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Samsung Google Nexus S 4G / Samsung SPH-D720 / GT-I9020A / SHW-M200

Samsung Google Nexus S 4G / Samsung SPH-D720 / GT-I9020A / SHW-M200
alaScore 83

31 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Samsung Google Nexus S 4G / Samsung SPH-D720 / GT-I9020A / SHW-M200. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the screen and design are generally positive, but some have doubts about the camera and usability.

performance, design, screen

usability, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung Google Nexus S 4G / Samsung SPH-D720 / GT-I9020A / SHW-M200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Google Nexus S 4G Review


Building on the mystique of the “pure Google” Nexus One, the Nexus S made its debut back in December bringing Gingerbread to the market. Whereas the HTC Nexus One had a mystique to it and differentiated itself from the market with hardware, the Nexus S...

May, 2011

Expert review by: Digit Mobile Phones Michael Browne (

Samsung Nexus S: Decent, but we expected much more... Review


At Rs. 29,590, the Nexus S is slightly overpriced in a price segment that is becoming ever increasingly populous and competitive. While we appreciate our first look at a pure Android system with Gingerbread, the device itself was underwhelming for a...

Pure Android experience for tweakers ; Nice bundled earphones, and good music performance ; The phone is fast and responsive ; Very frequent patches and updates

A number of small usability-affecting glitches are present ; Battery life isn't as good as expected ; As a phone, we found the ringer and vibration system too weak, incoming calls get easily missed

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Anthony Covar (

Samsung Google Nexus S Review - Distinguished Droid


When a Droid has Nexus as its middle name, it is not one of your average Android phones. Nexus series phones are designed by Google - which owns Android - so the operating system itself feels right at home. Nexus series phones can also accommodate more...

Contour Super AMOLED display, excellent functionality

Memory not expandable, No HD video recording ; no dedicated camera key

One of the best Android phone in the market? Currently, yes. Why? Because of the excellent hardware and software features. The Samsung Google Nexus S is not a perfect phone, but what makes it extra special is the fact the Android-owner Google is behind...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: fridgeRaider15 (

Google Nexus S


Smartphones are constantly evolving. By the time you have brought home your new new companion in the form of a brand-new, gleaming smartphone, there will probably be a "new, improved" model. How frustrating.When I purchased my Nexus S phone at an...

Well built, great selection of features, a joy to use, access to large amount of content

The storage capacity cannot be upgraded

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: John (

the worst mobile I ever had


the battery doesn't work more than 5 hours, always the screen locked and I can't answer the calls, the apps running very slow (I have no more than 80 apps and no games), the power and volume bottons don't work propely, so in resume... it is everything...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: Milord (

I hate it.


I've been a long advocate of smart phones since 2004 and as such when I changed over to Vodafone's release of this product from its merger with the mobile carrier "3". I was at first hesitant, but in doing so the features and the capabilities of this...

GPS, Multitude of software applications, High build quality & design

Battery Life, No Expandable Storage, Slow, average features, Intuitive keyboard is rubbish; not good for sport (touch screen is useless when it is wet from perspiration)

Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Suezis (

Love my phone!


Samsung products have also been my favourite to use as they are easy, straight forward and reliable and the Smartphones are no different. It takes excellent photos, so much so that I don't use my SLR digital camera anywhere near as much as I used to...

Reliable and easy to use

May, 2012

Consumer review by: zedlives (

Big screen Android with Ice Cream Sandwich update


Many relatives have iPhone 4 & this competes head on at a much lower price. Reliable, fast & cool once you have optimised it with Apps & fine tuned the settings. Tough to get familiar with out of the box if you've never had a Samsung or Android phone...

Fast. Big bright screen (4"). Very customisable. Not locked to specific software (like iTunes). Flexible. Amazing array of apps. Android gaining lots of support from all the big companies which makes it highly useful.

A few annoying design issues - Power button to wake up/sleep is sometimes pressed when you are trying to adjust volume as it is on opposite side of phone. Charger is slow - I now use a Nokia charger to speed up charging. Not simple out of the box -...

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Jess3 (

Average phone. Better than nothing, but I wouldn't recommend it.


I have had the Nexus S for about 5 months now and I regret choosing it. The keyboard is too small, (even for my girly fingers, let alone my boyfriend's) and very temperamental - constantly typing the wrong letters with the text selector very clunky,...

Camera is okay in daylight. Charger is relatively handy with a usb cord that plugs into both the socket adapter as well as a computer. With a cover and screen protector, it seems relatively durable

Pretty heavy and large, compared to similar phones. Keypad is very difficult to use (i was told at the shop that you 'quickly get the hang of it', but this hasn't been the case for me and I've always been able to get used to using new phones' keypads)....

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: nikks (

Absolutely love it


I have had my Nexus S for a few months now and i love it! It does all the things i need it to do but didnt cost me an arm and a leg to get it. Im really impressed how durable it is too, even after my 2 year old threw it it kept on going without an...

Fantastic value for money, durable , reliable and has a wonderfully bright screen

If i could pick anything it would be the battery life, although not enough of a concern to rate it down any.

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1500
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):625 / 650
Talk time (2G):13.3 / 6.5

Call management

Call timer: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash type:LED
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia
Video capture resolution (max):720 x 480
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability: No


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.504


Colour of product:Black / Black, White
Form factor:Bar
Standard colour:Black, White


Display diagonal:10.2
Display number of colours:16.0 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:800 x 400 / 800 x 480
Display Type:LCD / TFT
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes


Keyboard layout:QWERTY


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9


Audio formats supported:MP3
FM radio: No


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:900,2100
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Java technology:No / Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- Google\n- YouTube\n- GoogleMaps


Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list
Push-to-Talk (PTT):No / Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Processor frequency:1


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.3


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal Memory:16380


Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.09 / 1.15
Height :12.4 / 12.5
Weight:129 / 140