Samsung GALAXY Nexus CDMA 

Released November, 2011
  • Android 4.2.2
  • 4G
  • 4.7"
  • Dual core 1.2 GHz
The superior screen of the Galaxy Nexus, while giving it a touch of exclusivity hardware-wise, will not be enough to cannibalize the strong sales, which the I9100 still enjoys.
by GSM Arena (Dec, 2011)
That's not terribly impressive for a high end smartphone on Verizon Wireless, and so far it seems that 3G isn't the Galaxy Nexus' strong point, though LTE is solid.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)
7.6 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

Performance

Processing power and speed

GALAXY Nexus
6.8
Nexus 4
7.4
Passmark, Geekbench, AnTuTu, BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

GALAXY Nexus
6.2
Nexus 4
9.2
AnTuTu 3D, GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

GALAXY Nexus
9.3
Nexus 4
8.8
GLBenchmark 2.5 Battery, Talk time, Standby time and Battery capacity

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

GALAXY Nexus
8.6
Nexus 4
8.7
Reviews from phonearena.com, gsmarena.com, techradar.com, pocket-lint.com and 1 more

7.6

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

GALAXY Nexus
7.6
Nexus 4
8.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Samsung GALAXY Nexus

geekbench Processor and memory performance

GALAXY Nexus
623
Galaxy S4
1,856
Nexus 4
1,583

passmark Processor performance including multiple coresData courtesy Passmark

GALAXY Nexus
1,623
Galaxy S4
3,414
Galaxy S III
2,559

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

GALAXY Nexus
1,988 ms
T-Mobile G2x
3,927 ms
DROID X2
3,865 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

GALAXY Nexus
2,123
Moto X
3,109
Galaxy S4
2,670

AnTuTu 3D 3D graphics performance

GALAXY Nexus
2,686
Nexus 4
6,333
Galaxy S III
3,481

GLBenchmark 2.5 battery Battery life for 3D graphics apps

GALAXY Nexus
234 min
Galaxy S III
166 min
Nexus 4
208 min

Reviews Word on the street for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus


10.0
It is indeed very colorful, but not as cartoonishly enhanced as some of Samsung's smartphone displays, and blacks are much deeper vs. standard LCDs.

8.5
Messaging: With plenty of screen real estate available to us thanks to its ginormous 4.65” display, the messaging experience is undoubtedly very easy on the fingers.

8.0
Close ups are handled well, with the camera managing to focus easily.

Overall

8.6 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

And the experience is mesmeric - the sharpness and the improved contrast ratios over LCD are there for all to see, even on low-grade video, and we were massively impressed with the mixture of resolution and screen size.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)
Black are deep, colors are bright and the detail the ultra-high resolution provides is unparalleled.
by GSM Arena (Oct, 2011)
Pentile matrix displays have fewer subpixels compared to standard LCDs and Samsung's newer Super AMOLED Plus displays, but Super AMOLED Plus isn't yet available in 720p at this size.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)

Carrier

The Verizon Galaxy Nexus has wide viewing angles.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2011)
You can compare the Verizon Galaxy Nexus with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2011)
A row at the bottom has been reserved for three on-screen buttons - Back, Home and the Recent apps.
by GSM Arena (Dec, 2011)

Network technology

And in the meantime, LTE works very well in our tests, data speeds on 3G are decent and voice quality is tops.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)
Older LTE phones reported only the 3G signal in bars, even if they were on LTE, so don't use bars as your only guide.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)
Even though we’re quite familiar nowadays with 4G LTE connectivity, we’re nonetheless always excited to know that we’re going to be blessed with lightning fast data speeds.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2011)

Video

Using our test video that’s encoded in MPEG-4 1920 x 1080 resolution, we’re enamored by the flawless performance thanks to its smooth playback, sharp details, and dreamy looking colors.
by PhoneArena (Dec, 2011)
An app called Movie Studio handles editing videos and it's quite feature rich.
by GSM Arena (Dec, 2011)
Even with less than the ideal framerate, the 1080p videos produced by the Galaxy Nexus are top-notch with correct exposure, good colors, and excellent resolved detail.
by GSM Arena (Dec, 2011)

Operating system

Experientially, the clean OS plus ICS' speed improvements make the Nexus a very fast Android phone.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)
With the launch of Android 4.1: Jelly Bean it has also become relevant again, soaring ahead of rivals in software terms.
by TechRadar (Sep, 2012)
For everyday users who care less about OS versions and getting OS updates before everyone else, the appeal is a fast and stable phone.
by MobileTechReview (Dec, 2011)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 4.7"
Resolution 1280 x 720
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 312 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio No

software

Operating system Android 4.2.2
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Weight 150 g
Thickness 9.5 mm
Size 67.9 x 135.5 x 9.5 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 32 GB

photo & video

Camera 5 MP
Resolution 5 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 1.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (5.76 Mb/s)
  2. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  3. EV-DO Rev.A
  4. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. Unknown (21.1 Mb/s)
  6. HSDPA+ (21.1 Mb/s)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)
  9. CDMA (0.01 Mb/s)
  10. HSDPA (14.4 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 720 min
Talk time (3G) 499.8 min
Standby time 8,928 min
Standby time (3G) 16,128 min
Capacity 1,850 mA·h
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