I don't understand why reviews do not bother to assess the most basic essential functions on a media device like on a smartphone.
1) I need the device to work all the time for phone, text and internet functions
2) I need the device to act as a media player with headphones - so it can not have insane background hiss, static etc
3) I need the device to last longer than 5 hours of standby
These are basically essential functions on a phone, and now going from an iPhone 4 to a Droid Razr, I am getting none of these basics that make the device viable. Constant data drop outs, miserable battery life even in 3G only mode (doing absolutely nothing), and a headphone jack that has more base white noise than an old radio.
I am really hoping the Galaxy Nexus does the basics right - who cares about 4G, huge screens this and that if it can't be used well as a good phone, data device, or music player? If Apple is the only company that actually cares about these aspects, then I can't believe I'm saying this, but it may be true that they're probably the only company that really gets "it" - what consumers really want and need, not just what us tech geeks and tinkers want to play around with.
That being said, is ANY REVIEW going to talk about these things? Mention them at all? I mean seriously?