Samsung Galaxy Nexus Android phone

Galaxy Nexus review: The Galaxy Nexus is by far and away the best Android phone ever

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  • Expert Rating

    4.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.50 / 5 (of 1 Review)
  • Price

    TBA (AUD)

User Reviews:

Theydontknowitall

3.0

1

Pros
Screen, Design , Face Unlock, Speed
Cons
Camera, Battery life is hopeless, Keeps freezing and not turning on again, I am really concerned about the build quality
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How can Samsung sell a phone that scratches with a case on!? Battery life is horrendous, and I am sick of it freezes and turns off and won't turn on

Rodney

2.0

2

Pros
Curved screen, design looks good, face unlock works
Cons
Plastic build got chipped even with case on, camera is way behind most phones,battery life is horrible, battery cover is annoying
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I think there are better phones out there to use, especially if you are rough with phones.

Paul

1.0

3

Pros
New ICS?
Cons
Everything
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After using it for 5 months, by giving it a fair go, I can unbiasedly say that this rates as one of my worst smartphones investment of all time (delivered vs promise). I've been using smartphones since Compaq days, and the lack of basic features is appalling.

From build quality to basic functions, this reeks the brainchild of a designer in the early 20s, which caters too much to the socially connected crowd, and none of the ppc/smartphone basic functions. Coupled with volume, battery life, less than stellar updates (still on 4.02 even though 4.04 is out), crash problems, sensitivity problems, no PC agent, overly cloud centric, this is pretty much a phone with pretty looking(but relatively useless) apps and facebook.

It's totally useless to a business user out of box.

I naively thought with its customisability, that it can be eventually be catered to a tech savvy business user with the correct apps and some work, but I cannot be more wrong when build itself is screwy.

I'm done with google phones. IOS and Windows, I'm coming back to you.

kajan

1.0

4

Pros
android
Cons
low speaker
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do not buy this bcoz very low volume.... fu..k mobile

Luke R

5.0

5

Pros
The Screen, The curving of the phone, ICS
Cons
Battery Life, Sound Volume
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Awesome phone, I am not disappointed in turfing my iPhone 4 for this. Would recommend it to anybody. I am with telstra and i regularly get data speeds upwards of 5mb/s in Melbourne

Viky

5.0

6

Pros
Galaxy Nexus
Cons
Battery life and re booting issue
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Excellent hand set. Love it. Wish it had a better battery life..

conrad

0.0

7

Pros
the interface, so easy. a pleasure to use
Cons
the software is flawed, fatally so. see my coment
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So far im on my 3rd handset in 8 weeks and im taking it in tomorrow. The first 2 would type on their own WITH THE SCREEN LOCKED AND THE PHONE IN MY POCK. One typed abfour page message that read hghsjvbdjdbdkdbdjdbdjdnd ETC....

Tgis handset crashes REGULARLY. Apps close mid use for no reason. The phone turns itself off with a full battery and it overheats when in a case but nearly burns your head in a long call (more than 5 minutes and you can start to feel it). The issues with the third are new, but how many broken phones can you get?

Oh, always fine for 2 weeks and then BOOM

Rahamat Ali

0.0

8

Pros
Nothing
Cons
The size, shape and weight
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Galaxy nexus, the worst smart phone. Not user friendly atall. Messaging is plain white and you will never know a message is sitting unless you open the message. Tunring on, no good, apps, no good. Can not download music which can be easily done on galaxy. I bought a new nexux but threw away and use the old galaxy which is very user friendly.

Vlado Madzunarov

0.0

9

Pros
cream sandwich
Cons
battery
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I had two black-out in one month.
I was informed that a lot of people had problem with the battery of this phone

jose

0.0

10

Pros
dont know
Cons
everything so far
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got the phone home and it froze then shut off. won't turn on now. boooo

john

0.0

11

Pros
Looks
Cons
Volume. Vibration. Privacy. Basic phone apps
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The Galaxy nexus is just utter RUBBISH. I am so sorry I bought this phone. Volume is too low. Vibration is poor. No T9 Keypad availabe, altough you can download an app for it. But hey.....Samsung should try and sell a phone that works. ICS or no ICS....keep away from it. I'm going back to my Samsung Galaxy S phone that does what it should do.

Debbie G

0.0

12

Pros
Nothing
Cons
The phone sucks
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Everything jonfields45 & funkyfour6 said. I am so with this phone. Missed important phone calls because of liw ringtones. Sitting right next to my husband while hes using hus iphone 3g & mine just spins & goes to unable to connect. Phone sucks

tim

5.0

13

Pros
me
Cons
you
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i got my GN on tuesday and it's amazing, the battery cover is easy as to put on, don't know what you/re smoking. start from the bottomg and work your way up

Mike

5.0

14

Pros
glaxay nexus
Cons
iphone
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Headphone jack on the bottom is great. Who cares if you put your phone in your pocket upside down. When you pull it out you just flip it up and its right side up. Lazy people.

mike smith

5.0

15

Pros
Galaxy Nexus
Cons
HD on my iMac that failed. Baaad Seagate!
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It arrived yesterday, in my absence. :(

Feels and looks great. I concur, the battery cover isn't as good as the rest, can only hope I won't need to be removing it often. Another gripe, I'm not sure whether it's for Samsung or Telstra, is that the SIM I have is micro, not mini. Jiggling a micro so the contacts line up wasn't fun, if you can, get one of the adaptors.

Kudos to Mobicity for getting it to me.

Now I'm looking for a silicone cover, that could be interesting.

Ross Catanzariti

5.0

16

Pros
Galaxy Nexus
Cons
Rob
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Yes Rob, we are so biased towards the iPhone that the Galaxy Nexus got 4.75 amd the iPhone 4S got 4.

You fanboys are absolutely incredible.

Krys2fur

4.5

17

Pros
Galaxy Nexus
Cons
Iphone 4S
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I personally like the headphone jack on the bottom. I keep my phone in my pocket upside down so when you grab it out of your pocket and bring it up to use it, it's right side up. If its on top, you have to fold the wire over and it wears out right at the jack.

rob

5.0

18

Pros
the Galaxy Nexus
Cons
the reviewers blatant apple bias even when faced with a superior product
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Ahhhh PC WORLD you're as much an apple shill as zdnet and cnet. By all accounts this is the best smart phone ever (a reviewers words not mine) and you still have to nit pick in ways related only to your OPINION I order to make the iphone seem better. I now know I cannot trust you opinion for anything mobile related...thank you for the eye opener

Mark Wheadon

5.0

19

Pros
fire
Cons
ice
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Mine arrived on Friday, but I'm not allowed to open it until Christmas day!

Got to stare at the external Amazon packaging though :-)

natish abbi

5.0

20

Pros
face unlock
Cons
camera
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cameras should be 8 mega pixel as in galaxy s2.plastic body is better then metal , it becomes very light 7 scratch proof. i hope it will have a better carry case then galaxy s2.

James G

5.0

21

Pros
plastic design
Cons
not sure yet
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How can the reviewer say that the all-plastic design is a negative? I own an Ipad2 and a Samsung Galaxy phone - I prefer plastic because its lighter. I find the Ipad2 to be a good device, but its cold metal back is less pleasant to touch than plastic. Apple products are heavier than they need to be.

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