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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review

0. phoneArena 28 Nov 2011, 09:57 posted on

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. Тhe Nexus line-up represents probably ...

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posted on 28 Nov 2011, 09:59 61

1. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Wow the best phone this year, KILLS the Apple iPhone 4S. Great job Google, this is an amazing phone!

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:20 18

64. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

Very true, the best Androids are the Nexus phones, nothing can beat the stock experience at all, not TouchWiz, HTC Sense or anything else. Even if you'd offer me a Quad-Core Android, I would still go for a Nexus any day!

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:14 5

61. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Don't kid yourself. the GN is a nice phone, for a Samsung phone, but it pales in comparison to the 4S.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:21 13

66. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Leave the cat alone. There's no point arguing specs and features and bugs with a dedicated iPhone user.

The truth is that BOTH the iPhone 4S and Nexus are great devices. Which one is the better phone is up to the customer. The Nexus doesn't "kill" the iPhone, nor does it "pale" next to it. They're different devices for different users.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:27 3

70. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Lol, you mean like the signal issues people were reporting with the Epic Touch 4G among other things? Get off your high horse, Android phones have more problems in the end than iOS phones do.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:40 9

76. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

the epic4g touch is a singular SGS2 variant. what happened with that was not indicative of all SGS2s. What happens with one i4s is happening with all of them. And that was still one issue. And do you really wanna compare connection issues between devices? lol. Antennagate anyone? :)

no phone is perfect miz as they are just electronic devices built as fast as possible on an assembly line. but dont try to call out kettle, when you are definitely the pot.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:47 6

79. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)

Thankyou for the rational and logical comment. I was thinking something similar.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:54 1

80. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

She immediately compares it to the iPhone. Well now we know who you think is the best.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 12:59 13

83. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I really wish people would drop this comparison. iPhone is iPhone, Android is Android. It's not 2009 anymore, can we please stop questing for an "iPhone-killer" and enjoy our Androids in peace?

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 14:24 3

96. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Oh bringing that one up again are we? It's always nice to grasp at the straws when your argument has been crushed. Apple knew there was a problem and rather than sit on their asses like some OEMs do with Android phones, they took steps to correct and fix it. How long has it taken Samsung to fix the problems with the Nexus S phone lol?

And don't even get me started on HTC phones, to whom I think lacks a quality control department.

Oh and btw, keep thumbing my comments down and getting them a low rating. Prove my point. It doesn't hurt me in the least bit lol as you're not hurting my feelings.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 14:25 7

97. narley (Posts: 357; Member since: 14 May 2009)

wow 9.5, good review.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 14:40 5

99. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

I smell favoritism in that review.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 14:49 6

100. roldefol (Posts: 4362; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Yes, PA clearly favors the Nexus over other new Android phones. Moving on...

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 16:11 1

104. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

The funniest thing is that android fans started this "iphone killer" battle so they shouldn't be suprised that iphone lovers bashing their newest and greatest beloved android phones which supposedly are "new iphone killer".
Each time we saw new a android powerful phone it was announced as a iphone killer. Do I smell some complex?

I don't like IOS. I don't like Android.
But let them be as they are.
Seriously guys. Can't you just enjoy your phones without comparing and bashing each other and try to convince which is the best?
This crazy race should be over.

And Nexus...looks like a great phone but I still prefr RAZR. When it gets ICS it will be even better. And rooted:))))))

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 23:38

126. rayjones09 (Posts: 149; Member since: 16 Dec 2010)

You have some really good comments on this website.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 18:04 4

111. greathero1 (Posts: 569; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)

This phone definitely looks great but why the need to talk about the iPhone? That Android inferiority complex held by fanboys is mindboggling. You guys hate all the news, comparisons, and mentions that the iPhone receives but love to comment in iPhone news posts. Stop feeding the beast lol.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 18:41 6

114. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

what exactly did apple fix on the i4's antenna problems? you mean telling customers they are holding it wrong and issuing free gel skins for all of 3 months?? they let that phone ride forever with that issue, even after being launched on VZW 6 months later.. heck it STILL has the problems even today. If you buy an i4 right now, it will STILL have that issue. They didnt fix a darn thing with the i4.
Android phones get recalled and fixed.. apple phones are never bad, its always the customer's fault.
Kinda seems like everything opposite of what people learn in customer service.. lol

BTW, i havent thumbed down any of your comments today. would you prefer i did? :)

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 18:42 3

115. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

you smell favortism from the guy that was just yesterday called an itroll and all sorts of names for his i4s vs nexus browser comparisons?

lol, poor ray can never catch a break.

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 20:16 6

118. ThisIsaPOS (banned) (Posts: 10; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)

The Nexus Galaxy:

laughable camera


ugly pentile display just as the reviewer said its cool and all but until you at certain "stuff" in a certian "way" than... well... dum dum dum

these are FACTS

only idiot gawk at POS devices just because it's new and someone ELSE says it's great

I bet PA just gave this phone a 9.5 to shut everybody up

hope you all feel better now

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 20:21 16

119. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

^haters gon' hate

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 22:06 5

124. RageQuit (Posts: 41; Member since: 05 Sep 2011)

You dont need the best specs to be the to make an awwesome phone, its all about how they come togather.

To make an epic phone all you need to do is make the some parts of the phone so good the bad parts become negletable. look at the origonal iPhone, no mms or 3G even though they were in many of the compeditors devices, the Stunning UI allowd for these short comings.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 04:31 2

129. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Oh you m ean like HTC sitting on their asses with all of the problems their Thunderbolt had? Or what about Samsung and the notorious signal issues? And how could we ever forget the phones that never got GB or even Froyo that people are still stuck with lol? Apple supports their products.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 04:36 2

130. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Lol 28 thumbs down, a new record. Keep it coming lol

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 04:51 4

131. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)

Miz! congrats! you broke the record for the number of thumb downs right below SuperAndroidEvo broke the record for thumbs up!

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 07:41 5

132. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

you've been lol'd

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 12:27 4

134. remixfa (Posts: 14597; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

just for you, i thumbed you down so you would break 30 reds. lolol

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 12:36 4

135. rahulcena5565 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Nov 2010)

Jealous you iOS Ass licker

posted on 01 Dec 2011, 07:07

143. gunnerlixa (Posts: 3; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

LLOOOLLLL You´re funny, "kills the iPhone 4S...", that´s not what PA says... Read the final conclusion:

"A decent, but not as good alternative is the Motorola DROID RAZR, which is constructed much better, using higher-quality materials, but is also wider and not as comfortable in the hand, and runs Gingerbread (though it will receive an update to ICS later). The HTC Rezound is another suitable alternative on Verizon. And, if you feel like trying something non-Android, feel free to check out the iPhone 4S – it will present you with similar performance and rich ecosystem, but a significantly smaller, 3.5” screen as well."

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 10:04 7

2. LewsTherin006 (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)

good review guys, it lines up with all the other reviews out there. Now if we can only get the best phone of the year released......

posted on 28 Nov 2011, 10:21 8

3. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 474; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)

Flawless victory, now get over here, nexus prime,

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