(Updated With Pricing) Nexus S Product Page Goes Live, Available December 16th At Best Buy, First Review Is In

Updated: Customers can purchase Nexus S for $529 as an unlocked phone without a contract.  Nexus S optimized for T-Mobile’s network is available for $199 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.

It’s finally final and official; the Nexus S lives on T-Mobile.  There were never any moments of doubt but seeing the words “Availability and T-Mobile” in the same line just makes us tingle a little.  The only real disappointment we can see thus far is no HSPA+ but we might be able to let that slide for a handset that’s likely to not have to wait for months and months for updates as well as coming straight out of the box running Android 2.3 or Gingerbread.  The Nexus S will be available from Best Buy (both online and in store) for T-Mobile on December 16th in both unlocked and with contract offerings.

Official specs include 6 hour talk time, 512 RAM, 16Gb internal storage, a 1GHZ Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor and a 4.0 inch screen with 800 x 480 resolution and, last but certainly not least, running Android 2.3.

Of course, where our jealously kicks in is that Michael Arrington of TechCrunch has apparently been reviewing the device over the past few days.  You really need to read the whole review but we’ll highlight some of the main points here:

“The phone does not fail to please. It is significantly faster than the Nexus One (and most current generation phones), has a high-end AMOLED 400 x 800 resolution screen that is second only to the iPhone 4, and is NFC-enabled.”

“The Nexus S uses the 1 GHz Hummingbird processor, which absolutely zooms and also seems to handle running multiple apps and background processes well compared to previous Android devices I’ve used.”

“Google’s noise cancellation software is also present. When combined with the excellent audio hardware it results in very high quality calls. In test calls from my car the recipient said they heard very little background noise – the iPhone in particular performed terribly in a similar test.

So far, not one dropped call.”

“Best of all, of course, is the fact that the Nexus S is a clean install of Android, and a pure Google experience. There is no messy third-party software to muck things up.”

“The Nexus S will almost certainly be my go-to phone for the next few months. I’m leaving today for a week in Europe, and taking only this phone with me.”

Full review over at TechCrunch

Google Nexus S Product Page


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  • Zeonreborn777

    Th specs are almost identical to the Samsung Vibrant, but Stock Android and full Google support I’m in ! How much is this baby ?

  • Aneirin

    I wish I knew whether the new TMobile WiFi calling application will run on it ? this is THE device that will make me jump ship from Blackberry if so.

    • Sleeping Beastly

      Per the Google site it is “enabled with new and popular features like… Internet Callling…” I can only assume that means wifi calling.

    • Hamster

      I’ll be interested to see if it’s on there by default in the locked version as well. If not, however, I’m sure xda-developers will port it very quickly.

  • Big_worm

    Sweet My patience has payed off.

  • Garet

    no hspa+ = why the hell dont you have hspa+???

  • Anonymous

    Why no HSPA+ though…doesn’t make sense

    • Hummingbird doesn’t support it.

      • Bimmerz

        Why does Hummingbird support 4G and not HSPA+?

        • I have no clue this is just what I have found through out google apparently the only processor known to be compatible with HSPA+ is Qualcomms 2nd generation Snap dragons and maybe their dual-core but thats supposedly it. Hummingbird just doesn’t support it. But it does benefit from t-mobile 4G however your uploads will never see more than 7.2mbps which is still alright but will suck once t-mo goes 42mbps HSPA+. I mean can you imagine once we goes 42mbps? for average speeds that would essentially be doubling it. So if you see 5-8mbps I think it would be safe to say with the new upgrade we will see around 10-16mbps on average, thats just a guess though.

        • somebody

          the mt4g will suffer the same aren’t todays hspa plus phones maxed at 14 mbps ?

  • Patrick

    no 720P recording either. and as Zeon said….it’s almost EXACTLY the same as the Vibrant. The differences:

    No 720p recording(according to the spec page)
    FFC
    Flash
    Andorid 2.3
    Contour display
    POTENTIALLY a better screen as the spec states a screen that has 75% less glare and has an anti-fingerprint coating

    Essentially……This is the Vibrant variant that all the Vibrant haters wanted. But….they probably still won’t be happy. they want a dual-core device with 1080p recording with a DUAL-led flash instead of single led, a full 5 row qwerty and at least 8mp camera plus an FFC with a light on the front so you can video chat in the dark…….cause if it doesn’t have all of those things….it’s not a “power” device.

    BELIEVE I’m getting one though. May even sell my G2 for it.

    • I can’t wait for someone to make a hybrid rom for this. Just take the galaxy S’s camera firmware and I think it would be perfect.

  • Happy with my Mytouch 4G :)

  • So excited… Yes! I need to know the price on this bad boy

  • Zeonreborn777

    Wait there is no expansion slot ?????

  • Xyz

    Does anybody know the pricing???

    • E

      yeah – $529 off-contract and $199 on-contract

  • Hewwo

    if you have a mt4g rest assured you WILL be getting gingerbread, you have 720p recording, so this phone, is NOT on my christmas list.

  • Bimmerz

    No HSPA+ and no dual core?! What was the delay for then? I thought they delayed this, to drop dual core into it? Must have been delayed to fix GPS issue…? *smh* Such a disappointment. :(

  • 113

    Not that impressed.. No HSPA+, not sure if it includes Wi-Fi calling.

    About the only thing that really impresses me is the AMOLED screen.

    I have a near stock Android experience on my G2 and it has a slide out keyboard, and HSPA+, and Wi-Fi calling. Is it as fast as the Nexus S? No way, but the Nexus S processor will be obsolete in 6 months anyway. So what makes this phone so much better for most consumers than what’s already out there for T-mobile? (G2, MyTouch4G, etc..).

