I have had the Nexus S, the second generation of total Google Android, as my phone for a couple weeks.
Must say, very impressed. Android 2.3 is smooth, and blazing fast through the menus and the UI. Much better experience than the 2.2 and 2.1 versions of Android. Also with 2.3, improved battery management equals to great battery life. I got one day and a half of battery life from one charge with medium to heavy usage of the device.
The Nexus S has a 4 inch Super AMOLED that is contour. Which means its slightly curved for a more comfortable use when on a phone call. Now I’m not sure if it really makes a difference, but it goes not noticed until you turn the phone on it’s side.
- 4 Inch Super AMOLED (800×480)
- 1 GHZ Hummingbird Processor
- 5 MP Back Camera with 720×480 Video
- 1.3 MP Front-Facing Camera
- Gyroscope, and Accelerometer
Specs sound good until you hit the camera portion. 5 megapixels are fine but the DVD quality video recording is unacceptable of the smart phone. Everyone that owns a newer generation of smart phones has at least 720P video recording. Take iPhone 4, Droid X, Incredible, Droid 2, etc. This is unacceptable!
The device gains back some credit with its 2.3 Gingerbread operating system which is amazing. A lot of great cosmetic features on the OS and it makes the whole experience 10 times better than Froyo. Better battery life is always happily accepted for any mobile device.
This is where the Nexus loses some points. Its on T-Mobile and you can get an unlocked version for AT&T. Both not known for their excellent service or call quality. My press kit is running on T-Mobile, and at home I have great service. Call quality is average at best. Echos like crazy, but great speaker phone quality. But the catch is when you hit a not well covered area, your phone crawls to make a call or have an internet connection. Sloooooooooow! I popped in my AT&T Sim, and no better luck.
I will have a review of this soon, but currently I am liking the Nexus. It lost some points for mistakes that could of easily been fixed if anyone payed attention to the mobile world. I will post a review soon! Look forward to it!