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Wednesday Poll: Favorite Feature of Your Galaxy Nexus?

You are almost a week deep into your Galaxy Nexus and we want to know if anything in particular is “wowing” you. If you could pick your favorite feature so far, what would it be? Is there something that keeps you constantly grabbing for your phone? Is it the crazy fast shutter speed in the camera? The beautiful 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display? The nature-inspired design? Beaming with friends? It’s 3-pin docking connector (right)? An easily unlocked bootloader that opens up unlimited possibilities? Or is it Ice Cream Sandwich as a whole?

  • Datascoop on Twitter

    I love the ICS 4.0 update, the feel of the phone in mypalms and the 4.65 inch Super AMOLED screen!!

  • hi i dont know if anyone is posting here anymore but i know i got somwhere on my phone where i could input info about mu self such as area code, first name, last name. and it would auto fill them for me later, but i cant find this place again, please help, its driving me crazy :/

  • stock android with immediate updates

  • Its ability to take over all of droid-life, and leave behind no stories that are not about the Gnex. 
    /s

    Seriously though, can we have news that doesn’t involve the Galaxy Nexus??

  • none

    the battery life on this thing is wayy more than acceptable. I’m glad I only paid $24.99 for the extended battery, I haven’t had the need to switch over to it yet!

  • Anonymous

    : It’s [almost] perfect in every way. Now if I could just figure out how to start up a Hangout we’ll be all set. lol

  • andrew z

    The best feature is the fact that exactly a week later there’s almost 10 different developers already producing new software for the phone. (for the LTE version)

  • gadgetryan

    Do i have to pick one??

    Dev / Phone side: easy unlock / restore of the phone
    Consumer: Panoramic Camera / zero lag
    Phone usage: Swipe to close / dismiss
    Gimmick: Face unlock ( I love this feature) I will use this more than the 3D camera on the evo 3d.

  • Currentsupply

    Typing this from my Nexus. This thing is badass. It’s so damn fast. And the screen is impressive. Makes the iphone look like a toy.

  • Weege

    Im not saying its aliens, but its aliens.. 

  • Anonymous

    why is 3 pin docking connector crossed out?  Yes the vzw version vehicle dock doesn’t have the pins but don’t all the other docking stations have them?

    • Jwhitson1976

      What other docking stations?  I’ve seen nothing released…

  • Anonymous

    I love my pseudo-nexus!! 

    I’d say the screen is probably the best part so far…  but that’s just me.

  • Anonymous

    i LOVE the keyboard its completely amazing the screen is nice too

  • thing i like the most, besides the screen, is the little quick menu button you can enable in the browser. it gives you full screen, and then you can use the pop up menu on the edge to go to a new page or an open window.  very handy for one handed web browsing.  

  • RW-1

    ***On a side note and I emailed in as a tip, I find when I use the speech to text on the browser here in disqus, that I can say anything but it types out an array of my contact list names, first or last, can anyone else try this? It’s driving me crazy!  And I haven’t done anything to it to cause it, works fine in email and SMS/MMS’s … Please someone else chime in here.

    Anyone, cmon GN’ers …

  • Anonymous

    Camera speed for me. I am a fairly new father, and my OG droid was always focusing when it should have been snapping photos. Now I fire off 3-4 in a row and pick the best one, it’s awesome.
    Everything else is pretty sweet too, the huge beautiful display, quickness and 4g, and how damn easy it was to root!

  • Anonymous

    Love the browser, ICS as a whole, Screen is beautiful. just don’t love the battery life.

  • Anonymous

    I like everything about the phone, but am in LOVE with the HD screen. So crisp, so beautiful!

  • Newbero Uno

    Favorite feature I forgot to mention,the screen is gorgeous!!!! Love the USB cord/ac adapter.

  • surprisingly the group-able icons has been the most useful feature for me. It was going to be Google wallet until I realized that I cant reload it without a Mastercard :(. 

    • Lakerzz

      I loaded mine with my VISA debit card.

    • Lakerzz

      Just add funds from your credit card, or debit card into The “Google paypass debit mastercard”. Thats what I did, and it works. Greatest thing since sliced bread. 😛

  • Newbero Uno

    I love this phone and can’t put it down.This is my first smart phone, up until Thursday I had been using a Casio G’z one. I know I have to be delicate with this phone but where the charger plugs in seems a little flimsy already find myself having to toggle the cord to get it charging

  • switching from an original Droid, i’d say pretty much everything

    • Anonymous

      Same here, bro!

  • Robbie Gerling

    mine is most definitely the tricolor LED

  • Anonymous

    So sad to see this post get hijacked by argument… anyways, my fav feature is the snappiness of the browser

  • What’s this? a comment that actually pertains to the subject! Amazing! 😛

    Honestly, its a phone. Its just as “amazing” as every other modern phone. The only real difference is the giant screen (I’ve got a love/hate with that) and ICS. both of which will be normal over the upcoming year.

    Gripes start with the crummy battery life (remember my gripe about the screen?) and the lack of a SD card slot. I know, 32gb is a lot of space, but I liked the removable option.

    Coming from a OG Droid running CM7, there are times where I wonder why I upgraded, its not nearly as much faster as the specs would indicate.

  • Anonymous

    The camera speed is up there on my favorites of this phone.  But its actually the overall speed of the device.  I don’t know if its mostly because of ICS or the hardware but its the best android experience ive ever had.  

  • Travisjshepherd

    definitely has to be the native screenshot.

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.ie/7fb

  • Scotttyb

    I love the big beautiful screen, even looks awesome at 50% brightness, awesome for reading and playing games…another thing I really like it the multitasking feature, great for going back and forth between 2 apps, such as filling in a form and copying and pasting the data from somewhere else…much better multitasking than Gingerbread!!

  • mikeym0p

    It’s so fast! This phone flies, it’s nice in hand too. I love just picking it up and swiping through the screens if I dont have a text message because it’s fun to just use.

  • Anonymous

    Favorites: Screen, android 4.0, no physical buttons, the new metro UI, finally an android phone that looks beautiful, I like the feel of the phone (textures), I like the side on/off button, love android’s new panorama feature on the camera, zero lag on the camera shutter, the speed of the phone and optimization of android as a whole, the haptic feedback on the lower buttons (makes it feel as if they are real buttons)

    Dislikes: Volume on speaker is horrible, my phone seems to have trouble acquiring a GPS signal nearly all the time, the dialog boxes on the UI in android 4.0 have changed completely and are now ass backward usability (ie. yes for a confirmation box is on the right and no is on the left), my stock calendar widget doesn’t work or it doesn’t display any upcoming events, when you install an app it automatically puts it on any screen to the left I wish it was to the right like the app drawer swipes, i don’t know why they haven’t incorporated some kind of swiping for stock android keyboard yet, for this device it makes a lot of sense to have shipped it with a more powerful battery, the text to speak doesn’t seem to work for me as advertised (in fact it has flat out sucked) but speaking locations seems to work fine, 

    I’m sure there are a few other things i’m missing for both categories but this is what i immediately thought of.

  • Kyle Randall

    Stock Android. I’ve had several Android phones and all of them felt incomplete. I bought this to replace my iPhone 4 and I’m not looking back.

  • These comments have gotten a little out of hand! Great content, but hard to sift through… how about an actual poll with multiple choices and stats?

  • Anonymous

    The biggest differences: 
    1. Apps work like they are supposed to. My Starbucks app actually updates the balance in seconds whereas it never did on my DX. 2. Zippier than my rooted DX with Liberty for GB ROM. 3. The bluetooth function in my car is MUCH better and substantially louder. 4. People keep saying the UI takes some getting used to. Took about a couple minutes for me, but I am used to flashing ROMs which changes the UI in many ways. 5. Google wallet rocks! It works flawlessly for me and I got a free $10 debit card for installing it. 6. The camera is the best it has ever been for me. The process is so fast you can take several shots by accident. I notice no difference between the transition from 8mp to 5mp. 
    7. The screen is colorful and high quality. Noticeable difference from my DX.

    Cons:

    1. 4g coverage is bad in my area so I switched to CDMA only (3g). Improved my battery life substantially. I suppose this will be improved upon over time. I rarely get full bars but call reception is fine and I have had no dropped calls. Verizon coverage in my area has always be solid and surpasses that of any other carrier – especially AT&T which is the king of dropped calls and low bars with my coworkers.
    2. Battery life does drain faster but I am not running a custom ROM yet. Its right on par with what my stock DX did. It does drain from 100 to 80 fast but seems to perform solid between 70’s to 40’s with heavy calling, texting, and posting to FB. As with ANY phone, gaming and music apps will kill it fast. No phone lasts long when you are using those apps. Anyone who says otherwise is not being honest. 
    3. The accelerometer definitely needs some tweaking. This is definitely one area the GNEX lags behind my DX. From portrait to landscape there is definitely a noticeably slow transition. I assume this will be fixed.

    One thing for certain. In stock condition, this phone substantially outperforms OG droids. No question. Anyone saying differently is simply coming into this forum as a provocateur. I am a former Blackberry user who also modded my Blackberries. My DX was amazing and if this GNEX was not up to par I would be the first to post negative objective and subjective commentary. I spent $300 to get into it so I would not hold back if the phone was a flop. 

    The GNEX came out of the shoot running like a champion race horse and its getting better daily with the help of the dev community. I waited much longer for upgrades and tweaks for the DX and the love affair blossomed much slower. The GNEX experience gets better daily. I assure any newbies to this forum, you have found the BEST place to frequent for your Android essentials. 

    If another phone comes out in the future that is better, I am thrilled and excited to be a part of the Android community.

  • Michael G

    Holy Lord these weren’t the comments I was expecting.  lol

    Believe it or not the feature I like the most are the new style folders within ICS.  Who needs all the homescreens now??  I use 3 and that’s because I have full size widgets on them.  

  • shr1k3r

    browser!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. It is appalling at the level of indecency in these comments. If the post doesn’t suit your needs just DON’T READ IT. There are positives/negatives for every phone, but remember they are JUST PHONES. Don’t be upset just because everyone doesn’t use the same phone you think they should.

    • But, I have to feel powerful and smarter than everyone else! Therefore, everyone that doesn’t do the EXACT SAME THING I DO is a moron!!!

  • Anonymous

    My favorite feature is not getting consistent signal strength.

  • brandon coulter

    Still waiting for my G-nex from letstalk
    I’m sad bros 🙁

    • I ended up cancelling my Letstalk order… if I want until 12/29 when my actual contract is up I get another $50… and you have benefits of having bought it directly from vzw…exchange, certainty with grandfathered unlimited data, etc.

  • Anonymous

    I love the over all speed. The difference of going from an OG Droid to this is awesome!

  • RW-1

    Hi all,

    First, coming from an OG, quite the upgrade, even if running CM7 nightlies.

    The screen … and I agree with a few others, even off, when you look at it in the light, it is as beautiful off as it is when on. There must also be a polish or coating onit, because it seems that it repels dust, and doesn’t smudge as much as I would have expected.

    The OS – ICS takes a bit of learning, but once you made the move it is awesome!

    Speech to text, much improved and useful!

    ***On a side note and I emailed in as a tip, I find when I use the speech to text on the browser here in disqus, that I can say anything but it types out an array of my contact list names, first or last, can anyone else try this? It’s driving me crazy!  And I haven’t done anything to it to cause it, works fine in email and SMS/MMS’s … Please someone else chime in here.

