Wow CNET not to keen on the GNex

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    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Review - Watch CNET's Video Review

    Not the most glowing review to date. I can live with it.

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    In all fairness I had not finished reading the story in it's entirety and just skimmed a lot. I think it was pretty much non objective and I may be becoming a bit of a fanboi? In any case I saw nothing I couldn't live with for a couple of years. C-Net normally has pretty good reviews in my experience.
     
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    Why can I just tell this reviewer has an Iphone in his pocket?

    At one point he said he thinks it might "Break in half", really? you think the phone is going to break in half lol.
     
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    you can tell he obviously isnt much of an android fan. he never mentioned the good hardware, the great screen (he said it but never said how nice it really was) or any other really great features on it. he focused more on the fragility of it, which may or may not be true, but worst comes to worst a case could go on it.
     
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    Yeah, this was by far the harshest review I've seen. I can admit I'm a fanboy of this phone, but I can still be objective. Seems to me he was overly critical in some areas and nitpicking. Oh well, that's the beauty of reviews, this may be very helpful for someone with similar tastes in tech.
     
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    When they mentioned the Nexus doesn't support Swype, I just shook my head. Idiots.
     
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    This was my favorite part:

    So... did they forget to mention the Iphone's never changing design?

    Obviously I'm biased, but come on, there's so many mistakes and obvious bias in this review it's nearly worthless to anyone.
     
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    That was obviously a turn of phrase and not what he actually felt.


    I feel that that review was pretty fair. It got 4 stars, but I did feel the bias in his manner of speaking that he is not a fan of Android.

    This is coming from someone who disliked the Nexus prior to release then wanted it after seeing reviews and then realized I liked the software more than the hardware.



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    Yeah if you read through it all he definitely highlights the good as much as the bad, but some of the bad does seem to have a "not an Android fan" bias to it... maybe that's good for the general public, but maybe not if it's based solely on comparing to the iPhone.
     
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    Cnet and that reviewer in particular are iOS fans. Public reviewers constantly criticize them on that. They do these head to battles between phones and not only does the iPhone always win, but wins by large margins, no matter the opposing phone, be it Windows, Blackberry or Android. I stopped reading Cnet a long time ago, along with BGR. The bias is pretty disgraceful. I'm not saying this becasue they're not giving the GNex a great review. Everyone has right to their opinion, but for me that site lost credibility a while ago.
     
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    This review is awesome if you mute the moron.
     
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    I saw a video on youtube of a drop test between a samsung galaxy s2 and an apple iphone4 and the iphone4 got creamed. the iphone4 cracked at a lower height. and when they went to drop from the top of a persons head the s2 still didnt cracky. i dont know if its logical to equate something that is not heavy as lacking durability. i know holding something heavy has a psychological effect from picking up stones as a child, but plastic is a polymer that is built to be tough and light in weight.
     
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    What I found dumb about this review is if u compare it to the Razrs review. The rated the Nexus and Razr the same until it got to performance and gave the Razr a 9 to the Nexus's 8, wtf? They rated the Razr outstanding as to the Nexus as just excellent. I thank they need to open their eyes. I'm a Moto fanboy but I believe the Nexus edges the Razr in almost every catergory.

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