Google has offered yet another state of the art mobile phone. Google has released Nexus S 4G for the carrier Sprint. It is a very sleek, smart and performance oriented phone running on Android 4.3 (Gingerbread). Moreover it has the latest Google Mobile apps preinstalled saving the users some work and providing them with more power.
The phone is being manufactured by Samsung and is being market for the Sprint mobile carrier. The phone will be available for purchase from Sprint or from Best Buy.
One of the features which might have the users hooked on to this phone pretty quickly is the fact that the users will receive the Google app updates and patches as soon as they are available. Some of the key features for the phone are Nexus S 4G has a 4” 800-by-480, 16.7M-color Super AMOLED capacitive touch screen which provides for great HD viewing and texting experience. The phone has a very slight “chin” at the bottom that curves up towards your face, and the back is smooth, black plastic. It’s quality plastic, though, and the build feels very solid all around.
Another refreshing feature is that the phone is free of most bloated softwares and apps which are given with most Android phones nowadays. Also, as a Nexus phone, this handset should get updates from Google more quickly than other Android devices. Sprint still has to approve the updates, but at least they don’t have to go through a phone manufacturer. Coming now to the cons about the phone. The 5-megapixel camera takes sharp, but washed-out-looking photos with blown-out bright areas. Indoors, there’s some blur caused by slow (0.8-second) shutter speeds. The camcorder mode captures smooth 720-by-480 video indoors and out.
Also the voice performance of the phone appears to be slightly inferior. Transmissions through the microphone sounded a bit thready, and the speakerphone sounds metallic. The loudspeaker is inefficient and the Internet speeds also leave something to be desired. The phone also works as a tethered modem and a Wi-Fi hotspot. But download speeds were noticeably slower than the Epic 4G. But again this phone supports both 3G and 4G so that’s a plus.
The Sprint phone number can be ported directly to Google Voice to get voicemail transcriptions and make international calls at discounted rates. Google’s Talk app now includes video chat which works with the 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera Overall the user experience leaves something to be desired even though the phones’ performance in terms of speed is quite good. For a developer and Android enthusiast it is a good buy. But the phone might face stiff competition from top of the line Android phones like LG Optimus S and HTC EVO Shift 4G.
Google Nexus S 4G features
- CPU is 1Ghz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor.
- USB2.0 equipped. This might lag behing USB3.0 and Thunderbolt devices
- 5.0 MP camera with flash Video
- 4.0 “ screen which might fall behind some smart phones which have screen sizes 4.3” or larger
- 512 MB of RAM with 16 GB of internal storage
- Wifi Bluetooth and GPS enabled Integrated Near field communication (NFC)
- Integrated Google Voice
More information about the phone can be obtained here. To purchase please click the following links:
- Purchase from Sprint
- Purchase from Best Buy.