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Google Nexus S

August 4, 2011 1 comment

I bought a new phone. The Google Nexus S. I had been waiting for a while for my current contract to end so that I could get a new phone. Though now I realize that there was no need to wait. I could have gotten an upgrade a while back. But lo and behold, my wait did not prove too fruitless. The Google Nexus S phone was on a deal today. They say only for today, but who knows.

So why did I choose to jump at this opportunity and buy it?  Well this phone certainly has some really good features. This will also be my first android phone and Gingerbread 2.3 looks promising.  I will now present some of the features/criticisms of this phone as best as I understand it :

Features:

  • It’s a sleek looking phone and similar to the other Samsung galaxy phones.
  • The UI is supposed to be slightly better than the nexus one. It has a new copy/paste word option.
  • Extended battery life. Gingerbread is better at policing power hungry apps.
  • The Gingerbread OS is also supposed to be a lot faster. Latency is virtually non-existent.
  • The shape of the phone is supposed to be ever so slightly curved, which makes for better ergonomics.
  • The camera is supposed to be stellar as well. Offering bright flash and clean images.
  • Haptic vibration feedback¬† (common in other smartphones)
  • The original Google experience ..! Android 2.3 is popular in other models as well.

Criticisms:

  • Apparently it is not compatible with T-mobile’s high speed networks. So its not really 4G. Wonder if they’ve fixed that now with the other service providers.
  • Though it has 16gb of space, it does not have a microSD slot.

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