The official specifications sheet for the Samsung Nexus S:
hmm, I thought the specs would have been better, doesn't seem to be better than any of the current phones other than the fact it is running gingerbread?
Can someone explain to me the benefit of the curved glass?
it suppoesedly doesnt “hug your ear” like flat phones do. im thinking that if the screen is AMOLED, they could be just showing off the flexibility of the back-light-less screen (youtube OLED flexibility if you dont know what im talking about, itll blow your mind).
i could also see it making swype easier, as i swype notes in class and constantly have to look away from the powerpoint. almost like the rasied dot on the 5 key on a physical keypad.
Ok, I can see how it might help from hugging your ear, that makes sense, and you're probably right about them just trying to show off the abilities of AMOLED screens.
i would assume samsung has been scrambling to implement that flex in something… i would be… its pretty sick
I read somewhere that sammy's been peddling it for awhile. They found that it feels more usable in testing, i can believe it, but i bet its subtle.
When you create a swiping motion with your thumb, it naturally wants to move in a curved motion, not a flat uniform motion like you have to on a flat screen. The screen takes advantage of this natural motion, and should increase usability.
So will unlocked phones work on verizon's 4G network?
The letters CDMA are missing under the “Network Support” heading.
Verizon's 4G is LTE, not CDMA (3G).
Any phone on VZ will need to support CDMA for quite a while.
Sorry, voice is still on CMDA even after 4G LTE phones go live.
you are very right sir!
700 mhz LTE does not show up either…
I'm really not understanding the hype over this phone. This phone will not have the staying power of the Nexus 1, it will be eclipsed in terms of speed and features by March. The only thing good about it is that it comes with Gingerbread
Agreed. Especially a tiny 4″ screen. After my droid x I will never again return to a smaller screen size. (P.S. cannot wait to get rid of motocrap for some good vanilla android on a different phone with a big screen and specs to match).
Tiny 4″ screen? I don't have small hands, but I think 4″ is the perfect size for a smartphone. It allows one-handed operation of the touchscreen where you can extend your thumb the length of the screen without having to readjust your grip. Think about it.
Would you prefer a very high quality 5MP camera with a good sensor, colors, and depth of field, or a lower/average quality 8MP camera? The i*hone 4 got this right (gasp!)
To continue with the whole “tiny” 4″ screen, the X is only 4.3″. 7.62 millimeters matters that much?
I cant go back either. Everything else looks so tiny in comparison.
Well it is already lacking in features. 5mp camera (why would anyone put anything less than 8mp in a phone now?), no HDMI out, smaller screen,
It is a phone for gods sake. HDMI out? I get it pics to the tv. This getting more and more rediculous day to day. Soon no SLR's right? Then no Video Cams. Then no Game Machines…. Come on… NOT!!!
This is a developer's phone that's available to the masses. It supports all of the new features that Gingerbread introduced (gyro, NFC, VoIP/SIP, etc.) This is simply Google helping to put out hardware that can take advantage of their new software (Gingerbread). No more, no less. So expecting something groundbreaking is way off-target.
I think Samsung makes a better product than HTC, so I see this as a very good thing over the N1.
I dod actually disagree with you….I think HTC are great – i mean when looking for a phone the Sammy Galaxy S did come up as a contender – but why for a multi-appliance maker brand like Samsung lack a lame 5mp camera (which i guess you may argue is good or not) but have no damn flash LED or xenon to speak of at all…..that for my mind was absolute pants for sure! coming from a Sony Ericsson that had flash issues and could not work properly – believe me a decent flash is a must have….Samsung = Dumb – ass = as demonstrated by the lame and disapointing specs on this Nexus S. Its not a new phone – barely an upgrade on a Galaxy S and only has the same camera to boot!
Oh, and im not a Nexus One owner either mate….but from what I have heard the Nexus One on its own ground is a great phoen from the comments i read from its users so how can you say that? I think you are eithe r liking one make or the other but the Galaxy S (much like this Nexus S) is cheap and plastic feeling construction…felt too light if that makes sense, and to much like they were trying to copy an iPhone 3GS or something – really did think that. Screen was bright but not brilliant though….think when you have the standards of Super Amoled and S-LCD they all much seem the same (ish) level anyways…..just my op…
No, samsung phones are cheap, overpriced, and loaded with a terrible UI. They need to stick to televisions, and televisions ONLY. Sure, they sell more phones than anyone, simply because they throw more crap out. There is a Galaxy S on almost every carrier, and they over-advertise it. I'm not a huge fan of HTC, but they sure make a better quality phone than Samsung. Also, villian1998 has a point. This phone is ALREADY behind. Sure, it may not be the phone to be “up to date” or kill all the competition, but if I was to spend 530$, I wouldn't want to regret it 2 months later when a 4g 1080p tegra 2 doo-hickey comes out.
No, actually Samsung makes a better quality phone than HTC. They use better components and are in-fact the manufacturer of a lot of the internals and screens that devices, like the Apple i*hone 4 and HTC use.
For example, the Hummingbird CPU is designed and manufactured by Samsung. It’s currently the fastest mobile CPU in available smartphones, especially in graphics performance. That same CPU is inside of the iPhone 4 and iPad. I doubt you could argue against their build quality. The AMOLED screen that the first version of the HTC DROID Incredible had was made by Samsung. Faces melted when Samsung pulled the supply from HTC. And you want to say Samsung is inferior? I’m calling a spade a spade.
Lastly, as I pointed out, the Nexus S is far from “behind”. Its specs, at worst, *match* current high-end smartphones. Furthermore, it includes new hardware that none of the other Android phones have, and software the rest will not have for weeks or months. You can't argue about what may be in March, June, or 2025. Technology, especially Android, moves at a break-neck pace.
They should just close their doors. My 1 1/2 yr old LED TV from Samsung died. The “TCON” went bad. Are you f-ing kidding me.
5mp camera and single-core 1ghz cpu? meh.
8mp camera and dual-core cpu? Then, count me in.
Megapixel count is useless, it is all about sensor size, sensor sensitivity, etc. I would much rather have a 5 or even 3MP large sensor then the crappy sensors you see in most of these 8mp phones
Dual Cores for WHAT? If you want a Game Machine, Buy a Game Machine. You want a Phone get a Phone. Want a Camera Get a Camera. Want a Swiss Army Knife. Buy a Smart Phone. It is not a hunting knife but it has a knife. It has all of the above. Dual Processors is like putting a Turbo Charger in VW Bug. Gets more Performance but defeats the original purpose.
What on earth does a PHONE need a DUAL CORE Processor For!!!!
This is your ad
Nexus S, I am disappoint.
At the end of this video when he puts the screen to sleep… where have we seen that old TV “tube style” shutdown animation? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…
Pure google = greatShitty plastic design = Terrible4 inch sAMOLED Display = Greattmobile = WTFOnly a Hummingbird = OMFG WTF AHHHH
i feel like my DX could run 2.1 and still eat it for breakfast
nothing too special about the specs. if you think this was overrated and it also sucks that its on t-mobile “like this post”
it looks like an omnia II.
I don't get it either. Who is gonna jump on T-mobile just to get this phone?? Like you can just keep you expensive Verizon contract and just keep getting more. Stupid. I would love a vanilla android experience without having to root….but T-mobile sucks!!
As pinched by someone else – but made a very valid point
Nexus One – metal casing, very well designed, made by a manufacturer with a decent track record. Cool features like hardware noise cancellation.
Nexus S – cheap plasticky casing, crap design, made by a manufacturer with a distinctly dodgy track record (on one of their North American models, you have to warm the phone up to get it to go into recovery mode!). The only thing it really has going for it is the CPU/GPU.
I myself with stick with my brilliant HTC DHD P:) and very happy i am too!
Where's notification light?
I wanted vanilla android so I kept my OG droid
No thank you. Its made by Samsung. That's enough to say no for me.
What’s up with all of these new smartphones? It seems like a duplication of phones and who really want to see so many new phones this often.
If the smartphone user learns how to use their current smartphone then they would not be concerned about the next phone. Spend your money on something more important……………
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