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Samsung Nexus S i9020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2025 reviews of Samsung Nexus S i9020. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the social networking functionality and connectivity. Comments about the apps and durability are different.

screen, usability, design, portability, size

reception, connectivity, social network

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

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Nexus S i9020


alaTest has collected and analyzed 112 user reviews of Samsung Nexus S i9020 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

screen, usability, portability, price, design

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Samsung Nexus S i9020


alaTest has collected and analyzed 696 user reviews of Samsung Nexus S i9020 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the design and screen. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and GPS navigation get critical opinions.

usability, portability, price, screen, design

reception, GPS navigation, connectivity

75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2015

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

It's a tricky one to rate, the Google Nexus S. A good place to start would be the obvious: it's a cracking phone, with a lot to be excited about.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Google Nexus S review


Google has turned to Samsung for the next generation of Nexus device, this time known as the Google Nexus S. The “S” heritage plays it straight down the line as an evolution of the Samsung Galaxy S.

Excellent screen, great feeling phone in the hand, fast, access to all the Android goodies, keyboard improvements are great

Not the greatest video player, no HD video capture, lacks the consumer extras that rival devices will offer you

If Android is what you want, this is the purest form you’ll find and it is well worth considering

Dec, 2010

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


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 (HTC's Desire stole its thunder). This year Google has...

The absence of removable storage, it turns out, is the phone's major fault – one among a huge range of successes on a decidedly attractive handset.

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

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Google Nexus S review


When Google said that there would be no Nexus Two handset to follow up the Nexus One, it was technically right, as the next smartphone from the search giant is this, the Nexus S. Just as the Nexus One was manufactured by HTC and was basically the same...

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

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Expert review by: Flora Graham (

Google Nexus S by Samsung review


If you want bells and whistles, the Google Nexus S smart phone has plenty to offer. It's not cheap, and it's complicated in places, but it's on the cutting edge of Android and it's likely to stay there for a while.

Runs the latest version of Android, 2.3 Gingerbread ; Big, beautiful screen ; Fast ; Packed with features ; Likely to get updates promptly

Some features are complicated to set up ; No big changes in Gingerbread ; NFC wireless technology isn't that useful yet ; No memory-card slot

The Google Nexus S is basically a pumped-up Samsung Galaxy S, with slightly curvier hardware. Android 2.3 Gingerbread makes the phone a speed demon, and, because it's a pure, untouched, unskinned version of the operating system, we're likely to see...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:Samsung
Processor Number:CORTEX-A8 / S5PC110


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown / WVGA


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk:No / Unknown
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client:Windows Media Player / Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

HSCSD:No / Unknown
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)


Number of Display Colours:16 Millions / 16 Mio
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:3 / EE / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Talk mobile / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes