Samsung Galaxy Nexus, HTC Rezound, or Motorola DROID RAZR? Verizon users have some great 4G LTE Android choices, and at PhoneDog, we're here to help you decide! Aaron pits the Samsung Galaxy Nexus against the HTC Rezound to see which one rules the Android nest. The Galaxy Nexus packs a 1.2 GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor, 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD (720p) display with PenTile, 5-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing camera, 1,850 mAh battery, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The Rezound is a music powerhouse, with Beats by Dr. Dre technology built in. It also offers a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 4.3-inch HD 720p display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, a front-facing shooter, 1,620 mAh battery, and Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense 3.5.

They're both good devices with great specs (not to mention 4G LTE connectivity), but only one will win. Will it be the music superstar (Rezound), or the Ice Cream Sandwich wonder (Galaxy Nexus)? Part 1 of 2.

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Anonymous Galaxy nexus
Aaron Latham
Aaron Latham GNex
Awwab Asif
Awwab Asif I am still rocking the GSI, however I have ICS running on it. Works great and is smooth. Loving it so far :) Stupid of Samsung not to release ICS officially to us.
Mrinal Mani
Mrinal Mani need some help selecting a phone, i need dual sim android / 3g video calling via 3g network / skype video calling / 3.2 screen capacitive / wifi, gps / gingerbread available in india, asking u because indian mobile stores dont provide information whether set is working on skype or not, here is one model SPICE m350n, an pls also tell about flash. pls help who read this post. thanks in advance
Anonymous razr ftw nexus only has ics which isnt enough to make me switch
Steve Smyth
Steve Smyth I would like a Droid RAZR please.
Rayshell Fambrough
Rayshell Fambrough I want to like the Galaxy, but the lag when changing the orientation is driving me nuts!!!
Gerald Mccrae
Gerald Mccrae i have the ipbone and a droid and i love both an iphone is just what it is but a android can be anything you want it to be it will even take the place of an iphone, blackberry and windows phone android is top dog then it comes to cell phones
Eduardo Giraldo
Eduardo Giraldo Thunderbolt rocks
Charles Jones
Charles Jones I have the Galaxy Nexus and I have seen 31.5 Mb. Download and 12 upload! I average between 10 and 16 in my house. That is way faster than my home computer! IPhones are OK but my opinion is the screen is too small.
Jeremy Bleich
Jeremy Bleich Yeah Michael and a lot of people switch to the iPhone because android is garbage. When I want your opinion I'll pull your lips off of my zipper
CJ Osborne
CJ Osborne I had Thunderbolt it was garbage... Now the Rezound and I couldn't be happier...
Martin Hodgson
Martin Hodgson nexus
Steve LeBoeuf
Steve LeBoeuf The rezound. Hands down the best
Robin Sin
Robin Sin I'm wating until the price drop around $150
Fred Haynes
Fred Haynes I returned my Galaxy Nexus I like the ICS but the phone was overall disappointment for me camera no good,speaker no good,video camera sucks I got my skyrocket back which is a wonderful phone will wait for it to get ICS
Michael Pitts
Michael Pitts This Jeremy dude is an idiot, a lot of people go with the iphone because the phone is very simple to use a lot of people like the android phone because of the fact that it is customizable.
Rani Hinnawi
Rani Hinnawi Rezound is getting ICS, so that's not a real argument for Nexus fans. It's an all-around better quality phone with many more (and better) features than the Nexus. It's also more friendly in the hand. 4.3" is a lot, but that's my limit. 4.65" is overkill
Christian Sotelo
Christian Sotelo Samsung Galaxy s 2 on T-Mobile HSPA+82 4G network
Michael Pitts
Michael Pitts I honestly couldn't tell you seeing the 4g is always down lol
Anthony Douglas
Anthony Douglas SAMSUNG INSTINCT!!!!!!!!
Amphibliam Galaxy Nexus
Iam Talat
Iam Talat @travis that's the way its suppose to be your suppose to have choices just because u don't like the nexus u shouldn't get flamed I could give a s@#$% I don't work for them. Its just a phone ..u didn't like so u went with who u liked...I had apple before and been happier with android..u made the choice that made u happy at the end of the day its still a phone
Nathan Kendall
Nathan Kendall HTC!...HTC!...HTC!