    As of today I also believe my data connection issue was resolved witht eh network coming back up online, I don’t want to be happy prematurely, but I had 4G at home for the first time since having it, upstairs, and this morning I had no data loss, was 3G as I would expect, but 4G here at work.
    (My thing was not about bars, just that I had nothing at times… I believe in the article about the network auth for the 4G phones and 3G) Making me breather a little easier. Perhaps my own issues were just the network as it began acting flaky and then crashed …

    Google Wallet – enough said, except thanks to the guys at XDA, they rule!

    Browser – Decided if they took the time to optimize it, I could take the time to learn it and use it before jumping on something else, and it works very nicely.

    Camera – I hate people trying to compare it to another phone, it is a phone camera, I do not expect it to be DSLR perfect, but for my uses I like it a lot, and it is quick!

    I think I’ll also have to grab the Android 4.0 Guide (Did I miss it here, did we post it in DL?) because I’d like to grab the little details, such as how to use the camera backrounds, and how I might accomplish other things in the OS (I’d like to select all for email, but that may have been 3rd party email.apk on my OG).

    If I’m right about my data situation, this phone was definately worthwhile for me to go up to. Will get my nerve up and finish rooting it this weekend (Transparent geniewidget with HTC weather icons anyone?  🙂  )

    It is a sexy beast with the porcessor and RAM … Still on the honeymoon!

  • processor and memory.  It means a lot coming from an OGDroid, so having smooth, fluid screens and actually getting the home screen with icons when you hit the home button just makes my friggin day. 

  • My favorite feature of the Nexus, is the Nexus. Phone=Perfect, IMO. 🙂 

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.ie/7fb

  • Mdh7

    Having come from the OG and then the DroidX, I would have to say I am impressed with the glass on the Galaxy Nexus. If you hold the Motorolas at a slight angle to the light you can see all of the ripples in the glass. Now do the same to the Galaxy Nexus. It’s as if they actually polished to a very smooth finish. I am also impressed with the camera taking pictures so fast.

  • Anonymous

    There are a lot of things… for one the browser is much better than previous versions, the screen is phenomenal, lots of little touches like the on press animation behind the home key or improved drag select for copy and paste… but my favorite is going to sound ridiculous: lowering the ringer volume now gives you Vibrate and another click makes it Silent. I have missed this feature that was present in Eclair and has been missing since Froyo.

  • Anonymous

    I’m still on my honeymoon with it. Tell you when I get back.

  • Nex-Life

    Fast Camera, The Curved solid black face, The Contrast is better than my plasma, did I mention the black levels are amazing!, it’s a Nexus!

  • Booboolala2000

    Google Wallet. Works great.

  • Nybandit2000

    Call me crazy but I love the drop folders and how they pop up! I am also loving the dev community and all they have given us thus far.

  • Jeremy Morrison

    My wife gets jealous cuz I call all my electronics sexy. Flat screen, computer, phones, xbox. They’re all sexy!

  • Jdogg9187

    the camera is blowing my mind. so fast compared to my OG

  • Jeremy Morrison

    I see what you did here. 

  • Jeremy Morrison

    I really like the camera. I haven’t really used it all that much or tried using it in low light situations but from what I’ve seen from it so far I think it takes good photos. If people wanted to take amazing photos I recommend they get a digital camera. Phones should be phones first above all. I actually think my G-Nex takes better photos then my iPhone4 did.

  • Jeremy Morrison

    The super amoled display as well as ICS are my favorite. Besides being a Nexus and easily beeing able to unlock, root, flash, etc. This phone and software made it a pretty easy transfer from my jailbroken iPhone4. I would have to say after being somewhat of a pro on iOS as far as downgrading, upgrading, jailbreaking, cydia, hacking, etc. I do miss the ease of making it my own OS. Don’t get me wrong Android is great as well as flashing ROMS. But at least with iOS I could really make it my own with Cydia without being a coder. I don’t miss my iPhone4 yet but I do miss the ease of it. It’s a challenge and a fun experience being on the other side though. Just wish I was having better luck with 4G.

  • Anonymous

    Yes

  • Anonymous

    The beautiful 4.65″ HD Super AMOLED display

  • Anonymous

    Favorite features:
    – Its penchant for suicide with it’s slippy plastic skin and bonded glass.
    – Only VZ device I have owned that drops signal more than an HTC on ATT.
    – “extended battery” is a complete scam.
    – car dock – also a scam
    – ramdom blackscreen if you do not interact with the device after doing a battery pull (oh the irony). 

    Other than that, I’m thrilled!

    • nFans=iFans

      It’s the best phone ever made!!1!1!!

    • – I solved the slippery issue with a $5 silicone skin cover. Works really well.
      – I haven’t had the dropped signal issue yet…what exactly happens when you get this?
      – The “extended battery” is giving me 12-16 hours instead of 6-8 hours of life. Not sure where the scam is there. On top of that, it’s hardly thicker than the original battery.
      – Car dock…yeah, that sucks.
      – The only black screen problems I’ve had were caused by the Light Flow app (controls the LED on the bottom of the phone). As soon as I uninstalled that it’s been stable as can be.

      • Anonymous

        But for 650$ a little grip suppression never hurt anyone. Screw covers and lens protectors, this isn’t an iphone (no offense to those who like em). My wifes razr is half as thick and twice as grippy.

        Dropped signal issue…data goes “white” then i notice i can’t send SMS, and eventually SMS fails, then service turns to ‘no’ bar. It occurs in low service areas (expected even though her razr doesn’t do this) but doesn’t recover till I’m practically climbing a tower. Battery pull fixes this is the weird thing.

        I havent tried lightflow, but device would get a battery pull to recover signal problem. If i didnt do anything after re-powerup, device is blackscreened after about 20m or so. Notification blinks but wont wake up.
        Battery is mostly a scam as i get about 2 extra hours. Why couldn’t the include this with the phone and sell a real extended battery? My guess is marketing…cause it does get another mm added to its rear taper, and weighs more…i havent weighed it but im guessing 1g more than iphone…so they scratched it. Again, my wife in same service area who texts about 10x more than me, gets close to same battery life on razr with no extended battery. (This would tell me that razr with ics might be even better?).
        Honestly the chintzy feel of the device pisses me off the most. All but the screen feels like this is some cheap pantech thing. Strongly considering
        swapping with the wifes razr (if i can) or maybe just swapping for my own
        razr. Blur I can deal with on solid hardware as long as i know i won’t be
        stuck on GB forever.

        Sad cause i like ICS and the pureness, but when the screen is off the rest
        bugs me.

  • It would have been finally being able to connect to my work via a native cisco vpn client but it still doesn’t seem to be included like we were told it was going to be.  So until then, the amazingly fast camera.

  • The consistent work being done by various devs!

  • Christian Bennett

    The screen for sure

  • Tyler

    Its like you read my mind with this post! I constantly turn on the screen to gaze at it then wonder what I was going to do. I find my self taking back to back pictures of random stuff just because I like hearing the beeping sound happen so quickly(usually delete the pictures afterwards). Sometimes I pull it out of my pocket to stare at it and then when I’m done starring I shine my pretty (ugly) face to see if it recognizes me. I have no friends (with a Galaxy Nexus) so its hard to use beam. With all that said, ICS as a whole is nice but kills the battery and my I haven’t found the need to unlock the bootloader and root like my OG Droid, because the phone is fast which is why I rooted my Droid.

  • Anonymous

    Disqus needs a collapse thread feature!

  • Esn87

    Most of the issues with the connection problems are in the Los Angeles and Riverside areas.  Love the phone but having real issues with Data Conection.  Voice and text are working great, no dropped calls. 

    l

  • i’ve owned a bunch of vzw blackberries (8703, 8830, 9630), most droids (dx, brother had og and now d3, thunderbolt, bionic, droid charge), and the iphone 4 (dad had a bb curve and now iphone 4s).  (as well as some sprint (evo) and att (bb bold) devices).

    i’ve never loved a phone as quickly or thoroughly as the galaxy nexus.

    i’m not saying i don’t have my complaints…

    but there is no current or past phone i’d rather have at the moment (unless i decide to carry a bb or iphone as well as the nexus…)  

    the signal is a bit irksome, but the thunderbolt had similar issues when it first launched.

    one thing i confirmed— vanilla android is the only way to go.  it’s glorious.

  • Anonymous

    ICS feature: the new voice to text.

  • CHARLES COX

    Love the new ringtones!

  • SKAV3NG3R

    My fav hu? How about this….

    I HAVE A GN, BRO!!!!

    Ye-haw

    It just flat out a good phone….everyone enjoy!

  • you

    i’m going to go with no physical buttons, other than the power and volume rockers to include capacitive

  • MattyMcD

    What a great phone.  The screen is tremendous!  I think my favorite feature has to be the functionality of ICS.  I love being able to swipe away tasks and notifications at will.  I love the way that folders are created.  I love the configurable dock.  The whole look of the OS is beautiful as well.  Overall, I’m simply amazed by this phone.

  • Anonymous

    The screen is absolutely amazing, but my favorite part of the Galaxy Nexus has to be the keyboard. I love that I can misspell everything, but it knows exactly what I’m trying to spell.

  • My favorite feature: playing with a band new OS and the speedyness compared to my OG. 
    My least favorite feature: the strength of the vibrate and the loudness of the speaker. I really wish they were stronger and louder. 

  • What the Frack?!

    Battery life.

  • Deloreyk

    I have had no Signal problems or anything. I always have full 4G on both of my devices. I am in the Phoenix Market (Glendale to be specific). My favorite feature for whatever reason is the People app. Not sure why but it brings a smile to my face every time I open it. Of course the display is amazing, I stopped watching YouTube on my desktop just so I can watch them on my phone.

    Speaker needs to be a bit louder but hey, I have headphones in most of the day.

  • How about, all of the above!

  • people have complained about the camera, my pics were darker when I looked in the gallery than when I took them,,, found something out,try this it worked for me,,go to settings, then display, then brightness, un check the automatic button, adjust the slide bar about 75 %, thats it,,, my pictures are great now,let me know if it works for you too

  • I really like the display and the speed of the camera and phone in general. I do not like the signal, camera quality, or the speaker volume. My battery life is great, but i do not live in a 4g area.

  • Being able to answer calls when they come in is my favorite feature. Tied for second:

    Running navigation without the phone rebooting itself
    Running music in the background without it being killed for memory between songs
    Being able to install apps again. I forgot what apps were…
    Having a camera that can take photos

    OG Droid is going to be taken out to a farm where he’ll have room to run around.

  • eze4

    Google wallet is the best feature on my galaxy nexus

  • Don’t have mine yet :'( 

  • Wendell01

    I got my GNex today and will return it tomorrow. I should have gotten the Razr as planned. Fail so major it’s epic.

  • Anonymous

    I just got mine today, favorite feature? Being able to disable the Verizon backup app, and having my phone boot up to stock Android with no bloat, no locked bootloader, no stutter, and minimal bugs so far. Definitely wasn’t getting that on the DROID 3 by any stretch of the imagination.

  • I love Face unlock I show that off to my friends like crazy (don’t know the image hack)

  • waveGuide3e8

    The biggest feature for me is that it’s modern. It’s got more RAM and a faster processor than my OG Droid (duh) which means it’s just more capable of handling my day to day activities.

