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Samsung Google Nexus S

(Black)
  • 4-inch Touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Processor
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • Android v2.3 OS
1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories Samsung India Warranty and Free Transit Insurance.
Rs. 19999
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Samsung Google Nexus S (Black) Price: Rs.19999

Key Features

  • Android v2.3 (Gingerbread) OS
  • 4-inch Super Clear LCD Capacitive Touchscreen
  • 5 MP Primary Camera
  • 0.3 MP Secondary Camera
  • 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 Processor
  • 16 GB Internal Memory
Samsung Google Nexus S is an Android smartphone running the Android v2.3 Gingerbread OS. The Nexus S comes with Super Clear LCD display. The Samsung Google Nexus S is powered by an 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor, coupled with PowerVR SGX540 dedicated Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for smoother video playbacks and HD gaming support.

The Gingerbread OS builds upon existing Android capabilities like multi-tasking and Wi-Fi hotspot and throws in an improved keyboard and faster web navigation. feature allows the Google Nexus S to read information from objects that have NFC chips embedded in them (posters, stickers, t-shirts etc).

Google has made a few tweaks to the stock UI appearance. The notification bar along the top of the screen and the background on the menu have gone a shade darker. Google claims this to be a power saving tactic and will make a marked improvement in battery efficiency. Google Nexus S sports a 5 MP autofocus camera supported by an LED Flash. Additionally, the Nexus S has a front facing secondary VGA camera.

Design

The Google Nexus S features a unique Contour Display crafted out of a thin glass panel. The curvy panel reduces glare and gives a more comfortable feel when held against your face. The Nexus measures 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm and weighs 129 g. The device is equipped with Accelerometer for auto-orientation, 3 Axis Gyroscope for enhanced gaming experience, Ambient Light Sensor for auto-brightness control and a Proximity sensor for auto-turn off.

Battery and Storage

The Samsung Google Nexus S is powered by a 1500 mAh battery that gives up to 13 hours of talk time on 2G networks and up to 6 hours 40 minutes on 3G networks. The Google Nexus S comes with 16 GB internal memory which is non-expandable since the phone lacks a microSD slot.

Connectivity and Features

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 3G GPRS, EDGE and, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP support, and micro USB v2.0. The Webkit based browser offers Flash Player 10.1 and multi-touch support. The Nexus S offers seamless integration with Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. The phone pulls up all your online contacts into a unified inbox.

Samsung Google Nexus S is loaded with a GPS antennae with A-GPS support for enhanced navigation capabilities. Being a Google co-branded phone, the Samsung Google Nexus S comes with the full set of Google utilities, like Gmail, Google Search, Google Maps, Google Calendar and Picasa.

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Specifications of Samsung Google Nexus S (Black)

GENERAL FEATURES
In the Box Handset, Battery, Charger, Headset, Data Cable
Brand Samsung
Model Name Google
Model ID Nexus S
Form Bar
SIM Type Single SIM, GSM
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Keypad No
Business Features Document Viewer
Call Features Conference Call, Loudspeaker, Call Timer
Handset Color Black
Platform
Operating Freq GSM - 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS - 2100
OS Android v2.3 (Gingerbread)
Java Yes
Processor 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8
Graphics PowerVR SGX540
Display
Type Super Clear LCD
Size 4 Inches
Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color 16 M
Camera
Primary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 0.3 Megapixel
Video Recording Yes, 30 fps
Other Camera Features Auto Focus, White Balance, Image Editor
Dimensions
Size 63x123.8x10.8 mm
Weight 129 g
Battery
Type Li-Ion, 1500 mAh
Talk Time 13 hrs (2G), 6 hrs (3G)
Standby Time 650 hrs (2G), 510 hrs (3G)
Memory and Storage
Internal 16 GB
Internet & Connectivity
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser WAP
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
3G Yes, 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA
Wifi Yes, 802.11 b/g/n
WAP Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
Tethering Wi-fi Hotspot
Navigation Technology A-GPS
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1, Supported Profiles (EDR)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
DLNA Yes
Multimedia
Music Player Yes, Supports MP3, WAV, eAAC, AC3
Video Player Yes, Supports MP4, H.264, H.263
Ringtone MP3, Polyphonic
Other Features
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Practically Unlimited
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Gyroscope
Additional Features Music Library, PodCasting, Calendar, Scheduler, To-do List, Clock, World Time, Alarm, Calculator, Memo Book, Stock Watch, Countdown Timer, Voice Recognition, Voice Input
Important Apps YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa Integration, Instant Messaging
Warranty
Warranty Summary 1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories
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Reviews of Samsung Google Nexus S

4.6
Average Rating
Based on 96 ratings
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Aditya Sinha
20 June 11
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YOU DON'T BUY NEXUS, YOU BUY AN EXPERIENCE

@Flipkart: You're doing a great job! and as per your service goes.. its just unbeatable. I ordered my nexy ( am so much in love with this phone I've nick-named it as nexy!!) on saturday evening and monday evening I have it. Pure AWESOMENESS!!

