Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon)

Verge Review

As you may know, I posted my first Galaxy Nexus review back on November 17th, when I was able to get my hands on the international, HSPA+ version of the phone. Verizon has finally released its 4G LTE version into American waters, and I've spent some time testing the variant. Overall, there are very few differences between the two models, and as such, much of my review of the GSM version still applies. For this review, I'm only going to be focusing on the notable changes, which center around...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 0.33 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.65 inches
Carriers Verizon Wireless
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0.1

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 5.33 inches
Width 2.67 inches
Thickness 0.37 inches
Weight 0.33 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black
Loudspeaker Yes
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.65 inches
Technology Super AMOLED HD
Pixel arrangement RGBG (PenTile)
Resolution (Y) 1280 px
Resolution (X) 720 px
PPI 316
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers Verizon Wireless
CDMA Yes
LTE Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 3.0
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Media streaming DLNA

Processor

Manufacturer TI
Brand / family OMAP 4
Model OMAP4460
Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores 2

GPU

Model PowerVR SGX540

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 32 GB
External No

Front Camera

Resolution 1.3 megapixels

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p
Video framerate 30

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 4.0.1

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Barometer

Battery

Capacity 1850 mAh
Removable Yes

Benchmarks

Quadrant 2002
Vellamo 1065
GLBenchmark 720p 28 FPS
GLBenchmark 1080p 14 FPS
AnTuTu 6079

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    Reviewed by kgalligan (Currently owns)

    I run a little android shop and have used several phones personally over the last 3 years. This phone is ridiculously great. The hardware specs are crazy, casing is a little plasticy, but the OS really takes Android forward. Plus, minimal bloatware, and the ability to disable any that is there, is fantastic. This and Bionic share a problem reconnecting to the data network (like getting out of the subway). Sometimes have to reboot. Phone has crashed once as well. Assuming that temporary stuff, phone is great. Now, if the manufacturers and carriers can avoid screwing the ICS experience up, we'll see big things over the next year.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by aoenone (Currently owns)

    ICS is what really makes this phone. The phone feels great in hand and the screen is mind blowing. Camera's are of course extremely fast and take good enough pictures for me. Battery life isn't terrible, i've averages 16hrs a day with medium-heavy usage in a 4G zone. The 4G speeds are down right insane. They are atleast 2x as fast as what my Thunderbolt could pull, sometimes even high than that. At this point, it really is the best option for a phone. Knowing it's supported by Google makes it all the better.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by milan03 (Currently owns)

    Currently the most complete user experience available on any platform. RF performance and call quality is exceptional and gorgeous HD Super amoled contour display is in a league of it's own. Verizon LTE speeds are peaking at 70mbps here in NYC which is pretty darn close to 73.6mbps theoretical limit of Category 3 UE in a 10Mhz channel. Latency is as low as 40ms. The user experience and easy to access multitasking boosts my productivity through the roof, and this is by far the most polished Android device to date. Currently there simply isn't a better offering on Verizon Wireless than Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and in my humble opinion, this is one of the best smartphones ever produced, hands down.

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