  • Geo157c

    I think the screen is terrific. The speakers suck though. It shouldn’t have been place on the back. I tried the paid version of volume plus but didn’t notice any difference. It makes my Droid Incredible seem like it has stereo surround sound. I got the 2100 mah battery. It does not add any bulge at all I can get through the day fine. Still needs to be charged everynight though. One gripe is that many apps are not yet optimized for ICS. I can’t get Huffington Post or Crackle to even open.

    • if volume+ didnt make a difference you clearly didnt set it up right. the difference is not even close

      • its pretty simple to set up and i had the same issue wouldn’t work or increase volume.. faulty app plus I’m not unlocked or rooted so that might be why

    • use pulse reader or google currents to get huffington post

  • Deltaechoe

    My favorite thing about this phone is the fact that it is easily unlocked and the fact that I can pull code off the AOSP servers, build it, and run it on my device easily verses other phones where you have to screw around with hacks

  • Anonymous

    the extra large screen is nice but what is wowing me is the use of screen realestate

  • Coming from a Droid X, which was my first Android phone, the differences are phenomenal. 

    Unlocking the bootloader and rooting were easy and smooth once I found the right driver, and I didn’t have that gut-in-my-throat feeling I used to get when flashing things to my X, afraid it was going to screw up somehow.

    I’m really enjoying the camera, no complaints on quality, love the speed. The color balance is definitely better than the X, including low light situations.

    Face unlock is fun and quirky. I don’t need a high security screen lock, and in fact wouldn’t use a lock at all if not for this because I find the others to be a bit of a hassle. My only complaint here is that there’s no camera access from the lockscreen, but as I train the face unlock it gets faster and faster, and I have a camera shortcut on the homescreen anyway. I may get tired of it eventually, but it’s fun for now.

    The screen is just freaking gorgeous. I keep unlock my phone just to look at the homescreen. 

    I’m probably going to have to put a case on it because I find it to be a bit slippy in my hand, but no major problems yet.

    If I had to pick one thing, it would be the screen.

    • Tim242

      There is camera access from the lock screen.
      http://db.tt/WRgX18iK

      • But not with face unlock…that’s what I meant, I was lamenting the loss of the immediate camera access by switching away from the slide-to-unlock.

      • Yeah same with pattern, pin, or password. I hope they fix that soon..

  • fillyo

    The best feature really relates to ICS, voice recognition is actually amazing, it is ridiculously accurate compared to the old voice recognition.  Also, the App Switching is a close second, it has become second nature to easily switch between apps.

  • Anonymous

    my favorite feature of my gal…oh wait…

  • Anonymous

    Big beautiful display, fast processor, fast camera, lock button on side, headphone jack on bottom, basically I just love it. 

  • Anonymous

    I love how awesome the device looks. With the screen off it looks amazing. I have never described a device as sexy but I would say this device is sexy.

  • Mkelleygcsi

    The fact that im reading this and typing this on my Gnex.

  • Android does

    The form factor. For such a big phone it is engineered so well that it doesn’t feel like those bulky Evos. At all! The screen size rocks.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex, please ban NexusISAFail, aka JMcClane 2.0

    Doing nothing to trolling these GNex posts. It’s insanely annoying sifting through this garbage.

  • UncagedChipmunk

    The complete package is what makes this phone shine above a market full of Androids.

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • I’m just happy with the refinements that ICS brings to Android and that I don’t have anymore HTC Sense!

  • Hugh Hansen Jr.

    The screen. It’s simply amazing. Text looks so great that I find myself doing a lot more reading on it than I did on my Thunderbolt. 

    And when I start to get used to it, I see another phone and am again shocked by how much better mine is. A colleague just got the Skyrocket, and its screen isn’t in the same league as this one.

  • Jaymoneyman100

    I absolutely love everything about the ohone, display is gorgeous, lte speeds even the I think the Rezound data is faster, next level of android. I personally like voice typing I love it even though sthere is a bug where it not accurate at all like it just type the contacts in your phone. But in conclusion even though the vanilla android is not as eye pleasing as say HTC but this is the only phone I really liked

  • POOPonYOU

    My horrible LTE sigal is really wowing me!

  • @packratako

    that its so much better than any phone out there right not yet it is so simple to use and you can get full acess to do everything on it unlike the other brand… i*hone.

  • Nexus4life

    Kellex can you please give us a breakdown on the battery? Some people the battery seems to last for 8+ hours others not now i did some calculations and with 4g on and no wifi gps bluetooth or live backround and the brightness at 20 % looks like with just the screen on not opening any apps for every 1% is equal to 2 minutes that means 1 hour is equal to 30% so battery should only last almost 3 hours and a half now for this phone having one of the biggest battery i hope im wrong anyone else getting the same or better, kellex please post information on the battery life threw different settings like 4g 3g how much extra time on extended battery, tips? I feel like youve been very good with touching threw everything except for battery life.

    • Tim242

      My battery life is horrid. I have the extended battery, and extra battery and still can’t make it all day. It’s freaking rediculous!

      • turn of all those automatic updates,  email,facebook etc,, do you really need that crap updated every 5 minutes, mine is fine with all the syncs off

        • Tim242

          I love how you people in denial can’t admit there’s an issue. I do not use Facebook at all. The only thing syncing is Gmail…and that is push. I have the screen brightness at 20%, which defeats the purpose of the HD display. I burned through the standard and extended battery today, with light, to moderate use. To top it off, now the battery cover won’t even click in the bottom right corner. This phone is sooooo going back. I’ve had many Android phones….and never had battery life this bad. This is all on. 3G! My Thunderbolt lasts all day. Not to mention, my Thunderbolt gets much better signal. It’s right beside me. It has 3G, -80 dBm, Nexus -120 dBm. F*cling ridiculous!

          • damn…im really sorry to hear that.  Have you thought about just trying a different gnex?  I’ll admit it tears up my battery on lte, but if I switch to CDMA in the settings I am able to get through a full day with just the standard battery.  I had some signal problems on release day, but since then its been perfect.  Also, have you tried the new radios?  I know how long you have waited for this phone, so I’d hate to see you give up so easily with so many others including myself having an amazing experience

          • Tim242

            I’m on my second one. This is why it is not good to get too hyped over a phone, before trying it. I have not tried new radios. I wanted this phone, so that I don’t have to root and mod. I don’t know how the new radios do any good, when Verizon stated that the only change would be adjustment of bars. Ugggh.

          • nexus rescue

            something that needs to be brought to immediate attention my battery was draining fast i mean 1 percent a minute fast on 4g  I can understand how pissed you can be but I called verizon and see whats going on and well it turns out when i got the phone I didnt let it die all the way I saw the update and it said the battery was too low and needed to be plugged in for the update and as soon as i got in the car I plugged it in messing up the battery >..< 
            YOU SHOULD NOW HAVE BETTER BATTERY LIFE LET ME KNOW IF THIS HELPS! DID FOR ME
              when charged it only goes to 98% when plugged into a wall anyone having this issue please let me know I need to know if i should return it or not thanks!

  • Ikagi

    Google Wallet

  • Logan_jinx

    I think the all of the specs on this phone are all really great, but I think the feature that stands out the most is the fact that it will always be on the forefront of all future android updates. That alone is the reason why I want a galaxy nexus.

  • Anonymous

    The best feature is stock ICS. No more sense or blur for me woot.

  • Xkingofgodzx

    The fact that its a Nexus on Verizon. And that gorgeous 4.65″ super AMOLED HD screen.

  • Tigwelder

    Battery life for me is excellent up against my OG

  • A5effect

    People are always complaining, i got the device in launch day and i love it. Yes the speaker is low and i wish it had hdmi, but everything else is fine. Def the best phone or at least one of the best out there. Has everything i need and runs smooth. Yes batt is not the best, but what LTE phone is. I bought the extended batt and my cover still works with it. Thats another plus. Love ics. Yes the signal bar is not alwaysbat its highest, but idc as long as i have service.

    • A5effect

      And i got 10 free dllrs from google walet. Which makes thses device features even better.

    • Anonymous

      Which cover?

    • There is HDMI output…it’s an adapter you have to buy that connects through microUSB

  • Earleepa

    Well since mine has been on bacorder since the day it was released and I received the extended battery and cover in the mail today I’m going to have to say, they are my favorite features.

  • Don West

    ICS would be the easy answer, but if I had to point to anything else it would be that wonderful screen…

  • fleshgod

    Favorite feature is the fact that I have an unlocked, VANILLA google experience phone on verizons fantastic network. Overall, I’m thrilled with all the nexus has to offer and I will be satisfied with my experiece for the contract period.

  • Ice Cream Sandwich as the whole. Though if I were to pick a feature, I would select the Face Unlock

  • Anonymous

    Can we count developer support as a feature? It’s amazing how many are working on this phone. Kind of reminds me of the glory days of the OG.

  • Fred Alfonzo

    None because I’m too smart to purchase a Galaxy Nexus. Haven’t any of you learned your lesson from the Thunderbolt and Bionic being delayed so many times?

    • Guest

      No one cares.

  • the web browser.. It’s so fast and i love the quick options! uninstalled dolphin within the first thirty minutes.

  • Anonymous

    My favorite feature of my new gnex is the -120 db signal that I am being told I am imagining. I am having so much fun imagining this new feature of my new gnex that I reactivated my DX2. I mean come on people, I WANT TO LOVE THIS DEVICE…BUT IT HAS NO SIGNAL STRENGTH. Recalibrating it to better fit the signal (or bars for that matter) of other devices will not change the fact that the signal in my area sucks. I AM NOT IMAGINING THIS. What a fiasco…I am not angry, rather I am truly heartbroken that my open source unlocked device can’t get enough signal to operate properly. IT KILLS ME TO TAKE IT BACK! But I won’t pay this kind of money or give up an upgrade for this.

    • NexusIsAFail

      Fanboys will be fanboys.

      • Anonymous

        Sad thing is…I want to be one. But I won’t at this cost. Taking the stupid thing back.

        • Tim242

          Me too. My Thunderbolt gets better signal…and battery life! I never saw -120 dBm on my Thunderbolt.

      • Guest

        and a cry baby bitch will always be a cry baby bitch!!!

        • NexusIsAFail

          So you’ll always be a cry baby bitch?

          • Guest

            …..

  • The screen always amazes me, plus the pure speed of the device and how fast everything opens, especially unlocking the screen and transitioning between the screens.  That’s always the first two things everyone notices when they play with my phone.

  • Anonymous

    the display! its soooooo beautiful!!!!

  • Let me ask you this iPhone lovers and Samsung Plastic Haters. Do you put a case on your phone? Well then you phone is now plastic too! So STFU!

  • Metalgonzo85

    The multi-tasking and speed!

  • Rstanley41

    Coming from an OG, my favorite thing is finally having a new phone. Definitely apprectee lack of bloatware and skins too. I was determined not to buy a phone with a truckload of that crap.

  • Anonymous

    The fact that Google and XDA have got my back….for the FTMFW!

  • Anonymous

    I love how the battery last only 4 hours and that to make it go longer you have to shut everything off or just turn off the phone.  Another bonus is the terrible dropped calls and poor signal quality that VZ thinks is just a bar display issue.  Good times.

