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Android Phone Reviews
Nexus S Unboxing Video

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December 16th, 2010


The Nexus S has landed. So, what’s all the hype about? Well, there’s nothing groundbreaking to report in terms of traditional hardware. The story here is about the NFC chip and the tasty Gingerbread, the newest version of the Android OS.

The Nexus S has an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip under the hood, let allows devices to pair up by getting physically close, but transfer information over a more traditional and usually faster connection. The main use of this being bandied abou is mobile credit card payments. However, the future is not here, yet, as few retailers are set up to accomodate this.

The Nexus S is the first phone to operate on Android 2.3, compete with new UI features designed to create the pure Google experience of the original Nexus One. It’s also the first phone to have NFC Actually, that’s the only similarity to it’s so-called predecessor. The Nexus S is essentially a Samsung Galaxy S, sans a few features. The Nexus One was an HTC handset.

Here’s a look at the key specs and features of the Nexus:


  • Quad-band GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0


  • 4.0″ WVGA (480×800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g


  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory

Cameras and multimedia

  • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack
    (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Earpiece and microphone
  • Software noise-cancellation
  • Battery

    • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G
      (14 hours on 2G)
    • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G
      (29.7 days on 2G)
    • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion

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