My Galaxy Nexus Pro's and Cons
Amazing feature packed device.
The pure Google experience on a Google phone is unrivaled.
The Camera is very quick in snapping beautiful photos.
No buttons gives the phone a never before seen sleep look.
Face Unlock is Android Siri and is a very nice feature.
Size as far as with goes.
Battery life is just mediocre.
Most consumers may be bored with this device, it's more geared to hardcore Android users, and developers.
Charging I've noticed is very slow on this device.
It is a bit larger and not practical to hold up to your face and talk on regularly.
At the end of the day this is an amazing device that really pushed smartphones up another notch, and has you wondering what possibly could they do next in the cell phone arena. Although this isn't a very consumer friendly phone anyone could pick this up and understand what's going on very quickly Ice Cream Sandwich has made a clear effort to become a simpler yet more powerful step in Google OS evolution.Words of Reason sent from my iPhone
- 04-09-2012, 05:25 AM #2
Your device charges slow Brandon? I have the extended battery and it charges pretty quickly. My car charger brought my phone from 30% to 80% in a little over an hour. When plugged into the wall, it is much faster.
What's up man didn't know you crossed over as well. We need to get on gtalk.
Yes my device charges pretty slow, compared to the iPhone and my 9900 (which I've replaced both with this sole device now). Could just be mine but I would need another nexus to compare it with directly. I'm also running the stock battery unlike you which might also be the difference, not really sure.
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04-09-2012, 08:02 AM #6
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My girlfriend just got this phone. Its her first smartphone! The hardware is nice and find its a very good looking phone. ICS is also a nice improvement over 2.3 . My favorite thing would have to be the notifications and the data usage meter. The screen size is a pro and a con. Really big and crisp so its really nice to look at, but sometimes its too big lol.
Obviously battery life leaves something to be desires, and she does get random reboots.
- 04-09-2012, 09:08 AM #7
- 04-09-2012, 09:24 AM #9
the extended battery is great actually. It doesnt add hardly any thickness, in fact you can reused the same back door cover.
I sorta agree that there might be a lack of consumer interest after a while but when this phone came out it There were not to may ICS contenders (rezound, moto phones) so if you want ICS this was the choice. I still love the phone and my battery is actually much better than any device previous even without the extended battery.
- 04-09-2012, 09:37 AM #10
I appreciate your take, Brandon, since you constantly test various phones; and are always looking for a device best suiting your needs.
Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using TapatalkI will never understand these "help me to decide" threads. Grow a pair, or put on your big girl panties (whichever applies), and make the decision that works best for you. - AmazinglyGraceless.
- 04-09-2012, 09:39 AM #11I will never understand these "help me to decide" threads. Grow a pair, or put on your big girl panties (whichever applies), and make the decision that works best for you. - AmazinglyGraceless.
- 04-09-2012, 09:42 AM #12I will never understand these "help me to decide" threads. Grow a pair, or put on your big girl panties (whichever applies), and make the decision that works best for you. - AmazinglyGraceless.
- 04-09-2012, 10:36 AM #15
- 04-09-2012, 12:23 PM #17
Yea my iPhone 4 charges dumb fast, but I believe the battery is smaller as well (compared to stock Galaxy Nexus battery).
Also, I sent you a friend invite for gtalk (had your email address from iMessage). If not, I'll PM you my email anyways.
EDIT- can't PM you because you have it blocked.
- 04-09-2012, 12:59 PM #18
04-09-2012, 01:07 PM #19
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- 04-09-2012, 02:20 PM #20
In my experience with the GNex, the extended battery charges up pretty fast.
Kernels and ROMs make a difference, sometimes greatly, with battery life. I've noticed big differences even on different nightly builds from the same kernel developer (Franco).A little obsessive...
- 04-09-2012, 07:11 PM #22
- 04-09-2012, 09:23 PM #23
Now I have a smile ear to ear. I haven't used my 9900 in a week and I've been using my ip4s mostly for reading around the house. I like all 3 platforms alike but in different ways, but like I said earlier-- this Nexus is really growing on me. Next I'm going to the HTC One S. The carrier I do business with is supposedly launching it soon here in Canada.