Brandon Paul
Brandon Paul Epic 4g touch
Ej Dahm
Ej Dahm Thunderbolt!
Chris Callaham
Chris Callaham DROID Bionic now if i could get 4G LTE in the lower half of SC and 4.0 ICS
Patrick Matteson
Patrick Matteson Took my Galaxy Nexus back swapped it for a RAZR. Loved the galaxy but kept dropping calls and losing data connection. No problems with the RAZR at all!
Nehal Patel
Nehal Patel galaxy nexus
Travis Fehr
Travis Fehr all this itards shit, ive had an iphone 4, then i upgraded to a nexus. It feels cheap, android marketplace is horrible, and i find the touch responsiveness bad sometimes. Could just be mine, but i dont like it. At first i thought the same as all you, the nexus kicks the iphones ass, but after a while, i go back to the iphone. The iphones' beauty is in its simplicity, size, and quality. I now see why there are fanboys. Apple has a good phone because they stick to one model, unlike androids' hundreds of unstable cheap phones. Android is good for low-end smartphones, but apple i think is better than droid. I went through a phase of apple hating too.
Camren Hall
Camren Hall Droid razr
Alex Castillo
Alex Castillo The only reason it has better quadrant standards is because the app doesn't run well in 4.0 dumb ass
Igor Bukhantsov
Igor Bukhantsov I have a GALAXY SII, and I had no problems with it. It looks awesome and takes excellent pictures... recently got an update and now the battery doesn't die as fast and it takes less ram to run
Alex Borquez
Alex Borquez These arguments always amuse me
Jeremy Bleich
Jeremy Bleich You're right naga google has an awesome itinerary mapped out for their future updates and phones, but lack the support to cover it. Why do they care about your galaxy nexus today when there are 4 new phones coming out next month. My past experience with android has been shit, as for some may have been the same for the iPhone. I've used them both and not being biased with my opinions. I was excited for the galaxy nexus until I got a chance to mess around with it. It's a piece of trash, gs2 blows that phone away.
Steven Jaycoxe
Steven Jaycoxe Motorola Droid Razr
Daniel Cuadrado
Daniel Cuadrado My iPhone is running hspa+ at 5 megs down. More than enough. Can't get used to Verizon's CDMA networks. It's a real pain to have to call every time you want to change your phone.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline The iphone isn't garbage idiot and it's dual core. I love how andrones run there mouths when they have no idea of what they're talking about. I had android for a long time and like jeremy said, The issues remain the same. The lag, force closing, horrible battery life, Only select devices getting software updates, Malware, Freezing, Overheating .Browsers not working right, Keep fooling yourselves.
Jp Morais
Jp Morais Galaxy s II. Wait they dont have one :(
Mykal Parent
Mykal Parent How's that 3g on the iPhone people??? Nexus hands down.
Robert Manser
Robert Manser Richard is a stupid ass, the Rezound has better quadrant scores and 1.5 dual-core.
Robert Manser
Robert Manser Dude says everyone talking shit about the iPhone well it a piece of garbage. And nobody is trading an Android for a iPhone. He probably has neither LOL.
Michelle Carroll
Michelle Carroll BIONIC
John Bowman
John Bowman Razor the best!!
Jason Dickman
Jason Dickman @Richard the rezound is dual core and slightly bigger. Dipshit.
Iam Talat
Iam Talat Also there is a difference between all the android phones and the nexus line which a lot people get confused about
Jason Dickman
Jason Dickman Came down to 4s, gn, and rezound for me. I chose the rezound. 4g and Samsung faults helped with the decision.
Iam Talat
Iam Talat Smart phones is only as good as their network...I've had no problem with my nexus its not for everyone...the iPhone is a great phone to..people love because its simple..so its up to the user
Mark Belkowski
Mark Belkowski im not hearing great things about the gnexus so ill go with the rezound.
