Google Nexus S by Samsung

Google Nexus S by Samsung

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    • Samsung Google Nexus S i9023/i9020 Black Unlocked (Ex-Display/Demo Stock) (default)

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  • Shopbot Review
  • 4 / 5
    • The good:
      great sound quality, clear and bright display, run by Gingerbread OS
    • The bad:
      made of light plastic materials, cramped keys, average image quality
    Smartphones have been sprouting like wild mushrooms in the market – Apple comes out with a new version of the iPhone, Samsung expands its Galaxy family, BlackBerry releases an advanced “professional phone,” a new player joins the phone battle and the list goes on and on. The challenge always for these tech giants is to develop a phone that will ultimately rise above the competition. Enter the Google Nexus S by Samsung. We can’t say it is the best Android phone in the market, but it is one of our favorites. The Nexus S is a pretty little device, measuring 123.9 x 63 x 10.9mm, and comes in black and silver. It only weighs 129g, making it really easy to hold. The shaped and curved design of the phone allows it to sit perfectly on your hand. Even the curvature of the screen also fits the shape of your face. However, we think Samsung failed us on the hardware aspect by using its typical delicate plastic material on the Nexus S. Sure, the phone is a wonder to look at but it just feels so fragile to hold. We can’t go wrong though with the phone’s 4-inch Super AMOLED display. It delivers, by far, one of the brilliant screen displays on an Android device. The Nexus S has a 5-megapixel camera at the rear and a front-facing VGA shooter. The quality of the photos that the 5MP camera produces is quite acceptable although some images appear to be frustratingly grainy. It does perform better though in low light than in high-key lighting situations. The VGA shooter, on the other hand, is a complete blah. It gives you images that old feature phones produce – low-res, grainy and washed out. Performance-wise, Samsung’s Google Nexus S is superb. Aside from the fact that it has a long battery life, the phone has excellent sound quality. Speakerphone calls were loud and clear. There is also close-to-zero static and feedback when doing calls. We were also satisfied with the crystal-clear music that came through the phone’s speaker. A 1GHz processor with 512 MB RAM and 16GB of storage powers the Nexus S. The phone is greatly responsive and performs really fast. It actually makes playing games, browsing the web and even watching videos more enjoyable because of its dedicated GPU plus Adobe Flash support. The phone is run by the Android 2.3 OS, also known as Gingerbread, which brings about some improvements from FroYo. The Nexus S features enhanced icons of some applications and this gives the phone a more sophisticated look compared to other Androids. One pretty change in the OS is the transparency in the menus that gives the phone a sleek glassy feel. The Nexus S now also sports a new QWERTY keyboard, which we have a mixed feeling about. We love that it smoothly responds to touch and that it has new features including word suggestions, copy-paste and selection. We’re a bit frustrated though that the keys seem to be smaller and cramped, making it more challenging to type in messages. Overall, the Nexus S is one powerful Android given that it’s the product of the collaboration between Google and Samsung. With its first-rate features, the Nexus S surely rises above the crazy world of smartphones.