Reviews and Problems with Samsung I9020 / I9023 / Google Nexus S
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"Good, but not great, smartphone."
26 July 2012
Pros: Excellent shape and size, much sleeker than an iPhone. Links up very well with all Google apps, as it should. Rarely crashes. Good music app. Pretty good call quality. Solid battery life. Chrome browser.
Cons: Laughably inadequate camera that does not even have a zoom function. Touch screen is often erratic. Phone charge is not compatible with other Android devices making charging an ordeal. Difficult to copy and paste text.
Pros: I love the phones numerous apps. I like the display quality and the abilty to stream movies.
Cons: I'm on my second Nexus S. The first phone's screen started turning green and the problem got worse as time passed. Having upgraded from a blackberry I'm having a hard time adujusting to the touch screen typing. With large fingers like mine typo's are real
Pros: Voice to text and voice recognition in Google search and maps, free apps, clean android operating system.
Cons: No LED message indicator, no T9 recognition when punching in numbers to call someone, no camera zoom, limited memory, and unexpectedly slow processor. But, most annoying of all is the limited battery life and absolutely poor reception.
Summary: "This phone fails in the most important aspect, signal reception. It is lousey.... I bought this phone to replace my screen damaged old N95 8GB, the Nokia where I live had no problem uploading/downloading emails on the fairly weak 3G signal in my area. The Samsung just informs me "data connection error" "data network unavailable" in very pretty high resolution fonts with no help system to diagnose faults or resolve the problem.
"Great phone. But Samsung customer service is AWFUL!!!"
13 May 2011
Pros: Pretty, pretty. Loads pages fast and well. Graphics are great even for presbyopics.
Cons: Samsung's customer service is AWFUL!!! My $500 phone died (completely!) after 4 months of use. There is no local repair even in major metro areas, no exchange program. You send the phone to their repair site in Texas using their UPS Groud shipping label