Thoughts on the Nexus S?
So the successor to the Nexus one is dropping on December 16th, just curious as to what you guys/gals think about this phone? Good? Bad? Or could you care less?
- 12-08-2010, 01:19 PM #2
I'd say Good. The bad thing about the Samsung Galaxy S was that it had that really buggy samsung software on it, and it had GPS issues related to the software. Without that disadvantage and with pure Android (that would give you THE most recent updates) on it I think the Nexus S is a very very capable mobile phone. I kinda like it, 'cept it doesn't have the class of the iPhone 4.. the design aesthetics and all that. Or for that matter the smooth UI. Still, at that price it's a pretty good deal, what with NFC being thrown in.
- 12-08-2010, 02:30 PM #3
- 12-08-2010, 03:14 PM #4
I will always welcome a PURE Android experience. Not too much of a fan of TouchWiz or Sense.
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- 12-08-2010, 06:15 PM #5
I like it. I think it looks really good, and I like that it comes with stock Android. I really want them to make a AT&T compatible Nexus S so I can get a break from iOS every now and then. I still love my iPhone, but would love to try Android.Follow Me On TwiTTaH
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- 12-08-2010, 07:31 PM #6
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It's the flagship Android phone, it's GUARANTEED that it will get future OS updates first, and I like the plain Android OS (got a droid), but... it's only on T-mo, so it blows. Service in my town sucks. I've learned my lesson with the 3GS, a lousy carrier can ruin the best of phones.
If this were coming out on Verizon (the service I use), this would throw a wrench into my Verizon iPhone plans, I would seriously consider this phone. But... I know that Nexus = T-mo, so...
- 12-09-2010, 01:20 AM #8
No micro SD - we're forgetting neither does the iPhone 4 have a micro sd slot.
Single core - yeah I was hoping it was dual core but hey, atleast it's decent from the processors out today. The hummingbird is no slouch.
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- 12-21-2010, 11:39 AM #13
I am always interested in new phones, no matter the platform. I love the idea of Android, but every time I've gotten an Android phone, I wound up returning it in favor of my iPhone 3GS! I think the Nexus S is not that impressive. It's ok hardware, but is missing things like a notification light, the hardware looks cheap and ugly, and I actually prefer the 2.2 build of Android--2.3 is ugly and all the black is weird.
- 12-21-2010, 02:03 PM #14
Yeah, the build quality really needs to improve. The device doesn't quite scream class despite the very good hardware inside. I like 2.3 though, Gingerbread looks cool with its darker tones.
Despite the absence of the notification light, the presence of things like the flash when compared to the SGS on which it was based is a welcome improvement. The thing is that the Nexus S is nowhere near as revolutionary a device as the Nexus One was when it released (not a commercial success but certainly ahead of the rest at the time)
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