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Samsung Galaxy Nexus I - Specifications

Head SAR (EU)

The SAR head rating shows the highest level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation measured when the device is held next to the ear in a talk position. In Europe, the SAR limit for hand-held mobile devices is set to 2 W/kg per 10 g of tissue. This standard is specified by the CENELEC, complies with the IEC standards and follows the ICNIRP Guidelines

W/kg (watts per kilogram)Body SAR (EU)

This SAR rating shows the highest level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation measured when the device is placed at the hip level. The top SAR value for mobile devices used in Europe is limited to 2 W/kg per 10 g of tissue. This standard follows the ICNIRP Guidelines as well as the IEC standards and is determined by the CENELEC.

W/kg (watts per kilogram)Head SAR (USA)

This SAR rating shows the maximum level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation taken when the device is placed next to the ear. The applicable limit for the US is W/kg per 1 g of tissue. In the US the FCC tests and sets the SAR limits for all mobile devices, which are controlled by the CTIA.

W/kg (watts per kilogram)Body SAR (USA)

The SAR body rating shows the maximum level of exposure to electromagnetic radiation when the device is positioned against the body at the hip. The highest SAR value of mobile devices allowed in the US is set to W/kg per 1 g of tissue. It is specified by the FCC and the CTIA follows whether the mobile devices comply with this standard.

W/kg (watts per kilogram)

Galaxy Nexus

Smartphone designed by Google and Samsung

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Galaxy Nexus running Android

Toro (Verizon version)
Toroplus (Sprint version)
Samsung Electronics
ManufacturerGoogle and Samsung Electronics
SeriesGoogle Nexus, Samsung Galaxy
Compatible networks
First released17&#;November ; 9 years ago&#;()
PredecessorNexus S
SuccessorNexus 4
RelatedSamsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy Note
Form factorSlate
  • Height: &#;mm (&#;in)
  • Width: &#;mm (&#;in)
  • Depth: &#;mm (&#;in) or &#;mm (&#;in) for the LTE variant[1]
Mass&#;g (&#;oz)
Operating systemOriginal:Android "Ice Cream Sandwich"
Current:Android "Jelly Bean" ( for Verizon's Toro variant)[2]
System on chipTexas InstrumentsOMAP
CPU&#;GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9
GPU&#;MHz PowerVR SGX[3]
Storage16/32&#;GB (depending on versions)[4][5][6]
Removable storageNone
Battery1,&#;mAh (HSPA+ version)[4]
1,&#;mAh (LTE version)[7]

internal user-replaceable
2,&#;mAh (Official extended battery. Korean variants includes both 1,&#;mAh and 2,&#;mAh batteries)
2,&#;mAh (Sprint/Verizon Extended Battery. Wider than the GSM model).[8]

Data inputsMulti-touchcapacitivetouchscreen, accelerometer, 3-axis gyroscope, A-GPS, barometer, 3-axis digital compass, proximity sensor, dual microphones for active noise cancellation
Display&#;in (&#;mm) diagonal HD Super AMOLED with RGBG-Matrix (PenTile)[9]

× px *( ppi)

10&#;μs response time
Rear camera5&#;MP (× px)

Autofocus, zero shutter lag,[10] single LEDflash
p video recording

(× @ 24 fps)[11]
Front camera&#;MP, p video (× @ 30 fps)[11]
Connectivity&#;mm TRRS

Micro USB with USB On-The-Go

Wi-Fia/b/g/n (/5 GHz)
OtherWi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi Direct
USB tethering

Oleophobic display coating
  • GT-I
    Head: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)
    Body: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)
    Hotspot: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)[12]
  • GT-IM:
    Head: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)
    Body: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)
    Hotspot: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)[13]
  • GT-IT:
    Head: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)
    Body: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)
    Hotspot: &#;W/kg (1&#;g)[14]
Hearing aid compatibilityM4[15]

The Galaxy Nexus (GT-I) is a touchscreenAndroidsmartphone co-developed by Google and Samsung Electronics.[16] It is the third smartphone in the Google Nexus series, a family of Android consumer devices built by an original equipment manufacturer partner. The phone is the successor to Google's previous flagship phones, the Nexus One and Nexus S.