At 20k this is the best phone money can buy. Phone's display is too good, texts look clear and very crisp. After using for an hour it got heated up and then i found out its the NFC (near field communication) causing the problem. So i switched off NFC and everything was back to normal. Supplied headphones are also usable and i found the quality to be above average. Image quality is good too. Google also launched OTA for android 2.3.4 - this update fixes some security issue and will provide support for video calls on gtalk. So thats all for now and am sure that i am gonna have some good time with nexy;)

P.S. @LETSBUY: You lost me today. I am done with you guys and your pathetic services.

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31 March 11
it is a great phone

It is a great phone had i got it for 25K
1)Super Clear LCD is equally good except for brand name and brings down the price for Indian consumer
2)Look and specially the curved screen make it look better
3)Display is far better than any many xperias and optimuses and N7/8s
4)Google NFC comes with it but i dont find its manu uses in India

With every one getting an iphone this new hardware can bring jealousy in your gadget loving friends
There is a new Nexus S 4G but in India it is of no use and there is time before it launches in India

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85% of 20 users found this review helpful.
05 April 11
Do not update to android 2.3.2 from 2.3.1

I got the Nexus S from the UK Two months ago. This phone is a head on match with an iPhone. It worked flawlessly until I upgraded to the required update, i.e. the 2.3.2 from the pre-installed 2.3.1 . The OS version - 2.3.2, is the worst update that google has produced. This is because my phone would go off by itself and to restart it the battery had to be removed and re-inserted. Then came the bad morning when I woke up and checked my phone, it was off. I did the same battery thing again and then it would not switch on completely, which means it would only come on to the point where the google logo appears on booting and then freeze on the google logo point. Then I checked a few blogs where a google person said that it was mistake on their part and the On the Air (OTA) update of the OS 2.3.3 version is due soon. The phone cannot even be restored from the boot menu, after holding the volume up key and the power button simultaneously. It is not samsungs fault at all, but solely google's.

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69% of 26 users found this review helpful.
03 July 11
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Great Price, Excellent Service & A Wonderful Mobile.

Firstly I am delighted, that I find Flipkart to be India's equivalent of Amazon. The ordering process on Flipkart was easy, multiple choices of payments, prompt notifications and well packed quick, timely delivery. I ordered the mobile on Wednesday late night and the mobile was delivered on Friday. Prompt email & sms notification on order status were sent. In all delighted with a good service from FLIPKART. I hope to see more choice of electronics items like WiFi routers, NAS storages, HDDs among others to be made available on Flipkart.

A good deal of detailed review is available on the web about the Google Nexus S - so I am not going to repeat the same here, but a short update. The super clear LCD display is a joy to use couple with a gorgeous large 4" display area. Good battery life. Image quality from the camera is good. Its a joy to use the web browser on a large screen. As others have pointed out in the reviews on this page, absence of a SD card slot is not a negative thing about this phone, but do remember that the mobile has a large 16GB inbuilt memory which is more than sufficient. WiFi, 3G data connection, WiFi hotspot all works reliably. I primarily picked this mobile as the Nexus S has a stock Android Gingerbread on it. No OEM customisations. I was able to update it to Android 2.3.4. In all an excellent feature packed mobile for the current price of Rs 19.999K. Its an excellent buy, recommended for all Android fans.

Inputs to Flipkart: ( wishlist I would like to see )
After ordering an item (Eg: say a mobile) and placing it into a cart, it would be good to have a feature whereby it takes the user to a page where related items like accessories for the Mobile purchased can be recommended to the user/buyer. Also when new mobiles get added to you site, it would be good to add corresponding accessories like cases & screen protectors for the same.

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5 of 5 users found this review helpful.
21 July 11
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the best

I brought it for 20k from flipcart.
It's really a very good phone. The phone is feature proof (for android users) as it comes with NFC, VGA front cam and the latest version of android. I just upgraded it to 2.3.4 and is doing well. As this phone is a product of google i think we get an opportunity to upgrade to all the new versions of android to be coming in new days (like honeycomb). The build quality is more than average. 480*800 resolution screen really does good. 1GHz Hummingbird processor (ARM cortex A8 licensed) is getting widely recognized in the mobile processor industry. Whats most impressing me is that the google maps are loaded very fast even compared to HTC desire hd which has 1ghz proc and 768mb ram. The GPU does handle the graphics nicely. This phone has lots to talk about. I rate it 9/10.

As everybody was saying that the google just lost the race with its debut release "nexus one" (Manufactured and distributed from HTC) , "nexus s" (Manufacturer and distributor samsung) made the ,big daddy of internet, google get back into the race.

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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
02 July 11
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Unbeatable phone at an unbeatable price..

I've been putting off this review for a while.

First off, let me say that Flipkart is the best thing that happened to India in the online merchant space. I've been ordering books since Flipkart started its operations. I've found that not only does Flipkart offer better prices than most retailers (online and brick & mortar), but also their service is par none.

