Nexus S Review!
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I was able to review the Nexus S hands-on at the CES 2011 show in Las Vegas couple days back. First of all, this is the first “Gingerbread” Android 2.3-enabled smartphone. And second, this is the second official Google phone since it’s Nexus branded.
And third, whatever this phone can do will become the epitome of other Android smartphone introduced this year.
The Nexus S was developed by Samsung with Google’s Android team, the first time it has been done while previous Nexus One and G1/G2 Phone were developed with HTC. It’s certainly interesting to see Google working with more companies and Samsung is probably another great company to work with.
I was really leaning toward getting one but with so many new Android smartphones being introduced this year, it’s a really hard choice for me as I am running out of money spending on phones.
For sure though, if you are on AT&T or T-Mobile, The Nexus S is a great choice as it has Google’s latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS with the first 3-axis gyroscope on an Android smartphone.
Nexus S Specs
The Nexus S comes unlocked, carrier independent (use on AT&T or T-Mobile for U.S.), with a Hummingbird Cortex A8 1Ghz processor, 16GB iNAND flash memory, 4-inch 800×480 resolution “curved” glass Super AMOLED screen, accelerometer, and 3-axis gyroscope.
Don’t forget there’s also a VGA front-facing camera and 5MP back camera with LED flash.
There’s volume buttons on the left side of the Nexus S.
On the bottom is a micro-USB port and headset jack.
Here’s another view of the Nexus S from the side showing curved glass screen, the first smartphone ever with such a curvy viewing surface.
Why a curvy viewing surface? It allows 75% less glare under the sun.
The top of the phone has a small slot for you to open up the back of the Nexus S with your fingernails.
The back of the phone shows the 5 megapixel camera.