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HTC Nexus One US User Reviews

9.8 Based on 4 Reviews

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Call quality10/10
Build quality9/10
Text input10/10
Everyday usage9/10
UI speed10/10

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posted on 08 Jan 2010, 14:05 (Posts: 328; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


After a few days...

After owning a G1, the Nexus One is Amazingly fast, yet familar. The applications open about twice as fast and the web-browsing experience feels much more smooth and polished. The moving background is a nice touch and doesn't seem to wipe out the battery like I feared it would. In fact, the battery life has been terrific since I've only charged the phone once and the battery is just a little below half after 2 days of pretty consistent internet usage. The only part which I'm having trouble getting used to is the lack of a physical keyboard. The virtual keyboard is much improved and is actually usable on the 3.7" screen, but I still miss the tactile feedback you get from real keys. This is really a preference thing so I won't hold it against the phone. The only other problem is the placement of the power button near the volume keys. Everytime I set the phone to standby, I end up turn the volume down or off by mistake. Mind you, that's a minor thing, but it is a little annoying. Other than that, the phone works great and doesn't seem to have any of these 3G connection problems I've been hearing about (atleast here is Seattle). I really don't know what else I could ask for from a phone...

Design 9/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10


  • *Fast!
  • *Brilliant screen
  • *Good Battery life
  • *Android 2.0 is much improved over 1.6


  • *Miss the one-finger answering of phone calls
  • *Placement of the power button near the volume buttons

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posted on 21 Jan 2011, 13:48


Best Phone Out There

NexusNinja has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

I have had this phone since Feb of 2010 it is a very good phone. Super fast, and I have never had any issues with it. Until now almost a year after having it the screen will sometimes become unresponsive and requires a power down to make it work again.

I will be sending it back to HTC for a replacement...and should get another year at least out of it. Hopefully by then they will finally come out with something faster. I would like to see a phone with a processor faster than the 1GHZ Snapdragon that is in the Nexus, if thats possible, I would think a year from now that will be the top of the line as is the Nexus is now.

Build quality 9/10 After a 11 months screen is having issues...but a replacement is on the way
Reception 10/10 Never any issues
Call quality 10/10 Never any issues
Internet 10/10 Never any issues, Super Fast
Multimedia 10/10 Never any issues, and super fast
Camera 10/10 Takes excellent pictures and video
UI speed 10/10 Snapdragon!
Everyday usage 9/10 Battery will last you all day of you dont use it. About 8 hours with light to moderate use and 2-4 hours under heavy use, lots of calls and games...
Text input 10/10 Nicest touch screen I have ever used. Like it much better than the G1 or any iPhone
Display 10/10 Super clear and bright, the auto brightness works really well on this phone
Battery 7/10 Depends on your usage and your daily life. If you are near a power source, in a car all day or by a computer its no big deal.


  • I was lucky enough to get this phone
  • Everything is awesome about this phone


  • After 11 months my screen is having issues...
  • They stopped selling it
  • More people did not get to use or have this phone
  • Battery life can be short, but it is worth it and if you are near power so you can charge it, who cares?

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posted on 13 Jan 2010, 09:14


Amazing device!BEAUTIFUL screen and FAST hardware!

 I've been in a iPhone user since Aug '07, and upgraded to the 3GS in June '09 the day it came out. But after 2.5 yrs, got somewhat "bored" with the iPhone. Nexus One came out at just the right time. The 4th gen iphone is still at least 6 months out I assume... So giving the Nexus One a shot. So far I like it a LOT!

Screen: Amazing clarify and vividness! Colors explode off the screen. So crisp and sharp. Photos look unreal on it. And even at low brightness levels, it works superbly. Especially at night - very easy on the eyes. Auto brightness works well in the dark.

Speed: this thing is FAST... screen flipping is instant... scrolling in liquid smooth... Browsing is the fastest I've experienced on a handheld yet. The 3GS was fast, but the Nexus feels equal of better in speed. Running on T-Mo's 3G - getting instant page loading.

Signal: I don't know if I'm one of the lucky few, but my Nexus One doesn't seem to be subject to the 3G>Edge constant switching back and forth. SOLID 3G signal, with FULL bars most of the time. Signal drops down inside buildings, but Edge isn't far behind. WiFi works great.

Phone: as a phone, it's phenomenal! Earpiece loudness and clarity are noticeable. Haven't had a dropped call yet after a week of solid use. Even down to 1 or no bars, phone signal stays locked on. Speaker phone is nice and LOUD! Although it's sound quality is sub-par... very tin-ey... not much bass to it. But the device is thin, so that doesn't help. A better speaker though...  

Design 10/10
Features 9/10
Performance 10/10


  • - Screen - amazing clarity, vivid colours, and resolution
  • - form factor: perfect feel/fit in hand, as well in pocket. nice heft to it
  • - speed: super fast, as claimed
  • - trackball: when you actually use a Nexus One, you'll find the trackball quite handy. Glad it's there!
  • - signal quality: strong signal, great reception, works awesome as a phone - as it should... loud earpiece and speaker... great 3G signal in my area


  • - battery life - although as it's getting cycled and I'm learning some power saving tricks, it's getting a bit better... about equal or better than 3GS
  • - android market: still need more and better apps... not bad but nowhere near itunes app store...
  • - poor integration with mac os x...
  • - tin-ey sounding speaker (but at least it's nice and LOUD)

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Mike Baucum
posted on 10 Jan 2010, 15:04


Nexus One

I have had the phone since the 6th of Jan. which was the soonest it could arrive and i have to say the phone is down right amazing. i have had the G1, MyTouch 3G, Motorola Cliq, and iPhone but by far this is the smoothest and easiest to use the amazing screen quality takes away all fears of not having a keyboard. it is truely a must have for any android user.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

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