Samsung GALAXY Nexus User Reviews
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Reception9/10Display9.6/10Build quality8.9/10Text input9.5/10Everyday usage8.9/10UI speed9.3/10Camera8/10Multimedia9.3/10Internet9.5/10Call quality9/10Battery7.6/10
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posted on 06 Apr 2012, 14:15 (Posts: 13; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)
Galaxy Nexus Review
kidtronic has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The best android phone to date, and arguably the best phone on the market. While you may have a hard time finding reception in an area with a weak signal, it's pros far outweigh its cons. The screen is sharp and vivid. The camera is fast and capable. It executes tasks without a hint of lag or stuttering. And the phone is light and feels great in the hand.Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Bright, vivid, and clear screen
- Polished and responsive UI
- Manageable size
- Fast Camera
- LTE is blazing fast
- Pictures could be sharper
- Build materials aren't necessarily premium
- Reception suffers in areas with weak signal
posted on 23 Feb 2012, 07:29 (Posts: 0; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
keesie12 has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I've had this phone for 2 months now and i think it's the best phone in stores now. I've seen the galaxy S2 but the nexus is far forward cause everything looks much better on the screen. The quality of the photos could be better but i dont care much. All big games from the market run perfect without any leak (i tried GTA 3 and Backstab).
Ps. sorry for my bad english.Build quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Nearby sensor
- Fast internet
- HD screen
- Android 4.0
- Android Beam
- No lags (fast processor)
- Battery time
posted on 31 Jan 2012, 15:09 (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Galaxy Nexus Won Me Over my Galaxy SII.
RandomlyPsychotic has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I use to have a Samsung Galaxy SII (GSM Unlocked Version). And I bought myself a Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM Unlocked Version). Okay, I will admit, I am blown by the Galaxy Nexus, not only for it's specs but also how it compares to my Galaxy SII. I used both the GSII and GN on AT&T's network here in LA County. I live on the mountainside of LA County (next to Topanga Canyon on Mulholland Hwy) and here, there's not really all that "great service" you can say. And partially because it's in the mountains. I still get service however, when I got my Galaxy Nexus, my Nexus was getting better service than my Galaxy S II. One thing I did notice however is that my Galaxy SII would stay connected to AT&T's HSPA+ network while my Galaxy Nexus, if it only had like 1 bar of HSPA+ service, it would quickly drop down to EDGE. I was able to fix the problem by manually scanning for network and connecting to "AT&T US." When I did this, I always found better service here. Also another thing, camera. I loved the pictures I was able to take with my Galaxy SII. Don't get me wrong, I love how my Galaxy Nexus can take pictures instantly (comes handy in those "one in a lifetime" moments) but the quality of the photos does not compare. The photos seemed more pale than filled with color on my Galaxy Nexus. I mean, it's still usable but neither phone was going to replace my Canon 7D either way. I wasn't much fond with the construction with either phone. I feel like it's too "plasticy." I found the Galaxy Nexus...Build quality 7/10Reception 7/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- battery life
- display (curved screen)
- call quality
- everyday use
- most advanced android phone at the moment
- camera (i mean it's rather decent but for $700, there might be better choices)
- screen (i wish it had been smaller)
- build quality (plastic, although plastic has its benefits)
- no support for SD Cards (limited to built memory like iPhones)
- ICS Still not fully supported thru Android Market
- phone does not come in full white color
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posted on 31 Jan 2012, 13:12 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
Very good Phone
nak1017 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I got the phone right before Thanksgiving (1st batch of expansys orders) to replace my ailing G2x and frankly, this phone is huge improvement. This phone is everything a phone is supposed to be; fast, stable, decent battery life, great connectivity, nice screen, smooth, etc etc etc. Plus, the aftermarket and forum support have been tremendous. It's actually easier to name the few minor flaws than it is to simply list everything they did right.
