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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...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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