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Engadget Review
http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/24/galaxy-nexus-hspa-review/

Hey bro sorry for being noob but um..

Im not understanding that benchmark score table in that engadget review. Are higher numbers better?

Cuz I swear Galaxy Nexus got much lower scores on ALL of those benchmarks among other participants. If higher scores are indeed better wouldnt that make GN a bad phone? At least performance wise?

Sucks to have a sub par camera too.


If its true, I might have to rethink on getting it. I can stand having one of these 2 to be worse than other top tier phones even though the camera might be important in daily life usage, but not both....

I mean, whats the point of waiting for it if even the existing options are better. That would be lame to wait for a phone thats worse than what exist in the market.
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Hey bro sorry for being noob but um..
Im not understanding that benchmark score table in that engadget review. Are higher numbers better?
Cuz I swear Galaxy Nexus got much lower scores on ALL of those benchmarks among other participants. If higher scores are indeed better wouldnt that make GN a bad phone? At least performance wise?
Sucks to have a sub par camera too.
If its true, I might have to rethink on getting it. I can stand having one of these 2 to be worse than other top tier phones even though the camera might be important in daily life usage, but not both....
I mean, whats the point of waiting for it if even the existing options are better. That would be lame to wait for a phone thats worse than what exist in the market.
That benchmark is a little off, because first off, Quadrant, Linpack, Nenamark, and Neocore are all unoptimized for ICS, hence lower scores.

Nenamark and Neocore test on GPU. The Galaxy Note has obviously proven to be faster with its Mali-400 GPU compared to both the PowerSGX540(Razr and GN) and the Adreno 220(Rezound). But, from what I've seen from videos, the Galaxy Nexus performance is top notch,running graphic intensive games like Shadowgun with superb fluidity, with the Galaxy Note just a little better with its better overall chipset.

SunSpider tests on browser, and it this benchmark, lower is better. And the Galaxy Nexus handily beats all of them.

Camera is plenty good from what people have been saying. Could be better, but good enough nevertheless.

The selling point with the Galaxy Nexus is really Ice Cream Sandwich, which, as reviews are saying, is a big enough jump to make this phone the best Android phone yet.
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ok. fair enough.


One thing about me though, I'm still using a generic phone, so the "significance" of ICS is irrelevant to me.

In my mind, GN has the following boxes checked:

1) Physical look
2) Screen & resolution
3) camera shutter lag absent

unchecked boxes would be:

1) camera photo quality
2) GPU
3) SD slot
4) flash support (im not too sure about this one. some sites don't work well without the flash)


speed and smoothness of OS and control etc are still grey until further inspection.


If what you said is true, it might still be worth waiting. I can tolerate all 4 of those unchecked boxes I listed above, i do plan to take photos with it but im not a pro photographer so it might not make a big difference, and I dont wish to play 3D games on the phone, dont wanna turn my phone into a 3D gameboy so I'm fine with that too, no SD slot would be a hassle but won't kill me.


But if you add speed and performance to that then you know....starts to outweigh all the pros of this phone dont you think?
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus ad promises $199 price, hints at Nov 29th release

With a couple of high-end Verizon LTE handsets coming out recently, you might have thought that Big Red has settled on $299.99 as the final price. Our wallets weren’t very happy with those realities but that was the price to pay, and some expected that the upcoming Samsung Gala Nexus won’t stray from that unwritten tradition.

Yet it seems to do - wonderously, the Galaxy Nexus has started appearing in an ad showing up on various Android-centric website and claiming that the price will be set at the much more affordable $199.99. The URL of the ad also hints at an early release date on November 29th, which contradicts earlier talk about the Galaxy Nexus hitting shelves only around Decebmer 8th.

verizongn.jpg

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To bad the verizon nexus won’t be a world phone. frown.gif
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Yay more leaks to further confuse us! lol
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speed and smoothness of OS and control etc are still grey until further inspection.

By all accounts ICS is extremely smooth and speedy due to hardware acceleration.
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Originally Posted by Phonearena 
Samsung Galaxy Nexus ad promises $199 price, hints at Nov 29th release

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verizongn.jpg

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To bad the verizon nexus won’t be a world phone. frown.gif

Woot 200 bucks would be sick!!!
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ok. fair enough.
One thing about me though, I'm still using a generic phone, so the "significance" of ICS is irrelevant to me.
In my mind, GN has the following boxes checked:
1) Physical look
2) Screen & resolution
3) camera shutter lag absent
unchecked boxes would be:
1) camera photo quality
2) GPU
3) SD slot
4) flash support (im not too sure about this one. some sites don't work well without the flash)
speed and smoothness of OS and control etc are still grey until further inspection.
If what you said is true, it might still be worth waiting. I can tolerate all 4 of those unchecked boxes I listed above, i do plan to take photos with it but im not a pro photographer so it might not make a big difference, and I dont wish to play 3D games on the phone, dont wanna turn my phone into a 3D gameboy so I'm fine with that too, no SD slot would be a hassle but won't kill me.
But if you add speed and performance to that then you know....starts to outweigh all the pros of this phone dont you think?


The camera photo quality is good, didn't you see the previews of them? GPU isn't a big deal, since phones don't require much to play a game smoothly. SD slot I can see people caring about, but all these cloud storages like Google Music and DropBox for free should cover that. ICS will be the last Android OS to receive Flash support, it's coming soon.

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The pictures and video I have seen have looked really nice from this phone. At least IMO.
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The camera photo quality is good, didn't you see the previews of them? GPU isn't a big deal, since phones don't require much to play a game smoothly. SD slot I can see people caring about, but all these cloud storages like Google Music and DropBox for free should cover that. ICS will be the last Android OS to receive Flash support, it's coming soon.

i know

reviews are saying camera quality isnt as good as say galaxy S2 though, but even if they the same thing, it still puts GN on the back because of the resolution(something unimportant, but its still something)

all im saying is that even with all these, i'll still be getting it, but if more disadvantages are coming, I dont know how much i can tolerate. After all we have to wait for it dont we? Thats extra work right there.




and holy son of a........oh great, now even US gets it in Nov

Yesterday I was browsing through the web and saw something about a local retailer admitting on its facebook page that the phone will be coming in mid DEC, WTH!!!

And thats most likely the unlocked retail version, while I need to get one from the telecom cuz i need new data plan, that might not even be out at the same time that retailer stated

what the hell man......dude guess where I live.....I live in hong kong......they announced this PoS right here and actually have the balls to give us the phone last? WHAT THE HELL
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