Wow, for the first time since this segment started, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus global is our #6 device for the week earning a featured spot this Saturday. Even though this review was written before the Jelly Bean update, it gives a good description of why the Galaxy Nexus works for PhoneDog fan SPEAR0209.
"Android updates are a must" By SPEAR0209 on June 7, 2012
I had the galaxy s2 on tmobile, sold it, and bought a galaxy nexus from the google play store. I love getting bug fixes from google and I'm looking forward to having android jelly bean first.
I'm a extremely heavy user and I still get 18hrs of battery life, compared to 7 on the gs2
I really love not have a custom UI slowing down my phone. With the galaxy s2 i felt like there were too many redundant applications I couldn't remove.
There are only two smart phones to consider, the nexus directly from google and the iphone directly from apple, everything else is just a time capsule of the software and bugs from the day it was released.
Battery Life 4/5
Apps & Media Support 5/5
Reception & Call Quality 4/5
Design/Form Factor 5/5