Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM)

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Reviewed by AlecWiese (Currently owns)

Best Phone I've ever used.

Yes the camera has its short comings, but coming from owning an iPhone 4 before this device it seems to be pretty on par as long as the lighting is good. The zero shutter lag as to be seen to really understand how fast this camera takes pictures.

The PenTile matrix gave me no trouble on a 720p display. Now about the Size of the phone itself, I'm 6'7" and thus have big hands to say the least, so the phone actually fists quite comfortably. I held a friends iPhone 4 recently and it almost seemed laughably small in comparison, so I got used to its size. That being said most of my fiends and family seem to think the phone is still to big to use, but it all comes down to personal opinion.

Not enough can be said about how awesome ICS is and how it is leaps and bounds better than any android version before it.

The biggest thing for me was battery life and performance, and the Galaxy Nexus excels at both. While im not getting 20hrs out of a charge like my iPhone, I'm averaging about 12hrs per charge with moderate to heavy usage(Gmail, Twitter, Facebook, Texts, And few games). But as a University student it gets me through a week day, and night, seeing as its in my pocket most of the daylight hours. I was used to having a slightly sluggish feeling in android phones, but that doesn't exist in this phone.

While is defiantly not the right phone for everyone It's defiantly my favorite phone I've used so far, I've spent generous amounts of time with all the major OSs save for Symbian, and ICS is my favorite by miles. If you love android and don't have small hands then thisisyournext phone!

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  • Design 9
  • Display 8
  • Camera(s) 6
  • Reception / call quality 9
  • Performance 10
  • Software 10
  • Battery life 8
  • Ecosystem 10
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