    • Anonymous

      Same here..those are my favorite features too! This sucks.

  • Mozy

    I recent apps button is really useful!

  • Mozy

    I recent apps buttom is really useful!

  • I love this phone because of the functionality it has above and beyond the iphone. When my Blackberry was due for an upgrade back in March (2011) I purposely waited to see what both Apple and Android Handset makers were going to come out with. When the 4S was a dud (my personal opinion) I was obsessed with the features the G-nex had that iPhones don’t: 

    – Total control over the system ( I love how you can see what processes are running, and whats eating the battery life)
    – Blazing Fast 4G 
    – Wireless Tether (after rooting of course)- The dev community as a whole (there is such strong support for this phone it’s unreal)
    – Huge screen (I have big hands and the extra screen real estate is very nice to have)
    – Googles Navigation App is amazing

    Dislikes:
    – Lack of games

  • Boblank84

    besides the phone being by far the best smartphone i have ever touched in pretty much every category, the amount of dev support this thing has puts it over the edge

  • I’m really liking the fact that it got so delayed that I “settled” for the vastly superior Rezound!

    • Tim242

      I love HTC. About to return the Nexus and reactivate my Thunderbolt. The only thing that bugs me about the Rezound, are the red buttons. Can that be changed? If it could be, I’d get it. Is there a setting for that?

  • The ‘old TV’ style animation whenever I turn it off.

    • Fred Alfonzo

      yea I have that on my HTC Thunderbolt also. I like it also

      • Anonymous

        i have it on my OG droid and Dinc

      • Anonymous

        okay how about the ability to turn LTE off – aaah, FTW.

      • I actually had it on some ROM I installed on my Fascinate, but it wasn’t nearly as smooth. On the Nexus, it’s somehow really satisfying to see that whenever I press the button.

        • PC_Tool

          It was a beautiful thing on the MIUI builds for the Fassy.  Still running 12-9 on mine.  Smooth as silk.  Almost miss it….but not quite.

          DroidVicious has a MIUI build out for the G’Nex already.  Waititng for it to get a little closer to 100%, but it’s a great sign.

  • Speaker volume does suck balls…. I love the browser controls onscreen though!

  • the overall size is still “wow” – but i am now used to it. the speed & display quality are definite “wows” – just awesome!

    and ICS … its different but i do like it a lot as i’ve used it more and more… so a definite “wow”. a lot of subtle refinements – don’t think i could go back to GB 2.3.x 

  • Dm7864

    Best Android phone on the market hands down. Best feature for me is fast shutter speed and voice to txt is awesome

  • speaker was my only complaint however downloading volume+ fixed it

  • Aaron Brodsky

    ICS overall and the speed and fluidity of eveything!

  • I love having the extra storage. I can install new apps without uninstalling anything now. Also, ICS is pretty nice. I picked up my Droid yesterday, and couldn’t remember how to do half the stuff I wanted to.

    But, I feel like the screen is way too big, and I want my menu button back.

  • bOOm

    I would have to say the screen is awesome. I constantly hear wow what phone is that? The smoothness of ICS is another plus. Very happy. I even got the look from my wife since she has my previous phone (D3).

  • Davros

    I got the phone because its a Google phone but I really like the recent apps key because I can switch to something else easily.

  • I love how easy it is to disable apps. Me likey. 

  • Super AMOLED HD is a thing of beauty. 

  • Anonymous

    The design and feel in my hands. It doesn’t feel awkward like my Droid X. 

    Everything about ICS and the beautiful screen. I have no gripes with this phone, at least for now. 

  • I love the unlocked bootloader, and the Nexus status that ensures a LOT of love from the dev. community.

  • KevinC

    Native Cisco VPN support!!!!! Finally I can connect to work from my phone.  It’s simple to set up.  Unfortunately requires you to set a pattern or a pin on your lock screen.

  • Anonymous

    There are too many great features to really name just one that is truly my favorite.

    Give me another week, and I’ll let you know then. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Best feature is AngelFace’s and JMcClane’s envy.

    • Blootzm3

      lol +1… just remember our package is bigger than his.4.65 and any woman will tell you bigger is better.

      • Anonymous

        I can vouch for that claim. I’m not Blootz’s woman, but in general, he is correct.

        • Skittleoid

          Why is bigger better?

          • Anonymous

            Clearly, the s******y-frustrated (aka DamitVito) can’t handle my remarks, period. So skittledeedoo…we won’t get into this here!

      • Calculatorwatch

        I just hope you’re talking about screen size, otherwise 4.65 is nothing to brag about 😛

    • Anonymous

      That cracked me up!!

    • NexusIsAFail

      ROFL!  Why would anyone envy this plastic buggy piece of garbage?

      • Anonymous

        you tell me – You’re the one trolling a GNex post.

        • NexusIsAFail

          This phone is a fail, your little fanboy ass just can’t come to terms with it.

          • Guest

            keep crying little bitch!!!

          • dude i love you for this lmao

          • Guest

            thanks! 🙂

          • NexusIsAFail

            Aww, did I hurt the mad fanboy’s wittle feelings?

          • Guest

            ……

          • nFan=iFans

             spam spam spam that picture

          • Guest

            keep crying!!!

          • NexusIsAFail

            spam spam spam that picture little butt hurt whiner

      • Anonymous

      • Guest

        you still crying like a little bitch mcclane?? HA!

    • Anonymous

      What a shit-starter! Now…try to act like you’re above it! LOL!

      • Anonymous

        Exactly

        • Anonymous

          oh we have another moto troll on a GNex post.

          • Anonymous

            How exactly am I a “Moto troll”?

          • Anonymous

            sorry, anti-GNex – they go hand in hand

          • Anonymous

            So how exactly am I “anti-GNex”?  When have I ever bashed the phone?

          • Anonymous

            If I have mistaken, then I apologize. I may have confused you with someone else

          • Anonymous

            Ok, I actually like the phone, just not my preference.  I’m just  disappointed at the egos running rampant around here

          • Anonymous

            Don’t battle him. SERIOUSLY isn’t worth straining you finger muscles! LOL! Save those muscles for more IMPORTANT work! Hahaha! 

      • nFans=iFans

        He can’t, because he’s one of the biggest trolls around here.

        • Guest

          …..

      • nFans=iFans

        He can’t, he’s one of the biggest trolls here.

    • Guest

      HA! they are both out here crying like a couple little faggitt azz bitches!!!

      • NexusIsAFail

        lolumad?

        • Guest

          …..

    • EC8CH

      Wow… just… wow

      • nFans=iFans

        And 53 nexus acolytes liked his troll bait.  I deem this site Nexfanville.

        • Guest

          …..

    • Guest

      YEP!!  they are both out here crying like little faggitt azz bitches!!

      • Fred Alfonzo

        well I know you aren’t talking about me. I mean how can you be when I’m enjoying every second of this. There is really nothing better then watching a troll get angry because they were wrong about how the GNex will be when its released. lmao

        • Guest

          nope not talking about you. talking about the 2 biggest nexus trolls angelfaggitt77 and his butt buddy j_mcfag aka nexusisafail and about 10 other names he using these days. they are both no life losers!

          • nFan=iFans

            Says the loser with no life who spends all day spamming stupid pictures.

          • Guest

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          • Guest

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    • Guest

      YEP!!! they are both out here crying like a couple whiny azz bitches!!!

  • Anonymous

    Everything

  • Steve Johnson

    EVERYTHING!!!

  • EC8CH

    its the whole package… but only little thing i like is how solid and clicky the volume and power buttons feel. The buttons on the OGD were mushy

    • Blootzm3

      motorola button build quality vs samsung… I too like it, in comparison to all my past phones, motorola, iphone etc… best one to date. keep it coming samsung and you’ll have a long time customer. but I still like my pioneer elite over any samsung tv. improve that and I’ll be samsunged out. I only like to buy the best.

  • Beau McCoy

    Voice commands and the speed with which they run operations

  • Anonymous

    The camera is amazing. Im on vacation right now and zero shutter lag is crazy good. Get the pics i want fast

  • Anonymous

    The camera BY FAR my favorite feature! But then again…it all kicks a$$!!!

  • Ryan

    The amazing screen and the fact that it is unlocked

  • MECEVANS

    Where is the SD card go?

  • Clint Zephir

    It’s VIEWMONGOUS!

  • Frow86

    Unlocked boot loader

  • Thesaber2000

    the camera has to be one of my most notible faves, never seen a cam that fast, its sicks. love the huge dev support, wish the battery lasted longer, but that gos without saying

  • Anonymous

    I’d also add the simple swiping of apps and notifications and the improved changes to activesync corporate accounts. Work email on this thing is so much better.

    And viewing and sending emails, no longer a chore and much better to see.

    • Anonymous

      you mentioned improved sync to corporate accounts, i have a Razr and the corp sync does not work at all so i have to use a workaround (touchdown) and for some reason it wont sync attachments, so my question is do you know if the Nexus does a better job of it? 

  • nFans=iFans

    Why would I want this….thing…that screams dumb nerd?

    • Guest

      …..

      • nFan=iFans

        You mad nFan?

        • Guest

          …..

          • nFans=iFans

            He mad.

          • Guest

            keep crying!!

          • nFans=iFans

            He still mad.

          • Guest

            …….

  • Hedney3

    The phone just blows me away. and i think ICS is the center of that

  • SB1

    The fact that the phone is “FINALLY IN MY HAND”

  • Interstellarmind

    in no particular order:

    unlockedicsquick shot camera (just wished image stabilization would get here)

  • Anonymous

    Love the phone except for the atrocious speaker.  Are you serious?????

  • Anonymous

    This is my first smart phone and I’m in love with this phone. I’ve messed around with Gingerbread and ICS has been much more user-friendly thus far. Oh and I’m hooked on the game, Defender.

  • Anonymous

    the fact that it displays the correct signal strength

    • Tim242

      Really? My thunderbolt says -80 dBm, the Nexus -120 dBm. Both on 3G.

  • Bewara2009

    Nothing, cause I don’t owe one ….ahh

    • DJyoSNOW

      DITTO (you read my mind)

  • KC

    Where is the review of this device?  Or does everyone just think it is so perfect that it doesn’t need one?

  • ckeelers

    Biggest complaint: The keyboard takes up 3/4th of the entire screen. This is a little frustrating coming from an original droid where you could slide out the keyboard and you could view the entire page/entry form. Small complaint overall though.

    Biggest Pro: I love the task switching. Going from one app to another without having to go back to the home screen and clicking said app and doing the same to go back, I love it. Awesome phone.

  • GalaxyNexusIsAFail

    Minus ICS this phone is just a buggy piece of sh it.  The GS2 and Razr are both better.

    • Brian Walker

      Dude, you’re not going to convince anybody on a thread like this. If that’s your opinion, you’re entitled to it, but the simple fact that your username is GalaxyNexusIsAFail tells me that you really need to pick a different passion in life. 

      • Blootzm3

        had it for a week and no bugs in site, unlike all motorolas I’ve had in the past. very happy with this buy. they must be haters. explain the bugs you see first…

        • NexusIsAFail

          Haha! Have you been living under a rock the last few days?  No bugs?!  Thanks for the laugh buddy.

