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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon Wireless) Review
16 December 2011
Summary: There was a good reason why we saw people lined up outside Verizon stores the day the Galaxy Nexus went on sale. Although it's a handful, we love the big and bright HD display, as well as Verizon's super-fast 4G LTE speeds.
Excerpt: Like the T-1000 standing in a sea of Arnolds, the Galaxy Nexus is better, faster and smarter than any other Android phone on the market. Not that current Android phones fall short in machine power. Rather, much like the androids of the silver screen, the operating system has been the weak point.
Pros: The best Android phone to date, hands down. Improvements in Ice Cream Sandwich make it much easier to use. Super AMOLED screen is bright and crisp. Cool features like Face Unlock and NFC-powered Beam take phone-based parlor tricks to a new level. Data Usage tool provides granular graphs for us OC...
Cons: Some apps not fully optimized for ICS, bringing out annoying bugs. Snaps pics way faster than a Polaroid, though image quality is twice as crappy. Awesomely shiny screen makes for less-than-awesome battery life.
Excerpt: For three years in a row now, Google has released a flagship Nexus-branded phone in collaboration with another OEM to show off the best of Android. These releases happen to correspond to the unveiling of a new version of Android.
Pros: + Android 4.0 is fast, polished, and innovative
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) have finally landed at PhoneDog. Aaron does an in-depth review of the "Mac Daddy" of the Android family, and while it's not out on Verizon Wireless just yet, it's making waves worldwide.
Excerpt: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) are finally here at PhoneDog. Aaron does an in-depth review of Google's newest flagship phone, and while it's not available in the States just yet, it's making waves.
Excerpt: Here it is, guys, the next big thing in the world of Android smartphones. Let us introduce you to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus – the third Google phone, which comes to succeed the Nexus S by Samsung and Nexus One by HTC.
Pros: Incredible screen, Super-fast performance, Beautiful and thought-out interface
Cons: Poor video recording, Unimpressive design and construction
Summary: The Galaxy Nexus isn't just a new Android flavor of the week. Android Ice Cream Sandwich represents a big step forward for the OS in terms of usability and polish. The physical design itself may be too big for some, but Samsung has done a nice job keeping the weight and thickness down to...
Excerpt: In the world of Android, we see a lot of new phones -- and inevitably, some of them are destined to be forgotten. Samsung's new Galaxy Nexus is not one of those devices. Samsung's Galaxy Nexus The Galaxy Nexus, available now in the UK and coming soon to Verizon Wireless, is an exceptional phone,...
Pros: Sleek, thin design; gorgeous HD display; outstanding speed and performance; optimized to run unmodified Android 4.0 OS
Cons: Plastic casing with thin back cover; no support for external storage; lower-quality camera than some comparable devices
Conclusion: Purpose built for Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus works harmoniously with its operating system. The button-less OS is showcased by its curved, smooth fascia. With its large HD Super AMOLED screen the form complements the engaging new Ice Cream Sandwich widgets and with the slightly...
Pros: Pure Android is much improved, Beautiful, HD Super AMOLED display, Light for its size
Cons: Not as solid as other flagship phones, Camera suffers at night, Volume drop bug affecting some users