Google Nexus S User Reviews
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farhanh has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i am very glad to have such nice phone. Its a super-fast, quick responsive, good camera quality, great battery life and have great design (light weight).
One of the biggest advantage is that i am really enjoying using android 4.0 on it.
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JonBjSig has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I have the i9023 version.
I have very few complaints about this phone, all of which are fairly minor.
The It has no gorilla glass or any other type of strengthened class, the back cover tends to get smudgy and the camera could have been better.
Otherwise the phone is great, the battery lasts through the day if not longer, the screen is amazing.
It can play tegra 2 optimized games with little or no lag.
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cheetah2k has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I've had the NS now for 3 weeks and love it. Its certainly a step up from the Galaxy S which I was not overly impressed with, and the lag is all gone. I ended up buying mine from Best Buy and shipping it to Australia where I'm using it on the Optus network. I was amazed that upon inserting my sim card, it picked up my APN settings straight away without having to manually input them, and I was away.
The only issues i've found is that I tend to get a pinkish haze in the middle of some photos in certain lighting conditions, no 720p video recording and the glass screen isnt Gorilla Glass.
Cedricos has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I had this phone for 1 year and it's was a bad experience. My phone shutdown everytime I try to call someone or receive a call. The connection to internet is very slow. If you only want a good phone to a low price, I think you can find better!
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My NEXUS S ICS =)
Doberzinecker has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I just had an update for my Nexus S to ICS 4.0.4 and the phone is amazing. Faster and more Fluid sliding in the interface. The useless Music player became usefull and the only one I use now. The phone feels like new! I have been changing phones every month for the last 3 years to find a suitable phone for me and Nexus S met my demands.
I love this phone and even if I'm using it for a year.. It still looks new. The successor Nexus Prime is too wide. The nexus S is just right. My thumb doesn't strain.
As a user for one year? I can tell this phone will be at my service for a long time. I think the others that disllike this phone are just looking for an iPhony type of Android phone.
And Please.. if you will install all applications to an Android phone to look like an iPhone do your selves a favor. Just buy an iPhone from the Greedy Apple. = P
japeina has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I´ve this phone for more than 2 months. I´m satisfied but not altogether.
Good phone for developers. Quick android updates. For average users it takes time to make it fully useful.
The display is the best. Besides the front it makes the phone very attractive.
Is not a phone for a long time, easy to overtake.
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One of the Best Android Phone
tauseef.iqbal has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
I am using this phone since last 3 months and believe me, it is just one of the best Android Phones.
Pros: Early ICS Update, Great Performance, Flash, Decent Battery Life (better than lot of HTC Phones), Ability to Watch Movies, Great Touch Screen Sensitivity, Sharp Screen with very Bright Colors (Overall screen result is far better than lot of HTC Phones)
Cons: Call Quality could be better, Call Quality On Speaker is horrible, No zoom camera, no notifications led flashing light for missed calls and texts
All smartphones have the same battery :(
samatsmakov1 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I`am using this phone 2 weeks.
and cons is battery, but i know that all smartphones have sample battery for example my brother have samsung galaxy s2, and it has the same battery life.
Some people do not like nexus`s camera (or need camera button), but for me it is made perfect.
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happy with it
emamian has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
overall a good thing, but expected more from Google. They could have come up with a dual core and 4g compatible since they are always on the edge. It seems somebody should be fired at Mountain view. But overall it is a nice phone to have and I am enjoying it.
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PhoneGeek has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I had this phone for 3 weeks now and am so glad I choose this over iPhone. Because this phone came out in USA first I chance to see the reviews over the internet and not one of 14 reviews I read or watched could find anything bad about this phone and once i bought the phone, I realised they where all right. the only down side is lack of memory card slot which is no problem for me because of the 16GB inbuilt memory. Overall this phone is great and I would recommended it.
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Year of awesome
SounderBruce has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
I've had the Nexus S for half of its 2-year contract (got it the first day it came out) and only recently started exploring the world of rooting and hacking. I am pleased with the phone, getting the newest OTA updates (including ICS :D) and being able to have a sexy curved glass screen, which doesn't hamper my Angry Birds.
owned it for 3 days n returned it for a refund!
pratikchhatani has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Ass wipe phone! no camera button! plastic cracking sound every time u hold it in ur hands tight! slow internet:edge! over power consuming display! bad call quality! Insanely low battery, drains in 6hrs!! Ass wipe phone! no camera button! plastic cracking sound every time u hold it in ur hands tight! slow internet:edge! over power consuming display! bad call quality! Insanely low battery, drains in 6hrs!!
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THE IPHONE KILLER HAS COME!!!!
Randyaccess has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone is just pure brilliance,the voice command is superior,the gps is out of this world and the touch control is more accurate than the iphone,i was more thn happy to get rid of my iphone 4 for this gorgeous smart phone,it is lightening fast and the screen is better than a home LCD tv,color is vibrant and the screen is awsome,sorry apple ,but your phone is crap compared to this gem....i love my NEXUS S!!!!!
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Google Nexus S
Mandinho6768 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Hi use this phone all is good but have two problems the wifi reception sometime very poor reception and second the battery problem cannot charge full charge 100% only stay in 94% i dont know what happen maybe google need to resolve this problem. But I like so much this phone i like google maybe improve more this nexus S.
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Reviews has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The new phone comes with the first 4” contour display screen, making your phone a better fit for both talking and holding. As well as the physical design, the phone comes with the Gingerbread platform already pre-installed; the Google Nexus S will be the first phone to run the newest Android OS technology.
boozys has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
great phone ,using it now foe 2 months,had some problems with the WiFi at home,but the problem was with my router.the screen is clear and sharp,the prozesor is quick.greattt phone.i had befor LG ,the nexus s is a deferent liga.
The Goods and the Bads
talhatr has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
It is definitely too late to be a flagship phone. I love the screen, the responsiveness, battery is not too bad (almost same with my wife's Iphone 4 in both battery and responsiveness wise). I heard that Samsung makes the screens for iPhone anyway...so.
I have bought the phone about a month ago, since than, I am trying to fix it. Finally after installing so much apps from the store it turned into something that I can use. It is still a good iphone alternative and it has the WOW factor among friends... But honestly you are better of with a GALAXY S and pay half the price. Galaxy S will get 2.3 soon anyway. However, I will keep this phone and I will be happy with it. But it seems I like I will keep working on it.
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Great upgrade from EVO!!
Jbholt1982 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
My nexus s screen is significantly brighter than my epic 4g. So the screen has been improved, that’s a plus for the nexus s! PURE GOOGLE 2.3!The micro SD is a lame reason not to like this phone, I am getting 23mbs per second read on internal sdcard, my class 10 SD does not come close. Also the notification light is a bummer, but really? The bestselling phone in America, does not have a notification light. (iPhone). I love the nexus s, screen is so vibrant and glass is smooth as silk! :) (btw I did the scratch test with my keys, all good)
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Only 16GB hard-wired memory? No 32GB? Why the hell?
Spectoral has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Why would Google make a phone for Phonephiles / Gadgetfreaks / Early adopters, and limit it to 16GB? I specifically held out upgrading to the iPhone until the 3GS came out with 32GB two years ago... because I carry around a lot of music and video. What kind of users do you think want to own a Nexus S??? Besides, we now have 64GB Flash memory at the same size and price of what 32GB was two years ago. There is absolutely no excuse. Deal breaker.
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