The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2011


4. Samsung Galaxy Nexus

One of the first devices to be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not only a great looking smartphone, it's among the world's purest Android devices. Its 4.6-inch curved super AMOLD screen conforms to the face during conversations and automatically blacks out. When withdrawn, its stunning 1280 x 720 pixels blink instantly to life.

Measuring 2.7 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches, the paper-thin unit weighs just over five ounces. You'd never know that underneath is a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor running on 1 GB of system memory plus 32 GB for storage. Its five megapixel zero-shutter camera with continuous focus records video at 1080p. There's also an LED flash 1.3-megapixel front-side camera and two mics. Galaxy works on LTE/CDMA and WiFi networks, includes Bluetooth and NFC radios, and gyro, accelerometer, compass and barometer sensors. Very cool.