Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)

7.0
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Reviewed by JRX16 (Previously owned)

Performance is good until a more detailed live wallpaper is used, then the screens become a laggy sluggish mess. Even the included "microbes" live wallpaper, which should have been optimized for ICS since it is preloaded on ICS, bogs the screen scrolling to a laggy joke. Sure live wallpapers are a gimmick, but this is the flagship Android phone supposedly that has been so overly hyped, how could it lag so bad with live wallpapers? It's performance is below most new high end android phones I've played with. Also there is a huge and unforgivable bug in the keyboard when typing in landscape. After about 4-5 sentences the keyboard starts to lag worse and worse until it is virtually unusable, being behind your fingers by at least a word if not two. The bug is already documented in Googles error log, so perhaps there is a fix by now, but it's unacceptable to release a phone in this condition, the keyboard is such an important feature. The screen is not nearly as good as everyone says. Pentile shows pixels as well as solid colors being noisy and banded. Contrast and colors and blacks are great, but that's more important on an HDTV than a phone. The build is all plastic and the screen is too large. I returned the phone after a day of use, went back to my Incredible 2 which besides not having ICS is a better phone.

The Breakdown

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  • Design 5
  • Display 7
  • Camera(s) 5
  • Reception / call quality 9
  • Performance 6
  • Software 9
  • Battery life 5
  • Ecosystem 7
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