Drawbacks of Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus is definitely among the best Android device in the market; even so, it may not be the right one for you. The Nexus devices are Google’s reference designs for smartphones. Because, the company doesn’t own a manufacturing facility, it chooses a phone maker to collaborate on the hardware design and integration with the software. This is intended to give other manufacturers an idea how an Android version should work with a smartphone.

With the Galaxy Nexus, Google decided to hook up with Samsung again to develop its latest device, the Galaxy Nexus. The phone is noticeably more innovative than the Nexus S, although it isn’t exactly ground-breaking. Many analysts were dazzled by the Ice Cream Sandwich, with its smoother edges and more pleasant interface. After using an Android 4.0 device, it could be tough to pick up a Gingerbread device again. The upgrade can be considered as significant as the leap from 1.6 (Donut) to 2.0/2.1 (Froyo). Just like other Nexus devices, it runs a stock version of Android OS, without any UI modifications and additional animations. The Android 4.0 clearly presents a new challenge to phone makers who habitually use custom UI, as they need to match the sleek interface of Ice Cream Sandwich.

That said, here’s a summary of Galaxy Nexus’ drawbacks:

  • Poor battery life that maxes out at less than one day
  • A surprisingly uninspired design despite so much performance and features under the hood
  • Slippery and cheap plastic backplate, users complain that they dropped the device a number of times due to this issue
  • A mediocre 5Mp camera

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