Google Nexus S 4G

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

PhoneArena Rating:

8.5
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Display

Display size:

4.0 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

233 ppi

Technology:

Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

58.33 %

Colors:

16 777 216

Touchscreen:

Capacitive, Multi-touch

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)

Recording format:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Features:

Video light, Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Form factor:

Candybar

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 6.1 oz (174 g)

Features:

Touch sensitive control keys

Keys:

Left: Volume control; Right: Lock/Unlock key

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Speakers:

Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Screen mirroring:

DLNA

Music player:

Supported formats:

MP3, AAC, eAAC, AAC+, AMR

Video playback:

Supported formats:

MPEG4, H.263, H.264

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

Device type:

Smart phone

OS:

Android (4.1, 2.3.7, 2.3)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.1, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n; Hotspot

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Charging connector:

microUSB

Location:

A-GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other:

NFC, VoIP, Computer sync, OTA sync

Hearing aid compatible:

M4

Cellular

CDMA:

800, 1900 MHz

Data:

WiMAX

Global Roaming:

Yes

Battery

Capacity:

1500 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

6.00 hours
the average is 20 h (1174 min)

Internet browsing

Browser:

supports:

HTML, Flash

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Phonebook:

Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID, Ring ID

Organizer:

Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator

Messaging:

SMS, MMS, Threaded view, Predictive text input

E-mail:

IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange

Instant Messaging:

Hangouts / Google Talk

Games:

Yes

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Apr 08, 2011

FCC ID value:

A3LSPHD720 link

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

Availability

Officially announced:

Mar 21, 2011
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US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.44 inches)
  • Too little RAM

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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