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Galaxy Nexus Pros and Cons
This thread is for anyone who can think of pros or cons to the galaxy nexus. The list will be updated and re-posted often. Feel free to reply with any pros or cons you come up with.
- 4.65 inch SAmoled screen
- curved display
- 1750 mh battery
- Android 4.0
- Hardware acceleration
- 1080p recording at 30 fps
- 720p res screen
- no bloatware
- 1.2 ghz dual core processor
- 1 gb RAM
- NFC chip
- 8.84 in thin
- zero shutter lag
- no sd card slot
- 3 year old GPU
- screen is "too big" for some
- not the best camera
Are you basing the "not the best camera" Con on megapixels? If so, research the "megapixel myth". Based on my 33 year background in photography, I can tell you the amount of megapixels has little to do with sharpness and overall image quality. Image quality has more to do with the sensor design and lens. I have no doubt Samsung intentionally reduced the megapixels to improve low light performance, which is one of the biggest complaints with cell phone cameras. The photos I've seen thus far from the Rezound and the Razr were mediocre at best and full of digital noise and artifacts at worse. Have you seen stills from the Galaxy Nexus? I haven't, but I've seen the video below. Watch it at 1080p and then tell me if you're still worried about the camera. The GN may very well have the best camera in the bunch.
Originally Posted by pak17
I don't see "no SD card slot" as a negative either. When I first heard the GN didn't have an SD card slot I was outraged. Then, the more I thought about it, the more I started seeing the advantages as opposed to the disadvantages. I'd rather have the super fast data transfer rate of built-in memory than a memory card any day. For watching HD videos via the MHL port on a big screen TV it makes for a very smooth viewing experience. My wife has a class 10 card in her Droid X2 and video is still sometimes choppy. Besides, by the time 32GB of storage becomes obsolete, you'll be buying the next generation of smart phones.
Rockaway Beach by Galaxy Nexus - YouTube
Breaking the Myth of Megapixels - New York Times
Last edited by LordNexus; 11-16-2011 at 04:20 PM.
I know that the imaging quality is not based on megapixels. That's not what I'm basing that con on. By "not the best camera," I litteraly meant 'not the best
camera,' not by any means trying to imply that it is a bad camera, as I have seen the video taken by it. What I was implying is that there are better cameras on phones out there. I also felt that the cons list needed to be a bit more beefed up, to seem realistic.
You raise a good point about the higher speeds of data transfer, however, some people still would prefer having both internal memory and a micro-sd slot.
Either way i will definitely get this phone.
The pro with have no SD card, is that you wont be able to slug your phones performance but slapping in a lets say 64GB sd card and think that it will still be blistering fast!
there are a huge ton of pro's towards this, but i see your point of it being a 3 year old GPU,even with that this will prob be the last device on this GPU and the next flagship within the next year will prob be sporting the next gen GPU, but even so with this 3 year old gpu it is still rocking benchmarks and blowing away a ton of other phones!
The only negative that I see with this fone is no SD card slot. Most people would use this for music which doesn't require "blinding fast" access.. The camera is fine..
Thanks for the list of pros and cons.
I too was wondering about the 5mp camera vs 8mp. But I would rather have a camera better at lower light , because many of my pics are taken at lower late. I hope the 5mp camera on the galaxy will give clear pics.
I am going to get this phone. I want to know when it will be available!!! A verizon rep (customer service rep; about an hour ago) told me that she knows when the phone is coming out, but she can't tell me. she was funny and very helpful so i can't be mad about it. lol. I did ask her a theoretical question about the pricing of the phone, and she was kind enough to confirm the pricing will be similar to the razor ($299). but i am sure we all assumed that anyway.
Hang in there my friends, lets not let that razr tempt us.
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