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Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / GALAXY Nexus / DROID Prime / Google Nexus Prime

Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / GALAXY Nexus / DROID Prime / Google Nexus Prime
alaScore 86

445 reviews

Jun, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 445 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / GALAXY Nexus / DROID Prime / Google Nexus Prime. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and screen also get good views, whereas there are some less positive reviews about the apps and sound. There are mixed views on the social networking functionality and reliability.

performance, screen, usability, design, portability

battery, reception, sound, apps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / GALAXY Nexus / DROID Prime / Google Nexus Prime is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / GALAXY Nexus / DROID Prime / Google Nexus Prime

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / GALAXY Nexus / DROID Prime / Google Nexus Prime from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the durability and screen are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the sound. Some have doubts about the battery.

performance, usability, price, screen, durability

battery

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon LTE hands-on (video)

 

New Yorkers got a sneak peek at the Verizon LTE flavor of the Galaxy Nexus at the Samsung Experience in Columbus Circle today, and we dropped by to spend a few...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ review

 

The Galaxy Nexus is definitely the best Android phone available today -- it's possibly even the best phone available today, period.

Satisfying look and feel ; Stunning display ; Impressive performance ; Excellent battery life

Underwhelming camera ; Average build quality and materials

Nov, 2011

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

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.

Voice calls sounded great, though. Callers sounded clear in the earpiece, with plenty of volume, and transmissions through the microphone were crisp and detailed. I heard a good amount of street noise through the mic, but my voice always cut through...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)

 

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint)

The ; 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.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Brian Bennett (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint) review:

 

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.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon Wireless)

 

With Ice Cream Sandwich, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Verizon has the best software of any Android phone, but that doesn't make it the best phone there is.

First phone shipping with Android 4.0, which includes many key software improvements. Excellent 4G LTE speeds.

Reception and call quality problems. Buggy HDMI output.

And, oh, what a better browser it is! I go into more detail in my Ice Cream Sandwich review, but the ICS browser is a major improvement from the Gingerbread browser. My favorite new options are the ability to easily disable mobile Web sites and switch...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon Wireless) review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon Wireless)

 

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Verizon Wireless)

The ; marries the power of the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS with the speed of Verizon's LTE network. The phone's beautiful screen and internal performance are top-notch.

The Galaxy Nexus lacks a slot for expandable memory, and the 5-megapixel camera isn't Samsung's best. There's no support for Google Wallet, and several Ice Cream Sandwich features take some getting used to.

As the first U.S. phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes a coveted, solitary step forward. However, once other premium handsets receive the updated Android OS, the Galaxy Nexus will lose some of its competitive edge.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Kent German Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked) review: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked)

 

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked)

The ; brings a ton of new and very welcome features with Ice Cream Sandwich. The design is sharp, the screen is gorgeous, and the internal performance is fantastic.

Ice Cream Sandwich has eliminated some of Android's learning curve in some aspects, just to re-create it in others. There was some static on calls, and there's no external memory card slot. Also, like other Samsung Galaxy devices, the Galaxy Nexus...

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a big step forward for Android, but it's not the giant leap you may have been expecting. As impressive as it is, Ice Cream Sandwich can be messy, and without it, the Galaxy Nexus is just another Nexus device.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Brian Klug, Anand Lal Shimpi (anandtech.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich Review

 

Google employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and the number of them working on Android are in the single digit percentage range. Google's business is search, but it has always had aspirations of more. Android isn't just a chance to capitalize on...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by : Adama D. Brown (brighthand)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review: Android 4.0 and Sprint LTE

 

Sprint's version of the Galaxy Nexus promises support for the carrier's upcoming LTE network as well as a beautiful full HD screen and Android 4.0. Brighthand investigates how this high-end smartphone fares.

Great screen ; Plenty of storage

Large size ; No SIM card slot

When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus originally came out, it had the advantage of being the newest and most cutting-edge Android device out there: the only one with Android 4.0, an HD screen, and equally impressive specs, which helped compensate for its...

Jun, 2012

Price comparison for Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / GALAXY Nexus / DROID Prime / Google Nexus Prime

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