Excerpt: The Samsung Nexus S 4G is a WiMAX-enabled version of the smartphone Google recommends for developers. It sports an innovative curved display, NFC, and many other high-end features. Read this[...]
Pros: Fast performance, Good quality screen, Robust communications suite with 4G and NFC
Review Samsung Google Nexus S I9020/I9023 Smartphone
1 June 2011
Summary: Off Topic. Recently, a lot of readers have requested reviews of Smartphones. So here we are with our first in-depth review of a Smartphone, to be specific: the Samsung Google Nexus S.
Pros: Attractive design, Very good display (Amoled and SuperClear), Latest software, Fast user interface, Good camera, Integrated NFC, The good feeling/hope in a few months/years? To have the Software up-to-date.
Cons: Okay material quality, No MicroSD slot, Belonging to the first class. Still, the dual-core CPU and the good case are nice features.
Summary: In some ways the Nexus S 4G is behind the curve among $199 Android phones. It doesn't boast a dual-core processor or HD video recording. What this device brings to the table is an interface that's not cluttered with carrier apps and the ability to leverage new features as Google rolls them out.
Conclusion: If you're looking for an Android phone with the latest greatest OS and a guarantee that you'll see future OS updates too, the Google Nexus S by Samsung is hard to beat. It's sleek, light, has a wonderful Super AMOLED display and 4G.
Pros: Latest Android OS, excellent display, pure Android.
Summary: Super phone. Smartphone. Call it what you will, the Google-branded phones have made a huge impact in the mobile arena over the last two years. Every year, Google makes a show of its Android improvements with an actual device, starting with the T-Mobile G1 (otherwise known as the HTC Dream ),...
Pros: Above average battery life, Smooth and fast interface, Easy handling
Cons: Lower stamina than Google Nexus S and Samsung Galaxy S, No remarkable hardware upgrades, Easily smudged due to glossy surface
Excerpt: For its next-generation Nexus phone, the unlocked Nexus S made by Samsung (but usually sold with a T-Mobile subsidy for $199.99), Google has produced what can be best described as an advanced basic smartphone.
Pros: Large 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen, Faster Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS, 1GHz Cortez A8 Hummingbird processor, Long battery life, 16GB memory built-in
Cons: Screen has greenish tint, Poor camera, VGA camcorder, No microSD slot, No pre-installed video chat software, No social network account syncing
Excerpt: The Samsung Nexus S is the first smartphone to run Google's Android OS 2.3, also known as Gingerbread. Reviewer Jen Edwards says this cutting-edge device has a beautiful 4-inch contour[...]
Pros: Latest version of the Android OS, Excellent screen, Responsive device, Good photo quality, with accessible controls for white balance, exposure, scene mode, etc., Light weight, Good volume and sound quality on external speaker, Long battery life
Cons: Extremely low voice quality, No memory car slot, No zoom on the camera
Excerpt: Let’s get this out of the way first: The Nexus S is an excellent phone. It’s not as nice as an iPhone 4 as a complete package. But it’s a great phone on its own merits, and it does even do many things better (connectivity, media-sharing, background processes and notifications).
Pros: Integrated Google services a snap to set up. Wealth of apps. Super speedy processor makes quick work of tasks. Slick-looking, almost symphonic form-factor; Contour Display and hand-friendly backside are a delight to talk to. More deeply connected to the internet than your basement-dwelling, neck-...
Cons: Interface seemingly still designed primarily for dudes who dig binary. Greatly improved multitouch text selection means text editing is now merely horrible instead of atrociously shameful. Autocorrect seemingly programmed by non-native English speaker.
Summary: When Google released the Nexus One, it was easily the best Android phone on the market and remained king of the hill for many months. Its successor is also on the bleeding edge when it comes to software, but the Nexus S' hardware is behind the curve.