Conclusion: The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the only way to get pure, unadulterated Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), and it's an unusually good deal for a smartphone that doesn't come with a specific carrier attachment.
Pros: Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Fast and responsive. High-definition screen. No bloatware. Great battery life.
Cons: Spotty reception. Slower-than-expected data speeds. Slightly dated hardware.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus isn’t just another Android phone, this is the standard by which all Ice Cream Sandwich phones will be judged. An example to every Android manufacturer out there, and every Android fan, this is the basic foundation of what you should expect in an Android smartphone.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the latest showcase device developed under Google’s close supervision, built for one purpose: to make Android’s latest incarnation look like the belle of the smartphone ball.
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.
Conclusion: For Google, one of the major points of Nexus has always been to provide a stable piece of reference hardware for it to cater a major OS release to. Each device has married a major revision of the Android platform to the latest stable hardware.
Excerpt: Not to be outdone by Verizon and AT&T, both of which already have speedy 4G LTE networks, Sprint recently announced its plans to start rolling out its own LTE coverage, starting with six cities this summer.
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 .
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: 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
Excerpt: The Galaxy Nexus has already been out in Verizon clothes for some time now. It had everything you ever wanted in a phone, LTE, Ice Cream Sandwich, fantastic display screen but it was missing one thing.