Thursday, December 15, 2011

[Updated] [Round Up] Verizon Galaxy Nexus Reviews and Hands-Ons

There are now many reviews for this monster. I will update as more come. So Here we go.


The good: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus marries the power of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS with the speed of Verizon's LTE network. The phone's beautiful screen and internal performance are top-notch.
The bad: The Galaxy Nexus lacks a slot for expandable memory, and the 5-megapixel camera isn't Samsung's best. There's no support for Google Wallet, and several Ice Cream Sandwich features take some getting used to.
The bottom line: As the first U.S. phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes a coveted, solitary step forward. However, once other premium handsets receive the updated Android OS, the Galaxy Nexus will lose some of its competitive edge.
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It's the Galaxy Nexus. It has LTE. It's the phone we've been waiting (and waiting) for. Sure, some of our more globe-trotting members of the staff were suitably sated by the HSPA+ version that shipped a few weeks ago, but the rest of us domestic types simply need more bandwidth. Or, at least, we like to think that we do, and this $300 (on-contract) Verizon release certainly has that in spades.

The Galaxy Nexus on Verizon represents a number of firsts. The Galaxy Nexus is the first Android 4.0 device, the first 4G LTE Nexus device and the first of the Nexus line to launch on Verizon.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the most exciting Android device I’ve had an opportunity to review. Not only does it feature an exceptional design by Samsung and an impressive list of specs, but it’s also the first device to utilize the newest version of Google’s mobile OS, Android 4.0.

The Verge
As you may know, I reviewed the Galaxy Nexus 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.

Bob Kovacs from Wirefly does a video review of the Galaxy Nexus including sample photos and videos from the Camera.

Pick up the Galaxy Nexus for $149 at Amazon Wireless with a New 2-year contract.
Amazon has claimed it is back-ordered since the launch so I believe they in fact do have it in stock.

Hands-On Videos and Articles

If you’ve been holding out for the next great Android superphone, your time has come: The Galaxy Nexushas arrived on U.S. shores. We’re lucky enough to have one in the PCWorld offices, and so far the Galaxy Nexus looks to be worth the wait. We’ll be posting our full rated review of the Galaxy Nexus tomorrow morning, after we conduct performance tests in the PCWorld Labs.


Android and Me

Pick up the Galaxy Nexus for $149 at Amazon Wireless with a New 2-year contract.

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