Samsung Google Nexus S Review

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Euro170

Samsung Google Nexus S Review

Samsung Google Nexus S Review


Introduction

Samsung Google Nexus S is Google's latest smart phone. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is amazingly speedy. Its user interface is smooth and real entertainment because Google has added some enjoyments for users. Samsung Google Nexus S Android version has improved a lot if user compares it with older versions. Samsung Google Nexus S is faster than most touchscreen phones other than the iPhone. And as you know it runs on Android 2.3 so its web browser is also faster than its rivals.

Overall it's a good smart phone with affordable price compare to other mobile phones with few lacking but like every device it has some good and bad points. But user will not be disappointed when using this smart phone because of its betterments over older versions.

Design

Samsung Google Nexus S has Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors. Its body is plastic and black in color. User will feel solid when holding this device.

Advantages

  • Samsung Google Nexus S has a large screen and it is beautiful and organize, it's screen beauty gets enhance when user open its library of applications.
  • Samsung Google Nexus S has a capacitive touch screen which is quiet responsive to touch, it has four touch sensitive backlit buttons.
  • Samsung Google Nexus S a larger display than its predecessor, and the super AMOLED screen technology also makes it brighter, clearer and more vibrant than the original model. No doubt it screen is one of the best looking screens in the market.
  • The Super AMOLED display does a good job in most circumstances. Its display is visible in sunlight.
  • It also looks fantastic, with razor sharp text and gives amazingly good vibrant colors.
  • The large touchscreen makes it easy to navigate around web pages, as does the ability to pinch users fingers together to zoom in.

Disadvantages

  • Samsung Google Nexus S has few issues with build quality like its back plate is flimsy without locking mechanism to keep it in place, user has to tire it off when he wants to access the battery. This thing makes phone value down.
  • Samsung Google Nexus S plastic finish is also not up to mark. It does not seem durable.

Keys

Samsung Google Nexus S home screen has three shortcuts which are virtual menu key, dialer and browser. The three main controls are on the right side of the viewfinder which are located like top to bottom, they are the gallery shortcut and they also shows the thumbnail of the last photo taken, there is video switch too and the virtual shutter.

Battery

Samsung Google Nexus S has Standard battery which is Li-Ion 1500 mAh, and it Stand-by Up to 713 h (2G) / Up to 428 h (3G) and Talk time is Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to 6 h 40 min (3G). It battery life is a plus point which makes it valuable smart phone.

Advantages

  • If the handset is in daily use of user that he had to charge the phone every two days or so, which is quiet normal for a smart phone of this caliber.
  • Different experts tested Samsung Google Nexus S battery which shows that battery is pretty good. User is able to get 253 minutes of talk time when it is tested with medium reception levels.
  • With light and medium use of this smart phone, user can easily spend two days without charging battery.

Performance

Samsung Google Nexus S is a fast Android smart phone. Samsung Google Nexus S runs on a Samsung Hummingbird chipset comprised of a 1GHz ARM processor and a PowerVR SGX540 dedicated graphics chip.

Advantages

  • User can easily do multitasking with comfort on Samsung Google Nexus S.
  • Flash video and android games runs smoothly as compared to other Android phones.
  • Quality of call is better on this smart phone. Its voices are distinctive on both ends of the line.

Disadvantages

  • Although Samsung Google Nexus S has Gingerbread OS, but browsing is little tiring process, few websites take time to load which makes it little frustrating.

Connectivity

Samsung Google Nexus S has all the connectivity options available in the Galaxy SL which are its quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA with download rates of up to 7.2 Mbps and upload at 5.76 Mbps. Micro USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack are also available.

Advantages

  • Due to good connectivity speed, user is always able to connect to the internet with Wi-Fi or uses the 3G network that allows to upload up to 5.76 Mbps HSUPA and HSDPA downloads up to 7.2 Mbps.
  • Samsung Google Nexus S comes with an integrated Near Field Communication (NFC) chip. NFC is a big facility, from which user will be able pay his bus ticket or other bills etc. NFC acts as an electronic card.

Disadvantages

  • Samsung Google Nexus S has an internal storage of 16GB but it has no card slot, so its storage cannot be expanded.

Camera

Samsung Google Nexus S comes with two cameras which are a front-facing VGA camera and a rear-mounted 5-megapixel Autofocus camera with inbuilt flash.

Advantages

  • Samsung Google Nexus S camera has excellent colors output.
  • Its focus is sharp and capable of taking decent looking photos which looks fantastic on its big screen.
  • The Samsung Google Nexus S comes with all the usual multimedia functionality MP4, AAC and MP3 files are supported, along with DivX video.
  • Due to its Super AMOLED large screen and very sound sunlight legibility, user will have no difficulty in focusing shots even if there is bright sunlight behind him.
  • Samsung Google Nexus S has Photo Compare Tool which helps user to get information on camera usage.

Disadvantages

  • There is no dedicated photo button, due to this user will access the camera through the menu and press onscreen 'shutter' icon which is irritating especially if user is shooting from a position where he can't see the screen.
  • No digital zoom options are given which means user forcefully takes close ups if he wants a tight shot.

Web browser

Web browser of Samsung Google Nexus S is quiet a performer. It has support of flash and runs of Android version which makes it reasonably famous among users.

Advantages

  • Samsung Google Nexus S has a great web browser with lots of goodies. It has support of Flash 10.1 and runs on fastest version of Android, 2.3.1 Gingerbread which makes it superb.
  • It has support of two zoom methods which are double tap and multi touch pinch zooming.
  • Its minimalist UI is quite powerful through which user can hit the menu key and six keys pop up. User can open a new tab, switch tabs, refresh the page, go forward, and open bookmarks. It also has options of text copying, find on page and many more.
  • Its bookmark list is a big help because it shows a thumbnail of the bookmarked page and user will also get a "most visited" list in addition to the history.
  • Due to its fantastic flash support user can enjoy You Tube videos and can also play games.

Disadvantages

  • It is noted by the experts that Samsung Google Nexus S perform well when speed is tested of loading a page due to fastest Androids, but at times it is bit irritating like if user swap to scroll down a page that it shows some kind of lagging for few seconds which is followed by an extreme jitter.

Should I buy Samsung Google Nexus S or not?

As we all know that the world is facing economic crisis everywhere. So prices of everything have risen up. Now spending money is something which has to be think twice. Same goes when buying a mobile. Now every user wants to get a decent device for first time. When talking about mobiles there is smart phone available in the market named "Samsung Google Nexus S". Like every smart phone it has few cons and few pros. As I said that due to rise in price now the first thing user wants to see the price of mobile with necessary requirements. Samsung Google Nexus S is an affordable smart phone compare to other mobile phones available in market with same features. User does not need to worry about Samsung Google Nexus S price.

One unique feature of this smart phone which is talk of town is its Near Field Communication embedded tag reading technology that Google has been talking up recently. Plus Samsung Google Nexus S is first phone to ship with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It also features a four inch display, a 1GHz Humming processor, built-in gyroscope, cameras on the front and rear, and 16GB of memory. As far as its design and specifications are concerned there is nothing user will find something very attractive if he compares this smart phone with some of the existing titans in the Android space. User will also get disappointed when he sees features like 720p video recording or HSPA+ connectivity lacking.