Samsung Google Nexus S Smartphone with US 3G, 5MP Camera, Android OS, Touch Screen - No Warranty - Black
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- Frequency: GSM Quad-band: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; UMTS Tri-band: 850/1900/2100 MHz
- Gingerbread pre-installed,Latest Google Mobile apps. 1 GHz processor, 16 GB of internal memory Brilliant 4" contour display
- Unlocked cell phones are compatible with GSM carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile as well as with GSM SIM cards (e.g. H20, Straight Talk, and select prepaid carriers). Unlocked cell phones will not work with CDMA Carriers like Sprint, Verizon, Boost or Virgin.
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. It works on 2G for only GSM carriers and 3G for AT&T and any carriers that use the same bands.
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Android Version 2.3
Get the ultimate Google experience at 3G speeds which pairs Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and integrated Google Voice capabilities. A thin-profile contour display gives the Nexus S a unique slim and trim size that fits easily in the palm of your hand, and its brighter, high-contrast screen means colors are incredibly vibrant and text is crisp at any size--even when viewed in bright sunlight.
The Nexus S 3G is packed with the latest technologies (view larger).
The 4-inch Super AMOLED screen with Curved Display (view larger).
The Nexus S is packed with the latest mobile technologies, including a Super AMOLED Contour Display with curved glass screen, 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, and Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking plus 3G Mobile Hotspot capability for sharing your 3G connection with up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously. And with support for Near Field Communications (NFC), the Nexus S can read information from "smart" tags, or everyday objects that have NFC chips in them--from stickers and movie posters to t-shirts.
The phone is outfitted with a rear-facing 5-megapixel camera plus a front-facing camera for easy video chats on the go. Other features include assisted GPS (A-GPS) for navigation and location-based services, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, haptic feedback vibration, access to both personal and corporate e-mail, and up to 6 hours of talk time. And with the Nexus S, you'll always be the first to receive software upgrades and new Google mobile apps as soon as they become available.
Google Voice Integration
With Google Voice, your phone number is more than just 10 digits--it's the main hub of your voice communications. You get one number that rings all your phones--up to six different phones--with intelligent call routing and advanced features like call screening, blocking, and recording. You also get transcribed voicemail that's sent to you via email and/or text message, low-priced international calling, custom voicemail greeting capabilities, and more.
Android, 2.3 (Gingerbread) Platform
The Nexus S 3G runs the Android 2.3 platform (dubbed "Gingerbread")--the fastest version of Android available for smartphones yet. It features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation. Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming email and then switch back to the game without losing your place.
A new onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.
With Voice Actions for Android, you can press and hold the Search button from anywhere and speak almost anything--text messages and emails, navigation direction queries, opening web pages, and more. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
The Nexus S 3G also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day, including Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps with Navigation, Google Calendar, Picasa, and YouTube. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
An NFC Reader application lets your read and interact with near-field communication (NFC) tags. For example, you can "touch" or "swipe" an NFC tag that might be embedded in a poster, sticker, or advertisement, then act on the data read from the tag. A typical use would be to read a tag at a restaurant, store, or event and then rate or register by jumping to a web site whose URL is included in the tag data.
The Nexus S weighs 4.6 ounces and measures 4.87 x 2.48 x 0.44 inches. Its 1500 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of talk time.
What's in the Box
Nexus S handset, rechargeable battery, AC charger/USB cable combo, 3.5mm headset, quick start guide
Communications & Internet
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PLEASE NOTE: unlocked phones still have different models
I9020T - T-mobile, any GSM network, 3G might not work (AT&T customers will have "edge" only data connection)
I9020A - AT&T, any GSM network, 3G might not work (T-mobile customers buy I9020T, otherwise "edge" only for data)
people on Verizon, Sprint etc. - you have your own models, please check with your carrier before buying any unlocked devices.
ATTENTION: Amazon sells I9020T (08/08/2011), and as AT&T customer, I have to return it, because no 3G. some reviewers mentioned that Amazon sells right model for AT&T - so, you know now, it's not the case (at least it wasn't for me).
Only been using this unit for 24 hours. It's replaced a wonderful barely-two-years-old Google Nexus One that went bad (random infinite reboot loop and heating up) that HTC couldn't remedy without an expensive out-of-warranty repair.
There's a lot to like about this Samsung Nexus S:
Wonderfully bright and sensitive display.
No artificial GUI mandated by the carrier (AT&T Wireless).
Seems much faster than the Nexus One it's replaced.
Works well as a voice phone.
