Verizon has finally released its 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus into American soils and it’s safe to say that it’s one of the best smartphones ever made. The killer combination of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), LTE 4G, the Samsung hardware, and its status as a Nexus device will certainly make the Galaxy Nexus a hard-to-resist phone despite many minor flaws.
Generally, there are very few differences between the GSM version and the 4G LTE version; these include differences on data rates, call quality and stability, battery life and slight hardware and software alterations.
The phone’s improved data speeds through LTE are complemented with some issues like short battery life and poor signal reception.
Physically, the Galaxy Nexus LTE is almost indistinguishable with the GSM version; the LTE version is a bit thicker at 0.37 inches versus the GSM version at 0.35 inches and just a bit heavier at 0.33 pounds versus 0.3 pounds respectively.
Like its GSM counterpart, there’s no microSD slot present on the LTE version but it is packed with 32GB of internal storage unlike the GSM unit with only 16GB.
- General: CDMA 800 / 1900, CDMA2000 1xEV-DO, LTE (won’t work on any GSM network worldwide)
- Form factor: Touchscreen bar phone
- Display: 4.65 inches Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 720 x 1280 pixels
- CPU: Dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9
- GPU: PowerVR SGX540, TI OMAP 4460 chipset
- RAM: 1GB
- OS: Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
- Memory: 32GB storage; no card slot
- Camera: 5 MP, 2592×1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, 1080p@30fps, Secondary 1.3 MP, 720p@30fps
- Connectivity: Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, NFC, USB v2.0 microUSB
- Misc: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
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