The Galaxy Nexus has a high-definition (&#;×&#;) Super AMOLED display with a Dragontrail curved glass surface, an improved camera, and was the first Android version Ice Cream Sandwich device.[17][18] The name is the result of co-branding between the Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus brands of Android smartphones. The device is known as the Galaxy X in Brazil, however, due to a trademark on the "Nexus" brand.[19]

The Galaxy Nexus was unveiled jointly by Google and Samsung on 19 October in Hong Kong. It was released in Europe on 17 November [20] It is one of the few phones recommended by the Android Open Source Project for building Android from source.[21] By 29 October , the Galaxy Nexus was no longer available for sale on the Google Play Store, following the release of its successor, the LG Nexus 4.[22]


Google's plans to continue the Nexus series and bring a third-generation Nexus to market were confirmed by Google's senior vice president of mobile platforms Andy Rubin in May [23]Samsung mobile put out a teaser video[24] for its "Google Episode" of Unpacked on 11 October[25] but later postponed (to 19 October)[26] the product announcement out of respect, following the death of Steve Jobs on 5 October.[27]

Before the official announcement, it was also referred to as the Google "Nexus Prime" by the general public and the media.[28] There had been repeated leaks containing almost accurate details about this device.[29] The phone was officially announced on 19 October in Hong Kong, revealing the official name as "Galaxy Nexus".[30]


The Galaxy Nexus hosts support for MHL through the use of its Micro USB port,[31] allowing the Galaxy Nexus to output up to paudio-visual content (through HDMI) to any supported external display such as a HD Television.[32] USB port supports both host and devices modes (OTG); as a note, its successor Nexus 4 supports only the device mode. The Galaxy Nexus has no physical buttons on the front, but instead features on-screen soft keys embedded into the system software (part of Android ). Beneath the soft keys, a multicolored notificationLED is featured, a feature missing from the Nexus S.[33][34][35] There is no microSD card support.


Main article: Android (operating system)

Android, the original operating system of the Galaxy Nexus

The Galaxy Nexus was the first device to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich,[36] introducing a large number of new features, bug fixes and improvements.[37] Beginning from 11 July , Android Jelly Bean began rolling out to the GSM Galaxy Nexus as an over-the-air (OTA) update.[38] The update began rolling out on 13 November to the GSM Galaxy Nexus Takju/Maguro variant (smartphones sold in the US and directly supported by Google) as an (OTA) update. Google started rolling out the update to the international version (Yakju/Maguro) a week later. Towards the end of December, however, not all phones had received the update. On 19 March Verizon Wireless began updating OTA their CDMA Galaxy Nexus Mysid/Toro variant to Android [39]

Android Jelly Bean was released for GSM models on 24 July ,[40] and Sprint began OTA updates on 31 October [41]

Google has stated that the Galaxy Nexus will not receive Android KitKat,[42] even after having 14, signatures requesting it.[43] New drivers may allow unofficial Android versions to be available for the device.[44]

Canonical's Ubuntu Touch operating system was available and supported on the Galaxy Nexus,[45][46] however, support for the Galaxy Nexus was soon discontinued on 13 January [47]

Google Wallet[edit]

The Galaxy Nexus is one of the few devices that officially supported Google Wallet, Google's predecessor to the NFC based Android Pay electronic payment system. The Verizon variant is the only variant that did not offer official Google Wallet support. This unsupported feature caused a controversy among US users with Verizon defending its actions by reasoning that the Galaxy Nexus uses a "secure element."[48] It was possible to sideload Google Wallet and it would install and function correctly. Care must be taken when using aftermarket batteries to be sure it has near field communication ability, since the NFC antenna is located in the battery.


In some countries, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is sold SIM-unlocked.[49] It is also hardware-unlocked (unlocked bootloader, allowing root access).[50][51] The fact that the Galaxy Nexus is sold SIM-locked in some markets—primarily where operators subsidize the phone or have exclusive selling rights—breaks the more liberal tradition of previous Nexus phones: the Nexus One[52] and the Nexus S.[53]


In the UK, the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus became available on O2 and 3 on 17 November [54] In Germany, the HSPA+ version was sold SIM-unlocked from Vodafone and O2. It launched in December in Portugal, by Vodafone.[55]

North America[edit]

In Canada, the device was launched on 8 December [56] The Canadian model was sold unlocked and supports GSM/UMTS/HSPA/AWS bands. A GSM/UMTS, SIM-unlocked version was officially released in the United States by Google in the Google Play Store. Sprint officially announced the Galaxy Nexus for their network at CES , and was released on 22 April , as one of Sprint Nextel's first LTE smartphones.[57] On 24 April , the Galaxy Nexus was sold SIM-unlocked on Google's Play Store for $ then dropped to $ later.[58] The only difference between this variant and the internationally sold variant is the inclusion of "Google Wallet" out of the box.[citation needed]

