouses previously analyzed. Check it out.

All three of the Android powerhouses have their own distinct advantages. The Rezound has its extreme audio experience, the Galaxy Nexus has its glossy eye candy and Android 4.0 ICS compatibility, and the Galaxy S II has its astonishing 21mbps download speed.


Phone:Galaxy NexusGalaxy S IIHTC Rezound
Weight:5.1 oz.4.06 oz.6.0 oz.
Height:5.33 in.4.93 in.5.10 in.
Width:2.67 in.2.60 in.2.60 in.
Depth:0.37 in.0.33in.0.54 in.
Screen:4.65 in. HD 1280 x 7204.27 in. 800 x 4804.3 in. 1280 x 720 Super LCD
CPU:1.2 GHz Dual Core1.2 GHz Dual Core1.5 GHz Dual Core
GPU:A9 TI OMAP 4460ARM Mali-400Adreno 220
Camera:5MP w/ AF/LED and low light optimized, 1.3MP front facing8 MP with AF/LED 2MP front facing8 MP with AF/LED 1080p30 recording 2MP front facing
Battery:6.2 Whr6.11 Whr5.99 Whr

Personally, I would have the hardest time choosing which phone to get, because all of them are great phones.

There are very minimal cons. The ultra slim design of the phone makes the phone sleek and compatible. But the casing, and the back cover, are made of plastic, giving many users a weak and flimsy feeling. Also, ICS is new and not yet at its prime, making it not as optimized as you would hope.

I give it a 4.5 out of 5 because of the fact that it is the highest customizable (with root) phone on the market at the moment, with the compatibility to edit the soft keys at the bottom of the phone. No other phone has that ability to my knowledge. If it wasn't so customizable due to ICS and ROM Devs, I would give it a 4 out of 5. This is because it has a flimsy backing, like the SGS2, and is glitchy from ICS.

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