In the endless search for unlocked cell phones, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a Godsend for weary travelers. Thinner and more rounded than its predecessors, the i9250 boasts a bright 4.65” high-definition super AMOLED display with bright colors and a beautiful interface. This Nexus comes bundled with the excellent Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), a UI built from the ground up with superior operation and app compatibility. With a 1.26GHz dual-core processor, touch sensitivity is remarkable and rivals any iteration of the iPhone. The 5MP camera also shows absolutely zero shutter lag and is capable of shooting true 1080p video.
Speaking of cameras, we are especially fond of the new “face unlock” feature. Simply complete the onscreen setup prompts, and voila–your Nexus will automatically open to you once it recognizes your handsome mug! As with our other electronics deals–smartphones in particular–the i9250 carries all of the extras you would expect, including 16GB of space to hold all of your music, videos, and other digital goodies you discover. And with 290 hours of general standby time, you can leave your stash of backup batteries at home. But fear not, we have included a compact travel charger, just in case you wind up on an impromptu excursion.