"The ultimate mobile experience. Highly recommended."5.0 starson by JaikLaivi
Pros: Superb interface; great battery life; very, very fast; lots of extra unique features; all applications have been refined and improved; and much more.
Cons: None. Honestly.
Summary: The Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus is what every Android fan has been waiting for - and the wait is worth it. The interface has been refined and much more user-friendly while still retaining the feel of Android that gives the users complete control.
Stock Android Launcher -
You can customize the stock launcher further than previous versions and it's also become far smoother. The launcher will not have to reload it's app drawer when a ram-hogging application is used unlike older phones of the Nexus line. Adding and placing widgets have become and easier and are now resizable. Folders have been improved. All of these features are all wrapped up to form a more streamlined experience, which older iterations of Android suffered from.
Refined Applications -
All of the applications have been redone to match up with the launcher's interface. The camera application has greatly improved, adding features such as zoom (something Stock Android sorely needed), panorama, instant capture (which works very well, especially for a camera phone), and easier access to controls. The camera sensors have also been refined to make superb photos. The 5 MP camera isn't something to shy away from, you'll only notice differences from a 5 and 8 MP camera if you blow up the photos to table-sized proportions. The Gallery app has also been redone, for a much faster interface while still retaining the 3D effect it used to have. Music has improved also (and can be downloaded to any Android device running Froyo via Market, it isn't just limited to Android 4.0). It's Music store is also very impressive and handy for any music enthusiast. Settings have become far, far more user friendly, and brought along several new features, particularly data control. Voice Recognition has been improved and not appears instantaneously as you speak. The keyboard, messaging, downloads, and more have also been refined. In short, every application has been redesigned to match everything in the operating system together.
Build Quality (Including Screen, Battery, and Call Quality) -
Although the device is made of plastic, it feels great very good in the hand and can easily endure rigorous beating. It's screen is impervious to scratching of keys and other sharp objects. Furthermore, the pixel density is 720p, and shows. Images are bright and vibrant. Battery life is truly superb, and can last you throughout the day with moderate to heavy usage at full screen brightness. Call quality is crisp, clear, and non-existent in the dropped calls department.
The browser deserves it's own section because of it's massive improvement. The old browser used to be very, very plain, featureless, and overall quite slow. This one isn't. It's fast, adds tons of new features (Including tabs and incognito mode), is smooth, and overall looks great. It's a massive improvement and a very important one.
On the whole, the phone is the best out there. Android 4.0 is snappy, smooth, and a much better experience than previous versions of Android. Applications are smoother, don't suffer from any forms of lagging or frame-per-second mishaps, and tie together well. Call quality is great, build quality is great, the HD screen is great. Everything about this phone is great. I highly recommend it.