Review: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus This Is What Android Was Meant To Be
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Review: Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus This Is What Android Was Meant To Be

Following quite a while of trusting that Verizon will send off the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, it at last landed last week (after a couple of postponements). The web publicity for the Galaxy Nexus had essentially portrayed this gadget as the unicorn of Android, it would do and be all that everybody might have at any point needed in a telephone. Then when it sent off, Verizon had staff that was not ready, insufficient stock, and a couple of administration hiccups to make things more troublesome. However, even with the difficulties the gadget has made it's all's way under the control of enthusiastic purchasers, and bloggers and the audits are beginning to come in and everybody has their viewpoint. A portion of those conclusions depend on what purchasers anticipated that the gadget should be, some depend on what purchasers believed the gadget should be. Following fourteen days with the Galaxy Nexus as our day to day driver we felt that it was at last chance to give nang  a shot and let you know conclusively what we our impression of the unadulterated Google Galaxy Nexus telephone is.


The Verizon Galaxy Nexus arrives in a plain white box (vanilla even). Inside the actual container is basic red covering, and obviously the actual gadget. Going with the gadget is a 1850 hitter, standard miniature usb charger, earphones, and obviously guidance manual.

Underlying feelings:

After opening the crate you see what you've been hanging tight for this large number of numerous months. The Verizon form of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Simply taking a gander at the gadget your underlying feeling is WOW that screen is HUGE. You remove it from the container and feel it in your grasp and just can hardly stand by to see what's prowling under it's bended outside.

When you turn the gadget on you're welcomed with another boot arrangement, that takes a portion of the lines from the Honeycomb boot succession. The boot arrangement itself flaunts the abilities of the Super Amoled Screen. The blacks are dark, the tones are brilliant and lively. After the booting is finished you get your most memorable taste of Ice Cream Sandwich and how the Android OS will deal with your experience from here on out.


After you get passed the screen size, and tones, the main thing you notice is exactly how light the Galaxy Nexus is in your grasp. It's not light in a modest inclination way, but rather in an I can't really accept that how light this is in my grasp. The telephone likewise fits in your grasp better compared to you would expect, realizing that it has a 4.65" screen I was anticipating that it should feel huge and off-kilter at the same time, without needing space for hard keys the telephone isn't greater than it should be and the bended plan encourages it squarely in the hand.

The screen and weight of the telephone are only two parts of the telephone that make up a gadget that feels like Samsungs planners exceeded everyone's expectations to convey an equipment experience that hasn't been seen or felt previously.

The Frame:

There are two straightforward hard fastens on the sides of the gadget, on the left side the standard volume rocker, and the right has the power/reserve button. The lower part of the gadget has the Micro-USB port and the earphone jack, other than that the gadget is spotless lines overall around the covering of the gadget.

The Back:

The back board is something of a touch of discussion at the present time. It's anything but a customary hard plastic (or kevlar) safeguard piece, an adaptable snap in piece off the gadget feels practically wobbly. When the SIM card and battery are set up and you snap the once again into the right spot, it feels more strong than you could envision all alone. Likewise the back has slight precious stone edges in it that hold it back from feeling dangerous or week. Against the center of your hand you know it's there, and in your fingers you know it won't slip or slide out like a portion of the "smooth" backs on telephones like the Thunderbolt or the first Droid.

You likewise have the 5MP back confronting camera with LED streak, we'll do a full camera review independently however do the trick to say that approaching from the 8MP shooter in the HTC Thunderbolt I was at first worried about what my shots planned to resemble, following seven days with the telephone, I have not a great explanation to haul around a simple to use camera any longer.

The Front:

The front of the Galaxy Nexus is overwhelmed by its 4.65" bended glass screen. At the highest point of the gadget is the in call speaker (which is the main break in the smooth surface) the nearness sensor (beneath the glass) and the forward looking camera. At the lower part of the face, concealed beneath the glass is a notice LED, which takes a touch of becoming accustomed to as it is a takeoff from the standard upper right notice pointer. At this moment it illuminates white when you get any warning (email, text, missed call, and so on) however I can see engineers binds their notices to the drove and ideally changing the variety, or the flicker rate.

Over every one of the front simply looks smooth and sharp and showing it to individuals makes them pause and focus.

The Guts:

The Galaxy Nexus is fueled by a double center 1.2GHz, with 1GB of RAM and 32GB of installed stockpiling. It doesn't include a SD or Micro-SD card opening so there is no choice for expandable memory. Google is wagering that clients will use distributed storage for a ton of their necessities, and since the Galaxy Nexus matches up pleasantly with Google Music, Google Docs and Picasa, the majority of your high volume needs are covered.

