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Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review

Samsung GALAXY Nexus Sprint

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Sprint Review
Almost perfect for conversations, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus delivers the goods on both ends of the line with its clear and distortion-free calling quality. Despite some slight echoing heard with its speakerphone, we’re still able to hold conversations without much difficulty.

Strange to say, but just like Big Red’s version, this one is plagued by low signal strength. In fact, it typically delivers a signal strength of -93 to -100 dBm in places we tested it out in the greater Philadelphia area. Thankfully, it didn’t drop any phone calls, but still, it’s concerning because it’s probably affecting battery life as well.

Moving right along, its 1,850 mAh battery leaves us desiring for more, since we’re only able to get by approximately 15 hours of normal usage – and that’s with 3G connectivity only! Imagine what it’ll be like when it hits the waves with LTE connections…


Conclusion:

First and foremost, if you’re a Sprint customer who simply can’t wait any longer to experience the bountiful features associated with Ice Cream Sandwich, you should no doubt check out the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. However, bear in mind that the handset is brandishing a $200 on-contract price, which seems normal at first, but considering that it’s essentially a 5-month old model, we actually would’ve liked to see it come in at a lower price point. To tell you the truth, for the same amount of money, you might as well wait to check out the upcoming HTC EVO 4G LTE, which seems to be a logical move since it’s the newer and fresher device. Finally, it’s a bit of a shame that you can’t make use of its 4G LTE connectivity, since the network is sparsely available in test markets for now.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 4.0.4
Kernel Version: 3.0.8-00007-gf16cc11
Build Number: IMM76D.L700FD02

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Pros

  • Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box
  • Still has an attractive display
  • 4G LTE enabled

Cons

  • Sluggish performance
  • Choppy web browsing
  • Poor quality video recording
  • Poor battery life
  • Low signal strength
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Samsung GALAXY Nexus Sprint

Samsung GALAXY Nexus Sprint

OS: Android 4.3 4.2.2 4.2.1 4.2 4.1.2 4.1.1 4.1 4.0
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PhoneArena rating:
7.5Good
Display4.7 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels (316 ppi) Super AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
TI OMAP4460, Dual-core, 1200 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9 processor
1 GB RAM
Size5.33 x 2.67 x 0.37 inches
(135.5 x 67.94 x 9.47 mm)
5.29 oz  (150 g)
Battery1850 mAh, 7.5 hours talk time

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