- Steven Levy , Wired
The Nexus One isn’t completely there yet, it’s a few steps closer to the ideal Android phone.
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The first real "Google Phone"
Throw a hardware keyboard on this thing and tweak the antenna performance a bit, and the battery life would automatically improve in my situation and I'd also be able to get some serious messaging done. But as it stands, this device simply doesn't suit me. It will likely please many other people, though, and for those that live in more densely covered network areas and those that like, or even prefer, virtual keyboards, it might actually be a perfect fit. But for me, the phone doesn't live up to the hype surrounding it's launch, and I'd sooner stick with a Motorola DROID. Still,... Full review
Something a little different
The Nexus One is a beautiful phone. Period. It feels expensive – contrast that to the N900, which just feels like high-quality plastic for the most part – and HTC has done a great job with the look and feel. The front and sides are some kind of metallic plastic mix, while the back cover has a rubbery (but not cheap rubber) feel. It’s super thin and well-built to boot.
The touch-screen is a large 3.7″ WVGA (800×480) AMOLED display, and pretty much everything looks superb on it. I have to admit, though, that I am not a big fan of the Nexus One&rsqu... Full review
Stunning screen and giant brain
Google says that it made the Nexus One to show people what Android could really do, and we think it's succeeded brilliantly. Although it lacks the slick Android additions that HTC grafted onto the Hero, the Nexus One's big screen and powerful processor make it utterly crave-worthy and a challenger for the title of best Android phone yet. It's also a small step ahead of the Motorola Milestone, unless a physical Qwerty keyboard is on your list of must-have features. Thanks to its Android powers, the Nexus One is certainly more flexible and customisable than the iPhone, with a long list... Full review
The HTC Nexus One may not be perfect, but is definitely a high-class smartphone that’s worth your attention
Google makes no bones about their intentions with the Nexus One, saying it is more than a smartphone; it is a “superphone.” We have to disagree. It’s a pretty amazing phone, don’t get us wrong, but with some now basic smartphone features like multitouch and Bluetooth voice dialing missing we’re not ready to elevate it to superphone just yet. Is it the best Android device to date? Absolutely. Is it better than the iPhone? Probably. Are we excited about it? Without a doubt. The HTC Nexus One may not be... Full review
The best Android phone to date
The Nexus One is the best Android phone to date, and if you love your Android devices, this is the phone that beats them all. There are always going to be new handsets around the corner — HTC isn’t slowing down, Motorola is pushing forward, and countless other manufacturers are pumping out handsets — but right now, this is it. Now, if you ask us if the Nexus One is the phone for you, we’re not sure. If you’re stepping up from another basic smartphone or regular phone, there is little doubt you’ll be drawn in by the beautiful screen, the oh-so-easy Gmail a... Full review
A high-class smartphone that’s worth your attention
A state of the art in mobile
The phone looks more like the iPhone than any other phone on the market. There is no physical keyboard like the Android-powered Motorola Droid, and the tradeoff is a much slimmer design. The phone is 11.5 mm deep, slightly thinner than the iPhone 3GS at 12.3 mm. It is also slightly lighter than the iPhone 130 grams v. 135 grams). The package comes with the phone, a removable battery, 4 GB Micro SD storage card (expandable to 32 GB), USB charger and microphone headset.
The Nexus one has four functional touch buttons at the bottom of the screen (back, menu, home, search) and a navigat... Full review
Fast, always-connected, expandable and fully dependent on the internet
A good Android phone, but not the last word
The Nexus One. In the modern climate of hyped (and over-hyped) smartphone launches, Google's official entry into the phone-sales game has excelled in a department where many find difficulty: generating legitimate excitement. Of course, long before the name Nexus One or the recent bounty of pictures and details existed, the very concept of a "Google Phone" had been ingrained in the public conscience, predating even the Open Handset Alliance and Android itself; the company dabbled in the concept of direct sales through its offering of the Android Dev Phones 1 and 2 (alias Ion), but this time,... Full review
This phone worked well at first, I was lucky to find one that didn't have the broken power button problem. But I quickly learned how annoying this phone can be: my main issue was typing on it, for no reason the screen would repeatedly lose all accuracy when typing which made it impossible to hit the right keys. The only way I found to solve this was to lock and unlock the screen. No way I was doing that each time I had multiple texts to send. The other thing that bugged me was the speed at which the trackball flashes to tell you there's a message: it's too slow. You literally have to stare at the phone for at least 5 seconds to see if it's flashing. On top of that, it wouldn't flash every time, I'd still miss messages. This was unacceptable. But for a cheap entry level smartphone it's ok to learn on. It did have good reception but the sound quality was a bit bad for the person I'd be calling.Less
Excellent phone... if it worked properly
Got the Nexus One and fell in love with the Android os (this was my first Android phone). I noticed that on occassion the touch-screen would act up. It got worse and worse, until I finally returned it and got a new one. Exact same thing happened with the next one, so I dumped the Nexus One altogether. Shortly after that I ended up dumping Mobilicity altogether, as well. Apparently their coverage map isn't terribly accurate and I started incurring roaming charges on a grand scale. That issue apparently can't be fixed, so bye-bye Mobilicity.Less
Pro: pretty screen large screen one of the best physical designs for a phone Con: soft keys seem to only function on the upper half of the buttons Using experience: 30 days Overall, this is the best phone I've had. The phone has lots of features and you can add a lot more through the market place. And if you update it to Android 2.2, it feels more polished. For a phone, the camera is great. The battery life is optimal if you know how to manage your phone. The screen is very pretty, except in direct sunlight, its very hard to see anything. But I barely use my phone in direct sunlight so I dont have much of an issue. I only have two main issues with this phone. The soft keys are only responsive on the upper half. The second issues is the android keyboard. This is my opinion but the keyboard is awful. I recommend buying the "Smart Keyboard" on the market place because the stock keyboard isn't multitouch compatible and the keys in portrait mode are just way to close together and you often mis-spell something in about 50% of messages you send. I'm an avid texter, so this irritates me greatly. Other than that, I love this phoneLess
This phone was definetly stolen from the iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Less
My third and best android phone
Pro: Battery life is great, it's fast, nice looking, and has a great screen. This phone does everything Con: Can't find any Using experience: 28 days It's a great phone, yet people with iphones try and put it down. It's cleary the best phone out right now. And we're waiting on a update now!Less
This has got to be the most expensive phone I've ever bought ($600.00 off eBay) but it was definitely worth the price. This is a must have for any phone enthusiast as it has every single feature you've ever wanted in a phone. Well amigo, good luck and go buy this phone.Less
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