You would have thought that the same phone released on any network would offer users the same performance and experience. However according to the folks over at MobileBloom, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Verizon beats the performance of the Nexus offered on Sprint.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs Sprint model
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was launched last year in December on Verizon and it was exclusive to the network until only recently when Sprint offered the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich phone on their 4G LTE network. While the specifications of the phones are the same on both networks, Verizon Wireless has a huge lead in front of Sprint in terms of LTE coverage. What this means in theory at least is that you would get a better experience as you would have more consistent LTE coverage on Verizon than Sprint.
MobileBloom further adds that another factor that goes towards better performance is the fact that with Verizon, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers up to talk times of 12 hours from just a single charge. The Sprint Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers just 7.50 hours of chatting on a single charge. Given that the hardware is almost identical on both CDMA phones, we're not sure what's behind the huge difference in battery life.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus offers a great screen size along with resolution and has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded. It is powered by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and is currently the only handset on the market guaranteed to get the long rumored Android 5.0 Jellybean update.