          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail
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          • NexusIsAFail

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          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

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      • Anonymous

        your right, he wont convince any of the brain dead followers of the GN here. you all sound like a bunch of teen girls talking about their first boyfriend. so far this phone is a buggy plastic piece of crap. hopefully the bugs will be worked out, then it will just be a plastic piece of crap.

        • Anonymous

          You’ve never held it if you think it’s a buggy plastic piece of crap.  I can assure you of that. 

        • Earleepa

          Did Verizon twist your arm and force you to buy it? If you hate it that much then sell it. It’s as simple as that.

        • dmaustin

          Yep… no bugs here. Except maybe with Google Wallet, but that wasn’t supposed to be a feature on mine anyway. And it could be user error… I’ve got my speaker nice and loud, my notification led flashes whatever color I want it to for reason I want, overclocked nicely so far, and HD Games run perfect and look 3D. Great phone!

          • NexusIsAFail

            So does my Bionic that everyone bashes here constantly.  nFans can sure dish it out but cry like little pansies when they get it.

          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail
          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

             spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam

          • Guest

            you poor pathetic dumbazz!!  FAIL!!!!!!!!! FAIL!!!!!!!!! FAIL!!!!!!!

          • NexusIsAFail
          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

             spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam spam

          • Guest

            still crying huh??

          • NexusIsAFail

            Still dumber than dirt huh?

          • Guest

            more crying huh??

          • NexusIsAFail

            Even dumber than before?

        • Brian Walker

          I mean, can you see how ridiculous and hateful you sound? I’m not saying everyone has to love this phone, I’m not even saying a great majority need to.  This sounds like the same angry fanboyism we see between Android and iPhone. I thought we were a community who respected each other’s freedom to choose what device we prefer? We’re on the same team, for christ’s sake!

      • NexusIsAFail

        I’m not a blind fanboy, that’s what that means.

        • Brian Walker

          I guess the days of Android VS. The World are over, and now we all hate each other too. I’m going to buy a Nexus tomorrow, and I will probably enjoy it. If I happen not to, that will be my choice and then I’ll just go pick something else. There’s nothing blind about it, and I’m not a fanboy at all. I had a Galaxy S, but I sold it because I didn’t like Samsung. Now I’m back because even if there are a couple shortcomings, this is a Nexus device and I will get updates as soon as Google has them available. I don’t think anybody has said this phone is perfect, but to react the way you are is just ridiculous. 

          • NexusIsAFail

            LOL!  Do you have blinders on or are you new to this site?  Motorola has become the whipping boy here, the red headed step child that everyone loves to hate and spew their vitriol at.  HTC is now second rate, hell they’ll have you believe everything is a piece of garbage compared to the god phone, aka “gnex”.  That’s the very definition of a fanboy.  Yeah, these people have made me hate both them and the galaxy nexus, they’ve turned this android community into a sheep herding iLike community.  Lots of people have said this phone is perfect, ZOMG THE BEST PHONE EVER MADE IN FACT!!! with a 720pppp screen and useless NFCzzzzzz.  You’re phone is an outdated piece of junk if you don’t have the NFCcccccc and have to suffer with a fail ass qHD or less screen herp derp.

          • Brian Walker

            If you hate it so much, CHOOSE A DIFFERENT SITE TO VISIT.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Good reply and the only reason I’m here is to troll the trolls and get some laughs.  It’s fun, like insulting the iFanatics.

          • Brian Walker

            Ok, buddy

          • Guest

            because he is a dumb cum sucking stupid azz faggitt and don’t know how!!

          • NexusIsAFail

            You’re dumber than a door knob.

          • Guest

            …..

          • Guest

            mcclane = little crybaby bitch!!!

          • NexusIsAFail
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          • NexusIsAFail

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          • Guest

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          • fleshgod

            I reccomend you see a psychiatrist sounds like you are having some serious internal issues with yourself. They make prozac for people like you who are sad at the world and cry out for attention.

          • NexusIsAFail

            You must not be very bright.  You have my sympathies.

          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail
        • Guest

          mcclane = little crybaby bitch!!!

          • NexusIsAFail
          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

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          • Guest

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    • GNEX=SEX

      Come on man. No phone ever released has come out and had not one single bug. EVERY phone has at least one upon launching. I’m sure the small bugs we’ve all noticed will be fixed within the coming month. This phone is the bomb.com…the HD 720p screen, the tantalizing glow of every new text or email from the notification light, NFC with google wallet, ICS(!) and a camera that even with 5MP takes better pictures than any smartphone I’ve ever owned. Like Brian said you are entitled to your opinions about the GNEX, but you are being way too critical. 

    • Anonymous

      Well hello Angel. Bye bye Angel’s new IP.

    • Guest

      ….

  • it being unlocked

  • Anonymous

    Not having to buy a new phone to get an os update.

    • Anonymous

      +1

  • Ae4365

    I like the ics but the thing I like the best is I don’t have to wait for a developer to post a way to unlock the phone

  • Michael Obrian Price

    I like speaking my text and its actually accurate. Face unlock is pretty cool to show off. I like the microbes live wallpaper too. Now if only i lived in a place that had 4G i could enjoy faster downloads.

  • Bieber, Justin

    It’s a small item but screen captures. 

  • Lorenrs

    The speaker is not good at all, but I love everything else about the phone.

  • I’ll be a little more obscure, but the way the folders look is beautiful and classes up the home page.   Circles with cascading icons > Squares with tiny icons.

    Also, the Google apps are 95% buttery smooth  (ie 60fps), so any apps that aren’t should be able to be optimized if they try.   Google seems to be waking up to this complaint if you follow certain Googlers on G+.

  • Adriano Bianchini

    Ice Cream Sandwich

  • I’m due for an early upgrade. Nexus Users, do I pull the trigger or wait until the end of March or later? I currently use an Incredible

    • Kris Ray

      Get a GNex – This is by far the best thing for probably 6 months.   It is amazing!

  • Anonymous

    no physical buttons combined with ICS

  • Anonymous

    Overall performance.  It puts my Fascinate to shame, hardly any lag anywhere.

  • Insect Overlord

    Actually, I just want to say that I wish the speaker volume was louder…ringtones and notification sounds are quiet compared to the OG Droid. Also, battery life isn’t too great. But still the best phone I’ve ever owned!

    • fleshgod

      I don’ think too many newer phones will ever have as loud a speaker as the og had, that thing was the boss. Speaker volume is actually much louder than the x was but not near the og. The default ringer volume on the nexus does seem quiet, however my uploaded music seems adaquately loud as I use my own music for ringtones and notifications.

      • emdubs

        This is just a setting that was dialed down to conserve battery. Roms or apps already fix this.

    • dmaustin

      Seriously… Volume+ The free version adds a little (+4). The paid version I have set at +10, any higher and it gets quiet again. It makes the music sound better when plugged into the aux jack in my truck too (+10, and different EQs). Well worth it til Supercurio makes Voodoo for us. If you’re cheap, I heard you can download the full version free from the dev’s website.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus just has ICS going for it period. That is the best feature the buggy ICS.

    • Anonymous

      We get it, you dont like the nexus. now let the people who do have their fun.

      • nFans=iFans

        You mean like the nextrolls who feel they have to talk about how crappy everything else is that’s not a nexus in their respective articles?

        Hypocrites.

      • Anonymous

        If your device was so nice, you will not be here replying to my comment. I must have hit a nerve lol that got you pissed and to cry like a baby.

        • Blootzm3

          you need to chillout, go sing christmas carols or somthing instead. I feel sorry for people like you who bags on someones parade, just because you have nothing better to do. this is about tfhe nexus so let those who can afford it speak about it. so far its been the best phone out on verizon and no issues here. acctualy feels more smooth and free without blur in the way of everything.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Kind of like all the nTrolls that have been doing the same for the past 4 months in other phone’s articles?

          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

            What the matter pansy, can’t take a little of your own trolling?

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z71nTqRPOjE

          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail
          • Billyrouth2000

            Thats because all the other phones are pieces of shits

          • NexusIsAFail

            At least you admit to being a fanboy.

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          • NexusIsAFail
          • Anonymous

            That will suit you better to sing Christmas carol since you are old like Santa claws lol. If it bothers you that i type facts about your wacky Nexus device do not come on here anymore. You do not contribute to the discussions anyways. Stop crying already and go spend time with your family and do not forget to feed the pigeons.

  • Anonymous

    ICS as a whole and, after using it for the first time today, Google Wallet!

  • Anakin Solo

    Unlocked bootloader

  • Bill Anderson

    This isn’t a Nexus only thing, but the raw speed vs. my OG Droid… Things just happen, instantly!

  • U Mad Bro? No But Your Mom Is

    I kind of wanted to say the screen initially given the mentioned options, but I honestly just love the entire.experience! This phone & ICS is just slick, sleek, sharp, crisp, effective, fun and just amazing!

  • why is 3 pin docking connector  crossed out? am i missing something here?

    • The US car dock doesn’t take advantage of the 3 pins while the GSM version does.  Very lame.

      • Chris

        Why is that? Has anyone heard a reason?

  • Duong Vu

    that it has nothing to with Motorola

    • Anonymous

      +1

      • NexusIsAFail

        How’s that garbage radio, bad signal, dropped calls, terrible battery life and buggy digitizer working for you?

        • Anonymous

          Hey McClane, how’s it going? :p

          Actually, the radio is fine – it’s sadly the only phone that states the real signal strength. Havent dropped a call yet and get great LTE speeds. This is the best smartphone ever made.

          • Fred Alfonzo

            yea I remember people saying their phone was the best. Actually like a few months ago the Bionic was known as the best phone ever. and almost a year before that the thunderbolt was the best and fastest phone ever. I’m not even a little surprised that you would think of the Nexus as the best or even fastest phone ever. 

          • Well… at the time of their releases, they were the best phones ever.

          • Fred Alfonzo

            yea. and now its the Nexus turn since it was released a few days ago. I’m not denying that the Nexus is a good phone cause it obviously is. But even the best phones eventually become outdated. and usually within a few months or even a year.

          • Davros

            Mine has been good also. Been on mine non stop flashing this, loading that. Getting 16 to 18 hours so far.

          • Blootzm3

            mine is even smoother than the iphone +1 samsung. I get 12 with heavy use hd video streaming etc.

          • OreoMan

            Getting 12 to 13 hours on mine with stock battery.

          • how do you do it!?!?! i get like 8 hours with heavy use…. maybe! 

          • NexusIsAFail

            Tell that to the people who can’t get 4G, are dropping calls left and right and have the Android OS battery bug in addition to the phone’s already poor battery life.

            http://www.androidcentral.com/ice-cream-sandwich-battery-bug-seems-hit-or-miss-something
            http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/19/verizon-confirms-galaxy-nexus-signal-strength-issue-says-a-f/
            http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/18/galaxy-nexus-users-reporting-touchscreen-trouble-lower-scores-i/

            Denial is not a river in Egypt.

          • Anonymous

            McClane since when do YOU believe what Engadget says?!

          • NexusIsAFail

            ROFL, Engadget isn’t the only one reporting the problems genius, many people ON THIS SITE are as well.  Sorry you can’t handle the truth, not my fault.

          • Anonymous

            So then they can return. It is unfortunate. But I hear new radios are also in testing.

          • I came from a OG Droid and a RAZR, and as someone who appreciates Motorola phones, I definitively love my Nexus. 

