Samsung Nexus S review


Though many outstanding Android devices have been launched recently, the Samsung Nexus S is still a different phone altogether. It boasts of a 1Ghz processor, 512 MB RAM, 4-inch, 800×480 Super AMOLED screen, 16 GB storage, 5 megapixel rear camera apart from its communication capabilities. Another great features is that the Samsung Nexus S has the latest version of the Android operating system, Gingerbread. Along with some improvements to the user interface, the Samsung Nexus S has really tried to stand out among similar smart phones.

The screen and the front glass of the Samsung Nexus S are slightly curved which makes it sit nicely against your face when talking. Though its not a major difference in design, it does give the phone a unique appearance. Alongside the left you have the volume rocker and the power on/off switch is on the right. The bottom houses the micro USB and the headphone jack. The overall dimensions of the phone are 2.48 x 4.87 x 0.42 inches. The performance speed is truly awesome and though there is 16 GB on-board storage, an addition of a microSD card would have been welcome. The Super AMOLED display screen looks beautiful.

The audio quality on the Samsung Nexus S is great with both the earpiece and the speakers both sounding loud and clear. Though the camera performs decently, capturing video is not really all that pleasant. There is no HD option and you can record only 720 x 480 pixels. The battery performed impressively lasting more than 20 hours on a single charge inspite of heavy use. However if you are prone to making lot of calls or a gaming addict you might need a second battery.

Other tiny improvements included the updated user interface with the icons being refreshed. However the biggest improvement in the interface is the on-screen keyboard. They have included word suggestions, copy and paste and selection functions. There are still some problems though. One of them being no consistent method of selection with different methods applying for the browser, text editor and the message app. Google seems to be making efforts to make Android a formidable gaming platform. They have included new APIs and tools for improving code support and help develop faster and graphically better games.

Overall, even though there are some tiny issues with the phone, the Samsung Nexus S is certainly the best Android based device available in the market today.

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