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Samsung Galaxy Nexus

It was about time I gave a well earned gift to myself. My HTC Desire Z was starting to feel slower and slower for my needs, and its limited RAM was causing more trouble everyday. I didn't go for the Nexus 7, due to it not being available, and me reconsidering if I really needed a tablet after all.

So I decided to take advantage of the excellent price (369€) and buy it. I don't have much to say, this Is pretty much Android as it was meant to be. Device and Software in perfect harmony. I absolutely love this phone, and think that its a bargain.

There are absolutely no weak points, and compared to a Galaxy S3 with stock ROM, the Nexus is stabler, and a little faster, although It has less than half the proccessing power.

The only thing that could be better is the display. Yes, a 320ppi display could be better. Simply because I don't like AMOLED displays, they feel unnatural in many aspects. Especially those PeNtile super high resolution panels, have some weird artifacts, like a paper texture, thats quite apparent on low backlight settings. And since I use my phone almost with the ambient lights off, and with auto backlighting, I see it quite often. And no, I can't put a manual high backlight, because it hurts my eyes.

Also, I have an almost stuck red subpixel, on the upper left side of the screen, and yes, I can spot a slightly lighter subpixel on a 320ppi screen. Thankfully, due to the nature of the AMOLED screens, it only appears when the red color is used, and not on black or other colors. The problem is that the grey Google uses for the ICS UI, includes a super small amount of red, that cause the subpixel to light up, so thats how I can spot it, since on a dark grey background is much easier to find a lighter pixel.

Still, this phone rocks!!! Heavily recommended.