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Review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon Wireless

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MarryTheNight

Jan 31, 2012, 11:38 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

4.0.3 update??

Anyone know when this will be pushed to our phones? I love my Galaxy Nexus but it has a few issues that need to be addressed.
verizon had told me it would be out by 2/15/12 i don't think it will but we can all hope
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optimizm324

May 21, 2012, 12:55 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Google Wallet/Checkout

I went to the Google Wallet website to see which websites accepted the feature. Among them were Buy.com and JR.com. However, when I clicked on the Google Checkout button, it says that my current method of payment is invalid. Why is this when I have $50 worth of credit in my Google Wallet? Anyone having this issue or am I just doing something wrong? Am I not actually able to use this online?
relaymanls

Dec 20, 2011, 4:51 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Won't sync all my FaceBook contacts & pix like I easily did w/ my DroidX

Been reading how the Galaxy Nexus won't simply sync up with all my FB contacts like my any Moto Droid will easily do. One forum recommended I get the app HaxSync. (I think I have to also 1st install the official FB app). Any info/input/advice regarding if this is the only (or the best) way to get all my FB contacts (with their contact pix) on the Galaxy Nexus I'm about to get. Is there any reason to get the Droid Razor instead... Still wanting the G.Nexus at this point.
To hell with Facebook. Get a real social life. loser
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ingybing

Apr 5, 2012, 11:43 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2

Cool
When will the New Galaxy Nexus come out?
Not for a long time! First, VZN must release an update for ICS 4.06 because CDMA is not compatible with the GSM update 4.05 for other carrier devices. VZW must then discount the original handset the way they've done with the HTC Rezound (from $299 t...
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barnett

Dec 16, 2011, 8:23 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Rezound > Nexus

i mean...look at the specs. rezound has better front and back camera, better processor and will be in ice cream sandwich soon enough. also samsung's super bright screens have usually resulted in poor battery life. i've seen some crazy symbian phones from asia that can do far more than ay iphone or droid. i wouldn't mind seeing one of those on VZW LTE.
Android is all about what OS version you can or want to run. In my opinion having a stock 4.0 experience is going to have a HUGE benefit over the life of the phone. I am not knocking the rezound, but all things considered...this phone has a better d...
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barnett said:
i mean...look at the specs. rezound has better front and back camera, better processor and will be in ice cream sandwich soon enough. also samsung's super bright screens have usually resulted in poor battery life. i'v
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I have had symbian phones and in their day they were great, most symbian phones with exception of a few SE's and a Samsung or two were made by Nokia, which basically has orphaned it. Also as far as I know there never has been a symbian cdma phone, an...
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this made me chuckle
I am trying to decide between these 2 phones myself. I just want a phone that's solid and reliable, and just works with few issues or lags. Call quality and basic ability to function are all I care about. I have the Incredible 1 now so was thinking o...
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Jaweir

Mar 7, 2012, 4:38 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Nexus in Europe

I took my Nexus LTE to China and I received coverage there, text and data, however didn't try calling. I called Verizon and they said yes that the Nexus LTE is classified as a global device and that I can use it internationally. So has anyone tried this phone in Europe? I had it working in China.

Currently I have my personal Nexus and simple global flip phone from my company, and I am hoping that I can dump my flip phone and use this everywhere.

TIA,
Alan
evankyle21

Jan 10, 2012, 10:26 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Call audio dropping issue?

At random times, it's like my phone mutes itself, but the mute button hasn't been activated. My wife said that her Galaxy Nexus has done it also. I'm just wondering if others have had this problem.

More details:

- I can hear caller on other end, but they can't hear me.
-Has happened as early as 2.5 minutes into a call, and as late as 7 minutes
- Have always had at least 2 bars of service at time of issue
- Mute button is off
jmarrale

Jan 8, 2012, 12:47 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

call audio

the call audio is very choppy i keep getting a clicking noise when on a call .. the signal is weak ( my iphone had a good signal) overall the device is great if google/verizon fix the signal and call audio... i would be a very happy camper....
wrightN

Dec 20, 2011, 10:59 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

the OS shouldn't really matter

if i had verizon the only reason i would consider this phone would be the screen quality, and that its not filled up with vzw bloatware.

the os does not make the phone, alot of the high end androids will have ics soon
They will...the reason I am keeping the GNex is that it will be first in line for updates and like you said it has almost no bloatware.
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S M F W

Dec 27, 2011, 7:37 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Sad

I wish I could edit my review. My signal went from acceptable to pathetic. Sunday I completely lost signal when 3 other people with my with Verizon had 3-4 bars and my 3G disconnected for about 30 minutes. Had to do a battery pull and it still wasn't too stable afterwords. Also, in the music app when I adjusted the equalizer the phone would lock up completely and I would have to do a battery pull (this happened 3 times). I really wanted to love this phone. But the signal issue alone was enough to return it. I exchanged it for the Rezound which has so far been good. I will wait atleast a full week to post a review on it.

