Saturday, February 19, 2011

Samsung Google Nexus S review:

The Nexus S' candy-bar design takes many cues from its Galaxy S siblings, which puts it worlds apart from the Nexus One. It's larger (4.88 inches long by 2.48 inches wide by 0.43 inch deep) and lighter (4.55 ounces) than its ancestor, and it sports an all-black plastic skin with a very faint design on the rear face. We're a bit divided on the result, however. It's shiny and pretty, and it has a more polished profile, but the Nexus S feels fragile in the hand. The Nexus One, on the other hand, had some metal parts, which gave it a sturdier build. We're not saying the Nexus S' construction is cheap, but we'd be wary of dropping it even once on a hard surface. Also, despite a promised "antifingerprint display coating," the plastic skin and the display attract smudges like crazy.
Below the display are the four Android touch controls (menu, search, back, and home); all offer vibrating feedback when touched. Unlike with the Nexus One, you don't get a navigation trackball. Yes, the Nexus S is in good company in that regard--most of the Galaxy S series dispensed with the trackball as well--but we missed it just the same. The protruding lens on the Nexus One always made us a bit nervous, so we were glad to see that the Nexus S' lens is almost flush. It sits on the rear face next to the bright flash. The second camera lens is on the front side just above the bright display. Other exterior features consist of a thin volume rocker on the left spine and a power control on the right spine. The 3.5mm headset jack and Micro-USB port rest on the phone's bottom end. Though it's not a huge deal, we'd prefer those ports to be up top.

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The Google Nexus S produced by Samsung is the world's first smartphone to be powered by Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)

Key features:

  • 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 RAM
  • 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
  • Front-facing VGA camera
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Portable Wi-Fi hotspot and stereo Bluetooth v2.1
  • Near Field Communication chip
  • Accelerometer, proximity and light sensors
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio jack
  • microUSB port (charging)
  • Adobe Flash support out of the box
  • Latest Google Mobile apps

Main disadvantages:

  • 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 feature set

As you can see, the Nexus S shares a lot of the Samsung Galaxy S components. Powered by the very same 1Ghz Hummingbird processor and having the same 512MB of RAM, it feels a bit quicker probably thanks to Gingerbread.

The fact aside that our review isn’t exactly on time, this hardware is so 2010, while the imaging department is surely from 2009. We wouldn’t fuss about it was it not for the Tegra 2 SoC and its 1080p video recording, which has the power to be the next big thing in the industry. The emphasis here being on next. Maybe Google should’ve thought of that and instead of rushing to release the Nexus S.

If they chose to wait a couple of months, a dual-core CPU could’ve made a lot of difference – especially with Gingerbread. The Nexus S would have been a beast just like its predecessor was, with the first droid powered by a 1Ghz processor on the market. With this hardware, the Nexus S is no more than an overclocked Nexus One.

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But wait a minute – maybe not all is lost and the Nexus S will be salvaged by the software. Not only is it the first Gingerbread-powered phone to the market – it can also count on special treatment in terms of getting updates on time.

Anyway, when you have a second try at something the results are supposed to be better. Just like when parents raise a second child differently having learned from their past experience. Stick around to find out if the Google Nexus S is the definitive, all-muscle replacement of the Nexus One we’ve all been waiting for.

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