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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, 12:21 3

44. bayhuy (Posts: 320; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)

I remember the early 2010...Nexus One was...WOW, it has 1GHz processor...OMG...metal body...AMOLED screen..

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:28 2

46. lyndon420 (Posts: 4969; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Haven't seen a sexier nexus since htc. That thing looked like it fell out of a UFO and landed gracefully on earth.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:36 2

47. Superpiff (Posts: 36; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)

Nexus one was definitely the sh#t all the ones that followed look bland

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:39 2

48. trevelly15 (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Sep 2012)

Galaxy nexus all the way. I love HTC but I love the screen on the galaxy nexus and I hate lg so galaxy 100%

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 13:59 2

50. psysect (Posts: 49; Member since: 27 Sep 2012)

nexus one bcz it is the first big steps to introduce Android..

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:10 1

55. TMach (Posts: 464; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)

HTC nexus one......cos it changed the game for ever! Don't much care for the 2 plasticky, and feels it, Samsung offerings and the LG Nexus 4 is very bland. Looks like my next phone will be the HTC Deluxe so long as it has 32gb, at least.

Here's hoping the 16gb limit on the HTC Droid DNA is down to Verizon as the J Butterfly is believed to have memory card slot.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 16:45

57. JusMePnut (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)

I go with Samsung because its proven its self to me as the best for its time. Nexus 4 jus came out so it hasn't proven anything in my opinion. I've not had a single problem with my GNex. Give the 4 a chance to have a problem first before tagging it the greatest nexus

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 17:51

60. Edmund (Posts: 656; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)

I think one of the prerequisites of a Nexus phone is disappointing spec's

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:01

61. mydi.maus (unregistered)

nexus 4 has great specs among all.

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:03

62. LodeStar (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Feb 2012)

does that mean g1 isn't a nexus phone?

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 18:51

63. samsung4ever (Posts: 36; Member since: 20 Nov 2012)

ofcourse it is lg.... htc did the worst job ever with design and battery etc, samsung was ok but lg is probably the best even though i usually like samsung products the most i think lg has made a great choice with a huge battery and build material s which samsung and hyc failed on. GO LG!!!!

posted on 21 Nov 2012, 19:25 1

64. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)

the nexus one is the best looking nexus ever! :)

but still hoping for sony nexus! :)

posted on 22 Nov 2012, 12:13

72. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)

HTC made Nexus One ! Love the design it was awesome !

posted on 23 Nov 2012, 08:51

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

I think out of all the phones mentioned, the galaxy nexus distinguished itself the most-offering something 'different'.
all the other nexus devices were just spin-offs of their manufacturers' flagship device at the time:- nexus one/htc desire(diff.-trackball), nexus s/galaxy s(diff.-camera flash, sd slot, fm radio), nexus4/optimus G(diff.-memory options)
also, being nexus devices they launch with a later version of software and get updated further too(except the 1st one), viz, GB on SNS vs eclair/froyo on SGS, ICS on GNex vs GB on SGS2 and JB on N4 vs ICS on OG
Hence in my opinion Galaxy Nexus stands out as the best because 1.it wasn't amodified S2 and 2.it gave a peek into the future(HD screens et al)

posted on 24 Nov 2012, 01:59

76. djwyman (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Nov 2012)

ok so this is my thoughts on the nexus devices...I hated the nexus one's design I am sorry but the little ball infront made me not like it...I currently have a nexus s and still like the old thing though it is starting to show its age. The galaxy nexus was a nice phone and the fact that it introduced ICS which revolutionized android makes it an awesome phone...how ever here in the states (non verizion customers) we kinda got screwed around with that phone until it was no longer relevant...also it seemed like google had to compromise to get it on the verizon network so in that aspect it to me it was a fail. the LG is a beautiful phone and will be my next phone, I think it is very stunning looks wise and it fits right along with the other heavy hitters out right now spec wise....yes bummer no LTE but the truth is there are many places who still have no LTE towers on any network (were I live we have no LTE) so that is not that big of a deal at this moment...in a year or two once LTE has spread out a bit then it will need to be a must.

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 12:50

77. elliott.helm (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

I've had the Nexus one and galaxy nexus I lvoe both but it was something special about the nexus one that I love and HTC is awesome so my vote is N1

posted on 26 Nov 2012, 22:55

78. KolyaAk (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)

It's LG.
Here we must speak only about innovation in design.
And LG has always been a leader in design since it started its path of awards in 2006 with LG Chocolate and continued through LG Prada and LG Shine (see The Evolution of Cell Phone Design Between 1985-2009 by Webdesigner Depot).

Many times we owe it fresh solutions as LG Lollipop, Viewty (camera-phone), QWERTY, 3D-display and Eco-friendly phones though not all of them survived but this kind of initiatives drives the development.

I spoke about design because hardware and OS are main contributions of other partners and are accessible by all OEMs but the design is the solely effort of LG.

posted on 27 Nov 2012, 19:44

80. patronanejo (Posts: 6; Member since: 31 May 2012)

This is not rocket science, people. If you want a commodity device, you give it to Samsung. Google got exactly what it expected from that relationship--to put it in every grubby pair of hands it could reach.

Now that Android is the biggest operating system on the planet, they can afford to restore a little exclusivity to the flagship device. HTC would have been a proven choice, but LG had done a creditable job with the Nexus 4.

No objections? Of course not, this is all pretty obvious.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 14:12

82. QuadCorePro343 (Posts: 4; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)

All Nexus phones have been great at setting the bar and moving the OS into the next generation. One could easily make an argument for any of these devices, but the one that sticks out to me is the Nexus S(not the 4G). At a time when all devices were still on Froyo and it was release, gingerbread seemed like the answer for many android users. It did lack the build quality of the nexus one but everything else was current or cutting edge for the time. And it seems like Nexus devices are always best in GSM form rather than CDMA. The Nexus S4G was just a re-hash made to work with Sprint's WiMax technology. Experts agree the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy Nexus is still far superior to its LTE counterpart. While its hard to argue against the Nexus 4 Specs, the main complaint here in the states is lack of LTE support. So for the time* the Nexus S was successful on all fronts from popularity to performance.

posted on 05 Dec 2012, 03:50

83. crazyfists (Posts: 5; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

Google should team up with sony for their next nexus
And it should be called the xperia nexus..if this would be happen
Their will no be another nexus again..

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