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Samsung Nexus S i9020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1891 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the price and battery. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the durability and reliability. Many are negative about the social networking functionality and connectivity.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 111 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 Mobile Phones on

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


Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung Nexus S i9020


alaTest has collected and analyzed 689 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

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

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Review Samsung Google Nexus S I9020/I9023 Smartphone


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Attractive design; Very good display (Amoled and SuperClear); Latest software; Fast user interface; Good camera; Integrated NFC

Okay material quality; No MicroSD slot

The closest competitor would be the Galaxy S also from Samsung. The Galaxy S2 is already on sale, with a new dual-core CPU and a fresh design. Apples iPhone 4 is also in the same league. Exciting: there are already rumors about the iPhone 5.


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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...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.


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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.

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Pure Android + Delightful Hardware = Great Dance Partne...


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 addiction.

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

Product Specifications


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