Reviews and Problems with Samsung I9020 / I9023 / Google Nexus S
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Samsung Nexus S 4G Review
8 June 2011
Summary: If you're looking for an
clone that runs Android, the
Samsung Nexus S 4G
is pretty much right for you. It may not be the most original design available, but it's fast, light, powerful, and meets the demands that most users would place on it.
It doesn't have the cutting-edge features like a qHD screen, dual-core processor, or HDMI video-out, but with 4G data on Sprint's network, it offers a lot for the Internet hungry user who doesn't care about a keyboard.
Pros: Fast performance, Good quality screen, Robust communications suite with 4G and NFC
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. We also love how Netflix movies and TV shows look on the Super AMOLED screen, and that you can use your Sprint number as your Google Voice number.
Pros: Crisp and colorful Super AMOLED display, Can use Sprint number as Google Voice number, High-quality Google video calls, Works with Netflix
Cons: Feels a bit slower than dual-core phones, Doesn't record HD video
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. The pure Google experience means earlier access to OS updates and a faster phone. It's also a more pocketable phone than the HTC EVO 4G for those of you looking for a candybar Android 4G smartphone. The only drawback?
Pros: Latest Android OS, excellent display, pure Android.
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. The lack of HSPA+/4G and 720p video recording are both pretty surprising for such a high-end handset.
Pros: Fast performance, Cool curved display, Much improved keyboard cut and paste, Long battery life, Improved application management, NFC built in
Cons: Lacks HSPA+, Doesn't record 720p video, Cut and paste works differently in various apps, No dedicated hotspot app
Conclusion: After camera, the other popular multimedia features are music and video players. The music player of the phone can play MP3/ WAV/ eAAC+/ AC3/ FLAC, while the video player can stream MP4/ DivX/ WMV/ H.264/ H.263 files. This is again not a unique feature as many other phones include similar media player options. In addition to the mentioned highlights, there are several other key features of Google Nexus S.