Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked) comparison

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (unlocked)
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Google Nexus 5

Google Nexus 5
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HTC One

HTC One
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung Galaxy S4
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Samsung Galaxy Nexus - 32GB (Verizon Wireless)

Samsung Galaxy Nexus - 32GB (Verizon Wireless)
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Price $249 at 1 store $149 to $478 at 2 stores $199 at 1 store $99 to $719 at 4 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.7 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.8 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.0 (4.5 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 64 reviews 4.0 stars out of 42 reviews 4.5 stars out of 135 reviews 3.5 stars out of 184 reviews 3.5 stars out of 121 reviews
Release date October 18, 2011 October 31, 2013 April 19, 2013 March 05, 2013 December 15, 2011
The Bottom Line The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a big step forward for Android, but it's not the giant leap you may have been expecting. As impressive as it is, Ice Cream Sandwich can be messy, and without it, the Galaxy Nexus is just another Nexus device. Strong performance, high-end specs, and an ultra-affordable price make the Google Nexus 5 not just the best unlocked phone on the market, but the best Nexus phone by far. A few quibbles notwithstanding, the powerhouse HTC One is a beautifully crafted, near-ideal smartphone. Its laundry list of features require time and effort to truly master, but the Galaxy S4 is the top choice for anyone looking for a big-screen, do-everything smartphone. As the first U.S. phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Nexus takes a coveted, solitary step forward. However, once other premium handsets receive the updated Android OS, the Galaxy Nexus will lose some of its competitive edge.

Basic specs

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Specific absorption rate (SAR) Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 0.63 W/Kg
Cellular technology LTE
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X
Weight 4.7 oz
4.59 oz
5.04 oz
4.6 oz
5.1 oz
Wireless Interface NFC
Bluetooth 3.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable NFC
LTE
Bluetooth 3.0
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Service Provider Unlocked
Info unavailable AT&T
T-Mobile
Verizon Wireless
Band / mode WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable CDMA2000 1X 1900/800
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