            I actually experience better battery life than the RAZR and no difference in reception. That, coupled with the ridiculous screen, an unlocked bootloader, and developer support, all make me very happy with my purchase (even if it did make me return my RAZR).

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            Have had zero dropped calls and a constant 4G signal.  

            Maybe those people are just like all the other 4G people who have dropped data because Verizon’s network keeps dying?  

            Got 14hours 36 minutes today on 4g before charging, your theory fails. 

            Stop trolling already.

          • NexusIsAFail

            That’s why some people are getting 4G on their Razrs and Thunderbolt sitting right next to their galaxy nexus that’s stuck on 3G right?  Your theory fails fanboy.

          • Guest

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          • Baked14

            You’re right. Everywhere I go, I see a man sitting there with his thunderbolt and another man with his galaxy nexus and I look at their signal bars. The thunderbolt always has more. *sarcasm ended… seriously though if you don’t like the G-Nexus, get off this page. Simple stuff.

          • NexusIsAFail

            No argument = follow through with sarcasm and finally don’t like the trolling, leave comments.  Flow chart trolling.

          • Guest

            cry us a river you little whiny bitch!!! do you have sand in you vagina??

          • nFan=iFans

            Mad fanboys are mad, lol.

          • Anonymous

            Liderc, I’ve been around the block like many and can assure you my problems were not the network or my imagination. However since replacing and installing the Revolution rom and new radio things have been much better.  I am now beginning to really enjoy this phone!

          • Sameer Dhar

            Can you elaborate on this? I’m having serious radio problems as well and I’d like some sort of solution…

          • Anonymous

            I don’t have any magical solution but I replaced my phone once and the second one seems to be holding on to service better. I also installed the newest .03 radio that was just leaked. I can’t say if it is helping or not.  I rooted and loaded the Android Revolution rom which looks no different than stock, it is just optimized and fast.

            Good luck, I think with time all this will be resolved.  (As long as they actually make some fixes and not just add more bars trying to trick everyone.)

          • Anonymous

            Not exactly sure which fanboy you are, I’m sorta late to the party but I’ll bite.

            Experience is compared to both the DX and Bionic that I recently sold and handed down

            – GN holds onto 4G signal just as good as the bionic did when at work deep inside a Hospital unit
            – Not a single dropped call since I bought it almost a week ago
            – Battery life is just as long as the Bionic, definitely shorter than the DX

            No denial here. I will admit, the phone doesn’t feel as robust as my last two Motorola’s, but functional performance has been impeccable so far.

            Have a good evening

          • NexusIsAFail

            No doubt I’m sure the phone is working fine for some but it’s also not for others plain and simple.  You have to understand the sheer amount of nexus lover trolling that’s been happening here for the last couple months to understand my position.  Thank you for being reasonable.

          • Anonymous

            you and all the other Moto trolls are just waiting for GNex issues to arise and to hear folks complain. I hope for your sad sack of sh1t you call your life you get satisfaction. 

          • Fred Alfonzo

            no he actually does have a good point. I don’t think you are new to this forum because I think I have seen you before. So you should know that for the past few months every single time there was a new post the thread was flooded with comments talking about the Galaxy Nexus. If Kellex posted something about the Razr, Rezound, Bionic, Xoom, or anything else there would be tons of people saying how the Nexus will be much better or to just not post anything if its not about the nexus. So by seeing how many people are complaining about problems with their Nexus it gives me a great deal of the satisfaction that you mentioned.

          • Anonymous

            I’m happy you’re happy (I guess) lol.

            There’s a difference between discussing issues and blatantly provoking and hijacking threads 

          • Fred Alfonzo

            true. and I’m pretty sure Nexus trolls have done both. First they hijack threads and talk about how great the Nexus will be. and then a few days later those same trolls complain about all the problems they are having with their 

            Nexus. lmao.

          • Anonymous

            Why can’t you guys just accept the fact that the GNex is the most popular Android Verizon phone? Why do you take it so personally?

            And you called us GNex owners sheep for buying the phone so fast – what’s your excuse for jumping on the TBolt? Are you freakin kidding me?!!

          • Fred Alfonzo

            I never called you a sheep. There is only one sheep and that is an Iphone fan who would own a $500 phone and then 1 year later buy the same exact phone with a few minor updates for the same price or more. I just find it funny how within a few days Nexus trolls go from praising the Nexus and its power in literally very single thread that was posted on droid-life to complaining about all the problems the Nexus has.

          • Anonymous

            There’s nothing wrong with posting issues – the phone was hypebeasted. If I experience those issues then most certainly I would too – that’s what this site is all about.

            I was one of those angry folks when two Bionics in my possession wouldn’t connect. I was pissed, and had every right to be. GNex owners who complain have every right to. We surf this site daily for months, we as consumers, we as phone nerds, expect nothing but perfection. And when we don’t get it, we get angry and voice our opinions.

          • Fred Alfonzo

            and those same people who get angry about all the GNex problems are the same people that last week were trolling every other post telling Kellex to only post about the Nexus. I’m pretty sure the Nexus isn’t the only phone that was just released. And even if it is truly the best or not going into another post thats talking about how great the Razr or Rezound is and continously commenting about how much better the Nexus is thats considered trolling. since its off topic from the post.

          • Anonymous

            Which is exactly what you’re doing. Have a nice day.

          • Fred Alfonzo

            Well since the topic that I’m replying to is the GNex and I’m talking about the GNex then I see nothing wrong with what I’m doing. Can’t really call it trolling since its all the same topic. what I do call it though is voicing my opinion. But not only that. I also enjoy reading about everyones problems with the phone that last week they trolled every post saying how great it will be. lmao.

          • Godzeera

            Straight up troll under a bridge! I dont like to admit i might be getting a beer gut but I am. You see my point?

          • Anonymous

            Like you iNexus guys have been doing for the last couple of months?  Short term memory no?

          • Anonymous

            Hypebeasting – it’s what this site is all about – lol are you new here?

          • Anonymous

            So whenyou do it, it’s called “hypebeasting” But whensomeoneon the othercamp doesit, it’s called “trolling”?

          • Anonymous

            Hey genius – look up – it’s a GNex post. Hypebeasting.

            Calling yourself NexusIsAFail and telling everyone how bad the phone is on a GNex post, is trolling

          • Anonymous

            Kinda like what almost everyone was doing on literally any Razr or Rezound thread before the Nexus came out?  What would you call that?

          • Anonymous

            Trolling. 

          • Fred Alfonzo

            Hes just confused. He says one thing but at the same time has no idea what he just said. And you just gave a perfect example about when he calls it “hypebeasting” and “trolling”

          • i hope you dont think everyone who owns a nexus is a troll and i find it sort of offencise to be called an iNexus, also it makes no sense because the nexus is basically the farthest thing from the Iphone because its Googles baby.

          • Guest

            A FRIGGING MEN!!!  moto fan boys are just as bad!!! or worse!!

          • NexusIsAFail

            Quiet child.

          • Guest

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          • how do you get any signal inside a hospital? i am a frequent visitor because for many odd injuries such as accidentally steeping on a screw and putting it through my foot :/ anyways thats a side not, main point is i cant get any service let alone 4G data, is there some secret? 

          • Guest

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          • Lestat187

            SteveJobs Balls Sucker FanBOY

          • Anonymous

            “This is the best smartphone ever made.”  All I can do is laugh at your arrogance.

          • Anonymous

            IMO it is. What’s the problem??

          • NexusIsAFail

            You’re an arrogant prick.

          • Guest

            you mad cry baby??

          • NexusIsAFail

            From the looks of it you sure are, waste more time spamming pictures whiner.

          • Guest

          • Fred Alfonzo

            He reminds me of an Apple fanboy but from the other side. For months him and the other nexus trolls praise about how amazing the nexus will be. and then when its finally released with some bugs after a few delays instead of admitting that he was wrong he goes into denial and still says its the best phone ever. Even though the Razr and Rezound were released a little before the nexus and I barely ever saw a post on here about any major bugs in either of them.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Pretty much explains the majority of people on this site.  Doesn’t matter if you post links to examples of the issues, they just flag your posts and deny deny deny.  Hahaha!

          • NexusIsAFail

            Haha Kleenex must be hard at work deleting my posts as they’re starting to disappear.

            That pretty much sums up the majority on this site.  Fanboys and haters who flag your post even with links to factual data then deny deny deny!

          • better to be delusionally confident than a huge wuss.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Not really and wuss?  That’s the best you could come up with?  You nexus acolytes must be desperate.

          • NexusIsAFail

            You’re an arrogant prick.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Keep hitting that report button losers.  Deny deny deny.  Stupid zealots are stupid.

          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

            You fail at life.

          • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

            You fail more than the galaxy nexus, that’s a major fail whale.

        • Duong Vu

          No signal/drop issues here.  I think those reports have been exaggerated.  Battery life is a little worse than my DX, but I get LTE in return.  I’d make that trade any day.

          Unlock and root was a breeze compared to the DX.  Oh wait I couldn’t unlock the DX!  Having the backing of the entire Android dev community is comforting… I can’t wait to try out some ROMs!

          And honestly, not having Blur muck up every single keypress i make is priceless.

          • Anonymous

            +1

          • Blootzm3

            amen blur is horible. who ever came up with that should get fired. I realy feel free now with no blur.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Yeah, all the people complaining are just illusions, your jesus phone is perfect.

          • Duong Vu

            All phones are flawed.. the devices that manage to distinguish themselves either have the least flaws, or the most.  Everything taken into consideration, IMO the Nexus definitely has the least flaws of all of VZW’s offerings.

            And when I say exaggerated, I’m referring to the LTE retention reports being exacerbated by the network issues.  I had 4G reception when the network was supposedly down and was knocked to 3G when the network was supposedly fixed!  They obviously still have wrinkles to iron out..

          • NexusIsAFail

            The Bionic never had the kind of data issues this phone is having yet it is ridiculed relentlessly.  The Rezound and Razr both have far less issues than this phone.  All the nexus zealots are just going bat sh it crazy over it because it’s a nexus and unlockable, which would be perfectly fine in itself if not for their constant mindless trolling.

          • Anonymous

            Are you freaking kidding me? I had not one but TWO Bionics and neither could make ANY data connection. Wow you’re blindly arrogant. 

          • Anonymous

            Really….you…calling someone else arrogant?

          • NexusIsAFail

            Funny, my Bionic connected just fine.  *shrug

            Once again, The Rezound and Razr both have very few issues, far less than the jesus phone.

          • Guest

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          • Duong Vu

            The bionic was also 2 quarters late (refresh spurred by the realization that their first try was terrible), is quite porky, and employs blur.  That’s why it was ridiculed.

            The RAZR came TWO MONTHS after the Bionic… And it’s just a thinner Bionic!  Just think about the marketing that went behind the Bionic; and in the blink of an eye, it falls off the face of the planet.  Any company who pulls that kind of switcheroo deserves to be shitted on.

            HTC is better, but Sense is still obtrusive and their hardware design is uninspiring.

            The Nexus isn’t perfect, but the sum of its parts > anything else VZW carries.  And if you’ve been scouring for nexus news (which you seem to have been doing just to find troll-fuel), you should have read by now that the soon-to-be-released radio updates have remedied the issues people were having.

