"Great phone but can't we all get along?"3.5 starson by me2nyc
Pros: Quad Core bliss
Finally quick updates!
Cons: No LTE!
No memory card slot
Non removable battery
Summary: I really really like my Verizon Galaxy Nexus. I picked it because I got tired of AT&T and iOS. I thought by ignoring the slew of Android devices that seem to come out every other day and picking a "Google" phone I would get the quickest updates. Wrong, apparently Verizon likes to play by their own rules and has painfully and slowly released updates. So the great news is that Google has bypassed this by releasing the Nexus 4 unlocked. Which means you use it basically for AT&T and T-Mobile. But if that was bad enough by laving out Spring and Verizon they also left out 4G since that would have to involve carriers. At $299 8GB or $350 16GB your getting a great phone at a great price, but why 8GB? 16GB is almost too small. I have held the phone and it's awesome. It keeps the save looks of Galaxy but luxes it up with a glass back with a cool design. Is it iPhone quality yet? No but it beats Samsung's cheap plastic feel. The phone is fast, real fast, well at least when it comes to non data movement since the phone doesn't have LTE. This is a bummer since I can't get it for Verizon.
Without having LTE the Nexus phone takes 2 steps forward and one giant step backwards. It okay with HSPA+ considering T-Mobile is based on that whole system and iPhone 4S users dealt with it, but it's still sad to see such a great phone like this lack such a universal feature. The one caveat to this is, at least people don't have to deal with carriers bull on releasing updates anymore.