Is the Galaxy Nexus still a good phone to buy?

Hello!!

My Dad is upgrading his phone and I am trying to help him pick one out. This will be his first smartphone he has had. He would like a iPhone but decided against it in favor of a bigger screen, though not massive, probably under 5in. :) He is on Verizon and would prefer it be $100.00 USD or less. My question is, is the galaxy nexus still a worthwhile phone to get? Right now he is debating between getting a Droid Razer HD or a galaxy nexus.

Thanks for you time!!!

David Landis Jr.