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.
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.
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.
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.