“This is easily the best smartphone to ever hit Verizon Wireless,” said the Boy Genius Report (BGR) Wednesday while Mashable called the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Verizon “the best Android phone ever produced.”
Available as of Thursday, the Nexus is the first smartphone running the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. That feature, plus its 4G LTE speeds help make it comparable to or better than the Motorola Droid Razr and HTC Rezound, said reviewers.
The Galaxy Nexus provides Internet speeds similar to your home desktop on a broadband connection. It’s super thin (though not as thin as the Droid Razr), and it uses the first 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED display. Resolution is 720p.
The Nexus uses a 1.2GHz dual core processor and has a 5MP camera with pictures not quite as sharp as the iPhone 4S, said reviewers.
Using NFC, you can hold two Android 4.0 phones close together to “beam and share” apps, contacts, YouTube videos and web sites.
CNET gave the phone 4 ½ starts (outstanding) and said, “It marries the power of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS with the speed of Verizon’s LTE network.”
But not all reviewers were impressed, ZDNet said the Nexus just proves Android overall is not as good as other phone platforms, as the phone suffers from minor glitches.
The Galaxy Nexus is available for $299 with contract from Verizon.
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