P.S. Verizon has said they are aware of the signal issue and are adjusted the software to "match other Verizon phones". ...
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Cellenator

Dec 16, 2011, 6:28 PM

It's a IMPOSTER anyways

With that crap verizon logo on the back makes this a big FAIL for what's suppose to be a google phone Rolling Eyes
some awesome logic you got here
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TrumpetMan

Dec 23, 2011, 1:49 PM

Anyone else having problems connecting via USB?

I was trying to load some music onto my Nexus but the computer doesn't recognize my phone. I tried both a Mac and a PC and neither will work.

Any suggestions?
BigRed75

Dec 17, 2011, 4:55 PM

Camera

I dont understand why so many are complaining about the camera when those pics look just fine to me. It's no Carl Zeiss lens but the quality isn't bad at all. Tell me what is so bad about this camera people? I've seen much worse on a Motorola
5mp exactly all this technology and 6 month old gxs2 have 8 mp cameras. why cheapen on the camera
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my reply didnt post for some reason

people equate 5mp as crappy when in fact they really don't know that the mp is not a major factor for pic quality
DavidNJ

Dec 16, 2011, 9:07 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Saw The Phone Today...VERY Disappointed

The screen is beautiful. Now to the rest.

Camera
Everyone talks about it. I was expecting features similar to my Samsung Fascinate. Previous Samsung smartphone cameras had leading features. This camera has much less configurability that any other Samsung camera including only 5 scenes, no focus choice, no exposure choice, no ISO choice, no "anti-shake", no image adjustments.

They make it easier to upload an image, but what difference does it make if the image has problems? My test exposures were ok; many online are awful.

Note, Samsung smartphones have had panoramic pictures for some time already.

Screen Real Estate
It is very cute to have the control button rotate with the screen. However, they are taking 150 or so of those ...
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you will need to use the device more than just a few minutes to appreciate ice cream sandwhich

the buttons make it a 4.5" screen which is .2" bigger than the rezound

when watching videos though you get the full 4.65" screen

swype is coming, n...
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you will need to use the device more than just a few minutes to appreciate ice cream sandwich

the buttons make it a 4.5" screen which is .2" bigger than the rezound

when watching videos though you get the full 4.65" screen

swype is coming, no...
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As for all the camera complaints...if you want a full feature camera go buy a digital SLR. Anti-shake on a phone camera? Really??? The camera on phones is suppose to be for moments when you don't have a camera available but want to take a quick photo ...
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S M F W

Dec 19, 2011, 2:18 PM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

Just letting everyone know...

There is an Google Wallet .apk available now. You can download it right to the phone and install as 3rd party app. Very Happy
Just an update...google is giving you $10 for signing up for google wallet. I tried it out today and it worked flawlessly. Very impressive and I'm hoping the technology catches on. Smile
Lena

Dec 17, 2011, 5:49 AM

Reading the negatives

Most of the negative comments on the Nexus focus on the phone; its sound, call strength. Then the reviewer seems to highly recommend the device. Perhaps it should be called the Nexus Pocket Computer and drop the phone part. After all, who uses a smartphone as a phone anymore?
voice quality sounds good to me

signal strength is good as well

havent had issues

then again i'm not paying attention and being anal to the 1 bar level
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relaymanls

Dec 20, 2011, 4:38 PM

Won't sync all my FaceBook contacts & pix like I easily did w/ my DroidX

Been reading how the Galaxy Nexus won't simply sync up with all my FB contacts like my any Moto Droid will easily do. One forum recommended I get the app HaxSync. (I think I have to also 1st install the official FB app). Any info on if this is the only (or the best) way to get all my FB contacts (with their pix) on the Galaxy Nexus I'm about to get. Is there any reason to get the Droid Razor instead... Still wanting the G.Nexus at this point.
redboy

Dec 20, 2011, 10:41 AM
over in the "Samsung Galaxy Nexus (LTE)" discussion:

phone reviews

It is almost laughable when I read the reviews of the Galaxy Nexus and see reviews that give the phone low ratings for things that were listed in the specs for the phone before they got it (no memory card, 5mp camera etc.) Review a phone for how good or bad it is, not that you think it should be.
jikhead

Dec 16, 2011, 4:48 PM

A Valid Review After 1 Day?

I quit reading the article as soon as the writer mentioned that the review was based off of one day of use. I don't question any (-)'s that may be in here; I just feel that a worthy "user review" should be more like a full week than one day.
I've had the Verizon Galaxy Nexus for one day, the same as every other reviewer out there.

I've been using the global version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for about a week.
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Most early adopters - the exact group this phone is aimed at - will want to buy this phone very soon, and would like a review sooner rather than later. Not to mention that it's the holidays, and waiting a week would be too late for most holiday shoppi...
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