Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung Nexus S i9020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2025 reviews of Samsung Nexus S i9020. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are mixed comments on the apps and durability. The social networking functionality and connectivity get less positive reviews.

screen, usability, design, portability, size

reception, connectivity, social network

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

See all Samsung Cell Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 2025 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 1188 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 818 of 1188 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (697)

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Nexus S i9020


alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Samsung Nexus S i9020 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

screen, usability, portability, price, design

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Nexus S i9020


alaTest has collected and analyzed 696 user reviews of Samsung Nexus S i9020 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the design and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and GPS navigation get critical opinions.

usability, portability, price, screen, design

reception, GPS navigation, connectivity

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Nexus S Unlocked Phone--U.S. Warranty (Black)SAMSUNG GOOGLE NEXUS S "S" CURVE GEL CASE - BLACK, WITH 6 SCREEN PROTECTORS & 1 STYLUSSamsung Nexus S 4G Android Phone (Sprint)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: (

Review Samsung Google Nexus S I9020/I9023 Smartphone


Off Topic. Recently, a lot of readers have requested reviews of Smartphones. So here we are with our first in-depth review of a Smartphone, to be specific: the Samsung Google Nexus S. We tested two versions of this "Google Mobile“: the Nexus S I9023...

Attractive design, Very good display (Amoled and SuperClear), Latest software, Fast user interface, Good camera, Integrated NFC, The good feeling/hope in a few months/years? To have the Software up-to-date

Okay material quality, No MicroSD slot, Belonging to the first class. Still, the dual-core CPU and the good case are nice features

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

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: Kent German (

Samsung Nexus S (AT&T)


Eight months after it originally went on sale with T-Mobile, the Samsung Nexus S continues to make the carrier rounds by landing at AT&T. You'll find few differences from its counterparts at T-Mobile or Sprint, which is both a good and a bad thing. On...

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 (

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 business in the American wireless market seem to have...

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

Can Sprint give Google's Gingerbread flagship a new lease on life?

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Ginny Mies and Mark Sullivan (

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 (

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: Kent German (

Samsung Nexus S 4G (Sprint)


As it has a habit of doing, Sprint grabbed the CTIA spotlight early this year when it announced the Samsung Nexus S 4G the day before the annual wireless confab convened in Florida. Though the device was hardly new to the cell phone world--T-Mobile...

The Samsung Nexus S 4G offers a brilliant display, WiMax support, and agreeable performance. It gains a number of usability improvements from the Gingerbread OS, and its straight Google interface will appeal to Android purists

The Samsung Nexus S 4G feels rather fragile, and it lacks a memory card slot and LED notifications. We were hoping for more new features over the Nexus One, and its 4G connection was spotty at times

The Samsung Nexus S 4G offers a great combination of design, features, and performance. The 4G connection could be more reliable, but the Gingerbread OS, stock Android UI, and admirable call quality make for a satisfying smartphone.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

Nexus S, análisis


El segundo terminal de Google, esta vez en colaboración con Samsung, llegó a nuestras vidas, como decíamos al comienzo de este análisis, colocándose en el puesto de sucesor del Nexus One. Eso llevaba consigo una responsabilidad bastante grande: seguir...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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: Stewart Wolpin (

Google Nexus S


For its next-generation Nexus phone, the unlocked Nexus S made by Samsung (but usually sold with a T-Mobile subsidy for $199.99), Google has produced what can be best described as an advanced basic smartphone. It features some bleeding-edge...

Large 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800) Super AMOLED screen ; Faster Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS ; 1GHz Cortez A8 Hummingbird processor ; Long battery life ; 16GB memory built-in

Screen has greenish tint ; Poor camera, VGA camcorder ; No microSD slot ; No pre-installed video chat software ; No social network account syncing

Google’s Nexus S represents cell phone schizophrenia. It's ahead of its time in some ways, behind the times in others.

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Samsung
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8 / S5PC110


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown / WVGA


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 / Unknown
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Windows Media Player / Yes


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

Data Transfer

HSCSD:No / Unknown
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


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