Verizon's Samsung GALAXY Nexus poses with extended battery, stays slim
And to make it even more satisfying, the extended battery barely adds any extra bulk to the 9.47mm thickness of the phone. The quick 9 second video that shows the Samsung GALAXY Nexus with the extended battery installed, reveals how thin the phone remains. To be sure, there is a slight difference in the size of the phone when the extended battery is used, and when you purchase the accessory, it comes with a slightly larger battery cover for the device.
While some phones make you have to choose between looking good or lasting longer, the Verizon version of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus lets you have the best of both worlds. Now all you need is a launch date!
14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4628; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Dude you are busted.
This is PhoneArena.com not grade school.
3. TBrown123 (Posts: 6; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
I care? If stores are carrying it currently I'm sure it'll be released this Thursday so hold tight.
11. Lionheartcahc (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
stores had it last Thursday too and it wasn't released so don't hold on too tight!
24. beatsandmelody (Posts: 109; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
A launch in 2 days with absolutely no marketing, huh? I doubt it.
Earlier in the month, I was guessing no earlier than 12/31/11 but even now I'm starting to feel like that's just not going to happen.
Maybe around 1/31/12. You know if VZW would just GIVE me a date, a true date, I'd wait. Up until 1/31/12. After that, I'm not sure. I might buy something else.
25. aactingstar (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
It's coming out on the 15th of this month. I know that for a fact
4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
what no hydrogen fuel cells? this phone is so 2011. lol
5. jaabubby (Posts: 38; Member since: 16 Jan 2010)
Disappointing... We all would have been willing to purchase a bigger battery or two. Sup with that?
6. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I say update the razr to ics now and this phone can suck a fat dong! the razr will have a larger battery soon as well. Beside this phone is long and skinny and kind of looks like s**t! In my opinion. The screen doesn't look that big to me....
But wait I don't know s**t cause the f**king phone hasn't even be mentioned in the last few days.
Which makes me think its not coming any time real soon!
7. Phullofphil (Posts: 801; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)
I would get the razr but for one motorola said six months till ics and why get ics with the physical buttons when you don't need it it's a wast of space
9. evo-ninja (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 May 2011)
the visible screen is the same size as the razr, add the buttons you get 4.63, they don't disappear when viewing a page
13. kpfirefighter (Posts: 160; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
I have been asking this question for a f**king month. Thank you for finally answering it! so the screen is just as wide as the razr's just a little longer right? It just eliminates the bottom buttons. The screen just looks wider on the razr cause its a wider phone?
8. antony123 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Nov 2011)
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10. Lionheartcahc (Posts: 20; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
i think i finally figured out what Verizon is doing. they are waiting until everywhere else in the world has the phone before they release it so that they don't have to spend money to advertise it since there has not been one commercial,one ad or a peep directly from Verizon besides "galaxy nexus coming soon" OK,if you are not on phone sites like this one and you are just average phone guy/girl,how do you know what that is?? but they are pumping the hell out of the rezound and razr!! if you watch football on Sunday every other commercial is for the razr! i am tired of hearing lance henriksen's voice already!
I am done getting excited for this phone,if it launches before my self set cut off time (which is REALLY REALLY close by the way) i will buy it,if not i'll wait for the s3 or the next really nice phone that everywhere else in the world before the good old u.s of a gets it,import it and go with a different carrier month to month.
and the fact that this phone IS in stores and IS ready for sale and Verizon is so tight lipped on why they are not selling it is insane! and i know the whole "they never gave a date so it is not late argument" is bound to get thrown on here again and i have news for those who post that..HORSEs**t!! i think i speak for most people when i say we all would rather have a date and have it changed/ pushed back (with a good reason why it was pushed back!!) then have ZERO info about the phone and no one seems to know anything but "rumors" that always fall through dashing the hopes of everyone eagerly waiting for the phone...AWESOME JOB VERIZON..KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!! LMAO!!
12. creektrails (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Ive been preaching this for weeks. amen brother. Ive seen so many commericials Im seeing razrs in my dreams.
15. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Verizon isn't in the business of selling to phone aficionados, they're in the business of selling phones, period. As long as the masses are still snatching up thousands of Razrs a day, they have no incentive to introduce another flagship phone. They're also fostering a very close relationship with Motorola, who would like their phone to be #1 as long as possible.
Sorry folks, it's just business.
18. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
they are making slight changes to the SAME PHONE! they're having people wanting to buy the new version of the phone. That's not business! RIp OFF!
16. Alantef (Posts: 287; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)
the battery isnt bad for a bigger battery anyway i got 12 hours this whole week with 29% left.....but if you watch Netflix for 2 hours it will be DONE!!! (started watching The Walking Dead day and already its on the way out)
17. solidsnakeduds013 (Posts: 218; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)
this phone needs to just come out already cause this is getting out of hand. If T-Mobile have the phone it would have been released in November. I hate Verizon for this
19. MikeG77 (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
Yes roldefol you are right that Verizon does not cater to people like us BUT I think your wrong to say that there is no incentive for them to launch the Galaxy Nexus.