Brief sales ban[edit]

On 29 June , Apple was granted a request for a pre-trial injunction against the import and sale to the U.S. of Galaxy Nexus by Samsung. The order was issued by U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose, California.[59] The ruling was based primarily on a patent which is defined as a "universal interface for retrieval of information in a computer system". The injunction against Samsung took effect when Apple paid a $96 million bond that will be used to cover damages done to Samsung if Apple loses the case.[60][61] The Galaxy Nexus was temporarily unavailable for purchase on Google's Play store, and Google stated they would push a software update that would remove local phone searching.[62] On 6 July the ban was lifted.[63]


On 3 May , Samsung India officially announced that India will not have the official release of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus,[64] despite numerous earlier reports that the device would be launched as early as mid-December [65] The Galaxy Nexus was released in Indonesia on 21 January ,[66] the Philippines on 28 January ,[67] Bahrain on 4 March ,[68] and Saudi Arabia in March [69]


The device was originally only available in black, developed under the codename "Tuna". A white version (with the front-panel in black[70]) was made available in February [71] There was a special edition released to Google employees with a unique back cover.[72]

Because the device was designed to work with carriers utilizing different network technology, there are several hardware variations of the Galaxy Nexus:

  • SCH-I "Toro": Verizon Wireless's variant featuring 4G LTE connectivity in the &#;MHz band (Band 13) as well as CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A connectivity in the PCS bands (/&#;MHz). This device features either 16 or 32 GB of on-board storage, measures &#;mm thick and features a &#;mAh battery. This device's appearance is similar to that of the international version.
  • GT-I "Maguro": GSM/HSPA+ variant. Features support for both AT&T's and T-Mobile's HSPA+ bands in the United States. This particular variant was sold SIM-unlocked by Google in the Play Store.[73]
  • SPH-L "Toro Plus": Sprint's variant featuring 4G LTE connectivity in the &#;MHz band (Band 25). It is virtually identical to the Verizon variant, save for the omission of the SIM slot, and minor cosmetic differences.
  • GT-IT: Australian GSM/HSPA+ variant. Complies with Australian regulatory requirements and the baseband is tuned to prefer 3G &#;MHz. This particular variant is currently sold by Optus, Telstra and Vodafone.[74]
  • SHW-MS/K: Korean GSM/HSPA+ variant. Complies with Korean regulatory requirements, like a camera shutter sound. This particular variant was sold by SKT and KT.


The official Samsung accessory range includes a Desktop Dock with an HDMI port, a Desk Stand with a &#;mm jack, a stand with a charging port for a second battery and a car holder that will let users turn their Galaxy Nexus phone into a SatNav replacement. All of the Samsung accessories feature a microUSB port so the phone can be charged while it is being used.[75]


The Galaxy Nexus generated a high level of anticipation,[76][77] and received very positive reviews upon release.[78]Engadget's Myriam Joire praised the phone's speed, feel, display and battery life. Joire concluded that at the time of writing, the Galaxy Nexus is "the best Android phone available today" further concluding that it's "possibly even the best phone available today, period".[79] Ginny Mies of PCWorld echoed the previous statement, while saying that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is "a superb phone, and a great vehicle for introducing Android Ice Cream Sandwich to the world". Despite writing that Android has "a long way" to go, in terms of progression, the tweaks and updates Google has implemented throughout the operating system substantially improves the efficiency and ease of use of the operating system.[80]

In their review, Mobilesyrup lauded the phone, saying "there is no going back". They praised its aesthetics, noting that the Galaxy Nexus combined design elements of the Nexus S and Galaxy S II. Although the OMAP SoC was clocked lower and used a last-generation GPU while pushing a p screen with 40% more pixels than competitors with qHD (p) screens, there was no slowdown or app instability and the Galaxy Nexus was often faster than contemporary smartphones in both benchmarks and real-world usage.[81] They also praised its software, as the "experience is just that much better", declaring the phone as "the first best Android device ever."[82]

