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Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 683 reviews of Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the sound and portability, and many are less positive about the price and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, design, size

battery, reliability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023)


alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 user reviews of Samsung Google Nexus S (i9020, i9020T, i9023) from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Nexus S 4G Android Phone (Sprint)Samsung Nexus S 4G Android Phone (Sprint)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Hannah Bouckley (

Google Nexus S review


Slick and polished, but not quite perfect

Very quick ; Fantastic screen ; Vastly improved keyboard

No microSD slot ; Vanilla Android UI ; Poor video/lack of HD video

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

Google Nexus S review


Is Android 2.3 and a curved screen enough of an upgrade?

Snappy OS ; Android 2.3 with early future updates ; Stunning AMOLED screen ; Improved battery life ; Cool lock screen animation

Underpowered UI ; Not enough Home screen widgets ; Slight freezing at times ; Light design ; Random phone restarting

UPDATE: Now read our Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Nexus review.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Rosemary Hattersley (

Google Nexus S review


The flagship handset for Google Android 2.3 'Gingerbread', Google's Nexus S is largely similar to the Samsung Galaxy S on which it's based. Its 16GB memory can't be expanded, however.

We can see why Google chose the Samsung handset design to show off its Gingerbread 2.3 OS – unlike the many HTC and LG devices, it’s distinctive. Judged against the stunning Desire HD, however, the Google Nexus S is unable to convince us of its supremacy.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (

Google Nexus S review


The latest Android phone is snazzy, sleek and speedy – the best Google phone yet?

Though the styling tends more to flashy than chic, this is a highly desirable Android phone

Jan, 2011

Expert review by (

Google Nexus S Review


Though the styling tends more to flashy than chic, this is a highly desirable Android phone

Last year, Google produced its own Android phone, the Nexus One. It was a neat handset, made for the search giant by HTC, but because it was mostly sold direct by Google it never became mass-market (H

Jan, 2011


Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Google Nexus S


With, a curved screen, NFC, Android 2.3 and a beautiful chassis, this is definitely a top-notch smartphone.

Some people have been a bit disappointed with the Google Nexus S, pointing out that with dual core, high resolution smartphones around the corner, it doesn't really push the boat out far enough for what is supposed to be a flagship device, especially...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : David Ludlow (

Google Nexus S review


It's the best Android phone on the market in terms of performance and features, but it's not necessarily the best value and build quality could be better.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Ginny Mies, (

Samsung Nexus S review


The first phone to ship with Google Android 2.3 (also known as 'Gingerbread') as well as the follow-up to last January's Nexus One, the Samsung Nexus S is a joint effort between Samsung and Google with some impressive features.

When Google and Samsung team up to make a phone to debut the latest and greatest version of Google Android, we bring high expectations. The Samsung Nexus S isn't a disappointment, but it isn't groundbreaking either. While the gyroscope and NFC are...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Google Nexus S: Hands On - TrustedReviews


With an intriguing curved screen and Android 2.3 Gingerbread on board, this phone should have far reaching appeal.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : Mat Smith (

Samsung Google Nexus S Review


Taking the best of Samsung's Galaxy S, namely its super vivid super AMOLED display, and combining it with the technical know-how of Google, the Nexus S is Google's second 'branded' phone. Crammed with…

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):750
Standby time (3G):628
Talk time (2G):14
Talk time (3G):6.7

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480
Video recording: Yes


Colour of product:Black, White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:10.2
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9


Audio formats supported:MP3


Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:1


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3


Internal storage capacity:16
USB mass storage: Yes


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.5