Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)

9.0
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Reviewed by shukero (Currently owns)

Great Design, Great OS, and a fantastic screen are what you'll find when you pickup one of these great devices. The OS has been completely revamped with users suggestions in mind; and the contextual menus really help make it "familiar" with anyone how has ever used a computer. No more holding down on the screen for menu's, it's either in the upper right or lower right corner which is a welcome change. (At least for me)

The battery is one point that is both good and bad for me; the good part is Verizon was smart enough to cut the price of the extended battery in 1/2 right out of the gate. This was great since you'll need it if you want to keep battery power for longer than 8 hours. I usually get around 1.5-2 days out of mine; with "media server" take ~20% of my power with the screen in a close second ~20% too.

The Camera is AMAZING! Even though it's 5 megapixels it takes great photos in 1/8th the time any other android phone does. This to me is a MUST since I came from the blurrified / crashing camera in the droid X. Yet another thing google has tweaked to make the users happy :)

Glitches are expected on any new device that comes out; yet I'm happy to report that I have only experienced 1 bad thing with my phone; and I'm 99% sure I identified the culprit. I had turned off my screen and it wouldn't turn back on. Now that I said that people are probably freaking out, BUT this only happened when I was installing the updated version of Google+ (weird I know) but I have only had it happen 2 times within the last 2 weeks of use. (had to re-install google+) Other than that I have had NO issues. THE LTE issue seems to be with people on the edge of coverage, as I get around 2-4 bars of LTE at all times in Midland, MI

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  • Reception / call quality 10
  • Performance 8
  • Software 10
  • Battery life 7
  • Ecosystem 10
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