No car dock available February 6, 2012
Reviewer: Smokin' Leather (Richmond, CA United States) -
Until a car dock is available for the Verizon LTE version of this phone, they get one star (Samsung is charging $50 for a piece of plastic that holds your phone *only* - no docking capabilities - what do you think those three pogo pins on the side are for!). It is ridiculous that they've let the accessories lag way behind the production of the device. No other phone unveiling has had such blatant lack of support for accessories. I'd wait for the next ICS phone if you're considering buying. Personally, I won't buy Samsung again.
Response to S. James. December 15, 2011
Just wanted to let you know that although the Galaxy Nexus doesn't have a Gorilla Glass screen, it just have reinforced glass which works just as well as Gorilla Glass. Search on youtube, Galaxy Nexus scratch test, it will show you what I mean. It's not the name brand we all know and love, but it works just fine! (I tried to post the links in here but it came out as [...] so you're gonna have to do it yourself!)
Google at its best July 23, 2012
Although i don't own this product, i've been considering purchasing it for some time now. In addition to its Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) support, NFC, and hardware specs, it is compatible with AT&T's 4G LTE network. As a graphic designer i've been looking for a device with a large screen so that i can work directly on my device, and the Nexus's stunning display suits that need perfectly.
poor reception December 22, 2011
I like alot of things about this phone, but there's one thing that ruins everything - it's performance as a phone.
4g / 3g performance is a joke - the signal strength is 15-30 dB lower then Motorola RAZR 4G. Places where my friends RAZR 4g get 4G coverage - I get 3G or even 2G only. Places where RAZR 4g get 3G coverage - I have voice only. If Verizon is not fixing this issue within my trial period - I'm gonna return this phone. So far it's a great disappointment.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus December 15, 2011
Reviewer: S. James (Kansas) -
This is a preliminary review and the five stars are based on the feature set and the Google phone goodness along with its reputation with the version that is out overseas. I will update this review with further thoughts as I become a little more familiar with this big old chunk of plastic:)
To the reviewer who said it doesn't have a sim card slot I think you are confused. I think you mean sd card slot. In the U.S. this is a Verizon phone so it doesn't use sim cards. EDIT: Yes it does LTE phones do although it is a Verizon only card and you can't take it overseas or use the Verizon phone on AT&T: You would have to get one from the uk or an unlocked one from google might have that option I suppose and then bring it to AT&T. It does not have a slot for micro SD cards and this was a concern to me as I have an OG Droid and I have a 32gb micro sd card with it. So first you have to ask is 32gb enough? For me it will be as I have yet to fill up my current 32gb card. I filled up the 16gb that came with the phone fairly quickly but 32gb has been just fine. You can always shift more storage to the cloud as the first reviewer states they have the cloud stuff figured out pretty well now.
Now -- to what you get by them doing it with the built in memory only. You have the whole 32gb available for apps! Let me repeat, you won't ever have to decide -- well what apps have I not used and do I really need them. For me this was getting to the point it was some of the paid apps I had bought. I had to root to run Titanium Backup to be able to backup (to the sd card) and then uninstall apps. Using Titanium Backup allowed me to still have them handy so I could reinstall them as needed.
I am a little uneasy about this phones build quality as the only Samsung I have experience with is the wife's flip phone. Her phone has taken a couple of falls that would have killed flip phones from back in the day so I am hoping it is fairly tough. I am coming from the OG Droid as I have said and it has Gorrila glass and is built like a tank. I have been amazed at its build quality just stellar, I wish all phones felt like they were built to keep and not disposable. The Galaxy Nexus does have a nice heft to it and is obviously well thought out. I do think it will be fine for the long haul I just have to worry about scratches now....
No NBA January 2, 2012
Bought this phone so I could watch the NBA while sitting on the beach but the App does not show video on the SGN. This is my first SmartPhone and I can't say that it's made my life any easier. I don't feel that's very user friendly.
Disappointed December 21, 2011
Reviewer: Narayana Annaluru
1. Quick delivery from Amazon. Ordered on Dec16th and got it on Dec 21st.
2. The interface is better than iPhone and touch screen as good as iPhone.
3. Great screen display and awesome video quality.
1. Speaker phone is noisy and sometimes the other caller hears his own echo. The sound quality is horrible while listening to music or youtube videos unless you put on headsets.
2. Horrible battery life. When battery life was remaining at 15% the stats show as below.
39% of the battery was used by phone (used speaker phone for 1 hour) and 36% used by the screen ( on for 2 hours over a span of 8 hours) and the rest go to android os , browser , etc..