Fast on a wifi connection.
Works well as a web browser.
Zero app hiccups so far.
The optional Samsung charging stand seems like it's going to be a winner.
It's very very (have I said "very" enough?) slippery in my hand right out of the box compared to the Nexus One.
The four (dimly lit) soft function buttons (go-back, menu, search, and home) on the bottom edge of the display become invisible in bright light, even with brightness turned up to max.
It's running a few sub-versions behind the Nexus One's Android (it's running Gingerbread 2.3.4 vs the Nexus One 2.3.6), which is disappointing. Looks like ICS isn't going to happen for this phone even though it's already been rolled out to other flavors of this model.
Overall, I'm very pleased so far. I haven't had a chance to experience how long the battery lasts. I'll update this review after a few days.
Still loving this phone. Battery life seems okay, but to be fair I need to disclose I put it in the charging stand when I'm not carrying it around. (Charging stand has a minor annoyance because it requires two hands to insert and remove the phone from the stand). Zero unplanned reboots. Most excellent.
Took this phone on a trip, and discovered battery life away from the charging stand is pretty miserable. Admittedly, I probably have too many apps that "prevent phone from sleeping", but five or six hours away from a wall or auto/USB charger before "connect to a charger" appears seems unacceptable. I've changed to my new/fresh backup battery to see if perhaps the original battery is defective. Will update again later.
Still using this phone daily, and like it a lot for what it is. Battery holds for most of an 8-hour day, which doesn't seem unusual with most of today's smartphones. A major disappointment, though, is it remains stuck on its original Android 2.3.4 OS, and Google/Samsung have shown little interest in updating to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) or Jelly Bean with a standard over the air (OTA) update. (There are technical users who have manually updated the OS to Jelly Bean, but there are pitfalls doing that.) It's all very disappointing for a Google branded unlocked flagship phone. I guess I shouldn't have been surprised, since Google promptly walked away from its first Nexus One phone by HTC, and now this Nexus S by Samsung. Gives me a reason to stay away from the brand-new Nexus 4 by LG. These phones are flagship Google phones the day of purchase, but it seems you shouldn't believe the myth: These are Google flagship phones, and they'll always get the best/latest Android OS updates first before any of the carriers' versions get updated. History doesn't seem to prove that myth.
Confirmed today with both Samsung tech support and AT&T Wireless tech support that there will be zero updates to the originally installed Gingerbread 2.3.4 Android OS that comes with this phone if you're subscribed to AT&T Wireless. It might be different if you're subscribed to T-Mobile, but I have no way to know that.
Also remember if you need in-warranty service on the hardware, Samsung won't honor the warranty even though this phone comes with a U.S. Warranty and was permitted to be registered on Samsung's customer web site. Buyer beware.
If you're happy with the phone's capabilities with Gingerbread, and don't care about updating to a more-current version of Gingerbread, or to ICS or Jelly Bean, then this should be a terrific phone for you.
Anyway, on to the review:
I switched to this phone from an old HTC Hero that I have. I immediately noticed how lightweight the new phone felt when I picked it up. It's a tiny bit wider and a little taller, but it is also thinner when compared to my HTC Hero. It is still a nice slim size though, and slides perfectly into the small pocket on my jeans where I always kept my old phone.
The screen is nothing short of amazing. I put a plain black background for my home screens, and it looks really slick. You can't really tell were the screen ends and the edge of the phone begins unless you look close, it's beautiful.
So far everything has been snappy and fast. No major problems getting all of my apps installed from the market. The camera has taken beautiful pictures so far (even in just ok lighting conditions), though I haven't tested it much (plus, it's such a step up from my old phone, it's hard for me to know how good it compares to more recent phones).
I love, love, love the pure android interface. It only came installed with Google stock type apps and the expected stuff, no carrier garbage or crappy ad-filled garbage like you sometimes get from some of the android interface creators / carriers.
Also, I just downloaded Netflix, and it worked beautifully and looked very nice on the screen. I tried it through WIFI, though I mostly use my phones through WIFI.
This is only a 3g phone. I personally don't mind, but it would be easy to assume with just a nice, new beautiful phone that it would be 4g. If you watch a lot of movies or something over the phone data connection, that may matter to you. But 3g honestly should be just fine for all of my mobile needs, and I just use WIFI at home and work.
Unless you have to have 4g, this is one of the best Android phones out right now. My roommate has a Galaxy S phone (which is also a very nice recent android phone) and he's envious of my beautiful screen and nice clean interface.