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Google Galaxy Nexus (Verizon) with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich review


Review by Michael Oryl on Tuesday December 20, 2011.

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Score

4.6 stars
"Excellent"

(How we score)


Big and beautiful display, slick new user interface, fast camera with good effects, LTE data speeds
Quite large, LTE reception issues, relatively low resolution camera

Summary

As the current Google flagship smartphone, the Galaxy Nexus by Samsung is the first device to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The version for Verizon's LTE network in the U.S. is slightly thicker than the European model, but it also gets a larger battery. Otherwise, they're functionally the same - apart from the 15Mbps 4G downloads on the Verizon model, of course.

The super large, super high-resolution display on the Galaxy Nexus is a dream to look at, and the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system gives users something very new and interesting to work with. It's a good combination.

The phone does have a flaw, though. Reception, especially on 4G, can be a problem. Not everybody seems to experience the problem, but it only really shows itself in weaker signal areas. Apart from that, though, the Galaxy Nexus is every bit the hero smartphone that Google needs it to be to move Android to the next stage of its evolution. It's a great device.

You'll find three videos of the Google Galaxy Nexus at work after the Table of Contents, below.

Table of Contents and Scorecard

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Michael Oryl
Michael is the Philadelphia based owner and former editor-in-chief of MobileBurn.com. You can follow him on Twitter as @MichaelOryl

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