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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 430 reviews of Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / Samsung GALAXY Nexus / Google Nexus Prime / Samsung DROID Prime. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and price are generally positive. The usability and screen are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the social networking functionality and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / Samsung GALAXY Nexus / Google Nexus Prime / Samsung DROID Prime is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 user reviews of Samsung Galaxy Nexus i515 / Samsung GALAXY Nexus / Google Nexus Prime / Samsung DROID 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. Views about the durability and screen are overall positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some mixed views about the sound, and many are negative about the battery.

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Galaxy Nexus I515 Camera Touch Android 4G LTE Phone (Verizon, Dark Grey)Samsung Galaxy Nexus I515 Camera Touch Android 4G LTE Phone (Verizon, Dark Grey)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: James Rogerson (techradar.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

 

We've updated our Galaxy Nexus review to reflect the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update

Jelly Bean makes things smoother ; Stunning screen ; Keyboard and internet fantastic ; Future-proofed with NFC

Only five homescreens ; Other UI's offer better social networking ; No microSD slot or FM Radio ; Battery life disappointing

We've updated our Samsung Galaxy Nexus review to reflect the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update which has now been rolled out to the handset. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the world's first phone to run Android 4.0: Ice Cream Sandwich and now just under a...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers an excellent Android experience that's hugely impressive, but we really believe it will be surpassed by others within the

Sharp display is wonderful at full brightness, Android 4, you'll be first in the queue for software updates, NFC, lightweight, video looks sensational

As display dims it becomes grubby, auto brightness too aggressive, no microSD card slot, early adopters will have to wait for app developers to catch up

If you're looking for a pure Android experience, then you've probably already decided to opt for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It's a competitive device from a hardware point of view, with a distinct advantage of being Google's baby when it comes to...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Google's new flagship Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was launched on Tuesday in Hong Kong to great fanfare, but what's the

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

 

A massive screen, dual-core processor and fantastic camera make this new flagship Android worthy of the title, but it's Android 4.0 that's the real star of the show

The screen's large resolution means that, even on the 4.7in display, you won't ever see a pixel - even the smallest text is pin-sharp. It's not particularly bright, however, even at the highest setting, and we had to turn off automatic brightness which...

Expert review by: Chris Martin (theinquirer.net)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus video review

 

Ice Cream Sandwich has arrived

of Samsung and Google have combined once again to bring out their latest offering in the smartphone market with the Galaxy Nexus.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Alfred Siew (techgoondu.com)

Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Nexus

 

One of the most loved Android phones and certainly the most long-lasting - the Google Nexus One - looks to finally have a worthy successor in the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus out in Singapore in Janua...

Some users have held on to that defining gizmo for almost two years now. Just like the Nexus One, the Galaxy Nexus could enjoy the same geeky niche following and perhaps even convince more mainstream users now that Android is not just a “challenger” OS...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Khidr Suleman (theinquirer.net)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus hands-on review

 

Android gunning for IOS 5

rejoice, as the Galaxy Nexus will soon ship with the fabled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (OS), as Google aims to put Apple's IOS 5 back in its place.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Martin (theinquirer.net)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes aim at the Iphone 4S

 

The first Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone

Samsung and Google have announced the latest Nexus smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and, we must say, it looks quite tasty.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Ben Griffin (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

 

The problem with setting the benchmark is the inevitable problem of beating it later on. The Samsung Galaxy S2 represents fantastic value for money and is still our favourite handset, even after a slew of competition.

Great camera, Android 4.0 is a great improvement, Great performance

Volume bug, Feels a bit cheap, Specs a little underwhelming in places

If you absolutely love Android and can't wait for Ice Cream Sandwich, the Galaxy Nexus is for you. For everyone else, wait until the volume bug is sorted before parting with your cash

Expert review by: Ben Griffin (knowyourmobile.com)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus review: first look and pictures

 

If there's one thing guaranteed to showcase what is all about, it was when you had a Google phone in hand. The Nexus One was a fantastic machine and the Nexus S was even better.

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1750 / 2000 / 2300
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):9
Browsing time (4G):9
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):12
Continuous audio playback time:60
Continuous video playback time:10
Standby time (2G):210 / 290
Standby time (3G):200 / 270
Talk time (2G):17.5 / 17.6 / 19.6
Talk time (3G):13 / 8 / 8.3 / 8.5

Call management

Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes
Voice dialing:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Camera:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1280 x 720 / 3280 x 2464
Digital Zoom:4 / 8
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3 / 2
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Maximum frame rate:30
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 3280 x 2464
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8
Second Camera:No / Y / Yes
Second camera resolution:1.3 / 2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 480p, 720p / 720p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.397 / 0.456
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Head SAR (EU):0.303 / 0.600
Head SAR category (EU):B
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.303

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Grey / Silver

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:11.4 / 11.8 / 118.1 / 12.6
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080 / 480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Touch screen:Y
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:1 / 2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GA, AAC, AMR, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF / AAC, AAC+, WAV / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, MP3 / AAC, AMR, MP3 / MP3
FM radio: No
Image formats supported:JPG
RSS reader:Y
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3G2, 3GP, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:Y / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, EVDO, HSPA+, UMTS, WCDMA / EVDO / HSPA / HSPA+, HSUPA / UMTS / UMTS, WCDMA
4G:N / Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVCTP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SAP
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+EDR / 4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included:Y / Yes
EDGE:Y / Yes
GPRS:Y / Yes
Java technology:Y / Yes
Music player:Y / Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring:Y / Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating:Y / Yes
Video Playback:Y / Yes
Voice Recording:Y / Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Office support:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0 / 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / 4.4.2 KitKat
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.2 / 2.26
Processor Model:800

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.0 / 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich / 4.4.2 KitKat

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / No
Internal RAM:1024 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:64
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google+, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
UMTS bands supported:850,1900,2100

Video

Video call:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13.6 / 8.64 / 8.8 / 8.94
Height :13.1 / 13.6 / 13.8 / 135.5 / 136 / 8.94
Weight:130 / 131 / 135 / 137.9 / 138
Width:6.79 / 6.8 / 6.84 / 6.9 / 67.94 / 68