In an attempt to get ahead of Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G ICS version, Verizon recently reduced the handset's price to $49 with a data plan and a standard activation contract of two years. Consumers can avail of the $49-Nexus at Verizon's select authorized retailers online. Since the middle parts of November 2011, Verizon has been the sole carrier of the Galaxy Nexus 4G smart phone and has beaten their competition by offering the Android handset to consumers for a very low price which is almost ¼ of the phone's initial cost via Sprint.
For Sprint consumers, the good news is that the handset known for being the most popular smartphone in the world will be finally available to the carrier for a contract price of $199. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus boasts of several features. These include many applications such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as well as the latest Android 4.0 ICS operating system of Android.
The handset also has the most accessible 32 GB built in storage that any smartphone with 4G feature has. Moreover, it has a RAM memory of 1.0 GB and a 4460 microchip suite by Texas instruments. The microchip includes a two core Cortex A9 CPU of 1.2 GHz and a PowerVR SGX540 chip dedicated for graphics.
The Galaxy Nexus 4G has the largest, scratch-resistant, Corning glass, Super AMOLED display in any smartphone with a size of 4.65 inches which renders over 16 million unique shades. The screen has a pixel density of 316 pixels an inch and an overall resolution of 720x1280 pixels. Because of these display screen features, the Nexus is considered as one of the top 4G smartphone today.
In terms of battery, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G delivers between 12 and 17.66 hours of total talk time from a single charge which again makes it a better than average phone when it comes to battery performance. Moreover, the 1750 mAH phone has a total standby time of 12 hours.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G has a camcorder of 5 MP together with a chat cam of 1.3 MP. The camcorder can capture 1080p HD videos and the front camera provides support for video chat.