          • NexusIsAFail

            The original Bionic was redesigned (and in the process upgraded) because it had an irreparable hardware flaw between the Tegra 2 and the LTE radio genius.  Quite porky?  ROFL!  It’s 1.5 mm thicker and actually a full 8 mm shorter and less wide than your precious god phone which is one of the biggest bitches on the market.  Anyone who has actually used the Bionic or Razr knows “blur” is not a valid argument.  You zealots just aren’t happy with anything less than stock android.

            NEWSFLASH! Just because a new phone came out doesn’t mean yours is magically useless or any less of a device than when you got it!  In fact you can barely call the Razr or any of these other phones an upgrade.  I happen to like the design and removable battery of the Bionic more than the Razr’s design.  Guess what!  The update that’s already out also fixed the issues for Bionic owners!

            Will you be calling the Galaxy Nexus an outdated fail in January (OMFG only a month away!) when all the OEMs show their quad core or A15 based dual core phones with 13 MP cameras at CES?  Samsung will probably show their Galaxy S3 with the new Exynos processor that’s more than twice as fast as the god phone’s.

            Once again, the issue doesn’t lie with the fact that people may like and prefer the nexus, the issue lies with all the blatant and childish fanboyism and trolling that has occured on this site since long before the Bionic launched.

          • Duong Vu

            So a chipset incompatibility necessitated full redesign?  Right.

            “Porky” refers to a person’s or object’s thickness.  I was not referring to the length.  That’s not what “porky” describes, FYI.  Just look at the two phones’ side profiles.. the Bionic looks fat in comparison. And the fact is, a long but thin phone is considered aesthetically superior to a short and thick phone. That has been the design trend for years already.

            How is blur not a valid argument?  I’ve owned a DX, and have had thorough hands-on time tweaking/configuring D2s, D3s, Bionics, and RAZRs for my friends/coworkers.  Blur undoubtedly slows down and destabilizes even the best hardware.

            I never said the moto phones were useless, so no need for the news flash.

            Will I be envious when the next-gen superphones are announced in a month?  Hell yes. This is the nature of the mobile market; we should all come to expect that. But nexus developer support will definitely give this phone some longevity. I never once said the nexus was the best phone in the universe–in fact, i’ve already discussed the phone’s flaws in this thread–so why are you trying to paint me as a lemming?  Is this some cookie-cutter argument that you paste into all forum discussions?

          • Anonymous

            Agreed 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I just Tebowed with GNex in hand

          • Fred Alfonzo

            Tim Tebow takes it in the rear. So is that what you are telling us you do while holding a Nexus?

          • Anonymous

            Not only is that ridiculous it also isn’t even funny. Try again, I’ll give you a mulligan

          • Fred Alfonzo

            I wasn’t being funny. I was just asking a question. You said you “tebowed with GNex in hand.” the only thing that makes sense is you take it in the rear with GNex in hand. since thats what Tim Tebow does also. No reason to deny it. you are with the rest of the Nexus trolls in this thread. They feel your joy. and your pain. lol

          • Anonymous

            Swing and a miss, strike 2.Keep trying

          • Fred Alfonzo

            I didn’t miss. Read my comment again. My main goal was to insult you AND Tim Tebow and I have done that in 2 sentences. The best part about it is that you allowed it without even trying to fight back. lmao

          • NexusIsAFail

            You got flagged, you angered the fanboys.  Mission accomplished.

          • Guest

            and so did you LOSER!! like 60% of you dumbazz post have beenflagged and removed.  YOU FAIL!!!!!!

          • Baked14

            +10,000

          • Guest

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          • Anonymous

            Moto’s UI or “Blur” as people are calling it is actually very smooth and snappy.  I even tried Go Launcher, ADX etc.  And I always find myself coming back to the stock.  

        • zer0ed77

          Smells like a trolling iPhone fan. Probably needs to read more. Then again, reading comprehension is probably an issue. Too bad for you all of those points are not true. Quite the opposite, actually. Sound could be louder, but IS fixable with software.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Poor fanboy in denial.  Nope, I’m no fanatic of any kind like the horde of nexus lovers here.

          • Duong Vu

            If we’re “fanatics” for loving our phones then what does that make you?  You reply to almost every single post that praises this phone with negativity towards the poster and the device. 

          • NexusIsAFail

            For very good reason numbnuts.  Zealots of this phone have become as bad or worse than the iGnoramuses who can’t keep their stupid traps shut in articles regarding other devices.  This simple concept is apparently hard to fathom for fanboys.  I couldn’t care less if they wanted to marry the damn thing, it’s the bashing and whining for their sad egos that drives me.

          • Guest

            still crying like a little bitch huh??

          • NexusIsAFail

            Still are a little bitch huh?

          • Guest

            still crying huh mcclane?  sad!!!  you FAILED dude!!!

          • NexusIsAFail

            Still are a little bitch, sad, you fail at everything.

          • Guest

            you FAILED AGAIN!!! mcclane.  give it up!  your a failure!!!

          • NexusIsAFail

            YOU FAIL AT LIFE, GIVE IT UP AND END IT ALL!!!!!

          • Guest

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          • Duong Vu

            yeah. He can’t even argue without resorting to name calling lol.

          • NexusIsAFail

            I made plenty of arguments, you chose to ignore them, flag all my posts and tell me to leave if I don’t like the blatant bias here, LOL!  Meanwhile this no nothing anonymous loser just stalks and replies with insult pictures.  Nexus fans are brainless zombies with no intelligence at all.

          • Duong Vu

            Did I say something about your lack of arguments?  Read above again.  Reading comprehension, dude.

            And so what if I flagged your posts?  You don’t know how to debate maturely.. I’m pretty sure that’s a valid use for the flag button.

            And I never told you to leave; I actually enjoy watching you make a fool out of yourself.

          • NexusIsAFail

            Nexus fans do a good job of that on a daily basis and if I were making a fool of myself wouldn’t you want everyone to see my posts instead of flagging them and making them disappear?  Oh right my posts had links to data showing problems with the god phone, can’t have people seeing proof there are problems right?  Bury, deny, attack.  LOL, maturity? On this site? You must be a comedian.

          • Duong Vu

            Whywould I hide the research?  I’ve already talked about it.  I’ll even repost it if you like. Yes,that’s right,i said maturity. “you mustbe a comedian” doesnot exempt you from being a d-bag.

          • Fred Alfonzo

            I believe his name says it all. The Nexus is a fail and all those who disagree are just in denial. What is the Nexus? Its a Google experience phone thats fully stock. Yes it is fully stock which makes it good to most people. But with all the calling and radio issues that people keep talking about it can barely be used as a phone. which is its main purpose. Which means the Nexus is a fail for what it was designed to do.

          • PC_Tool

            Not sure what phone you are using…but none of the “data” issues have affected voice calls….(ie, using it as a phone).

          • Guest

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      • Davros

        +2

      • NexusIsAFail

        Keep hitting that report button losers.  Deny deny deny.  Stupid zealots are stupid.

        • Guest

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          • NexusIsAFail

            You fail at life.

    • shdowman

      Win!

    • Anonymous

      • Guest

        FTW!!!!!

      • TC Infantino

        I have to disagree with you there.  While I am not fond of the Razr’s design, Moto’s build quality is usually excellent.  They are known for their strong radios, good external speakers, as well as good call quality.  Though lately their screens have not kept up with the other top tier phones, they have recieved possitive reviews for the MotoBlur being toned down and less intrusive.  They are good phones and are fairly competative in specs.

        • nFans=iFans

          You can’t reason with a fanboy and hater like devito.

          • Guest

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        • I have had lots of issues with the touch screen malfunctioning on multiple moto devices. I don’t buy into the conventional wisdom about moto quality. I hope my GNex hardware holds up better.

          • Moto screens have a tendancy to fail. I’ve seen them get returned/serviced/exchanged a ton. Considering the radios on my GNex allow me to get actual service in my work building compared to the OG/D2 i had, I’m going to say their radios were NOT better. In my experience.

  • Tony Cooper

    The screen is so gorgeous.  Combine that with the easy root and massive speed/smoothness upgrade from the OG Droid and it’s hard to put it down.

  • Actually if i have to gripe ..Rear speaker should be louder….but maybe that could be a software thing?

    • Blootzm3

      get volume +, set to +4, it will fix volume issues

      • I’d say it makes it slightly better, but “fix” is a far cry, still.  

        • dmaustin

          Full version goes to +10. Much better… You can even download the full version free at the dev’s site if you’re cheap. I’d say it’s a decent fix until someone else comes up with something better!

          • How do you get to the dev’s site?

          • Look at the free version in the market, at the bottom of the description.

          • Anonymous

            I think I’m missing something here. Are we referring to the app titled “Volume Control +”? Because if so, I paid for the pro version and the volume does not go to +10 nor does it boost the sound of the volume for any of the categories. Maybe the app is called something else?

          • The app is called “volume+”

          • Anonymous

            Makes more sense now, thanks!

        • Anonymous

          I have the full version, I actually have to turn my volume down because it is so loud at max ring volume and that’s only at +7

    • I agree, it is pretty quiet. Also, if I place my phone on something soft (bed, couch, my leg, etc.) the fabric completely blocks the speaker, and you can’t hear it at all. They should have just attached the speaker to the front glass instead.

    • Ed

      Agreed. At least verizon knows its a problem/complaint per my contact there. So software update may happen.

  • Oh where to start..from the face unlock..to the beautiful HD display..the clear vibrant colors..the folders..love the recent apps button..makes multi-tasking far easier . the minimalist clean sleek shape with the smooth curve of the glass that is not to much but just enough to let you know it’s there..The zero shutter lag has let me capture great pictures of my 2 year old nephew who never sits still….This phone was completely worth waiting for and I’m glad I held my OG for as long as I did and didn’t grab some other phone and end up regretting it.

  • Face

    face unlock

  • Everything you mentioned! (Well, except Beam. Don’t know anyone else to Beam with…)

    • Anonymous

      Tried beam with a co-worker. Works as advertised, just wish you can beam photos and files (unless you can and we couldn’t figure it out).

      We beamed web pages and contacts. Worked well.

  • Dfgtr

    Its a great phone… beautiful, fast, and powerful. Love ICS… no need to replace every function with a 3rd party app (launcher, im, browser, etc). Stock is beautiful.

    Rear speaker volume is my only gripe… not very loud.

  • Anonymous

    Overall, I’d say ICS. It’s just so clean compared to past versions.

    Second, I’d say the screen.

    Off topic, I would of liked to have seen a quick settings-type implementation into the notification bar (like Cyanogenmod or HTC Sense).

  • mons

    Quick controls in the browser (under menu-settings-labs)

    The maps, contacts, messaging and gmail updates.

    Widget previews in the app drawer, scrollable and resizable widgets.  I know custom launchers have had the latter two for awhile, but they work really well.  Stacked widgets are a cool idea.

  • I like the graphics accelaration option in the settings. Have noticed many games I used toplay on my X like HR battle 3D, Icebreaker hockey would be choppy alot. Not with the Nexus.

  • Flyinion

    Can’t pick just one but top 3 in this order……..

    Unlockable bootloader
    ICS as a whole
    “virtual” buttons instead of physical for home/etc.

  • Im still waiting for mine to ship from amazon. :((((

  • The developer community!

  • ICS and that sceen is just jaw-dropping

  • Nakouro28

    Everything about this phone “WOW’s me. It is an amazing device that will go down in the history books. Literally.

