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Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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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90 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
90

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

90
 

User Reviews

100
LiamMurphy
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
80
fei0316
A very good phone at the point of 2011
80
sudsmcfudge
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
86
Average user Score
 
70
minimach
11.26.13
About 6-7 month into owning and using it, the usb port broke and had to be serviced to replace its motherboard (as advised by Samsung service personnel).
 
80
chriscrm
11.25.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
50
Zengster0711
11.18.13
A disappointing product with a lot of problems. - Engadget
 
80
ecompton3
11.18.13
Great phone but its showing signs of wearing out at the end of year two. The custom ROM support was great and having Cyanogenmod run on it really helped when Verizon fell behind on the updates. Speed and performance were good, though the system is lagging a bit more now then usual. LTE is very fast and its rather durable. The camera was mediocre at best, but I don't take too many photos so not a big deal. The battery life is the only real blemish. Without the extended battery it'd be impossible to go through the day. Now I can get 6-8 hours max.
 
70
balakumar
10.21.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
90
knightstalker
07.13.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
70
antioedipus
07.08.13
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
 
80
omerh
06.28.13
Great phone for the price.Very gentle and low speaker.With the clean Android experience.
 
90
HackyJacky
06.25.13
Overall a great phone, the name 'Nexus' really carried out a lot, giving promise of durability and best of the softwares. Quite happy with it
 
80
eliascf
06.05.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget

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