Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review
The Galaxy Nexus has already been out in Verizon clothes for some time now. It had everything you ever wanted in a phone: LTE, Ice Cream Sandwich, fantastic display screen but was missing one thing. Google Wallet - you know, that thing Google was touting so long ago, a system designed to allow you to pay for items without having to take out your wallet - simply wave your phone in front of a NFC machine.
Well, when Google Nexus came out on Sprint it was packing that Google Wallet, and pretty much kept all the same things from the Verizon version.
So how does it stand up on the scale of Android powered smartphones? Does the lack of Google Wallet make the Verizon version not up to snuff? We find out right here right now for you. If you want to jump ahead of the video review check it our here
Verizon Galaxy Nexus took a very long time to make it to our hands. Delay after delay after delay, and in all those delays it packed on a few pounds since it was a HSPA+ device. LTE version weighs in slightly heavier and slightly thicker as well. Now the difference in the HSPA+ version and the LTE version is that the weight makes the LTE version slightly top-heavy. Where the HSPA+ version seems to sit comfortably in your hands the LTE version seems to want to topple over if you aren’t careful.
Some of that new-found weight comes in the way of the healthy 1,850mAh battery resting behind the ever so popular flimsy plastic cover. Also under that cover is the micro SIM card - despite the lack of Wallet, there is still NFC here, as is the 1.2GHz dual-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM. The phone I reviewedhas 32GB of built-in storage.
My review wouldn’t be complete without talking about that fantastic display I mentioned earlier. A 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 Super AMOLED display. You can debate the RGBG pentile layout and how it results in poor color reproduction; however, you will be too busy staring at it’s beautiful viewing angles and it’s bright colorful screen.
Performance and battery life
This phone doesn’t stack high atop the clock speed test, but it is more than capable of handling its own. It was very responsive, thanks in part to Ice Cream Sandwich, and the device is still fast….very, very fast. You will be hard pressed to notice a real difference in handsets, and the clock speed test was not a huge flaw against the device.Continued on the next page