Nexus S Review Roundup – Pros and Cons

We’ve been bringing you news for some time on the almost mythical Nexus S and wondered if it would ever be official. We posted about a video of the Nexus S running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, told readers more about the camera and video capabilities, and then at last on Monday the phone was finally launched and we gave information about the release date and specs.

Since then there’s been flurry of activity on tech sites giving reviews of the new Google Android device from Samsung. Chris Gaylord over on The Christian Science Monitor has published a review roundup and some of the plus points for the Nexus S are that it’s the first phone to be running Android 2.3, or Gingerbread, the Super AMOLED display, NFC chip and the contoured design, although of course whether people like the design is very much down to personal taste.

Among the negative points noted are the lack of a memory slot and also that there’s no support for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network. Gareth Beavis over on Tech Radar offers a hugely-comprehensive review of the Nexus S with lots of specific detail and among his likes were the NFC feature, the upgraded keyboard and another mention of the Super AMOLED screen. However he points out the lack of a comma on the keyboard as being a real issue and I’m not over-exaggerating when I say I would find this really annoying after a time.

Also the price was seen as a major drawback. The bottom line for the Nexus S was summed up very neatly in an article over on TechCrunch by Michael Arrington and Jason Kincaid which says, “If you are an iPhone user this isn’t going to make you switch. If you’re an Android user you will want this phone more than any other.”

What are your thoughts so far on the Nexus S? Are you an Android user desperate to get their hands on this new device or maybe you’re an iPhone user but tempted anyway? We’d be interested to hear your thoughts so please do send us your comments.

  • psycho

    HD2 user and don't care 😉

  • Vin

    I am iPhone user and I have been waiting for a comparable phone to iPhone 4 with stock android. I think I am ready to switch.

  • Derek

    I am a Nexus One user and the only real advantage I see in this phone would be the front facing camera. Everything else looks pretty meh. Especially since it's just like a rebranded Galaxy S phone looks like pretty weak sauce.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mzhivago Mario Zhivago

    I am an htc desire phone and really wanted a pure google phone, but the lack of led notification i am not sure if i want this phone or not :(

    May go to htc desire hd instead..