Summary: I personally think the pros still outweigh the cons here. That is, while always keeping a constant eye on the battery is a pain in the neck, the beautiful AMOLED HD Screen combined with the speed and smoothness of Ice Cream Sandwich and Verizon's 4G Speed easily make up for it. To be fair, coming from a BlackBerry I'd be quite content with any phone, but now I cannot imagine being locked without 4G LTE speeds.
Conclusion: While it might be too big for everyone’s taste, the Nexus is a beautiful handset. The screen is vibrant and one of the best we’ve seen on any handset to date. With the addition of Ice Cream Sandwich, which marries great performance and slick features to the already an already potent operating system, it’s one of the best smartphones available at present. We have two minor quibbles, however.
Pros: Beautiful screen, Ice Cream Sandwich, Fantastic power, First to get Android updates being a Nexus phone
Cons: 5MP camera, Missing notifications, No USB Storage mode, no microSD slot
Gumdrop Cases Drop Tech Series Review For Nexus 7 And Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
3 November 2013
Excerpt: Like I mentioned before, the Drop Tech Series looks quite a lot like a tire’s tread, and that is definitely to give the case a more “ruggedized” or tough look. The Drop Tech cases utilize a dual layer design to maximize the protection given to your device, in this case either the 2012 Nexus 7 or the newer Tab 3 7.0.
Excerpt: Google Galaxy Nexus - The first Jelly Bean phone Update: Read my Android Jelly Bean 4.1 on the Galaxy Nexus Review here My Nexus S was pretty much my go-to phone and was working perfectly until I was experiencing some button “issues” (which mysteriously disappeared after a few days). I was in the market for a new phone. The HTC One X looked appealing to me because the polycarbonate material used on it looked like the one from the Lumia 900.
Excerpt: IN THE TRADITION of the Nexus S, which was the first Android Gingerbread phone, Samsung has constructed an elegantly simple, yet powerful, phone to show off the stock version of Google's latest OS, Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Android function buttons are now onscreen only; the bottom bezel holds just a white notification LED.
Pros: Large HD display; screaming‑fast performance; non-skinned Ice Cream Sandwich OS; NFC equipped.
Cons: No microSD slot; no HDMI‑out; Google Wallet not yet equipped; last-generation camera hardware; low display contrast.
Summary: As with the Verizon and the unlocked version, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint has a lot going for it: a brilliant screen, a powerful processor and the latest Android 4.0 operating system. However, at the moment, its 3G-only speeds are significantly slower than competing 4G phones on the other three major carriers.
Conclusion: First and foremost, if you’re a Sprint customer who simply can’t wait any longer to experience the bountiful features associated with Ice Cream Sandwich, you should no doubt check out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus . However, bear in mind that the handset is brandishing a $200 on-contract price, which seems normal at first, but considering that it’s essentially a 5-month old model, we actually would’ve liked to see it come in at a lower price point.
Pros: Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, Still has an attractive display, 4G LTE enabled
Cons: Sluggish performance, Choppy web browsing, Poor quality video recording, Poor battery life, Low signal strength
Summary: Though Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus retains the cache of being an official showpiece for Ice Cream Sandwich, it's no longer the only kid on the block. The fact that Sprint’s LTE network is not operational yet doesn’t help the phone, either.
Pros: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus marries the power of the Ice Cream Sandwich with a stock Andorid OS. The phone's beautiful screen and performance are top-notch, and unlike its Verizon counterpart, the Google Wallet payment app is onboard.
Cons: The Galaxy Nexus lacks a slot for expandable memory, the 5-megapixel camera isn't Samsung's best, and battery life could be longer. We’re also still waiting for phone’s connection to Sprint’s LTE network.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Google’s latest Nexus smartphone, and it comes with a range of impressive specifications, plus the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Pros: Incredible screen, Super-fast performance, Beautiful and thought-out interface
Cons: Poor video recording, Unimpressive design and construction