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Samsung
Model:
GT-I9250
Samsung Galaxy Nexus Smartphone

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Great Nexus phone with the pure Google experiance.

5

I have mine flashed with a Kit-Kat rom and it is smooth and fast even though Google has given up support for it. I have the GSM Version on T-mobile and it is fast and and reliable. The battery life is pretty good with the rom and kernel combo i'm using. It has the Nexus 5 feel and experience. I will be keeping this phone til I either loose or break it or it dies. The battery is removable but there is no expandable memory. It has internal 16GB of memory which I think is plenty since there really isnt much need to store music on the phone. Google Play Music stores all your music on the cloud for free. I like that the charging and headphone ports are on the bottom of the phone together. It sucks having a phone where you have a wire sticking out of it on both the top and bottom. Having them both side by side on the bottom is better. The external speaker is clear and loud if need be. It has a forward facing camera for hangouts or skyping and an indicator LED for messages. The phone has not failed me yet and I would recommend to anyone. Battery Life Good battery life with the right rom. I had mine go two days from full charge to almost dead before. Display/Screen Quality The OLED screen is so nice, the main reason I am sticking with Samsung phones. The blacks are as dark as they get. Call Quality Same as any other phone I suppose. Ease of Use Button placement is perfect and screen is very responsive. Durability I dont used a case and this thing has no scratches yet. Design A Very sexy phone. Love the curved glass and the textured back.

CraigDunham

USA

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Great phone that managed to stay relevant for quite a while

5

While it was announced recently that the Galaxy Nexus is no longer receiving official updates it still remains a phone that stayed relevant among a plethora of newer phones that followed. I have owned this phone for 2 years and during that time I have highly enjoyed the GNex. Because it's getting cheaper and cheaper to buy this phone these days, especially used, I would recommend this phone to anyone looking for a solid Android device. It is better than almost all entry level phones being released two years after its own release. Battery Life The battery is pretty good and when instituting some battery saving settings (syncing turned off) it actually gets incredible battery life for a smartphone. Display/Screen Quality The screen is actually a little grainy when on automatic brightness. It's easy to see past this when using the phone. Not a deal breaker. Call Quality I've never had a problem with the call quality. Ease of Use If you love stock Android the GNex is hard to pass up. Durability Not the most rugged phone, but it holds up to everyday abuse. Design Not the prettiest phone but it is understated and not flashy. It's far from an iPhone as far as style points go

pixelswim

Lake Station, IN

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great phone, great price!

4

This phone is highly recommended. It has basically everything you need, it's fast and has the latest updates from google. the phone is fairly thin, but it has an awesome big screen. it has a great front camera and an ok camera for the back. It is 5 megapixels, which is fine for most things, but other phones have better higher quality cameras. I would say the battery could be better, but I usually keep this charged overnight and it can last a whole day with internet. If you are using 3g then it will drain it pretty quick and you will have to charge it at least once during the day. Battery Life battery could be improved, but there is a removable battery Display/Screen Quality one of the best screens out there Call Quality the call quality is good as you would expect Ease of Use the phone has android, if you are used to it, then it should be easy to use. even if you come from another os, android is easy Durability it is plastic, but it can take a beating Design very thin, and the plastic back actually makes holding the phone with ease

HunterGin

USA

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Good Starter Smartphone

4

First off, it is a good smartphone and pretty easy to get used to and how it works. This is no Samsung Galaxy, Samsung Note or Apple Iphone, but it does do the job. It does not have all the bell ans whistles of those others, but it has enough for those who don't need that, but just want reliable smartphone or a smartphone to try out before moving up to the big boys. Battery Life Short battery life. Really battery life depends on what use the phone for such as: playing games, texting, taking pictures, etc. The more use it, as with any smartphone, the quicker the battery will die. I do good to make it through a workday without having to charge mine. I don't run as many apps or do as many things with my phone, like my husband does. He has the same type of phone and he can lose a charge in a matter of 3 hours. He makes use of a lot of apps, texts constantly and plays games on it. So, I get about 10 to 12 hours out of normal use and he gets much less. Display/Screen Quality Great screen. HIgh quality and impressive. Call Quality Great call quality. I feel call quality can also depend on your carrier, but the phone plays a part in that. Everything sounds clear, no crackling and people can hear me clearly. Ease of Use Pretty easy to figure out the basics with this phone. The sliding screen can somtimes not cooperate and will not reconize your finger, but I have found if I keep the screen clean that happens less than if the screen is smudged and dirty. Durability If you drop it on the cement you might break it or not. I dropped mine and the back came off, but it still works great and since then I have bought a case for it.

bpink40

Kinston, NC

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Large screen, Google experience

4

Use with a TPU cover, still small in my hand. Screen crisp, responds quickly to touch. Web browsing no better than any other phone tried. Call Quality Use Sprint, some calls better than others. Durability Bounced around in bag and pockets, dropped a few times. Design Feels good in hand. still small enough to carry in a belt case.

bettaroz

USA

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Awesome phone!

