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Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3127 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and camera. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are mixed views on the connectivity and reception. Many are negative about the features.

responsiveness, screen, design, camera, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Nexus I9250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review


IN THE TRADITION of the Nexus S, which was the first Android Gingerbread phone, Samsung has constructed an elegantly simple, yet powerful, phone to show off the stock version of Google's latest OS, Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). Android function...

No microSD slot; no HDMI‑out; Google Wallet not yet equipped; last-generation camera hardware; low display contrast

No microSD slot; no HDMI‑out; Google Wallet not yet equipped; last-generation camera hardware; low display contrast

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review


Finally! We had the pleasure of reviewing, what many consider the 'holy grail' of all Android phones; the one; the only - Galaxy Nexus. Just like the Nexus One and the Nexus S, if you want the purest Android experience, then this is the phone to get....

After spending some quality time with the phone, we have to admit that it didn’t really blow us away, as we had hoped it would. It’s a very good phone, yes, but it left us asking for more. ICS is a definite plus point here, as it’s a very stable (after...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Unlocked)


The unlocked Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the only way to get pure, unadulterated Jelly Bean (Android 4.1), and it's an unusually good deal for a smartphone that doesn't come with a specific carrier attachment.

Runs Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" out of the box. Fast and responsive. High-definition screen. No bloatware. Great battery life

Spotty reception. Slower-than-expected data speeds. Slightly dated hardware


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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)


Sprint's version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus pairs a "pure Google" experience with unlimited data, but for now, that's very slow data.

Fast. Developer-friendly, stock Android 4.0. Excellent voice quality

No LTE coverage yet. Limited audio and video codec support. No card slot. Buggy HDMI output

What a difference firmware makes. When we tested the first version of the Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0, it had serious problems connecting to Verizon's network and making voice calls. But here's Sprint's Galaxy Nexus ($199.99 with...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)


The Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint offers all the power of Google's flagship phone, plus the promise of LTE. Is it worth the wait?

Click to EnlargeAs with the Verizon and the unlocked version, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Sprint has a lot going for it: a brilliant screen, a powerful processor and the latest Android 4.0 operating system. However, at the moment, its 3G-only speeds...

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Samsung (Sprint) Galaxy Nexus


Third time's a charm..

Simple yet beautiful design ; Google Wallet onboard ; Solid performer

Shorter battery life than other Galaxy Nexuses ; Mediocre camera performance ; Early adopters will have to wait for LTE service

The Galaxy Nexus remains one of the best Android phones on the market, and this version, in particular, includes Google Wallet. Still, the battery life is relatively short, and early adopters will have to wait for Sprint's LTE network to go live.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)


We recently reviewed the the Samsung Galaxy Nexus model available on Verizon. Due to the phones' similar build and components, applicable portions of that review will also be used in this Sprint-specific evaluation.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus marries the power of the Ice Cream Sandwich with a stock Andorid OS. The phone's beautiful screen and performance are top-notch, and unlike its Verizon counterpart, the Google Wallet payment app is onboard.

The Galaxy Nexus lacks a slot for expandable memory, the 5-megapixel camera isn't Samsung's best, and battery life could be longer. We’re also still waiting for phone’s connection to Sprint’s LTE network.

Though Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus retains the cache of being an official showpiece for Ice Cream Sandwich, it's no longer the only kid on the block. The fact that Sprint’s LTE network is not operational yet doesn’t help the phone, either.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich Review


The evolution of Google's Nexus line is an interesting one. Each year, Google chooses both a silicon partner and an OEM to make a unique hardware archetype which it caters a specific build of Android to. We've been playing with the latest Nexus -...

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus review: Opening new doors


Once again, it is the Nexus time of the year. This time, Google has left the Gingerbread cookies and, together with Samsung, has brought to us the Galaxy Nexus to deliver the Ice Cream Sandwich. And while a cold dessert is totally out of place this...

Quad-band GSM; penta-band 3G support ; HSDPA 21Mbps; HSUPA 5.76Mbps ; Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with stock UI ; 4.65” Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with HD (720 x 1280 pixels) resolution; 16M colors; oleophobic surface ; Slim profile at...

Camera resolution is not on par with the rest of the high-end dual-core competition ; Below average battery life ; Lacks a dedicated camera key ; No microSD card slot ; No mass-storage mode (some files don't show up in MTP mode) ; Android 4.0 Ice Cream...

The Galaxy Nexus packs an impressive spec sheet, but it is (yet again) the OS which is the device’s main highlight. After all, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is widely expected to put an end to the fragmentation, which currently plagues Google’s mobile...


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Samsung Galaxy Nexus


We review a lot of phones, tablets, gadgets, and gizmos at Digital Trends, but very few of them are unique. Most of the time, only one or two small features differentiate a new device from all that came before it, if that. There isn't necessarily...

New Android Ice Cream Sandwich rocks ; Fast camera shutter speed ; Clean, buttonless design ; Feels great to hold ; 4G LTE, dual-core, and NFC included ; Screen is big, but manageable

Battery life isn’t great ; Many apps don't take advantage of swiping ; Camera gets trigger happy ; Contacts app still needs improving

The Galaxy Nexus is one of those few phones that is truly different from what came before it.

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p


Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot:No / Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:4.X LTE / GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:HD SUPER AMOLED / Super-AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:3 / EE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes