Samsung GALAXY Nexus CDMA User Reviews
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UI speed8.7/10Camera7.9/10Multimedia8.6/10Internet8.7/10Battery6.6/10Call quality7.6/10Display9.3/10Reception6.7/10Text input8.7/10Build quality8.1/10Everyday usage8/10
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posted on 03 Jan 2012, 18:59 (Posts: 66; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)
An average phone, not that great
mobileuser has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Pick up this phone instead of the Razr, what a wrong decision. Two days after having this phone I already feel I want to get rid of it because of the ugly curve surface like the Nexus one. Every time I look at it, I feel the phone has a bend screen. Also, the call quality is very poor. The earpiece volume is too low for me and it drop calls quite frequently. The UI in ICS 4 are good but not ease of use. I like the 4 capacitive buttons more than just the 3 in the nexus because I feel I am in control of the phone with more buttons than less,althought it is better than some of the Gingerbread phone. The camera is just average and is not as good as SGSII. When try to take a video, I noticed that it shoots at a lower frame rate than the razr. The multimedia is however quite good. Th batetry life is rather poor under the LTE network.I hope I have the smart actions apps in the Razr so that I can use it to save the battery power.
Also, I fidn out that thsi phoen is not as quick as otehr android phoen runnign gingerbread, I lose in most benchmark test. All in all, I am not enjoying this phone becasue I get upset about the bend screen and the heavily plasticity feel. I deeply regret that I did not take the Razr to start with.Build quality 4/10Reception 4/10Call quality 4/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 7/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 6/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 4/10
- Big screen 4.65 inches
- ICS 4.0
- curved surface
- battery life
- earpiece volume
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posted on 01 Jan 2012, 06:41 (Posts: 6; Member since: 01 Jan 2012)
Good Device, Bad Phone
wildabeast84 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Now that I traded in my Galaxy Nexus for a Droid Razr my reception is great! I'm getting between 63dbm and 75dbm at one spot where i was getting 110 on the Galaxy Nexus! I must say even though I waiting so long for the Nexus I now wish I went straight for the RAZR. I'm very happy now that I have reception and the call quality is better, the speaker is better, and it feels much smoother when i have home screens loaded with live wallpapers. Yes it's not as developer friendly or dosn't have a hd screen but other than that it's loads better than the Nexus.Build quality 8/10Reception 4/10Call quality 4/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 2/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 5/10
- ice cream sandwhich
- call quality
- slow with live wallpapers
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posted on 30 Dec 2011, 13:49 (Posts: 0; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)
So far so good
Discwog has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great phone out of the box. Fast 4G internet. Excellent design.
I've owned this phone since the day after release and so far I love the speed and reliability of this phone. I don't make a lot of phone calls but I use the data capabilities of this phone a lot. Multi-media like Netflix and Hulu-Plus (until they dropped support for the phone) work great and 4G means the wait to start or rebuffer is minimal.
I also use the phone to support our IT infrastructure and do RDP connections to our servers. The BIG screen makes this possible and fast.
Overall I love the phone and would buy it again in an instant.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- ICS 4.0
- Light weight
- Battery Life
- Flimsy battery cover
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posted on 29 Dec 2011, 08:22 (Posts: 182; Member since: 18 Sep 2011)
love this phone
shnibz has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Build quality is very nice, while it is plastic and doesnt use premium materials it is still well made,
the reception and call quality very good here in south eastern VA
All the Internet and multimedia stuff is just ridiculously fast very fast phone+great 4g coverage here
Camera takes decent pictures but the thing about it is it takes pictures amazingly fast! Virtually zero lag
UI is great and speeedy but a little lag with live wallpapers
Text input is great with such a large screen but its also very accurate, I make less mistakes typing on Nexus than I do my Kindle Fire
Display is huge and looks beautiful! No complaints whatsoever
Battery life no so great but that was go be expected
Overall I never though I would go back to android after my awful htc hero experience plus I love WP7 but this phone blows me away it is great and android 4.0 ICS is great couldn't be more happyBuild quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- just about everything.
- no capacitive buttons is nice
- battery life (as expected)
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posted on 20 Dec 2011, 04:19 (Posts: 31; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
A Procrastinator's Review
seanjohnusa91 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I like reviewing the phone underneath it's sections so have fun!! This review is probably slightly longer than the average because I have a microbiology final in a couple of hours and I'll do anything to procrastinate...Merry Christmas!Build quality 10/10Reception 7/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 6/10
- 720p display
- Almost great phone camera
- Crystal clear calling quality
- Internet is flash + superman + sonic
- Non-flashy yet SOLID build
- LTE fast
- 1850mAh + LTE
- Keeping LTE
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posted on 19 Dec 2011, 15:22 (Posts: 14; Member since: 06 Nov 2011)
newman69 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I LOVE IT!
It's so good smartphone ever~
I gat this phone last friday~
It's so fatasity phone~ So fast Internet Speed~
and fast internet
and lot of funny thing ~
camera it so fast ~
and camera quality is nice to look.
ui speed and touch speed very good~
i think better than iphone, lot of things~
Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Super fast
- 4G LTE
- Battery Life~
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posted on 19 Dec 2011, 15:18 (Posts: 672; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
Please let me ACTUALLY give a real review
Synack has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This device is phenomenal and there only a couple of things wrong with it. It is the device I have been patiently waiting for. It's quick and snappy and the connection is fast.
200 charrrrrrrrrrrrrrrBuild quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Reception / battery - will be fixed soon
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posted on 19 Dec 2011, 06:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Dec 2011)
Underwhelmed by the Hardware
scott1965 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
My main reason for purchasing this phone was the screen size. However, after using the phone for a few days I returned the phone and purchased the Razr because I was disappointed with the quality of the phone and reception. I expected much more from a high end device.
-Screen Quality and Size
-Phone feels more like a free feature phone than a high-end smart phone.
-Bounced between 3G and 4G.
-Slow hot spot.
Regarding my comments about the reception and data, I also have a Droid Bionic and Razr that work great in these areas. I also had a phone that did not have data or reception issues.
Build quality 4/10Reception 4/10Call quality 4/10Internet 4/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 3/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 6/10
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posted on 17 Dec 2011, 15:06 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
aactingstar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
So far i LOVE it! It is quick and has absolutely NO bloatware. I waited for this phone for months and it was well worth the wait! I'm glad I went with this instead of the Motorola Razr. There is no comparison! Absolutely LOVE it! I had the Bionic for 5 days then returned it and the Droid X before that. Nothing but PROBLEMS with Motorola! Very happy with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus!Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- -Super fast
- -Ice cream sanwich
- -battery charges quick
- -huge, clear screen
- -clear audio
- -came with headphones
- -light and thin
- -battery dies pretty fast
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