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Review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon Wireless

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Dec 16, 2011, 1:42 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

The Galaxy Nexus, being sold by Verizon Wireless, is the first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. Phone Scoop's full review tackles the new operating system in depth as well as the hardware from Samsung. Here are our thoughts.

The latest Nexus device — embodying a purer Android experience — comes from Samsung in the Galaxy Nexus. If you're looking for the most up-to-date Android phone, the Galaxy Nexus is it. As the first device to ship in the U.S. with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it represents the new vanguard, the new standard to which all other Android phones will aspire. But is it really worth all the idolatry?

About the author, Eric M. Zeman:

Eric has been covering the mobile telecommunications industry for 17 years at various print and online publications. He studied at Rutgers Newark and University of Kentucky, and has a degree in writing. He likes playing guitar, attending concerts, listening to music, and driving sports cars.

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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 🙄
some awesome logic you got here

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?

Dec 17, 2011, 4:55 PM


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
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

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

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.

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.
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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