Review: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus

After months of expecting Verizon to launch the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it sooner or later landed the final week (after some delays). The net hype for the Galaxy Nexus had made this tool out to be the unicorn of Android; it’d do and be the entirety everybody ought to have ever desired in a smartphone. Then, while it launched, Verizon had an organized team of workers, now insufficient stock, and a few carrier hiccups to make matters tougher. But despite all the demanding situations, the tool has made its way into the fingers of keen buyers and bloggers. The critiques are beginning to be available, and everybody has their opinion. Some of these reviews are primarily based on what shoppers predicted the device to be; a few are mainly based on what buyers desired the tool. After weeks with the Galaxy Nexus as our day-by-day driver, we felt that sooner or later, it became time to throw our hat into the hoop and let you definitively understand what our influence of the natural Google Galaxy Nexus phone is.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus comes in an undeniable white field (vanilla even). Inside the container is a simple pink lining and the direction of the tool itself. Accompanying the device is an 1850 battery, a well-known micro-USB charger, headphones, and the route instruction manual.

Upon opening the container, you see what you’ve been watching for most of these many months—the Verizon model of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Just searching on the tool, your preliminary impression is WOW; that screen is HUGE. You take it out of the container, experience it to your palms, and can not wait to peer at what lurks underneath its curved exterior.

Once you turn the tool on, you are greeted with a brand new boot sequence that takes some of the queues from the Honeycomb boot collection. The boot collection itself suggests the abilities of the Super AMOLED Screen. The blacks are black; the colors are vivid and vibrant. After the booting, you get your first taste of Ice Cream Sandwich and how the Android OS will address your revel any longer.

After you get handed the screen length and colorings, the primary component you notice is how mild the Galaxy Nexus is on your hands. It’s no longer light in a reasonably-priced feeling way; however, I can’t accept it as true with how mild that is in my hands. The cellphone also fits your hand better than you’d expect, understanding that it has a 4. The sixty-five” screen is expected to be massive and awkward, but without having space for difficult keys, the telephone is not bigger than it desires to be, and the curved layout makes it simply proper inside the hand.

The cellphone’s screen and weight are simply factors that make up a device that feels like Samsung designers went above and beyond to supply a hardware experience that hasn’t been seen or felt earlier.

The lower back panel is something of a piece of discussion right now. It’s no longer a traditional hard plastic (or kevlar) to protect the work; it’s a flexible snap-in piece that makes the device feel almost flimsy. Once the SIM card and battery are in the vicinity and you snap the returned in location, it feels more solid than you can imagine on its own. Also, the back has moderate diamond ridges that keep it from feeling slippery or weak. Against the palm of your hand, you realize it’s there, and on your arms, you understand it’s now not going to slide or slide out like some of the “smooth” backs on phones like the Thunderbolt or the unique Droid.

You also have the 5MP rear-dealing with a digital camera with LED flash; we’ll do a full camera write-up separately, but suffice it to say that coming from the 8MP shooter in the HTC Thunderbolt, I become first of all concerned with what my shots were going to look like, after per week with the smartphone, I have no reason to carry around a factor and shoot digicam anymore.

Its 4.65″ curved glass screen dominates the front of the Galaxy Nexus. At the top of the device are the in-name speaker (the best destroy within the easy surface), the proximity sensor (below the glass), and the front going through Digicam. At the bottom of the face, hidden under the glass, is a notification LED, which takes a chunk of getting used to as it’s miles away from the same old pinnacle right notification indicator. It lights up white when you contact any notification (electronic mail, textual content, ignored name, and many others). Still, I can see developers trying their messages to the LED and optimistically changing the shade or the blink fee.

The Galaxy Nexus is powered using a twin-middle 1.2GHz, with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. It is no longer characteristic of an SD or Micro-SD card slot, so expandable memory has no option. Google is betting that customers will use Cloud Garage for several needs. Most of your high-quantity wishes are included because the Galaxy Nexus syncs nicely with Google Music, Google Docs, and Picasa.

The processor is snappy and performs duties with seemingly little effort, switching through apps, monitors, and multitasking, all characteristics with no hiccups. Just like the newly released Modern Combat Three, even walking video games would not affect the device’s overall performance.

The NFC chip is one hardware characteristic within the device that has been getting quite a few presses. This is only the second smartphone in the US to have an NFC chip constructed (the Sprint Galaxy S being the primary). Unfortunately, Google Wallet is not enabled in the tool, and aside from Google Beam, there isn’t anything to be had to take advantage of this new addition. It will be some time before builders begin constructing apps that employ NFC because of the shortage of gadgets helping it right now, but its possibilities are infinite.


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