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Who made the best Nexus phone for its time: HTC, Samsung or LG?

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Nov 2012, 07:56

Ah, the Nexus phones - probably the most beloved handsets in the entire Android universe. Never really achieving the status of top sellers, but always being highly-regarded, as they have not only been cool pieces of tech, but have also helped Google guide its partners and introduce new versions of Android...

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posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:10 2

8. PackMan (Posts: 277; Member since: 09 Mar 2012)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus because ICS was big leap over Gingerbread and Stock ICS was genuinely better that other Androids with manufacturer overlays of that time.
When Gingerbread was new, manufacturer skinning was needed. Now even though Jelly Bean is great, it lacks things that manufacturer overlay provides.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:12 2

9. Ravail (Posts: 182; Member since: 14 Oct 2011)

Galaxy Nexus was the best for its time.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:13 9

10. redmd (Posts: 1353; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

nexus 5...by Sony

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:14 1

11. testman22 (Posts: 339; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)

Samsung galaxy nexus. Ice cream sandwhich was the biggest leap and that was the first nexus to really make the hardware fit the software. I dont know how anyone could say LG when its almost 2013 and they didnt give it LTE- huge misstep

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:27 1

31. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

@redmd,testman22,packman,abdane & toiletcleaner-galaxy nexus was sure one hell of a phone, providing the first 4.5"+ "phone" and introducing HD screens outside the states.
only con in it, according to me was the 5MP camera and to some extent the chipset
that said, PA seems to have got a particular liking for the nexus one and made it look like they got some amount of hate for samsung in the later parts of the article......

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 17:01

79. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)

you forget sensation XL, and either HTC Vigor(Rezound) or LG OPtimus LTE was first in LTE screens, but if you mean first in first samsung device with those then i can't disagree

posted on 28 Nov 2012, 01:15

81. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)

i don't know what do you mean by "LTE screens"
and no, i am not talking about samsung-only apple says they have created the best iDevice each time
also, i said outside sates, because the US even had GS2 versions with 720p screens and the phones you mentioned haven't made it out i think

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:25 1

13. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)

galaxy nexus by samsung.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:29 4

14. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Galaxy nexus or HTC Nexus one is my pick .

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:31

15. aquadust (Posts: 29; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)

nexus 4 will be my next phone... just have to wait to be able to get it from Germany once it is on stock again, as there is no play store in my country.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:35 1

17. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)

Xperia Nexus OFC!, Joke.. i like HTC one because the design rocks :)

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:38 1

18. dsDoan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

Samsung, when it comes to specs. If LG had LTE, I'd go with it, instead.

LG, when it comes to price.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:48 3

20. bucky (Posts: 3102; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

The 2 Samsung nexus phone were by far the worst. Especially the galaxy nexus.

Htc made the best one for sure

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:48 7

21. FranksGT (Posts: 167; Member since: 29 Aug 2012)

The first HTC nexus takes the CAKE.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:57 1

22. bloodline (Posts: 706; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)

Galaxy nexus has been awesome for me, i think the design was completely under appreciated.

I think the nexus 4 has been the best built. but saying that I have dropped my nexus a few times and hardly scratched.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 08:58

23. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)

When i would see another nexus with sd slot?

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:54

58. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1737; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

When will we see a comment from you that's NOT about sd slots :P

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:00 7

24. mno.daddy (Posts: 3; Member since: 16 Nov 2012)

The one who made the android alive .... for sure HTC.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:07 3

25. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

Nexus one all the way! Expandable storage is FTW!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:09 6

26. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

nexus one by HTC

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:12

27. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)

I would say the Nexus S was the best at the time. Maybe it's just because I've always loved the design so much! But it had all the best specs, and a great design. I also think the Galaxy Nexus was one of the greatest at the time. Now I love HTC too but I was never a fan of the Nexus One. and the Nexus 4 seems...nice. But I hate he design, and it's nothing special.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:21

29. bhagi108 (Posts: 21; Member since: 09 May 2012)

They should have Nokia design the next one ...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:25 6

30. krulll (Posts: 13; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)

HTC nexus one is only true google nexus

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:49 7

33. dorianb (Posts: 612; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)

Nexus... One...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 09:57

34. TheRetroReplay (Posts: 254; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

I wasn't all for the Nexus One because of that track ball thing. Didn't like the Nexus S because it didn't feel any different from my Motorola Droid and while I like the Nexus 4 specs, the fact that is lacks LTE is a deal breaker.

I did have the Galaxy Nexus and I really liked it, however I didn't care for it's construction and Samsung's antenna's are garbage.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 10:47

36. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)

The track ball was awesome! You could change the colors of the notifications of the trackball when you received a message. Though useless, it matched the design in my opinion.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:19 1

37. kanagadeepan (Posts: 975; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Nexus 5 by MOTOROLA...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:43

41. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

I'll be honest, I like Sammy but the LG nexus 4 looks nice and is high end, sorry not a big fan of the nexus 1, but the Samsung Galaxy nexus looked really nice, but the materials where not the best, nexus 4 feels like a supercharged Galaxy Nexus

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 11:51 1

42. gersondgc (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

that lg Nexus is a joke...

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 12:01 2

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 24355; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


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