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Samsung Galaxy Nexus review: Opening new doors

30 December 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy Nexus review: Opening new doors - read the full textOnce again, it is the Nexus time of the year. This time, Google has left the Gingerbread cookies and, together with Samsung, has brought to us the Galaxy Nexus to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich. And while a cold dessert is totally out of place this holiday...


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Thanks for the review. Have been waiting a long time for this. Have my heart set on this device. I visit your site at least 10 times a day and read almost everything on it since the past 2 years.

A small issue I'd like to bring to your notice: The quality of your videos - user interface, etc seems to have gone down. The person running through the device does not seem to have any purpose. He keeps swiping even after there are no further screens left; key areas are not covered like calender, functionality of other apps (in this case people app); etc. I understand that you'd like to keep it concise and really appreciate that but do try and cover key apps and avoid unnecessary swipes/key presses that make it seem as if the user has no clue of what to do and is just creating the video for the heck of it.

Thanks a ton again and keep up the good work!

Happy New Year!

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  • 2011-12-31 14:45
  • vIg3

I'm on my Nexus right now. I'm happy with it. I haven"t really had issues with battery life because I ration it out. Camera is fine for quick snaps and if I want better pics I use my SLR. Some apps don't work but most of the popular ones do. It's weird... I was playing Angry Birds on the plabe and when we were descending it came up with a bird holding a phone with an arrow pounting at earth... is theresome function that knows you're flying?

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  • 2011-12-31 12:47
  • uHQE

No Mass Storage mode?? How is this possible?

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  • 2011-12-31 12:05
  • Laxg

no even a word comparision to iPhone? Is it as good that it is not wort to mention 'best' magical phone on the world? :)
Happy new year!!!

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  • 2011-12-31 11:37
  • nHGn

what a brilliant 5MP camera from samsung
this phone only surpasses by sgs2

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  • 2011-12-31 10:36
  • pTiD


Does the barometer help to determine outside temperature and pressure ??

So I can have a complete track of my routes, not only coordinates

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  • 2011-12-31 08:19
  • pu63

This phone is awesome I will buy it.

Hey also check latest movie trailers on

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  • 2011-12-31 05:23
  • u1t5

love it...want it...gonna get it as soon as I see it, although it wouldve been a no brainer if only it had gorilla glass screen protection (unless it does and I didnt notice)
still love it though

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  • 2011-12-31 03:17
  • IabH

> In reply to GANNICUS @ 2011-12-31 01:20 from ms0x - click to readoh my god...are you serious??? did you even see the video where they drop a SGS2 and an iphone 4s? the SGS2 had no scratches whatsoever! and you call that cheap plastic? I own a SGS2 and an ipad, although the feel of the ipad is nice, but the SGS2 has been dropped several times from my hand while using it and it is still like new! before judging what type of build quality it has, shut up and try holding the phone, otherwise you will just look like an oblivious idiot who wants to sound like he actually knows something!

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  • 2011-12-31 03:11
  • IabH

everybody was saying the audio wasn't good no where near iphone and i was scared but now gsmarena have cleared that thanx by the way i cannot regret gettin it when it finally comes out.
i remember people were saying bout the gs2 had bad audio but i bought it and i think it has one of the best audio experiences in a phone.
i dont know maybe theres something wrong with my ears :P

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  • 2011-12-31 02:13
  • 3Eau

still no support for 3G video call yet?
better get Galaxy SII or Optimus 2X.....

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  • 2011-12-31 01:37
  • tA$j

The build quality of the Galaxy Nexus is superb. The back is made from grippy plastic (intriguingly called Hyper Skin), while the display has gotten the oleophobic treatment. Both features leave absolutely no room for fingerprints. While many might frown over the lack of any metal in the device’s construction, we do believe that the weight benefit from this step is well worth it. ....THE BUILT QUALITI IS SUPERB???????????????????????????? HOW MUTCH IS SAMSUNG PAYING YOU NOT TO TELL THE TRUTH???? THAT IT IS CHEAM PLASTICCCCCCC THAT COSTS HEM ALMOST NOTHING..AND IN RETURN THEY ASK FOR A LOT OF MONEY ON THE PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JERKSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 2011-12-31 01:20
  • ms0x

The same thing was said about the nexus s, that it runs outdated hardware and that it s weaker than the competition, and it still is a hell of a phone, even with the ICS update.

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  • 2011-12-31 00:38
  • mR$J

Why would you get this phone when the Galaxy S 2 is miles better and when it gets Ice Cream it will beat it even more

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  • 2011-12-31 00:14
  • myAy

Confusing review for a high anticipated phone.

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  • 2011-12-30 23:16
  • 3Ya$

1. It's with Handroid, 2. It is made by Samsung. What do you expect, guys???

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  • 2011-12-30 23:01
  • 0EVJ

Phone specs keep getting better these day, so as the screens they keep getting bigger. HOwever, why do they keep forgetting to add a camera shutter/button with all that space, width, length and bulk. HOW HARD IS IT? Enlighten me, pls?!

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  • 2011-12-30 22:57
  • FpeU

I have a Galaxy Nexus GSM version in hand. And I can definitly say that it has MHL capabilities. I watched several videos on my tv. I use the original Samsung MHL-adapter.

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  • 2011-12-30 22:32
  • BrQJ

TV Out works via MHL. I am using it RIGHT NOW. Please correct your review

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  • 2011-12-30 21:49
  • u1t4

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