Samsung Galaxy Nexus (GSM)

9.0
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Reviewed by Undefined (Currently owns)

I was willing to get an Android phone for some time, and when this phone was announced, I knew I will most definitely get it. So, it is a really, really good phone. Yes it is big, but it still can be usable thanks to its shape and curved screen. I have not really big hands, so I was surprised about that. Then there's the display, well, it is worth the size. It has really deep blacks and it is bright even on low setting. The auto-brightness setting is slightly too agressive though, so I recommend turning it off. I am in love with the design of the Galaxy Nexus, yes, it is not so premium as the iPhone, but it does not feel too cheap either, plus it looks quite durable. And the fact that there are no buttons in the front of the Nexus makes it look even more awesome. The side button placement is ingenious, though only if you hold it in right hand, also you may push the volume rocker if you want just to lock the device. The camera... well, my previous phone was iPhone 3G, so I am really pleased with it, and it does make good photos, but only if you take some time to focus it. And yes, it does have that no-shutter lag. Then, call quality was awesome here, along with reception. I have not encountered that volume bug, even though the affected spectrum is widely used here. Now, the software. I am new to Android, but ICS is really, really awesome. Everything is intuitive, but not too simple as with iOS. It has enough eye candy, and rarely lags, and when it does, it is either in the launcher or in browser (sometimes also in legacy apps). The Galaxy Nexus is a fast phone, maybe it does not have the best specs, but it has optimized hardware, so you really rarely see some lag there. Some apps are susceptible to crash, and some apps are not compatible with ICS (yet). Overall, would I recommend this phone? Well, I would, but people who have to ask that aren't probably the target audience for this phone, even though you can see that Google made it more of a consumer phone than it was with Nexus One or Nexus S. So, yeah, this phone is awesome, and if you want an Android phone, this is the one to get.

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