Based on early access to the phone, lots of Nexus S phone reviews have been written by the mainstream media and tech bloggers. Don’t miss the summary of all Nexus S reviews on our homepage. Here’s a compilation of prominent reviews on the web:
Engadget gives Nexus S a big thumbs up in a very detailed review.
And what a device it is…It seems like every couple of weeks we’re saying something along the lines of “x is the best Android smartphone on the market right now.” We’d like to tell you differently when it comes to the Nexus S, but the truth is, it really is the best Android device available right now.
A detailed Nexus S review by Slashgear
The Nexus S appeals as a pure Google experience, something many users are looking for in the hope of seeing earlier OS updates, and the untampered Gingerbread UI is the most usable to-date…It’s the best Android device around, and a strong alternative to the iPhone 4, but a big part of that appeal is – at the moment – the rarity of the platform it runs.
TechCrunch Review of Google Nexus S says Android apps make Nexus S a better phone than iPhone.
Google’s voice search/input applications and Google Navigation continue to make Android phones in general significantly better mobile devices than the iPhone…If you are an iPhone user this isn’t going to make you switch. If you’re an Android user you will want this phone more than any other.
But the real gravy here is the OS: The phone runs version 2.3 of Google’s Android operating system. Even better, it hasn’t been mucked up by a carrier or hardware manufacturer to add a skin or other enfeebling of the operating system…We love this OS, and it reminds us why phone manufacturers and carriers should quit skinning up Android. Pure Android is Best Android…Integrated Google services a snap to set up. Wealth of apps.
Better than the iPhone 4.
Don’t be fooled by all the hype though, as the Nexus S is pretty much a hopped-up Galaxy S…However, if you’re into Android and looking for a new phone, there’s very little to find fault with here.
Google Nexus S review by T3
With curved edges and black front with a screen you can barely see, the Google Nexus S is a gorgeous phone…The design is sleek and stylish, the screen is one of the best we’ve seen and it feels quick and powerful…After using the Google Nexus S, you get the impression that the best is yet to come, when more games are available and we get a chance to try the NFC chip. Until then, this gets a very worthy 4 stars.
Like other handsets the 4-inch display delivers a much more comfortable Internet experience, especially in landscape mode, and it makes pinch to zoom less susceptible to uncommanded actions. For web browsing, a 4-inch display should really be seen as a minimum.
Google’s new Nexus S mobile phone is a leap forward – and Samsung may yet challenge the iPhone 4
Not everything sounds promising–the Nexus S lacks a memory card slot and support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network
The bottom line: The Samsung Nexus S gets points for its slick design, satisfying performance, and authentic Android user interface. But outside of the new Gingerbread OS and a faster processor, it doesn’t offer as many new features as we had hoped.
The biggest change is Gingerbread, which brings a lot of refinements and solves a lot of problems in Android’s 2.2 “Froyo” build.
Google Nexus S Review by Slate
Gingerbread, the codename for the newest version of Android, is the star of the Nexus S…And then there’s voice recognition: It’s possible to accomplish lots of things on the Nexus S without ever reaching for the keyboard; you can speak to type an e-mail, search the Web, or find a nearby dry cleaner—and most of the time, the phone will know what you’re talking about. The iPhone can’t do that.
The big deal is that Android 2.3 is pristine and untarnished…Google Nexus S’s most disappointing aspect is its camera…The Google Nexus S is the best Android phone yet, by some considerable distance.
As I use the phone more, I find that images in anything but good light are actually a lot noisier than I thought…What is quite surprising, shocking even, is the lack of HD video capture…Android 2.3 is one of the main selling points of the Nexus S…it’s hard to conclude that the Nexus S is a revolutionary phone that is.
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