Reviewed by phueper (Currently owns)
I own a Galaxy Nexus using o2 in Germany. Previously used a Nexus One and DesireHD (running CyanogenMod)
Restriction to my review: i rooted the Phone before really starting to use it, since i backup all my Apps including settings using TitaniumBackup. This is a major point for me, i do not want to setup all my apps again for a new phone / after factory resetting it.
I generally like the phone, it feels much snapier than my DesireHD with the same apps on it and running.
I think that a lot of apps must be updated for ICS and will be in the next future, things like QuickSettings are just pretty much useless (will not jump to the correct setting screen and not change the settings)
I really dislike the inconsistency of the menu button... its jumping from top to bottom from app to app, sometimes even within screens in the apps it think. That will surely be fixed by the app developers, but it still is very confusing to me.
Battery Life is ok to me, lasts about a day, although with lots of apps running i basically hook it up to my laptop anyway during the day.
Camera app is impressively fast, pictures are ok, but still wont replace my point-and-shoot.
Display is nice, i like the added screen real estate... reading news and websites is a very good experience to me.
Two major complaints:
- Internal / SD Storage
I have no idea why they couldnt put a MicroSD slot in the phone. I managed to restore my apps/music/data rsyncing to a server, but an SD would have been so much easier, and i am already running at only 3GB free storage (having several video podcasts on the phone for offline viewing).
For a developer phone, and the developer settings do seem to suggest, that is a usecase, this is a disappointment to me
- USB Storage mode
I have no idea, wether there is a way to get this running, but the Media Transfer Mode is useless for me as a linux user... if we dont get a MicroSD, at least a way to put my backup on the phone using USB Storage (with several warnings or even in recovery mode) would have been so much easier
Thanks to the verge team for allowing User Reviews!
- Design 6
- Display 8
- Camera(s) 8
- Reception / call quality 7
- Performance 9
- Software 8
- Battery life 5
- Ecosystem 9