3. Horrible picture quality. Doesn't even justify 5 MP camera. The pictures look grainy and have yellow tinge.
4. Cannot do multi-tasking like listening to music from online and navigating the pictures.
Planning to return this. Feeling bad as to why I waited more than 2 months instead of buying iPhone 4S or Motorola Droid Razar.
Cheap-Weak December 28, 2011
Cheap - Weak
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
December 28, 2011
This product has a cheap feel due to it's plastic. The peel off plastic battery cover pops off often. The screen might be nice, but it uses up the battery! Very short life. The volume is terrible and can't hear the phone ring in your pocket. Needs to add a paid app to boost the volume. The standard email is terrible and very old type that I thought was gone from my Droid OG. The Droid Bionic has great email. I had to buy an app K-9 to get decent email. No side facing dock, cheap car dock. Sorry Samsung/Google/Verizon you blew this one. I was so hoping.......
Pros: Bright display
Cons: Poor quality, Did not meet expectations, battery, email, volume, no accessories
Not what I thought... December 28, 2011
Reviewer: Jerald M. Joubran "JJ" (Michigan, USA) -
Wish it would have a slot for micro sd card (expandable memory) and that it isnt so thick and bulky. and the new 4.0 OS is really confusing and difficult to figure use! although the RESOLUTION is SO EXCELLENT that i couldnt even see any pixels!!!
Not Worth Buying or Using December 22, 2011
Reviewer: Manucci-michael Kamali "Michael Kamali" (Beverly Hills, CA, USA) -
How much is 4G LTE worth if the battery dies after 10-11 hours; or God forbid if you use the phone, you will have a dead phone in 5 or 6 hours. Some recommend switching to 3G; maybe Verizon or Samsung should refund my money for paying for a lemon.
Reception is another story; static, hard to hear and Verizon spokeswoman says it is the Bars, not the reception. I wonder if she bets her job on her word?
I return this garbage and stick to my older phone; at least I know it lasts a week.
FYI...ONLY December 16, 2011
Reviewer: Ken Lovely "Thunder Road 69" (N.J. USA) -
Real quick, to clarify something that seems to be unclear to some, this phone does not have an SD memory card expansion slot. You get the 32 gb that is built in solid state plus the use of the Google cloud. This should be plenty for most. I was waiting for this phone and read more reviews than I care to remember. I first went for the RAZR and was dissappointed and ended up with the one phone that I had not really been interested in during all the hype about the big three phones coming to Verizon. Let me say this and I base this solely on use of the phone and quality of both displaly and sound quality. There is not another phone that can outperform better overall than the HTC Rezound, I thought this phone was a gimmick phone and I was proven wrong. I had a droid x prior to this phone and have used and returned seven different phones that I did not feel were worthy of using an upgrade discount. HTC is the winner by TKO this winter. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, enjoy the new Nexus beta phones that are sure to have a ton of problems once enough get out there and on the network. I hope I am wrong, but after 20 years in IT one thing is constant, every first version of a new OS has many bugs and it usually takes three service packs to correct the majority. Also the display is only 4.0" inches , the other space is dedicated to the new software buttons that take the place of physical buttons. I really wish I could make the leap as I still am able to return the HTC, BUT THERE IS NO WAY!!!
Whats up? February 7, 2012
Reviewer: St. Louis Country 10000 (St. Louis, MO) -
Who are all the loosers writing these long, book like reviews? Hello, its a phone. It is used to make phone calls and access email, text and other data. These huge reviews are a waste of time and space. I am a working professional, I do not have time to read all this stupid crap. Just write a simple review. Tell me if the device is good or not. Is it worth the price? You can just shove all the other crap.
A couple of questions (32gb sdcard and Verizon apps) December 15, 2011
Reviewer: John Antypas
As you all have the phone and I'm still on the fence, let me ask:
I have the Motorola Bionic, and I've got a rather nice data plan I don't want to give up. I'll have to buy the phone outright, while I'm willing to do. I'd love to go with the GSM version, but for my area, AT&T and t-mobile just don't work that well.)
To help my decide:
1. My bionic has a 32gb micro-sd card, but it's referenced as /sdcard-ext and too many apps simply don't use it. How much memory is available on the sdcard, not sdcard-ext?
2. How "stock" is this?
Seriously December 15, 2011
Pro's: Pretty screen, ICS 4.0, fast camera
Con's: Comes out the gate with antiquated hardware. No SIM card slot so your stuck with the memory that ships. Verizon and google didn't set this up to allow for NFC payments. No BT 4.0. While the 4.0 isn't a huge drawback yet, it will be as more and more 4.0 devices are made. Size.