- Size (LWH): 4.87 inches, 2.48 inches, 0.44 inches
- Weight: 4.64 ounces
- Network Compatibility: CDMA
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 360 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 230 hours
Samsung Nexus S 4G Android Phone (Sprint)
- Android 2.3-powered phone with 4G wireless connectivity (also compatible with 3G networks) and 4-inch curved touchscreen AMOLED display
- 1.0 GHz processor; GPS for navigation and location services; Google Voice integration; Near Field Communications (NFC) support
- Wi-Fi networking (with optional hotspot capability); 5-MP camera/camcorder; front camera for video chats; 16 GB memory; Bluetooth stereo music
- Up to 6 hours of talk time; released in May, 2011
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, AC charger/USB cable combo, 3.5mm headset, quick start guide
- Android 2.3-powered phone with 4G wireless connectivity (also compatible with 3G networks) and 4-inch curved touchscreen display
- 1.0 GHz processor; GPS for navigation and location services; Google Voice integration; Near Field Communications (NFC) support
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The Sprint Samsung Google Nexus S 4G Locked Cell Phone uses the Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” platform to help you get the most out of your professional or personal life. Navigate, messages and enjoy high-quality images on the smart phone's 4-inch touchscreen display. Surf the internet at your favorite hotspot as the smart phone has an easy Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity feature. Take pictures and record videos wherever you are with the 5.0 megapixel camera and a VGA front camera. All your media files, pictures, videos and messages are accommodated by the integrated 16GB storage.SprintNetwork Type: CDMA
Get the ultimate Google experience at 4G speeds with the Nexus S 4G for Sprint, 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 Samsung Nexus S 4G is packed with the latest technologies and runs on Sprints ultra-fast 4G network (view larger).
It runs on Sprint's expanding 4G network, offering simultaneous voice and data connectivity and download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, the phone can still connect to 3G data services in areas not currently served by Sprint's 4G network (learn more about Sprint's 4G network below).
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/4G Mobile Hotspot capability for sharing your 4G 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.
You'll be able to use your current Sprint wireless phone number as your Google Voice number without having to port your number, avoiding porting charges and potential service disruptions. So now when someone calls your Sprint mobile phone number, it can also ring your office, your home, or even your Gmail account. And if you already have a Google Voice number, calls made from your Sprint mobile phone can display your Google Voice number automatically.
Android, 2.3 (Gingerbread)
The Nexus S 4G 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 4G 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.
Google Search, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Calendar, Picasa, & YouTube are trademarks of Google, Inc.
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. It runs on Sprint's 4G network as well as the 800/1900 CDMA/EV-DO Rev. A frequencies.
What's in the Box
Nexus S handset, rechargeable battery, AC charger/USB cable combo, quick start guide
Communications & Internet
Sprint's Blazing Fast 4G Network
Sprint 4G offers a faster wireless experience than any other U.S. national wireless carrier, and Sprint is the only national carrier offering wireless 4G service in 32 markets (with more coming online soon). Sprint 4G delivers download speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G, giving this mobile phone the fastest data speeds of any U.S. wireless device available today. Sprint 4G network coverage is expected to reach 120 million people by the end of 2010.
Sprint 4G services dramatically increase download speeds for photos, videos and large files. You can download a favorite song, picture, sitcom or large video in seconds, not minutes, or watch live streaming video--all while on the go, not just from the home or office. Additionally, businesses can benefit from the fast connectivity speeds of 4G. Some examples include:
- Real estate agents can conduct virtual property tours.
- Construction teams using 4G in the field can save valuable time by sharing schematics with engineers online.
- Insurance companies can speed their claims management through real-time communication with on-site adjusters.
- Health care professionals can improve their ability to remotely monitor patients.
- Emergency first responders can rapidly assess and coordinate disaster action with real-time on-site video and audio.
- Photojournalists can instantly transfer high-resolution images to the newsroom.
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Top Customer Reviews
The screen is very crisp, bright, and contrasty - definitely better than the EVO. I feels just right in my hand, less bulky than the EVO, but still big enough to see what I need. The keyboard is responsive enough but also very smart at figuring out what I meant to type. The voice commands even work pretty well. My reception has been fine.Read more ›
Apart from the actual phone calling and data reception, when I actually do get enough signal, I can video chat on gtalk, use google voice, google maps navigation, and all the other great features that shine in Google's Gingerbread OS. The processor is super fast and the interface is sleek and smooth, I've downloaded a ton of apps and they all work flawlessly and smoothly. Installing and uninstalling apps is instantaneous.
-Fast, sleek, perfect size (not huge like the evo), better battery life than other android devices .
-Front facing camera for video chat
-Great camera for taking pictures
-NFC functionality for google wallet
-processor and interface is fast
-SIGNAL / RECEPTION ISSUES - and yes, its this sprint device that is the issue, not the network.Read more ›
I bought this phone for my Mom, and this is her first smartphone. She is one of the most tech-illiterate persons I know. She never texted on her old phones (last was LG Lotus). But a week later, here she is texting me. Granted, I set everything up for her to go so I have a good feel for the phone.
One of the big questions right now is reception. Call quality has been fine, no dropped calls for where she normally frequents. Wifi signal shows a little weaker than my Pre, but it seems to work just fine. Loads things faster than my Pre from the same spot =) She has light data usage, but she gets her email fine and browsing through her picasa library. It hasn't been too long, but the phone seems solid. My brother has the same phone, and his data has been good as well.
The biggest downsides I have to this phone are it scratches pretty easily on the back (dunno about the glass) and it's slippery. I highly recommend the Ringke cases.
Other notables: camera is OK, but my opinion on all smartphone cameras sans the nokia N8 and like is they all are not up to par. The android button row is impossible to see even on a cloudy day. If you memorize the order of the buttons, you're ok. If you flip between different android phones a lot, you might have issues. The screen itself is nice, haven't tested in full sun though. But I haven't had any smartphone be easy to use outside in bright light. Inside, the screen is absolutely beautiful.
Finally, having a clean, stock, Android system is certainly nice to work from. You probably will want to spend a bit of time customizing everything, so if you do that anyway, this phone will probably be perfect. Just be warned, customizing isn't always free to get exactly what you want.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Speed can also be, that is, cells play a game with a faster. Mobile phone is good Perfect is no problemPublished 13 months ago by Judy Seymour
Good quality of it , and it is a very high quality goods, all my family said it is very good , Support it.Published 13 months ago by Paulene Vogt
Delivery is very soon, built-in telecom program is more and the other is good, so I don't have to take two phones。Published 13 months ago by Voncile Virgie
It is ok, temporarily do not have any problem , to add comments after a period of time , hope it is very good.Published 13 months ago by Jesenia Susan
Slow. Constantly loses connections. Crappy battery life. Apps almost always stop working and have to restart. Force reboot of the phone often.Published 21 months ago by Amy R.
Fully charged and will power down and shut off after only a couple of hours. Extremely disappointed.Published 22 months ago by Patricia Sorbe
This phone was a replacement to my S4 ... it's a 4g phone that's just okay being that it's a few years older.Published 23 months ago by Larnell
It is a good phone if you got the new update I thought it was gonna haves scratches on the screen but it looks brand new and the wifi is not bad I never dropped a callPublished on July 22, 2014 by kiara robinson
Its a great mobile device, but a terrible phone. The NFC capability is great, and the experience of using it is very good, until you actually try to make a call. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Jeff LeBlanc