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Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 621 reviews of Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, whereas comments are divided on the usability. Many are critical about the portability and reliability.

performance, screen, design, size, camera

battery, sound, price, reliability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Nexus S 4G Android Phone (Sprint)Samsung Nexus S 4G Android Phone (Sprint)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (ubergizmo.com)

Nexus S Review

 

Nexus S Review - This in-depth review of the Google Nexus S (by Samsung) goes over the new features of Android 2.3 (aka gingerbread), the design, usability and battery life.

The Nexus S is a great Android smartphone. To most people, the most visible improvements from Android 2.3 will be the Adobe Flash support, the new keyboard and the overall performance. At the moment, there are no NFC applications so, while NFC is cool...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Samsung Nexus S (AT&T)

 

The Samsung Nexus S for AT&T is a handsome phone which runs stock Android 2.3, but it isn't state-of-the-art in any way.

Slim. Stock Android 2.3. Good call quality.

No removable memory. Some audio/video playback problems.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Samsung Nexus S review:

 

Editors' note: Since AT&T's Samsung Nexus S is nearly identical to T-Mobile's, we will focus mainly on performance differences for this review. For CNET's full analysis of the Nexus S series, including design and features, check our review of...

The Samsung Nexus S offers a brilliant display, decent call quality, and enough features to keep you busy. The Gingerbread OS offers usability improvements, and the stock Android is a welcome change for AT&T.

The Samsung Nexus S feels rather fragile, and it lacks a memory card slot and LED notifications. AT&T added no new features, and data speeds were slow.

The Samsung Nexus S brings a much-needed stock Android OS, Gingerbread, to AT&T. But eight months after its original debut, the handset feels underpowered and behind the smartphone curve.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (theverge.com)

Google Nexus S 4G: a quick look

 

Google's Utopian vision for mobile — at least on some purely theoretical level — is for equal access to unrestricted Android on unrestricted hardware, regardless of network. The realities of doing...

Zero carrier or manufacturer crapware ; Curved display still looks and feels great ; Google Wallet support is on tap

Battery life questionable with WiMAX on ; 3G and 4G signal performance underachieves ; Glossy battery cover scuffs as easily as ever

Look: it’s a Nexus S with WiMAX for Sprint

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Ginny Mies and Mark Sullivan (pcworld.com)

Samsung Nexus S 4G (Sprint)

 

Ships with Android 2.3 ; Sprint version has 4G speeds

No expandable memory

Google and Samsung's joint collaboration is enhanced with Sprint's 4G data speeds, but the Nexus S still has a few hardware oversights.

May, 2011

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Samsung Nexus S 4G

 

The Samsung Nexus S 4G brings an unadulterated Android experience to Sprint along with fast data speeds and Google Voice integration.

In some ways the Nexus S 4G is behind the curve among $199 Android phones. It doesn't boast a dual-core processor or HD video recording. What this device brings to the table is an interface that's not cluttered with carrier apps and the ability to...

May, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Samsung Google Nexus S review: Royal droid

 

Another year, another heir to the Droid throne – and Google are trying to be democratic about it. Which is a roundabout way of saying they're not monogamous. For the Nexus One, Google teamed up with HTC. This time around, they trusted Samsung to do the...

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support ; HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps ; 4.0" WVGA (480x800) Super AMOLED Contour Display with curved glass screen ; Android OS, v2.3 Gingerbread ; 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 (Hummingbird) processor ; 16GB storage, 512 MB...

No microSD slot ; No 720p video recording ; All-plastic body, fingerprint magnet ; No DivX and XviD support (no actual video player) out of the box ; No dedicated camera key and no lens cover ; No FM radio ; No smart dialing ; Overly expensive for its...

We don’t quite know what to make of the Google Nexus S. When the Nexus One came out, it packed some of the most powerful hardware available at the time. The Nexus S is the spitting image of the Samsung Galaxy S, which has been around for almost a year.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Google Nexus S (T-Mobile)

 

The Google Nexus S for T-Mobile promises frequent Android updates, but average consumers can find even-better high-end smartphones.

First phone with Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" OS. Elegant design. Fast UI. Only U.S. phone with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology.

Mediocre voice performance. Multimedia performance behind class leaders. No HSPA+. Not many NFC applications.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Mat Honan (wired.com)

Review: Google Nexus S

 

It's back, baby! Google's Nexux S is a hearty dose of pure Android-y goodness that'll cure even the most diehard Apple fans from an iPhone...

Integrated Google services a snap to set up. Wealth of apps. Super speedy processor makes quick work of tasks. Slick-looking, almost symphonic form-factor; Contour Display and hand-friendly backside are a delight to talk to. More deeply connected to...

Interface seemingly still designed primarily for dudes who dig binary. Greatly improved multitouch text selection means text editing is now merely horrible instead of atrociously shameful. Autocorrect seemingly programmed by non-native English speaker

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Vincent Nguyen (slashgear.com)

Nexus S Review

 

Google shook up the Android world with the Nexus One, throwing down the gauntlet to manufacturers to step up their hardware game and pushing the open-source platform to the bleeding edge of smartphone functionality. Now the search giant is back with...

The Google Nexus One was a game-changer among Android devices, and it set a blueprint for hardware that has persisted throughout 2010. The Nexus S, meanwhile, has a tougher challenge: a balance between hardware and software that, the search giant...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM