I had been looking up cell phones knowing the life of my Droid 2 is limited these days. I love Google products and really enjoy the Android OS, so I was excited reading about Ice Cream Sandwich and this phone. Curved glass, zero shutter lag camera, etc all enticed me to buy the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, even though I was wary of the battery life.
I love Google and Android - my Droid 2 is by far the most amazing phone I have ever owned. I got my first cell, that Nokia 3310 up there, in the 6th grade. It was meant for me to call my dad to pick me up from school things. I didn't use it to call friends until about my sophomore year of high school, which was when I got the upgraded Nokia with a colored screen, that blue phone there. My favorite phone in high school was a tiny Sony Ericcson T290 which was about the cheapest thing you could buy, but it was SO small and fit in anything. My small and short affair with Sony Ericcson phones started there - I tried a W810i, a Walkman co-branded phone with actually great music integration for 2006, that ended up failing, and let me into a free k550i, a Cybershot co-branded phone. I loved that phone. It had Japanese stickers on it, cell phone charms, and felt like a "smart phone" in that time. The last phone I had on my home network (Cincinnati Bell, I think Cincinnati, Ohio may be the only city with it's own cell company) was a Nokia XPress music, which was terribly slow, brick like, and hard to type on. I hated the thing. Every few weeks I had to take the battery and SIM card out or else it would stop making calls. I would randomly call people without touching the phone. Weird things. Then my husband got his Droid, I got jealous, and made the switch to Verizon.
It's been wonderful. My Droid 2 is, and still is, everything I have ever wanted. Easy to type on pull out keyboard, pretty darn fast even still, and customizable. It's only missing a decent camera. It's getting up there in age, and with some "upgrades" on our account, I figured while my husband is in town, I might as well upgrade. Having a phone that works well is important with us living apart, and I have been worried that my harsh treatment of my Droid 2 has shortened it's poor life. I should be nicer to my phones.
I made the switch to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on Monday and returned it on Thursday. I was so excited for Ice Cream Sandwich, curved glass, and all of the Google goodness that I have come to love so much. But poor battery life made me stressing for the three days I had the phone so much I constantly felt like I was having a panic attack about my phone dying before I left work (which it did 2/3 days, and the last day it died at 6:30pm).