The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released to showcase the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS, being the first handset to ship with the software already installed. In this article I will look at the camera features of the phone.
The camera on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus operates at 5 megapixels, which may sound a little low when compared to other smartphones released over the last year or so. However, compared to its comparatively low pixel resolution, the camera is arguably still one of the strongest features of the handset.
At 2592x 1944, the resolution of the camera is standard for 5 megapixel camera. However, image quality produces by the camera is very good, thanks largely to the high resolution screen of the device. Unusually for a 5 megapixel camera, it is able to capture 1080p (full high definition) video, which is a feature usually reserves for cameras with a resolution of 8 megapixels or more.
As you may expect, the camera on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus comes with the standard package of features to enhance photo quality as well as simplifying the task of taking them. These include autofocus, which uses a sensor to detect the distance to the subject of the photo. The camera will then automatically focus to the appropriate distance. Touch focus is also included, which allows users to have more control over the effect of the image. This is operated by a simple slider on the touch screen to zoom in or out to the desired level. Finally, an LED flash is included to overcome the obstacle of low lighting conditions.
Aside from its camera, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus also boasts a number of equally impressive features. Its dual-core processor clocks up 1.2 GHz of computing power, allowing high levels of performance from the software, as well as the hardware.
The screen is one of the crowning features of the Samsun Galaxy Nexus. At the time of its release, it was the highest resolution touchscreen on a smartphone. Its high resolution of 720x 1280 combined with the high tech Super AMOLED capacitive panel results in near perfect display quality. The AMOLED screen means that outstanding levels of brightness are provided even when the phone is viewed in sunlight, and wide viewing angles are provided, which is ideal when sharing a photo or video on the phone in front of a group of people.
Until a number of manufacturers announced their new flagship phones at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona earlier this month, the Samsung Galaxy S2 was among the most advances smartphones available. It is still a very appealing device, and if you are a gadget pr smartphone enthusiast it makes a very appealing choice.