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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Unlocked)
10 February 2012
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 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. Its 4.65-inch, curved contour glass, HD Super AMOLED display boasting a legitimate 1,280 x 720 (720p) resolution is just the start of a stellar spec list that includes a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear camera (with zero...
Excerpt: Extended batteries are either a wonderful tool to help you get through your day, or a waste of money. There are many different ways to make an “extended” battery, not all of which yield better run-times. To ensure you’re getting a battery that does what you expect it to, stick with OEM batteries from the manufacturer of your device.
Excerpt: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is one of the most anticipated Android smartphones because it’s the next flagship model that packs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
Excerpt: Here’s a piece of news for you, a review of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus over at T-Break. The team over at T-Break seems to really like it as they’ve given it their Recommended Award with only some small issues lists as cons like it’s a big phone, which is a personal preference really. They’re more than happy with it, so if you’re interested, hit the link to read their full review.
Conclusion: I had a blast with this phone and loved using it. However, sending it back wasn’t as difficult as I imagined it would be and I mostly certainly will not be entertaining purchasing one at this time. On a 24 month contract, as I already stated, will be where this device sells most and will probably where it is least recommended.
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. That isn't to say that the hardware choices are always bleeding edge, but rather modern and logical next steps for the platform.
Summary: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is probably the best Android smartphone we have tested to date, the 4.65 inch Super AMOLED display is excellent, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich makes the device a joy to use. Everything seems fast on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and the dual core 1.2GHz processor makes everything run fast and smoothly, along with Android 4.0.
Summary: It’s finally here, today’s the day where DiGi finally ships the Galaxy Nexus to those who pre-ordered from as early as late last week, so what’s the big hype about the Galaxy Nexus? Well, the Ice Cream Sandwich OS of course. We were lucky to get our hands on one and here’s a quick introduction to the Galaxy Nexus; the 4.3” Super AMOLED Ice Cream Sandwich device packed with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor under its hood for a snappy performance.
Excerpt: Android fans have been eagerly waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus because it is the first device on the market powered by Android 4.0. Otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, this new version of Android merges the tablet (Honeycomb) and smartphone (Gingerbread) versions of Google’s popular OS into one version that will be used across both types of devices.
Pros: No bloatware
Cons: Does not support USB mass storage mode, Macs require a file manager app to browse files via USB, No microSD card