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 flaws. Six months later, that’s no longer the case. With the Samsung Galaxy S III due out in the US in twenty minutes or so, the Droid RAZR HD on the horizon, and other competitive models in the wild, I’m a lot less willing to forgive the GN’s shortcomings. Add to that the fact that Sprint’s LTE network is still nonexistant, its 4G capabilities are basically wasted, and will continue to be unless you live in one of the few lucky markets where Sprint will be rolling out LTE in the near future.
The Galaxy Nexus is still a good piece of hardware, but the onward march of time and Sprint’s network troubles have reduced it from “cutting edge” to “kind of average.” It’s not a bad buy if you know its limitations, but for those seeking a truly high-end smartphone, there are better options out there.
- Great screen
- Plenty of storage
- No MicroSD slot
- Large size
- No SIM card slot
A nice Android smartphone, but not as impressive as it was six months ago.