Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review

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We have waited for months heard all the rumors. But on Dec 15th, the wait for what we once thought the Nexus Prime ended with the official US launch of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus. The latest in the line of Nexus Google flavored devices, that runs the company’s latest operating system; Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone, Android, iOS , or Windows phone to not have an physical or touch sensitive buttons on the front of the device, frankly there are only two sets of buttons on the device; the Volume rockr and power button. The Hardware is designed follow the styling s of the Nexus S with its contour screen and the USA Sprint & T-Mobile Galaxy S2 variants. It also sports a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display(screen resolution 720P), giving users a flat screen TV in the palm of their hands. It is power by a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor with 1GB ram for smooth operations; which you will notice once you start playing around with the OS.  Its sports a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash in the rear and a 1.3 megapixel camera for video chatting in front. NFC capable and houses a Verizon wireless 4G LTE chip.

Lets talk about the Galaxy Nexus Hardware; the Super AMOLED 720p display is a thing of beauty.  Colors are rich and clear, pictures do stand out and you will first notice it with the wallpaper. But the best way to enjoy the SUPER AMOLED HD Screen is to watch a HD movie on it. I mean it is like watching butter melt in your hands. The Video is vivid and clear, and feels like you are watching on a larger HD set.  And yes blacks are black., if you are not sure of what i I mean, pay attention to the first half of the video review .Besides anything else, this is the one true defining feature of the Galaxy Nexus

 

Android 4.0

So far I like what I see with Android 4.0, it feel like a more polished user experience.  it looks like Google has understood what mistakes it made with Android 3.0 and adapted it success from Android 2.3 to combine in creating this latest O.S upgrade. The truth here is Android 4.0 is and feels like a well fleshed out and polish version of Android 3.0. Which is a good thing here. One of the major keynotes here is battery life, which all Android devices struggle with. From the looks of things here, Android 4.0 has greatly improved the situation and has brought in better battery management and longer battery hours.. For more and a better in-depth look at Android 4.0, check out out Walkthrough Guide here

 

Camera

The Galaxy nexus Sports a 5 megapixel camera with LED Flash in the rear and a 1.3 megapixel camera up front. The Front facing camera is well used with the new facial recognition unlock and does a good job video chatting. The Rear 5 megapixel camera records at 1080p. Now we have seen other Samsung devices house cameras with higher resolution rates like the Galaxy S2; and

Conclusion
The Galaxy Nexus is pretty much what we expected it to be, the ushering of a new era in the Android space. A combination of Great Hardware from Samsung, with much needed software upgrade from Google. Coupled with Verizon 4G LTE network. You have a device that can not be missed or taken for granted.
Yes there are some things that still erk me about the Galaxy Nexus, like the camera. Which doesn’t live up to Samsung’s own standards

 

 


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16 responses to “Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review”

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  3. Merry Christmas

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    Anonymous

    Merry Christmas, to you too 🙂

    Sent from my Windows Phone
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  5. Wonderful gadgets for anyone.

  6. Anthony Kantara Avatar
    Anthony Kantara

    Thanks for this review! I will be upgrading my phone (old Blackberry) tomorrow. I cannot decide between this phone or the iPhone 4s. Which do your recommend?

  7. Richard Townsend Avatar
    Richard Townsend

    Thank for the review Ric

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    Richard Townsend

    Tweeted on “resume_form” Ric

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    Anonymous

    I would go with the Galaxy Nexus, Better Hardware. The HD display
    is truly something else. The iPhone 4S does have a slightly better camera. But I do like the total package of the Galaxy Nexus

  10. hey I need this gadget 🙂 thanks for review, now I’ve a clue what should I buy

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    Anonymous

    Your Welcome

  12. Thunder E Avatar
    Thunder E

    you are most welcome

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    AlphaRider

    This phone cannot even last for 4 hours on original battery! I can’t even consider the original battery to be a viable option for use

    End up I have to to use an extended battery to lengthen the power life of this phone.  So far the Qcell extended battery last me through a day which is an acceptable usage for me

    http://www.amazon.com/QCell-Verizon-Samsung-Extended-Compatible/dp/B00746TQVM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333084783&sr=8-1

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