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Google Nexus One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 785 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the camera and usability. The design and responsiveness also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the features and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Google Nexus One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Google Nexus One


On paper, Google's new Nexus One is the smartphone to beat. It's got a gorgeous screen, a svelte formfactor, and the hottest phone operating system on the planet, Android 2.1. Unfortunately, just like the Motorola Droid, the Nexus One has some problems...

Great OLED screen; replaceable battery; good call quality; infinitely customizable

Keyboard wigs out; weird soft-key placement; Android Marketplace sucks; T-Mobile

Of course, the worst of it is that this Nexus One is really only usable on T-Mobile’s limited network for now. AT&T users can buy it unlocked but will be limited to EDGE speeds. The good news is that the Nexus One is coming out in Verizon trim this...

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Google Nexus One


Hot on the heels of the Motorola Droid release, Google entered themobile-phone market full-bore with its HTC-built Nexus One. Sportingthe Android 2.1 OS, the first official Google phone has been deemedmagical enough to be sold exclusively by the search...

Android software update makes it easier to navigate UI. Hardware feels light and solid in our hands

Voice recognition still gives somewhat wonky results. Navigation buttons too close to touchscreen. Android Market is still a mess. Notification reading is still a multiple-swipe process. Trackball is imprecise

Android continues to wow us, and every release gets closer to becoming a true threat to the iPhone. The Nexus One is respectable hardware that puts the Android software to good use, but not good enough that we're interested in jumping ship just yet.

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Nexus One Review


Nexus One Review - The Google Nexus One is the most anticipated Android phone ever. First, because Google was rumored to be

at no point, was the Blackberry 9700 was clearly better or Worse than the Nexus One. Both could be as “bad” or “as good” depending on one’s point of view, but I think that they are both in the “normal” range. Maybe people aren’t used to T-Mobile's...


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Anand's Google Nexus One Review


Off and on I've used Android devices since the platform's inception, dating back to the T-Mobile G1. And man, did I hate the G1. It was slow, lacked any sort of multitouch gestures and generally felt like smartphones did a few years ago.

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Anand's Google Nexus One Review - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News


Off and on I've used Android devices since the platform's inception, dating back to the T-Mobile G1. And man, did I hate the G1. It was slow, lacked any sort of multitouch gestures and generally felt like smartphones did a few years ago

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Google Nexus One review: Firstborn


All droids are equal but some droids are more equal than others. Google it. You'll get the Nexus One. There are around 50 smartphones and tablets running Android today. That's right, out of all the offspring they fathered with the Open Handset Alliance...

Quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G support ; 7.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA support ; 3.7" 16M-color capacitive AMOLED touchscreen of WVGA (480x 800 pixel) resolution ; Android OS v2.1 with kinetic scrolling and pinch zooming ; Slim profile and some great...

No DivX and XviD video playback ; No Flash support for the web browser (update is on the way) ; No smart and voice dialing ; Somewhat clumsy camera interface and limited camera features ; No dedicated camera shutter key ; Non hot-swappable memory card...

What does it mean? Well, not that the ones we’ve seen so far are some poor half-blood droids but the Nexus One is supposed to be THE thing. For one, it’s the first Snapdragon-powered Android and it shows. The Nexus One is wickedly fast. The WVGA...

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Google Nexus One


Dazzling OLED display ; Snappy performance ; Sleek, ultraslim design

Software keyboard is far from perfect ; Average multimedia player

The Google Nexus One impresses with a stunning AMOLED display, speedy performance, and cool tweaks to the Android OS; but some network issues prevent it from being a superphone.

Editor's Choice!

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Google Nexus One


The Google Phone is here. It's fast, elegant, and chock full of eye candy, but is it worth snubbing other Android phones?

The Nexus One is fast, slim, lightweight, and satisfying to use. Its faster speeds and visual improvements over other Android devices, such as the Motorola Droid, are undeniable. However, this is not a huge leap forward, particularly since the Android...

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HTC Nexus One (T-Mobile)


The Nexus One has a gorgeous display, a lightning-fast processor, and a loaded feature set. The enhanced voice capabilities worked flawlessly, and the phone delivers solid performance.

Like other Android phones, the Nexus One forces you to store apps on the internal memory. The media player remains average, and it's missing some wanted features like hands-free Bluetooth dialing. Currently, Outlook Calendar syncing is not available.

It doesn't have all the features we'd like, but the Nexus One greatly enhances the Google Android family with a fast processor, good call quality, and improved voice control features. What's more, we love that all versions of the phone will be unlocked.

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Google's Sexy Nexus One Pushes Android to New Limi...


With totalitarian control over the hardware, Google's Android OS seems to be fully realized (finally!) in the Nexus One.

You can buy a Nexus One unlocked. Spiffy design. Bright screen. Runs Usain Bolt fast. The voice recognition works in virtually any text field

Awkward syncing with computers. Lacks multitouch gestures. Considering its central placement, the trackball is rather underwhelming

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Quad Band
Operating System:Android
Operator:Not Applicable / Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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