Google Nexus S 4G

Announced:
Mar 21, 2011
Market status:
Released
Release date:
May 8, 2011

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

58.33 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.6

Flash:

LED

Video recording:

720x480 (DVD) (30 fps)

Features:

Video light, Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.88 x 2.48 x 0.44 inches (124 x 63 x 11 mm)

Weight:

4.60 oz (130 g)
the average is 6 oz (173 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Samsung Exynos 3

Processor:

Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8

GPU:

PowerVR SGX540

RAM:

0.5 GB

Internal storage:

16 GB

OS:

Android (4.1, 2.3.7, 2.3)

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Talk time:

6.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1388 min)

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Data:

WiMAX

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

A-GPS

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Hearing aid compatibility:

M4

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LSPHD720 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.64 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

0.95 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Shopping information

MSRP price:

$ 550

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.44 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (233 ppi)

Description

Google Nexus S 4G is the is the WiMAX capable brother of the Google Nexus S. It is not a great leap forward in the same way that the original Nexus was but rather is more like a refreshed version of the Samsung Galaxy S. It runs Google's new version of Android OS Gingerbread and it is powered by 1GHz processor. Other features include a 4-inch Super AMOLED Contour Display, which is slightly curved, 5MP camera, Near Field Communication (NFC), Wi-Fi and more.

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