  • ben

    recent apps button.  love it.

  • Mine is still on the way from that stupid Let’s Talk deal.  But I am sure I am going to appreciate the zero shutter lag coming from the DROID3, which had like 3 hours worth of shutter lag.  In my opinion phones should be able to take that super quick pic when things happen.  Like being at the petting zoo and having the goat lick your girlfriend’s face and being able to take a pic super quick.  That’s where this thing shines.  Or having the baby smile for just that one tick of a second and able to get the pic.  No other phone or camera can touch that.  I am sure there are better quality cameras out there, but for the quick stuff, nothing beats a G-nex!

    • GNexusIsAFail

      Enjoy your crappy pictures.

      • Anonymous

        My pictures have been awesome. But thanks for your expert input.

        • NexusIsAFail

          Grainy, low resolution and terrible Droid 5MP quality pictures are awesome?  Oh right I forgot the ZOMG zero shutter lag makes everything better.

          • Guest

            ….

      • Guest

        …..

  • If I had to choose one it would probably be the screen…

  • BiGMERF

    everything!! ICS, screen, shape.. everything !

  • Anonymous

    It’s a Nexus. Finally on verizon.

  • Anonymous

    Biggest difference from other phones is the screen. This ginormous, perfectly proportioned screen is what all other phone makers should go for. It’s smaller than the razr and feels better in my hand than the rezound. Amazing. As long as it can be overclocked to at least 1.6, I’ll never regret getting it. 

  • Someone

    All of it =D

  • Anonymous

    Google Wallet is sweet! Thanks for the free lunch Google!

    • Does it drain your battery. I am thinking of installing it but I don’t know.

    • Fatty Bunter

      I have had bad experiences with it.  It worked for my first cab payment in NYC, but it failed the other two. I also couldn’t get it to work 2 times at CVS and rite aid.  How long do you guys hold the phone on the paypass? do you wiggle it around? Any suggestions?

      I’m on an unlocked GSM and I just used the sideloaded .apk to install

      • I believe the .apk only works with the VZW LTE model.

      • dmaustin

        I have the LTE version and tried to use Wallet for the first time at CVS today and it failed. I tried twice and everybody was like “What are you doing?!” Would’ve been cool if it worked! Instead I swiped my card and walked away in disappointment.

        I was unsure how to hold it on there too. I’d guess where the battery is at since the nfc is in there. It recognized it, then said to tap it again. Then stalled and failed. Would’ve kept trying if there weren’t 2 people behind me. 

        • Don’t be discouraged, I had trouble in CVS but the clerk was patient.It failed the first time I believe because my data was off (Thanks Juice Defender) then it worked the second time. I just laid it flat against the paypass and let it do its business. The clerk was like “that’s cool.” ” I was like “yeah.”

        • Fatty Bunter

          Same thing happened to me the first time in the cab.  It worked at my second attempt, but hasn’t even recognized it since then

  • rocketdaddy

    Actually i kerp reaching for it to plug in a charger. Beyond that i love everything about the phone and the OS. It is a worthy replacement for my OG.

    • ckeelers

      I also upgraded from my OG after two years of sticking with the device. I love the task switching. Go from Twitter to an article you were reading, to your gmail back to your article without ever hitting the home screen? Yes, I love you.

  • Prime7

    I like that how doesn’t randomly reboot like my Droid X does now. I also like how Google Maps doesn’t just crash whenever I try to use it.

    Folders are nifty, too.

    • Antinorm

      Mine does randomly reboot. It also likes to drop signal, even if I’m in the middle of a speed test, with 2 bars of 4G coverage, pulling 15 mbps down.

    • Anonymous

      I hated that about my Droid X

  • mrz1125

    Definitely not the signal reception……has to be camera speed 

  • Anonymous

    Easy? Ive been trying to unlock for a week. Droid took me no time at all.

    I love the voice to text but it doesnt always work. Doesnt work here.

    I like the button for recently viewed apps very much

    • Extremely easy to unlock.

      • like… your mom..

        ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
        i’m kidding. i’m sure your mother is a very lovely lady.

        but yes, very easy.

      • Anonymous

        Nah I rooted probably 10 droids without a problem and never used a program . I’m having a problem with the adb and with the other, “easier” method it keeps waiting for device. I’ve tried three computers and three operating systems

        • guest

          There was a step/process omitted and was resolved regardign that “waiting for device” I had that same issue and once I got that step resolved it took with no problem and I am far from being a computer person.

          • Anonymous

            Hmmm any idea what that step was? I am planning on removing and reinstalling the Samsung driver tonight

          • New to droid!

            That is exactly what they left out. Some of us it downloaded an android 1.0 driver. Once you change the driver to the most current Samsung driver it booted up and unlocked.

          • New to droid!

            Sorry. So basically all the steps from previous to unlock the bootloader and unlock the phone you just have to add the step of going into the changing the hardware driver to the new Samsung driver instead of the Android 1.0 driver that some of us were getting instead.

    • Guest

      I’m thinking he meant “easy to unlock if you can read a guide online and type in a couple commands into the scary command line” and not “easy to unlock by downloading an app and pressing a button.”

      Although that is probably on the way as well.

  • John

    I’d say definitely ICS as a whole. Sure the phone has some issues, but I have a ton of faith a majority of them will be addressed in future OTAs.

  • Anonymous

    I’m loving a stock Ice Cream Sandwich phone as a whole, I must say. Having upgraded from a Droid to a Droid X, and now the Nexus is as good as it gets (for the moment).

    • Anonymous

      in the same boat here. ICS is just awesome, and dual-core power makes using the phone such a pleasure! the only thing that irks me is battery life. how are you faring? mine doesn’t last as long as my X and it’s such a shame. if only this beast could last me through a work day…

      • Bill Mitchell

        Is that with your 4g radio on or with it switched off?

        • Anonymous

          4g off, gps off, bluetooth off, no live wallpaper, lowest brightness, solar panels equipped, gerbils well fed, etc.

  • Thats like asking me to pick a favorite child (if i even had children). Just the phone as a whole has a lot of awesome things.

    The screen would probably be one of the biggest things that stand out though. I remember seeing it boot in the VZ store and just being amazed by the vivid colors. I also love taking it out and comparing sizes to people who own the iphone4 😉

  • The overall experience with this phone is awesome – ICS is smooth and fun to use.  Combined with the big, beautiful screen it’s all just amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Improved keyboard. Besides aesthetics I think it’s the most improved feature.

    • i thought the keyboard was pretty cool. but imo swiftkey x was better at auto-correcting inaccurate typing. i also think i type faster with it than i did with my physical OG keyboard.

      • Anonymous

        That is one kb i havent tried but will eventually.

      • Flyinion

        Agree, the stock ICS keyboard is definitely much better than past OS’s but Swifkey X still blows it away, and the neon theme fits right into ICS’s blues and blacks.

  • Anonymous

    App button

  • Anonymous

    Everything (sans battery life)

    • Wordsmith

      Without battery life?

  • Downey1971

    I don’t even have one and I can tell you its going to be the easily unlocked bootloader

    • Anonymous

      Once you have one it is more complicated than that… the unlocked bootloader is cool, but so is a ton of other features.

  • Haven Greene

    ICS is a beauty.  And that screen!  A delight to view.  Coming from a DINC that never really got the correct GB updates, it’s amazing.  Camera is actually much better than everyone was bitching about.  Takes amazing pics, quickly, and works seamlessly with the other sharing/editing features.

    Fav part of GNex:  Most people who see it have no clue what it is and are WOWed (read:  most i*ph*ne users are WOWed).

  • The UI. The responsiveness (had a Galaxy S II on Sprint and it was fast but this just feels smoother) of the UI is really nice. Also just going through apps is nice. 

  • Four Gees. My favorite!

    Also, the improvements in the default browser. So. Good.

    • Anonymous

      Mine is only 3g lately 🙁

    • Anonymous

      +1 for the browser. It’s 100x better.

    • Weege

      I live in Denver, Co and I am not getting 4G at all. Keeping it on WIFI around the house.. Called Verizon and they said that there are issues in my area for 4G.. Lame.. 

  • Anonymous

    I’d say the design of the phone.  It’s just something I keep looking at even when it’s off.  The screen’s beautiful and the web browser is incredible as well. 

    • NexusIsAFail

      Looks pretty ugly to me.

  • Anonymous

    WOW’d: ICS as whole, Unlocked bootloader, HD screen, on screen buttons

    NOT WOW’d: Battery Life, Rear Speaker, Antennagate

    • John

      battery life was expected, imo.

      • Anonymous

        If you say, maybe it’s because I’ve had the RAZR for the month prior and both side by side now, I can tell you the Nexus falls very short of it in daily operations. I have the extended and I’m lucky to pull 10 hours of moderate usage, heavier and forget it. Razr averages about 15 so far. Nearly same setup. I really need to hit 12 without worrying for my daily life. Sadly if things don’t improve via a UV kernel or battery settling, I’ll have to swap phones/lines. Constantly swapping batteries is going to break that cheap cover in 3 months.

        • John

          True. It’s not a phone for everyone. If you’re worried about battery, this is the wrong phone to  have – not arguing that.
          🙂

        • Scott Webber

          1) The cover almost certainly isn’t cheap.  Do a search for video of the guy bending the GSII cover in half. It’s super durable.

          2) I suspect that all battery life issues are related to the antenna issues.  My phone has run for 18+ hours when I use wifi. The only time my battery has drained was when the phone was having trouble getting 4g and bouncing back and forth with 3g.

          • Anonymous

            Well I hope that’s true , right now it feels cheap to me and the actual clips are really small…but I hope so.

            I am in solid 4G here in Philly so that’s not really an issue for me. Again running another phone side by side doesn’t produce the same results. …and remember….we’re making up those issues anyway.. /s

          • Anonymous

            so the battery cover didnt fall off when i went to pick up the display unit at the store?

          • Dan Letsch

            After physically removing the cover from the center (that is where Verizon typically puts the security device) instead of nicely, and it will definately break eventually.  Using it as intended should not bust it or make it fall off easily.

  • Anonymous

    After using the OG Droid for the last 2 years, a phone that has the muscle to actually perform all the features that smartphones offer is a real relief.

  • For me, it’s the display. Large, bright and just WOW!

  • BTGGTR1

    Unlocked bootloader, without a doubt.

  • Anonymous

    Screen, ICS, speed, form factor, its freaking awesome basically.

  • I love the design. I feel good when I hold it and when the screen is off it makes me feel like a boss with a completely clean, black frontside (no branding or buttons).

    • Anonymous

      I agree!

  • Anonymous

    The clearity of the screen

    • Anonymous

      Clarity (sorry)

      • Jodeci888

        No problem. Dorkyk333  🙂

  • Drturay

    the screen is crazy bright and clear.  too bad it burns my battery so quickly.  overall, i’m loving it.

  • Anonymous

    LARGE screen and so many more features i love

    • The Joker

      I love when my friends with an iPhone say “That’s a huge Bi#ch!!” Makes me feel all warm and tingly inside.

      • Anonymous

        mmmm tingly 🙂 I love this damn phone

      • Jonson

        And then I turn the display on and they cry…

  • The entire package, from having a nice new phone, to the latest Android version. 

  • I’ll answer when it ships! :/

  • gregmr

    ICS as a whole!