5

the only thing that prevented it from getting a 10 is the battery life. This is a great phone and it truly delivers the user experience that you would expect from Samsung. The Android system is easy to use and more intuitive than IOS in my experience!

bazil

USA

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My favorite smartphone so far

5

I have had this phone for just slightly under 2 years and with all of my previous phones I was more than ready to switch. Other than the battery which is very easily drained, I have no other complaint and am hesitant to change devices. Battery Life The batter is easily drained. If my kids play games for 30 minutes the battery is nearly depleted. I have chargers at home, work, and in the car to help with this problem but it makes me feel dependent being able to charge it all the time. Display/Screen Quality I think this has the best screen/display of any phone I've seen. Much better quality that the Iphone. The pictures are crisp and clear. Call Quality There are times that it works better as a small tablet than a phone but I am not sure if that has to do with service or the phone itself. Ease of Use My 4 year old had no problems using the phone or the apps and even I didn't take long to learn. Durability I have it in a case mostly because I am accident prone but the screen is scratch free and I haven't had any issues. Design I like the size and the weight. It fits in my hand and doesn't hurt my wrists.

TCaprice

USA

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Nexus phone left behind

4

This phone was ok for awhile but quickly showed it's limitations. There was not quite enough ram which would cause apps in the background to constantly close requiring me to restart the app. The camera isn't too bad actually and is really good in most light conditions, but it doesn't take too great of pictures in the dark. The network was constantly switching between 3G & LTE which could cause it to lose signal and stall on webpages or apps, but this might have been an issue with verizon. The biggest issues were the random reboots and the poor battery life. I had to buy two extra batteries as I could only get 4-6 hours of use on a regular basis. The call quality was OK from my end, but I regularly had the other party on the phone say they couldn't hear me even though I could hear them fine. Battery Life Not very good for a newer phone. Call Quality Generally OK but did get dropped calls and had the other party claim the couldn't hear me now and then.

ryanta

USA

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Great Ideas Sometimes Don't Pan Out

4

I bought this smartphone because I bought into the whole idea that it would get the newest fixes and updates for the Android operating system. I also thought the idea of a curved screen was an awesome idea to keep the face free of scatches. I was also enthralled by the idea of Near Field Communications. I have Verizon service and evidently they are the slowest to approve of updates so that selling point was unrealized. I learned that the gorilla glass that my previous phone had with no scratches after 2 years couldn't be used because of the curved glass and scratches appeared right away and I had to put on a protector. The curved glass was to keep the surface from laying flat on the desk and getting scratches this problem has been solved in new phones by adding a very small lip on the phones so the new phones have the gorilla glass. I have never used the Near Field Communication yet it sounded so great but I have no place to use it at. So all those reasons didn't pan out. It still works good and has survived some drops without cracking the screen but I wish I'd waited for the S3. The battery life is the worst at about 7 hours of normal use. Battery Life My wife has the S3 and hers lasts all day mine has to be charged on the car ride home after work for me to have any battery to talk to friends. Display/Screen Quality It has a very nice screen and its display is quite nice. Call Quality Can't get a signal sometimes where an iPhone can but if it has a signal it doesn't seem to affect the quality of the audio much even with just one bar. Ease of Use The volume control and the power button are across from one another so sometimes turning on the phone you accidentally crank up the volume, that is not good when it happens at work. Durability It has taken several falls and no cracks. It does have scratches that look terrible when the phone is off but when the screen is on you can't even see them.

Blevo90

USA

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Great Phone

5

Overall this is a well designed phone.. I use this phone for everything from checking my email to playing google play store games. Battery Life Needs a longer battery life but overall great Display/Screen Quality The screen is typically the right size I like the bigger screen on this phone Call Quality The call quality is good as long as I am not in my home it is probably my area of residence and not the phone but could use a little improvement with how loud you can make the ear peice Ease of Use This phone is one of the most simplest phones to use. It was not very hard to figure out and even my 4 year old daughter can work this phone Durability This phones durability is amazing I am prone to dropping my phone all of the time and it only has a little scratch on the croner. Design I love the thin design with this phone although it is tough at some times to hold on to it it just slip[s right out of my hands

Awilliams420

USA

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