1) After trying out an Amaze 4G for awhile, the GNex's camera feels laggy and a little underwhelming. It's still not bad by any means, but it's not quite up to par with the rest of the 1st tier flagship crowd. That being said, it's still built for convenience more than performance like every other camera on every other phone. If you're using it to take wedding photos or capture action stills of an event, you need to get a real camera anyway.
2) This probably not an issue for anyone reading this a few weeks/months after this review was posted, but there are still some app incompatibilities in the market. The one that's been most frustrating to me is the lack of flashlight options. I know Tiny Flashlight works, but it's a little laggy and could use more options.
3) The very slight differences in CDMA version compared to the GSM version make buying cases more complicated; not impossible, just more complicated. If you're thinking about getting a GNex and want a case for it, verify it fits whichever model you're getting.
That's it. Other than...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Solid Performer
- Polished Stock UI
- Bright, Detailed Screen
- Camera could be faster (still pretty fast)
- ICS incompatibilities with some Apps (probably fixed by the time you read this)
- Differences in GSM /CDMA models for cases
posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:24 (Posts: 0; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)
Almost galaxy s2....
minhaj1006 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i downgraded my self from nexus to galaxy s2......... s2 is similar like galaxy nexus......only difference is stupid ics.....limited compatability with apps....viber didnt work properly on ics.....skype is too laggy.........
however..phone built quality is better ,,,but still its is plastic.....for God sake samsung improve you built quality....phone with 700+ US with plastic body....huhBuild quality 9/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- nice display
- battery timing
- limited compatibility with apps...
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posted on 12 Jan 2012, 18:58 (Posts: 0; Member since: 12 Jan 2012)
Not good for office use
SJosh has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Not at all so good for office/work use. Could have given some standard organiser apps as in Samsung SII. Does not have notes, voice memos, remonders, world clock, timer, stopwatch. Big disappointment on that front. The market place apps dont perform well as standard ones sometimes. Good for multimedia, games and social stuff. Flimpsy back cover. No accessories available at time of launch. why only 5mp camera?Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 4/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 4/10
- good display
- No standard apps line notes, voice remonder, memo
- No timer, world clock, stopwatch
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posted on 14 Mar 2012, 13:57 (Posts: 39; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)
The best nexus device yet
davidvvassallo has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I have had the galaxy nexus for 4 months now its one of the best smartphones on the market. Its performance is great but it has a pretty outdated gpu its not really great for games if your buying this phone and you want to be able to keep on playing the latest games for at least 2 years then I wouldn't recommend this phone, I would go for the galaxy sii or the Sony xperia s.Overall the phone is amazing, it would have probably been the best phone at the moment if it wasn't for the gpu.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 8/10
- Very nice screen
- good build quality
- good reception
- fast camera
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posted on 16 Dec 2011, 21:10 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)
Galaxy Nexus review
Birds has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It is a simply the best phone to purchase at the moment. It has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich and is the most up to date android phone at the time. It has some quirks but they are easily overlooked once you see how much of a beast this phone truly is.Build quality 9/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Great display
- Good camera
- First of its kind
- Poor video frame rate.
- flimsy battery cover
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posted on 01 Dec 2011, 11:15 (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Galaxy Nexus Review
jagdeepgaba has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
This is the best Android phone around today. It's got a fantastic screen, a superb new OS and extra elements like Android Beam for sharing photos, contacts or (in the future) connecting to peripherals.
And as a smartphone or even mini computer, it's a great size with a nice weight that doesn't feel too cumbersome to carry or use.
Multitasking and improved widget management make this a much improved option for Android fans and we cannot fault call quality which, as always, is the basis of any phone experience.
Build quality 8/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 7/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- . It's got a fantastic screen, a superb new OS and extra elements like Android Beam for sharing photos, contacts or (in the future) connecting to peripherals.
- Multitasking and improved widget management make this a much improved option for Android fans .
- Battery life needs to be improved
- No FM radio or SD card slot
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