Engadget's Darren Murph, described Ice Cream Sandwich as "smooth as ever" further saying that "without question, this is easily the slickest, most polished version of Android yet".[83] Murph was overall "thrilled with how the first Ice Cream Sandwich handset has turned out." with its "understated, sleek, beautiful" continuing with lauding the phone's display.[84] Vincent Nguyen, from SlashGear noted the fast performance of Android , the tight integration between the operating system and the hardware and concluded that "this is the best Android phone around today".[85] J.R. Raphael of Computerworld, stated "The Galaxy Nexus [] is an exceptional phone, arguably the finest Android handset to date", saying it is "sleek and attractive, with a thin, light body and a beautiful HD display". Raphael ended the review writing that the Galaxy Nexus is "screamingly fast [] delivering what may be the best overall performance of any mobile device available".[86]

In a T3 review, Thomas Tamblyn noted the primary (rear-facing) camera was "quicker than many digital cameras", and praised the phone's experience to be "very fluid" and that "it feels like a version of Android that is already very polished."[87]The Verge's Joshua Topolsky stated the phone is one of the "best smartphones ever made, and with a couple of minor tweaks (particularly to the camera), it could be the best smartphone ever produced."[88] Charlie White, at Mashable, described the screen as "gorgeous", offering "an exquisitely sharp view", and describing the hardware design as "a spectacular success", concluding the Galaxy Nexus "is by far the best Android phone I’ve seen yet".[89]

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Galaxy Nexus review

Look, feel, USABILITY

For starters, Ice Cream Sandwich just looks really different than previous versions of the OS. While Gingerbread attempted a stark, neon green on black, striving-for-futurism dance (with lots of mixed messages on styling and tone), ICS is much more unified. The general motif of the user interface centers on use and reuse of blue and gray dotted with bursts of color, mixed in with flattened navigation, and multi-leveled, multidimensional panels and icons. Dimensionality seems to be a theme in ICS, and you can see it even in the redesigned applications icons, which now seem to suggest physical depth as well as multiple strata of use. There is some of the "Tron" feel from Honeycomb here, but it's been scaled back and humanized in a way that makes the OS feel a lot more approachable.

Nearly every piece of the operating system, from the homescreen to the core apps, menus, widgets, and even pop-ups has been redesigned. That goes for the font in the OS, which is a custom, in-house typeset called Roboto — a subject of some controversy. I happen to think the new typeface is a welcome, clean addition to Android, and a big improvement over the previous Droid Sans face.

Starting at the lock screen, things are really different. The standard unlock sequence is now a swipe of a lock icon left or right — the latter to get into the phone, and the former to jump right into the camera. I love the convenience of this, but unfortunately you can't use the camera jump if you pin or password protect the device (that goes for Face Unlock and pattern locks as well).

Notifications have been cleaned up and tweaked too. Not only can you access your notifications from the lock screen (provided you're not password protected), but you can individually swipe messages or alerts away. There's also a persistent quick jump to settings in the notification window (which has been restyled and made subtly transparent).

When you hit the homescreen, you'll see a fairly familiar setup of five main screens, but with persistent navigation elements along the bottom. A row of the on-screen buttons, and then a customizable lineup of your favorite apps or folders, plus a center button which brings you to your app and widget drawer. Google search is now a persistent box at the top of all your homescreens (it's very similar to webOS' "Just Type").

You can now make folders of apps by simply dragging one icon onto another, and the folder will auto-arrange itself when you move the icons around. It's very reminiscent of iOS.

Opening the app drawer brings you a grid of your applications, and you can tab into your widget selections as well. There's also a persistent link to the Android Market in the corner. It's similar to the way Honeycomb handles these pages, but it all feels much more natural here.

Menus and lists have been changed as well, and particularly in settings, it's easier to find the toggles you're looking for without hunting and pecking.

One big new feature that Google has added to the settings menu is the ability to set data warnings, hard limits, see application data activity, and limit background data on an app-by-app basis. That's a welcome relief for people looking to contain their bills, especially if you've got a hard stop on something expensive, like Verizon's LTE service. The look and feel of these screens is refreshingly stark with just the right amount of futurism (a theme here).

I want to note that moving around all of these screens is buttery smooth. There's no lag, no stutter. Animations are fluid, and everything feels cohesive and solid. It's like Ice Cream Sandwich is more "there" than previous versions of Android. Additionally, there are repeated motifs that really work, such as the concept of swiping left of right through panels of an app to get at different pieces or layers of content. That's used throughout the OS now, and it makes a lot of sense.

