- Size (LWH): 4.88 inches, 0.43 inches, 2.48 inches
- Weight: 4.64 ounces
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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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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Top Customer Reviews
The Nexus S is an interesting phone. It is the sequel to Google and HTC's Nexus One (incorrectly regarded as a flop) and like the iPhone 4 it sets the bar for the current generation of smart phones.
I bought this phone on its release day, so I am very familiar with what it can do. I came from using a Nokia N900 Unlocked Phone/Mobile Computer with 3.5-Inch Touchscreen, QWERTY, 5 MP Camera, Maemo Browser, 32 GB--U.S. Version with Full Warranty which was another great unlocked phone. But this year alone has seen a lot of improvements in what phones can do.
The Nexus S, made by Samsung, is a gorgeous gadget. It is a little underwhelming in person, glossy all-black, but its a sleak package and it has some definite power under the hood. The 1GHz Hummingbird processor absolutely blows through apps, I have not experienced anything I would consider lag. I've encountered latency and bad apps, but those are not the phone's fault. The Gingerbread version of Android is a real stunner. I still read about issues with 2.2 (Froyo) and just have to shrug because this phone does very well with every app i've installed.
The camera(s) and other features function very well. The optics of this camera are not all that impressive, but the software behind the camera works very well and even resource hungry apps like Photoshop Express function very nicely on the Nexus S. As for displaying those pictures, this is one of the most beautiful displays on any phone.Read more ›
I bought it especially for its Super AMOLED screen.
But you should know that before buying:
There is actually 2 kinds of Nexus S:
i9020 (i9020a i9020t) and i9023
i9023 is the european version or non-USA/UK version. It has S-LCD screen. Worse colors, worse black.
google it and check example photos (I found some on flickr)
Super LCD variant is unable to display black color, it's just dark grey. More vivid colors are provided by Super AMOLED screen of i9020 variant.
As far as I know, this is the only difference. If you want to root your phone, it is important again.
This is another perfect phone by Google (despite Samsung).
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).
I have always heard been bad things about android phone battery life, and they were true in many cases which kept me away from any android phones.
Recently at the current job I had to use android phone and this is the phone I purchased. I got it from the local store and it was unlocked when I purchased it.
This is really nice phone and I like it better than iPhone 4.
Reasons why I like it.
2. Better or at par with iPhone 4's battery life.
3. Lot of applications.
4. Nice to hold and feels solid.
6. As a developer, I don't have to pay a dime to anyone to write and install my own software (before I publish it)
7. Finger print proof.
8. Sleek design.
9. Lighter than iPhone 4
BUT! HUGE NOTE! I wanted to add this review to inform those of the model differences. The phones are the exact same minus the wireless bands inside. Even though Amazon lists this as the i9020T... they actually sent me an i9020A. I had to return it. Amazon sold it to me, not a third party seller so if Amazon does have it back in stock, be aware. The A version supports wireless 3G bands for AT&T. The T version supports wireless 3G bands for T-Mobile. Now regardless of whichever version you get, you'll be able to get internet speeds at 2G/EDGE. But if you're on T-Mobile and get the A version, you won't be able to get 3G on their network. And vice versa for AT&T. Just wanted to make you all aware.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this phone in 2011, and have been using it since then. Today I ordered a new phone and saying farewell to this fellow. He has served me for 5 years. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Y.T.E.
If you need it for an year or so, then buy it... but it is too late now, since it does not work properly with with Android OS above version 2. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!Published 10 months ago by DT
I recommend avoiding all Samsung phones (products), as there are many other phones out there that are easy to use and offer one touch support! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Tom Tuso
This phone came corrupted so its impossible to upgrade the version of android. Disappointed.Published 16 months ago by Cecil Worsley
Bought my Samsung Galaxy Nexus in 2012 and still love it in 2015 and it still worked great!! iPhone is just coming out qith the iphone6 which is a copy of the galaxy line!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Anne Onymous