Here are the incentives:
1. Gross ads - Verizon makes more money on gross ads then renewals.
2. Data - Increase in 4G/Data sales....yet again more money!
3. ATR - got to sell those over priced accessories.
4. Churn - perfect example....Lionheartcahc is a pissed customer who could cancel his contract and go to another carrier on a month to month basis.....not good for Verizon
5. SMB - There are some of Verizons corporate customers who may want to add on new lines. Granted Verizon has not released a launch date but it makes me wonder if they have product in the store why wait to sell it.
6. Fostering a close relationship with Motorola is not a valid exscuse. Yes the RAZR is a good phone but as a consumer i want to have all the available options for me to make the best decision. Now if a person buys a RAZR or REZOUND and just returns it for the Nexus then Verizon is losing more money because it costs around $400 to recondition a returned phone (assuming its not defective which then Verizon sends back to the manufacturer for a full credit).
Yes its just business and i assume that Verizon has done all the calculations in regards to the profit/loss potential of there actions BUT its a crappy way of doing business.
20. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
There's only one way of doing business for a huge company like Verizon, and that's the bottom line. The bottom line is that as long they're making money, increasing the subscriber base and converting everyone to $30+ data plans, the investors and execs are happy. They don't care if they do the above with the Razr, the Rezound, the iPhone or the Nexus. Sales are sales are sales.
But just for fun, I'll answer your points.
1-3 - What does any of this have to do with the Nexus? All Verizon needs are a couple of highly competitive phones and US exclusives like the Razr. The tiny fraction of cell phone owners that has heard of the Nexus are but a drop in their subscriber base.
4 - Verizon frankly doesn't care what Lionheartcahc or any other angry, ranting Nexus-drooling fanboys wants. They care about the majority of customers, not the elite few who must have the latest and greatest and must have it now. Besides, they've got most of us roped in on the strength of their network, which we will continue to pay a premium for.
5 - See 1-3. Didn't they even talk up the enterprise-friendliness of the Razr? And how many businesses chase after the latest and greatest software instead of something proven and stable?
6 - You have a point in that Motorola needs Verizon much more than Verizon needs them. But it's a circular relationship. If Moto can get Verizon to exclusively market and sell their best new products (Razr, Xyboard), they can then create newer and better products which will keep Verizon visible. Verizon could try this with Samsung too, but Samsung seems more interested in selling through as many channels as possible. They don't rely on Verizon's DROID brand like Moto does. But back to your point about the cost of returns and exchanges, by that logic Verizon shouldn't release the phone until January when the extended holiday return period expires.
I put the blame where it REALLY belongs: HERE. The phone blogs have churned out rumored release date after release date and the readers feed the rumor mill. Verizon never provided a release date. Google and Samsung never provided a US release date. If you put so much stock in rumors that you plan your purchase around them, you have only yourself to blame.
21. creektrails (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Good points except for blaming the blogs. Sure, they have circulated tabloid news but the release in Canada and the EU are'nt just rumors. It happened. And it happened a while ago. And the reason rumors have abounded is due to the fact that Vzn hasn't said a word. Their keeping mum on the nexus in itself is proof that they want to push other products during the xmas season. Otherwise they would anounce a soft release date and all of us could breath a little easier.
22. roldefol (Posts: 3260; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Verizon doesn't give release dates for any of their phones until they're good and ready. They have even less incentive to market the heck out of the Nexus because it ships (mostly) bloatware-free. Yes, they're keeping mum because they want to push their other products, but can you blame them? Like I said, they care about increasing sales and profits, not appeasing phone fanatics.
Who knows why else Verizon hasn't released the phone yet. They may need to train their staff to properly sell The New Android. More importantly, they may have wanted this phone tested to death before release. The last thing they need is "Verizon users report xxx bug in new Google phone", because that kind of headline appears in the business press, not just the phone blogs.
23. MikeG77 (Posts: 379; Member since: 24 Nov 2008)
roldefol 1-3 was more in general terms why Verizon would want to have the Nexus released as well as the other phones they have......like you said its business and a business wants to make money and those 3 things generate revenue regardless of the model phone someone buys.
In regards to 4 you are right that Verizon doesnt really care about someone like him but you are correct that Verizon is catering to the masses.
With 5 - i remember dealing with guys that wanted all new Blackberries and droids so it was a little different for me but i do see your point. Most business customers want the most affordable choice.
Now with 6......and this is what scares me. Just imagine if Verizon announces that they are releasing the phone in January??? Can you imagine the uproar. Now i myself am a happy Thunderbolt owner and as someone who has worked in retail for a long time i know that release dates are subject to change. Obviously in this case Verizon has not given a date so YES i blame PhoneArena, Engadget and Droid-Life for all these speculative rumors. Now being only human i do get a little excited at a prospective release date but i always have to remind myself that this is Verizon and nothing ever happens like they say it wiill.