The processor is smart and performs assignments with apparently little exertion, exchanging through applications, screens, performing multiple tasks all capability like clockwork. In any event, running match-ups like the recently delivered Modern Combat 3 doesn't negatively affect the gadgets execution.

One equipment highlight in the gadget that has been getting a ton of press is the NFC chip. This is just the second telephone in the US to have a NFC chip underlying (the Sprint Galaxy S being the first). Tragically Google Wallet isn't empowered on the gadget and other than Google Beam there is nothing accessible to exploit this new expansion. It will be some time before engineers begin building applications that utilize NFC because of the absence of gadgets supporting it right now however the opportunities for it are unending.


This is where the genuine excellence of the gadget begins to sparkle, with the principal taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). All that feels like this Google planned when the at first sent off Android. Gone are the greens that have went with Android since send off and in come the new milder blue that simply causes it to feel really welcoming. The responsiveness of the product is unimaginable, some assuming this is thanks to the double center 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, yet the actual product simply feels more strong and more worked out than past adaptations of Android even Honeycomb.

ICS has caused the to feel and utilization of Android more instinctive and cleaner, without removing any of the capacities or "power" that clients have had all along. Exchanging through screens and applications are finished by swiping. Moving and uninstalling applications works equivalent to on other Android forms, however presently you can bunch applications together into organizers by just dropping them on top of each other. Inside organizers you can re-orchestrate applications as you would like and communicate with applications, however the envelope floats over the homescreen, you actually know where you are and you don't feel like you're jumping too profound to even consider getting to anything.

Individual applications open rapidly and you can deal with the applications that you have running whenever by tapping on the menu button. This pulls up a side bar that shows each of your new and running applications like the experience on Honeycomb. From this sidebar you can switch between applications effectively or close them by essentially swiping them. The capacity to close applications from inside this sidebar is a new and extremely welcome expansion to ICS, I can't let you know how often on Honeycomb I saw an application and simply needed to close it, yet proved unable.

Additionally realizing that your gadget will be pushed refreshes from Google so you will be on the best in class works for no less than a year makes it that a lot better.

True Usage:

What the vast majority need to know is "would it be advisable for me I purchase the Verizon Galaxy Nexus" and one of the fundamental inquiries they have is "what might be said about the battery duration" well I've been involving the gadget as my day to day driver for seven days at this point and felt I could easily address these inquiries. As a matter of some importance in the event that you're on the lookout for another telephone or update qualified I suggest that you purchase the Galaxy Nexus without wavering. This gadget is all that I was expecting from there, the sky is the limit, it has made me quit stressing assuming I planned to run out of battery duration, or on the other hand assuming I expected to uninstall applications or root my gadget to make it run smoother and quicker.

Day 1:

Day 1 utilization was basically standard for any new gadget, starting set up, downloading most utilized applications (Facebook, Social Scope, Reader and so on), setting up synchronizing and ordinary planned occasions. Like all new gadgets the battery accompanied a generally 40% charge to get everything rolling, and you can see from the screen shots underneath how it performed.

Day 2:

Day 2 utilization got somewhat more extraordinary, significantly more application use, web perusing, fundamentally putting the gadget through the speeds to see what it could do. Battery utilization was superior to Day 1 however it actually wasn't sensational.

Day 3:

Day 3 was a greater amount of standard utilization, calls, messages, perusing, application use, downloading applications and more changes to settings. Battery use with the gadget exchanging consequently between 3G/4G and using WiFi when required was really amazing particularly thinking about the screen and the processor.

Day 4:

Day 4 went on with standard use and no genuine changes to settings. Again using standard 3G/4G setting with the gadget naturally identifying the most grounded signal and using WiFi when required.

Day 5:

Day 5 we ran in to somewhat of a hiccup with Google Currents, it was continually running and continually attempting to match up and remain dynamic, it utilized a ton of battery and placed a major channel on the gadget. When Currents was un-introduced everything turned around to ordinary and we feel alright with the battery duration. We're seeing 14 hours of battery duration consistently with standar d use.

Generally speaking Impressions:

My general impression of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is that this is all that Google planned Android to be. The equipment is perfect, light, and responsive. The OS, Ice Cream Sandwich is liquid and smooth it's natural and easy to understand more customer looking than some other form of Android to date and most certainly takes the battle to Apple concerning straightforwardness and "simply working."

There are a couple of bugs to resolve and we'll get in to a portion of those in different posts however this gadget is a positive purchase in the event that you're on the lookout for a new cell phone. Regardless of whether you weren't on Android before this is a gadget that you ought to genuinely consider exchanging for. Other than the fancy odds and ends of it being an unadulterated Google experience gadget, you get the advantage of Verizons 4G organization (where accessible) which is quicker than anything available and makes residing versatile a genuine reality.

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