Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review - Page 3
Ice Cream Sandwich is the real story in this phone. The 4.0 release of Google Android OS is meant to bridge the gap between tablet and smartphone experience. While it is a huge step up from Honeycomb in terms of responsiveness and sheer visual appeal, it still seems to fall short of all expectations.
Again, I feel the need to again restate the fact that Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus is missing Google Wallet where Sprint is packing that in with the phone and some extra bonuses as well. Google Wallet was meant to take the consumer world by storm, and it has the potential to do so. It will especially help when Verizon decides to enable Google Wallet. The main point of all Nexus phones is that it resides at the cusp of Google’s latest developments; however, with Verizon deciding to limit access to this software, I'm worried that other versions of Nexus down the road will suffer the same ill fate.
Ultimately, we knew what we were getting when we got the slightly bowed Galaxy Nexus into our hands. Not so great battery life but great LTE speeds, average camera quality however zero shutter lag makes up for it. For all the negative there is a positive. Ice Cream Sandwich really separates this phone from the competition. $300 on a two-year contract is a steep price to pay for the best phone on the market running Android 4.0.
We hand this over to our crack team of scientists to see if they can separate themselves from Game of Thrones for a moment to give this device a true good once over. We now go to the Kyle Scientific Scale-o-Rama and hit up our Buy It, Skip It or Flip It rating this device a Buy It. Great screen display, Ice Cream Sandwich, LTE speeds, zero shutter lag, more than make up for its deficiencies.