The Samsung Galaxy Nexus isn’t just the first phone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich, it is also the highest scoring Android smartphone we have ever tested.
We were impressed with the latest version of Android when we had a play with it and our testers found it very easy to use and an improvement on the Gingerbread version.
Our tests found the Galaxy Nexus was superb for browsing the internet with its 4.6-inch screen coming into its own and even battery life while online was quite impressive. Unfortunately it doesn’t support flash content so some web pages lacked videos or animations, but the browser was very easy to use and a handy data monitor also means it is easy to keep track of your usage.
The camera on the phone was impressive and – even though it was a 5Mp rather than 8Mp which is becoming almost standard on top-end smartphones – picture quality was still good and Samsung has included various nice features.
However, the music player was a little disappointing with the quality of the supplied headphones not being the best, plus the phone also lacks an FM radio.