Another thing that's been done is that navigational items previously buried in menus have been pulled out and placed into touch-friendly, exposed rows. There are still some options hidden in a small "overflow" tab (a consistent triple-dotted nav item), but these are generally the less frequently visited areas of an app, such as settings. I find that the new system makes it even easier to get around in the OS, and compared to its nearest competition (iOS), it is actually far simpler in some instances. Take, for example, clearing your cache in the browser. In iOS, you actually have to exit the app, open settings, find Safari settings, and then do your cache clearing. In ICS you simply tap on the overflow box, click settings, and clear away — without ever leaving your app. It's a great blend of the desktop and mobile user interactions, and one of the things I liked best about what Google did with Honeycomb.

One last big piece worth mentioning is the vast alteration to multitasking on the phone. Previously, multitasking was done by holding down the home button and waiting for a pop-over of your last few apps to appear. The trigger to get into that screen was blind, and the apps your were heading towards were blind as well. Google has rectified that situation in ICS by providing a dedicated multitask button in your persistent virtual button list, and by not only showing what app you've been using, but a small snapshot of the last screen you were in. You can also triage this list by swiping away the apps you're not using. It's kind of like webOS cards running vertically instead of horizontally — and it really, truly works well. It does take a moment to get used to, but after a few minutes with it, I was wondering how I'd been living with multitasking in Android (and other platforms like iOS) that was so clunky.

The core of the redesign here is about exposing options, reducing steps and confusion, and making Android generally more delightful to use. I would say Google has accomplished what it set out to do. That's not to say that there aren't still some imperfections here, but generally Ice Cream Sandwich feels like a modern — and most importantly, elegant — operating system that's been thoughtfully designed.


Samsung GALAXY Nexus

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The Samsung GALAXY Nexus is the first phone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich - the version that is meant to put an end to fragmentation. The handset uses the concept of button-less front and thin bezel to fit a " HD Super AMOLED display in a phone the size of handsets with smaller screens. It is powered by a GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, and capable of shooting HD p video.

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Size: inches
Resolution: x pixels, PPI
Technology:Super AMOLED
Screen-to-body: %
Touchscreen:Capacitive, Multi-touch
Features:Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor



System chip:TI OMAP
Processor:Dual-core, MHz, ARM Cortex-A9
Internal storage:32GB
Device type:Smartphone
OS:Android (, , , , , , , , )


Capacity: mAh
Type:Li - Ion, User replaceable


Rear:Single camera
Main camera:5 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications:Aperture size: F
Video recording:x (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features:Video calling
Front: MP


Size comparison

Dimensions: x x inches ( x x mm)
Weight: oz ( g)
Features:Notification light
Keys:Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key
Colors:Gray, White


UMTS:Bands 5(), 8(), 4(/), 2(), 1()
Data Speed:HSDPA+ (4G) Mbit/s, HSDPA Mbit/s, HSUPA Mbit/s, UMTS


Headphones:mm jack
Speakers:Earpiece, Loudspeaker
Features:Album art cover, Background playback
Screen mirroring:MHL
Additional microphone(s):Yes

Connectivity & Features

Wi-Fi: a, b, g, n; Hotspot
Features:Video out, Charging
Location:GPS, A-GPS
Sensors:Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Other:NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications:Music ringtones (MP3)
Other features:Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved:Oct 07,
FCC ID value: A3LGTI
Measured SAR:
Head: W/kg
Body: W/kg


Officially announced:Oct 19,
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone has a inch (x) Super AMOLED screen, a 5MP main camera and a MP selfie camera. The battery capacity is mAh and the main processor is a TI OMAP with 1 GB of RAM.

Specifications Highlights
ProductGalaxy Nexus (), Price: USD
Display" x Super AMOLED
Rear Camera(s)
Selfie Camera(s)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage
  • None (GB max.)
Battery mAh
Design, g (oz), xx mm ( x x inches)
Price (Market)$
TypeSuper AMOLED
Diagonal (inches)"
Display/Body Ratio%
Sharpness (PPI) PPI
Color Depth24 bit (16,, Colors)
Primary Camera
Hardware Features
Video Resolutions
Battery Capacity (mAh) mAh
Talk Time17 hours
Processor NameTI OMAP
Processor # Cores2
Main Processor Frequency (GHz) GHz
RAM Options1GB
Internal Storage Options16GB
Memory Card TypeNone
Mem. Card Max. SizeGB
Operating System + VersionAndroid
Modem Features
WiFi Speed
WiFi Features
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth
Bluetooth Features
NFC Features
Connector TypeMicro USB
Connector Features
SAR EU Head W/Kg
Multimedia Features
Audio Alerts
Audio Features
Video Formats
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity

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