Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

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Hey guys, here’s my review of Samsung Galaxy Nexus(White) after using it for around 3 weeks!

See Detailed Specs here: http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_nexus_i9…

I purchased it from an offline mumbai seller for Rs. 24,000 TBH. He’s my friend for 5 years now. I needed to purchase nexus on which i will not get warranty from anyone but he assured me that he’ll fix any issue if i get within a year

I rooted this device (it was so easy) because some apps require root to work properly.

Pros:
1. Stock android experience (no bloatware) which is better than touchwiz imo.
2. Fast boot compared to other devices.
3. Multitasking works like magic.
4. Batter life was better than expected… after using it for full day it showed 18% battery left!
5. 4.65 inch SAmoled screen. As i said…love the screen size and pixel density 720p screen which is obviously better than 800 X 480 of S2. I’m comparing this to S2 because of the same price range.
6. On screen buttons are better because while playing a video it’ll stretch!
7. Slickest device with curved design. Fits and feels good in the hands. Light weight!
8. Fancy LED Notification Light.
9. 1GB of RAM and NFC
10. Android 4.1 Jellybean
11. Inexpensive according to the features!
12. Hardware acceleration, 1080p recording at 30 fps, zero shutter lag
13. Top notch developer support and google support!
14. 1.2 ghz TI OMAP dual core processor with good graphics PowerVR SGX540
15. The screen of the Galaxy nexus 1280 X 720 i.e 720p (316 ppi) is close to the retina display of iPhone (320 ppi) and better than S2 (217 ppi)
16. Features like Google Now, Google Maps, Navigation(GPS) etc are inbuilt and works awesomely well.

Cons:
1. I got the yakjuxw build which is maintained by samsung which did not gave update to jelly bean yet.. So, I had to flash it to get Jelly Bean on my handset. I was easy though
2. No sd card slot…but you have dropbox, skydrive, box etc to store your pics and all. But not having micro SD expansion is a disadvantage!
3. Not the best camera, just 5 MP…but it is fine for me. I can tell you the amount of megapixels has little to do with sharpness and overall image quality. Image quality has more to do with the sensor design and lens. Its good enough compared to its competition S2 but not the iPhone
4. Battery life is just mediocre.. its not very good!
5. Charging I’ve noticed is very slow on this device. Maybe I’m wrong!
6. No Manufacturer Warranty. But the seller is my friend and has committed to solve the issues(if any) for an year! So far, no complaints..

I tested many apps from playstore. Every single one of them worked pretty well, not lags so far. This is the advantage of having a nexus device!

Here are some pics (Sorry for the bad quality images, Playbook camera suckstoungueout)

Here’s a video review. Playing with this device is fun. See for your self, stock android is better and lighter than touchwiz any day.

Please ask if you have any questions in your mind about this device

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Which should I go for? S2 or Nexus….

I havent heard of nexus much…my fault….please give me exact model number and a online link to buy

thanks

VU

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rahulgoogle81 wrote:

Which should I go for? S2 or Nexus….

I havent heard of nexus much…my fault….please give me exact model number and a online link to buy

thanks

VU


Its not launched in India. The Model no. is I9250.
Nexus is better IMO. See the pros and cons i posted!

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thanks

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Superb One Bro …Nice work smile

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Awesome review…..

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Good Review….

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Thanks RDX, Manoj and Shopaholic for appreciating smile I’m glad you liked it! biggrin

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Good Review !
VU smile

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i have a question..are you ready to exchange this with pantech burst wink

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tusharsethi90935 wrote:

i have a question..are you ready to exchange this with pantech burst wink


one pantech burst or two pantech bursts lol

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Good Review smile
Keep Rocking

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not really fond of looks, but still love it

@lion great review but better pics and a clear background would really look good.

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cm4444 wrote:

tusharsethi90935 wrote:

i have a question..are you ready to exchange this with pantech burst wink


one pantech burst or two pantech bursts lol


Mere bhai ka phone hai ye Wo alag baat hai ise pelta main hu toungueout

and pantech burst ko DD ki nishaani hai Wo ni dunga kisi ko

dealguru wrote:

Good Review !
VU smile


jlnithwf wrote:

Good Review smile
Keep Rocking


Thanks guys

dudu wrote:

not really fond of looks, but still love it

@lion great review but better pics and a clear background would really look good.


I know bro. Playbook doesn’t have a good camera…wohi use kia tha

If you guys have any kinda question…Please ask! I’ll be happy to answer!

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whats benchmark comparisons against pantech? any idea?

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my friends even though have s2.,htc sensation xl………play temple run in my nexus becoz of its smooth touch performance………project butter in jellybean..awesomwe

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Jiyo…
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Thanks dudu, sam, rocky, akish and utsav for appreciating smile

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try sourcery roms .i am getting awsome battery life more than 1 day with always on wifi

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amolji wrote:

try sourcery roms .i am getting awsome battery life more than 1 day with always on wifi


what about memory leaks? I tried Paranoid ROM…it sucks.. memory leak is surely there and is laggy as well!
Are you certain the performance will be buttery smooth?

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which custom rom is best for nexus………i’m using MIUI with trinity kernel……..

want a change in the rom now…….toungueout

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akish4u wrote:

which custom rom is best for nexus………i’m using MIUI with trinity kernel……..

want a change in the rom now…….toungueout


Haven’t changed kernel but used Paranoid ROM for a weeek. Horrible experience.
I’ve heard so great things about franco kernel. Though i’m using Stock Kernel with Stock ROM 4.1.2. Battery life is surely improved in this version! smile

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You Can try Codename Andriod ROM latest version. Can also use FRanco or trinity as kernel

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rahulgoogle81 wrote:

You Can try Codename Andriod ROM latest version. Can also use FRanco or trinity as kernel


Is franco kernel now compatible with the latest Jelly Bean i.e. 4.2?

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