Now to the phone part. I am an avid reader and I research the hell out of any product I buy. I must have read a thousand reviews and watched a ton of videos before I decided to buy this piece of gem. The Google Nexus S trumps every Android phone out there. Some people lament the lack of SAMOLED screen (in the Indian version) and lack of memory expansion. But the SuperLCD is more than enough in most cases and is much better in some light conditions than the SAMOLED. With the advent of the cloud storage and 3G services in India I believe 16GB of memory is more than enough storage. If you have more applications installed than that could fit on 16GB then you probably need a netbook or a laptop. The biggest selling point for the Nexus S is the pure Android experience. No customized skins and no waiting for OEMs to update the newer versions of Android. This means you are always 3-4 months ahead of the other Android phones in terms of OS updates. For developer that is just godsend. If you need more reasons to buy this there are a ton of review and videos that justify buying this phone.

As for Flipkart, kudos for being the first to list this phone for such a low price. And more kudos for the fantastic service. I received the phone within 3 days as promised at the time of ordering. The packing was just right and actual phone came in a sealed box.

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4 of 4 users found this review helpful.
27 July 11
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Great buy @ 20K

I switched from Nokia N97 to Nexus S, it has been one of the best buying decisions I have ever made after the horrible experience with Nokia.

Few good things about the phone:
1) Nexus S with pure android experience is always up to date with the latest android version.
2) Video chat on fring, gtalk, fring or tango is smooth.
3) With flash player support on android gingerbread, watching videos/movies online is as easy as it can get.
4) I have compared SLCD with AMOLED, the latter has a bluish tinge and looks unreal. SLCD is great, brightness can be set to auto mode to have high visibility even under under sunlight.
5) Touch is topnotch
6) Android keyboard is as good as physical querty phone keyboards.

Of course there are few shortcomings which are nice to have features:
1) No Video Out to connect with TV
2) No FM receiver
3) Speakers should have a higher max volume
4) No sd card slot for extended storage, although 16 GB internal memory if good enough
5) No phone video calls through 3G (though it supports video chat through front camera)

Overall a nice buy at 20K. I have been using this phone for a month now and the experience is pretty good :)

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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
07 August 11
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Excellent phone

I have been using this phone for more than a week. Its the best in this price range. If u r planning to buy a new phone than go with the Nexus S, it wont disappoint you.
Features:-
Pros:
* Pure Android experience

* Time to time updates by Google, comes with gingerbread 2.3.3 and up-gradable to 2.3.4(the latest version)

* Super clear LCD display

* 26-27 hrs of battery backup (in my case) with a lots of gaming and 3g enabled

* video calling over the internet with Google Talk.

* camera quality is nice. Here's a picture i have taken for sample https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7BBHKDqf70w/Tj19DRgib8I/AAAAAAAAAY8/nQiBrMlBmSI/s800/IMG_20110806_180947.jpg
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* nice sound quality, comes with in-ear type headphones.

Cons:
* the back plastic catches scratches very quickly

* No notification LED

* Camera do not have panorama mode, though you can get the app from market but that doesn't works good.

* cannot record 720p video

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3 of 3 users found this review helpful.
01 August 11
Nice phone in 20k

I bought Nexus s from flipkart their service is very nice.Now lets talk about the handset it is a nice phone .Having all the features.There are some cons of it which i had heard before buying it . I searched on the internet and found some solutions for those problems.Now my phone is working very fine.Im really happy to own my Nexus S.

Problems & Solutions:-
1)low battry backup:-Use Power Max by volt up it will help to increase battry life.
2)Camera Zoom:-There is no zoom in the company installed camera app but we can use VIGNETTE app to take some good pics it is a good software for shooting pics.
3)Wi-Fi:-Actually there is no solution for this as it is not a problem it is a feature to save battery life.But we can make it stay connected to the wi-fi when charging without getting disconnected.It can be done in settings>applications>development>stay awake.

As much i have used this phone i have faced these problems .Please share if someone have any other problem...!!

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28 June 11
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nexus s: go 4 it

this was the first time i ordered anything other than a book in flipkart. as usual delivery was prompt and the package was well secured. i only wish flipkart gives options on choosing accessories -- screenguard, casing (imho. amzer better than molife), pouch, bluetooth headset etc. also, it would be a useful time saver if mobile insurance is an optional part of the purchase (imagine going to a new india assurance office on a week day). [sorry flipkart: customers keep asking for more from ppl who already offer grt service!]

abt the phone: the hardware specs are high-end and won't be obsolete in a hurry. this phone (just as any other android fone) is community supported. anything google has given on this phone is matched or bettered by the free-spirited android developer community. (jst chk the net reg the community developed features for nexus 1.)

spend some time exploring the options available on the net and you could end up having a fone that wud make others go green!!! linux users will find all this customization business very familiar (non-linux users catch yr linux friends.) if u find it time consuming, jst remember: the effort is well worth it.

even if you don't want to take any risk/pain customizing, the fone already looks and feels good and there are tons of apps in the android market place (many free) to explore with this fone. thanx to google updates, u always get the 1st updates (jst take a look around and u'll find many r still launching 2.2, wen this fone is already 2.3.4!). if other grt fones r like high end cars, this one is like a made-to-order high-end car. go for it and won't be disappointed.

p.s. cribs like this fone doesn't supprt sd card; only 5mp camera; no hd video recording; plastic body; no fm radio are strictly minor and not deal-breakers.

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