14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Good Device... battery not so much,
This review is from: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Sprint) (Wireless Phone)
This is my first real foray into the world of the smart phone. Overall I am happy with the phone. The calls sound good. The sprint service in my area has a weak signal, but that is the vendor not the device. Even with the weak signal in my home, calls have a good quality sound to them. I don't miss calls, and they don't drop either.
I really dislike the battery life. I am not sure if I was simply spoiled by my Samsung Rugby phone that I could talk for a couple of hours and have it stand by for a couple of days without charging it. The galaxy I get approximately 12 hours from fully charged to completely dead. That is with making calls totaling less than two hours, and receiving regular notifications. When I use the phone heavily for internet, sending/receiving emails, talking, and texting, the phone will only last about seven hours. Again it may be that I was spoiled by my old phone, but I just don't feel that the battery life is where I would like it to be.
The other issue I have is with integrating the phone with my office Exchange. The setup works fine, but the device will not authenticate with the server. I have not found a good solution to this problem yet, aside from buying a third party app to get the mail exchange to work.
The apps that the phone runs are great. I download from both Google play and the Amazon app store. I am able to access my amazon kindle library on the device which is also nice. I have not had trouble with apps crashing, or the phone locking up. I use quick office pro, and I like the screen size when it comes to viewing PDF and Word documents.
I gave it a four star rating because I do think that it is an above average device. I really would like to have given it three and a half stars due to the above mentioned problems. I am hoping that with updates that at least the exchange issue will be worked out. I would recommend this device.
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Initial post: Jan 17, 2013 3:43:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2013 3:45:24 AM PST
Hilton T Young says:
You have been spoiled. We all have had that experience going from a dumb phone to a smart phone. I still have it happen with my backup prepaid phone which is a standard flip phone, where the battery has to be charged about once a week. That being said, 12 hours battery life is crazy good in the world of smartphones. Usually you are lucky to get through an 8 hour day with a smartphone. I have the Nexus too and it is easily the longest battery I've had among smartphones. Consider yourself lucky. Also, the exchange problem you are having is not a phone problem, it's something with the settings on your email. I have my work email with exchange on my phone merrily interrupting my sleep with email.
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