Naga Appani
Naga Appani @Jermey - I agree to certain extent but the way android deals with the super customization and features it offers end users are superior as such u have noticed some lag... But, things change and Android is a very heavy OS with each application having its own process and VM heap.. As we have noticed further upgrade in HW for smartphones, Android will drastically speed up its OS characteristics.. Guess, u might have not used RAZR/Gnex.. Those are amazingly fast and never, you never notice any lag... And, we will see How Android rules the future of mobile and tablet devices.. :-)
Arvydas Gr
Arvydas Gr WP7 is much better OS. Waiting for Lumia 900
Ankit Marwaha
Ankit Marwaha GALAXY S II.. :)
Marti Ruiz
Marti Ruiz Galaxy nexus but im not on Verizon so I got yhe gs2 tmo
Douglas Massell
Douglas Massell Samsung Stratosphere, its affordable, nice keyboard, and some very nice specs. TW 4.0, gingerbread, dual core processing.
Noe Molina
Noe Molina Droid Razr
Richard Allen Yarrell
Richard Allen Yarrell Bottom line the GALAXY NEXUS is the best smartphone on the market CASE CLOSED. Nothing compares people can keep all those USELESS gingerbread devices they won't be updated till April or may anyway and they are running on one core and gingerbread while the Nexus is running on two cores and ice cream. Hands down nothing compares. People who desire other devices are just simple users not tech savy as all Galaxy Nexus owners are.
Jeremy Bleich
Jeremy Bleich S*
Jeremy Bleich
Jeremy Bleich Says the guy with the slip knot a tattooed on his arm. I'm not a fanboy just voicing my opinion to the haters of a superior device. I'm not ignorant naga I owned and stood by android phones for years with the same consistent issues, lack of software updates and software issues. From the Motorola droid to the Motorola bionic it always remained the same.
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner Go away you stupid iTards!!!
Richard Horst
Richard Horst Nothing will match the GS2 imo, but i was quite content with my root&rommed Thunderbolt with the Beats codec.
Zach Cline
Zach Cline You're one of the ignorant fandroids
Naga Appani
Naga Appani @Jeremy Bleich - You are just one of those i(Gnorant)Phone users...
Alex Castillo
Alex Castillo Jeremy bitch: cmon man no one likes faggot fanboys!
Wendy Johnson
Wendy Johnson Droid charge woooo !!!!
Adam Schulte
Adam Schulte I love the Galaxy Nexus, the DROID RAZR, and the HTC ReZound!!!!
Steven Toro
Steven Toro There really isnt much of a battle when you put the Nexus with anything else because lets face it, its the ONLY mobile phone out there with Ice Cream Sandwich on 4G LTE. I still would have to go with the HTC Rezound because of the extra SD Slot. Nexus has 32GB memory in it ... thats it. no option to insert another microSD for another 32GB. I am all about space. HTC rezound has 16 internal and 16 as a microSD ... which means I can put a micro 32SD and will have a total of 48 GB. Plus as a few people have pointed out, they've had to return the nexus due to software issues on it or battery life. in the long run you need something that isnt going to "crap" out on you and sad to say the Nexus isnt up to par ... yet!
Bobby Stephens
Bobby Stephens Galaxy Nexus
Jeremy Bleich
Jeremy Bleich I find it amusing all the people that talk shit about iPhones end up getting one. Google has sold out to every phone provider in the world and still can touch the iPhone in sales. That says a lot for your piece of shit buggy ass phones. The galaxy nexus is ugly an android 4.0 is sluggish and looks like shit
Jeremy Bleich
Jeremy Bleich None they're all trash.
Igor Bukhantsov
Igor Bukhantsov Galaxy s2 !!!
Alex Castillo
Alex Castillo The guy up there
Verleen Hottbiitch Wonderly
Verleen Hottbiitch Wonderly None!
Alex Castillo
Alex Castillo GALAXY NEXUS! Don't hate all you cheap ass fools!
Mateo Delgado
Mateo Delgado You guys do a dogfight, SGSII VS Nexus?
Stephen Wagner
Stephen Wagner Wow only one iTard so far. Galaxy nexus.
Alex Lopez
Alex Lopez Neither ,I had the nexus ,rayr,rezound and they all come second to the gs2
Daniel Quintero
Daniel Quintero Only because its a nexus the nexus
Travis Fehr
Travis Fehr they both suck, im returning my nexus for a 4s
Andrew Biorn
Andrew Biorn Rezound
Josh Leviloff
Josh Leviloff HTC Vivid
Omar Leon
Omar Leon Galaxy Nexus!

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