Samsung Nexus S

AKA: Samsung Nexus Two, Google Nexus 2, Google Nexus Two, Google Nexus S, Samsung GT-I9020A

Available at: Fido, Koodo Mobile, Mobilicity, Telus, Videotron, Wind Mobile

7/10 AVG.
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The Samsung Nexus S 4G brings an unadulterated Android experience to Sprint along with fast data speeds and Google Voice integration. - Mark Spoonauer, Laptop Magazine  
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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
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Based on 20 reviews

The Samsung Nexus S is a powerful, candybar touchscreen featuring a beautiful 4-inch, 480 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED display, making it one of the best screens available.

Running on Android 2.3, the Nexus S is packed with sought-after features, including mobile hotspot connectivity, GPS supporting location based navigation (turn by turn directions), Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, and tethering capability.

This exciting phone also boasts a 5MP camera with a suite of editing tools, an additional front-facing camera, video record, MP3 player and a complete set of basic features (alarm, calculator, speakerphone, etc.).

Whether you enjoy threaded messaging or just browsing the web in fully rendered pages, this phone can handle it. The Samsung Nexus S has a talk time of up to 6.7 hours and a standby time of up to 427 hours.

Specs summary

Screen
4"

The Samsung Nexus S's screen is 4 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1GHz

There is a Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8 1 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean) operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with VGA (640 x 480) resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1500mAh

The phone is powered by a 1500 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Samsung's performance ratings are: 29.5 days standby time, 840 minutes talk time.

Prices (Where to Buy)

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140

Factory Unlocked Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus S GT-I9020A

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Reviews summary

7/10 AVG.
RATING

Based on 20 reviews

The Samsung Nexus S is a powerful, candybar touchscreen featuring a beautiful 4-inch, 480 x 800 pixel Super AMOLED display, making it one of the best screens available.

Running on Android 2.3, the Nexus S is packed with sought-after features, including mobile hotspot connectivity, GPS supporting location based navigation (turn by turn directions), Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, and tethering capability.

This exciting phone also boasts a 5MP camera with a suite of editing tools, an additional front-facing camera, video record, MP3 player and a complete set of basic features (alarm, calculator, speakerphone, etc.).

Whether you enjoy threaded messaging or just browsing the web in fully rendered pages, this phone can handle it. The Samsung Nexus S has a talk time of up to 6.7 hours and a standby time of up to 427 hours.

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Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

This smartphone has a lot to offer – you just can’t set your expectations too high

from Top Ten Reviews (over 2 years ago)

The Samsung Nexus S 4G is a smartphone with 4G capabilities, dual cameras and the Android 2.3 operating system. However, this device doesn’t offer any features that really stand out among other smartphones. The 4-inch touchscreen is a benefit when using this device, along with its video chat capabilities.... More

  6/10

Delivers a fast, pure Android experience

from Complex (over 3 years ago)

As far as high-speed performance goes, the Nexus S 4G proves that Sprint’s WiMax service is progressively reaching the lightening-fast pace of Verizon’s LTE network. If you can pull a strong signal, that is. Besides the addition of Google Voice, it carries the same spec sheet and design as... More

There will probably be users who are prepared to cope with Nexus S’ drawbacks in order to achieve that feeling of owning an elite device

from InsideHW (over 3 years ago)

Despite what you may be thinking, although Nexus S is an upgrade of Galaxy S to a certain extent, the changes are simply too numerous for Nexus S to be regarded simply as such, a rebranded and repacked device. One of the things that’s supposed to add value to this new device is the presence of the... More

Gingerbread phone gets a 4G boost

from PCWorld (over 3 years ago)

The Nexus S is a solid Android phone made even better with Sprint's 4G data speeds. With the added bonuses of Android Gingerbread, NFC support and a gyroscope, the Nexus S is certainly one of the best phones to get on Sprint as well. We still can't help but knock it for its lack of expandable memory,... More

  8/10

Very fast, unadulterated Android experience

from PhoneArena (over 3 years ago)

Overall, the Google Nexus S 4G is a very good phone, if not a little late. If it were any other device we’d probably chide Sprint more for taking so long to pick it up, but it’s more about what the Nexus S 4G represents than the actual handset itself. Having a second carrier offer a pure Google phone... More

The Nexus S 4G brings an unadulterated Android experience to Sprint along with fast data speeds and Google Voice integration

from Laptop Magazine (over 3 years ago)

In some ways the Nexus S 4G is behind the curve among $199 Android phones. It doesn't boast a dual-core processor or HD video recording. What this device brings to the table is an interface that's not cluttered with carrier apps and the ability to leverage new features as Google rolls them out. We also... More

  8/10

The Nexus S 4G offers a great combination of design, features, and performance

from Cnet (over 3 years ago)

The Samsung Nexus S 4G offers a great combination of design, features, and performance. The 4G connection could be more reliable, but the Gingerbread OS, stock Android UI, and admirable call quality make for a satisfying

  8/10

With Google Voice integration and 4G speeds, the Nexus S 4G is even better than before

from InfoSync (over 3 years ago)

Sprint customers are lucky. The Nexus S 4G is one of the premiere phones on the market at the current moment. But this phone is not for everyone. It pertains to the user who wishes to remain off the grid, safe from the throes of manufacturer and carrier-specific content that attacks the device's ability... More

  10/10

An extremely well-crafted device

from Android Community (over 3 years ago)

If you’ve never held a Nexus S in your hand before, I suggest you head out to the store tonight just to get a fix. It’s clearly made to fit in the palm of your hand, and the curved display makes you fall in love the same way the curved Gorilla Glass does on the LG G2x. Speaking of that heavy... More

Impressive hardware coupled with the latest software make the Nexus S much to be desired

from Mobile Syrup (over 3 years ago)

I think that Nexus S is a sturdy, functional Android device running the latest and fastest version of the platform. It’s got sufficiently powerful hardware that should hold up, and will continue to perform well as Android scales, much like the Nexus One continues to excel. Your motivation for purchasing... More

Do not purchase a samsung phone

(about 1 year ago)

After less than 1.5 years with this phone, the battery will not charge. More specifically, the phone will not allow the battery to charge. Samsung only provides a 1 year warranty on its products. I am now stuck with this paperweight, and a data and voice contract that I have not been able to use. I... More

  1/10

In love with Anroid!

(over 3 years ago)

This was my first smartphone and I was very apprehensive about chosing a phone. I decided to go with the Nexus as Android sounded appealing any my friend loved hers. I don't often use mobile data so usually I'm on WiFi and have no problems connecting or being dropped/cut off like the other... More

  10/10

Returned it ......

(over 3 years ago)

After much research, I picked the Nexus S as my first smartphone, due to the mostly excellent reviews. I spent 10 days fighting to keep this phone connected, whether on Wifi or 3G. It constantly dropped the wifi connection, and my friends Blackberry Curve consistantly blew it away loading webpages... More

  4/10

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