    • somebody

      every processor is obsolete in 6th months welcome to the world of technology

  • Anonymous

    Once I instill this Front Camera onto my Vibrant it will be just as good as this phone.

    • Once you do that it WILL be this phone pretty much. just slap on a rom and you got something actually BETTER than the Nexus S for the reason being that Nexus S doesn’t have swappable storage.

      • Anonymous

        But my screen won’t be contoured LOL.

  • Jack

    why no directional control thing (trackball, optical thumb pad, d-pad, etc.)?

    as a side note, does anyone know if any of the hspa+ devices (both phones and usb modems) support mimo and dual-cell? do they only support the 64-qam modulation portion of hspa+ and won’t be able to take advantage of the mimo and dual-cell upgrades t-mobile plans on doing in the future?

    • Blas

      I hope my HSPA+ phone supports the future updates. Right now, based on the 21 Mbps claim, T-Mobile only supports 64 QAM modulation and higher code rates. The planned 42 Mbps upgrade adds MIMO. It would be very disappointing if I have to buy another HSPA+ device to take advantage of T-Mobile’s HSPA+.

      • mikeyo

        Geez. only if they would build a phone that can work till you die. they would make them a lot of money that way. SMH.

  • Fixxer56

    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=182077

    Android 2.3 user guide available too!
    Glad I waited!

  • mr.atx512

    512MB of RAM, no video chat, no hspa+, no removable storage. What kind of crap is this??

    • Hamster

      It has a front facing camera, so I don’t where you get that it doesn’t have video chat.

      • DIRECT Corporate dealer

        From the specs and the demo video.

        • yang

          Do you really need them to tell/show you that it supports video chat? Really? Mentioning front facing camera is enough. Unless you’re talking about Google having it’s own video chat app, then that’s a different story.

        • yang

          Do you really need them to tell/show you that it supports video chat? Really? Mentioning front facing camera is enough. Unless you’re talking about Google having it’s own video chat app, then that’s a different story.

    • No dual core, hspa+, and removable storage is 3 strikes aka a deal breaker for me but I’m still going to get it to see the hype with high end stock google and just test it out for a month then sell it once we get the LG Star or maybe that new Samsung dual-core will be next. T-Mobile certainly isn’t finished getting devices. I need a dual core with hspa+ and swappable storage and at least 4inches of screen if not that 3.8inches bare minimum.

  • sbmitschke

    so, is wi-fi tethering is now free?

    “Nexus S can function as a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to six portable devices such as laptops or tablets. Once connected, these devices will have access to the Internet with no additional carrier fees.”

    http://www.google.com/nexus/#!/features

    • Always been free on Nexus devices. Google is not a carrier so they can do what they want.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah at 3g speed not 4g. I already have that on my nexus one. And I also have it on mt4g(haven’t used it yet though)

  • Smithwicky

    I know this is missing some of the “desired” features everyone feels like they need and I will not deny that it would be great so see those features on the Ns. I do believe this is a great phone and will be a ton of fun. My full upgrade is the 14th. Just have to wait a couple more days after that to get this. Party!

    • Smithwicky

      *would be great to see….*

  • Anonymous

    Im feeling just fine about my MT4G purchase.

  • McParty

    I can’t believe I was holding off for THIS?? Geeez! Very disappointed

  • Hamster

    The specs I’m looking at show 720p video.

    http://www.google.com/nexus/#!/tech-specs

    • Jim

      You’re looking at it wrong. 720×480 is 480p.

  • gay no dual-core processor i’ll keep my mt4g and it will be just as fast once i get 2.3 and no hspa+ is a big let down.

  • Will

    *gasp* No HSPA+?!?!?

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SublimeDavid

    basically looks like a vibrant running 2.3 16 gb 1 ghz hummingbird etc…. My touch 4g is still the better buy imho Not like you cant upgrade the memory to 32gb…

  • C-Fu

    Happy with the build quality on my MT4G vs the Samsungs. However I do wish I had stock android and the amoled screen.

  • Zeonreborn777

    I’m Shocked this does not have sd card slot wtf going back in time !??

    • DIRECT Corporate dealer

      I’m totally not impressed w/this phone. myTouch4G can do it all better all while being on 4G. What a disappointment. Quite the small diff of 2.2 & 2.3 Android. Google didn’t go all out on this phone. I can only expect Samsung’s crappy battery life just like the Vibrant.

      • Actually I would expect better battery life than the Vibrant, the crapware that comes with Samsung’s UI will have a significant impact on battery life.

  • Snoopyalien24

    well… kinda disappointed, guess i will wait till February and see whats going to be released

  • I need advice should I get the Samsung Nexus S, G2,or MyTouch 4G?

    • Anonymous

      nexus s!!!

      • Jb

        EVO!!!

        • Anonymous

          EVO has the best specs, it may even out-pass the nexus s

        • evo is last years news and the droid x has like the same specs and scores higher on quadrant

        • Anonymous

          EVO has the best specs, it may even out-pass the nexus s

    • phonegeek

      wait nexus s is good and all no exapansion slot ( which stopped me from buying) no hspa+ ( another thing which stopped me) mytouch 4g hspa+ and has espresso sense which this time isnt bad plus its good for entry android users and the g2 is hspa+ and a physical keyboard both the mytouch and the g2 come with 4gb internal and you can get a 32GB micro sd so i say either the g2 or mytouch 4g it just depends on if you want a keyboard or not imho ( im waiting for phones coming out next year) p.s. to all reading this this is not school nor an essay, i really dont care about views or opinions on my punctuation and/or sentence structure.

    • Anonymous

      I would get the 4g fore sure! This is coming from a former Samsung vibrant owner tho!

    • I have a G2 and my wife has a MyTouch “4g”, they both have their good points, neither phone is rooted yet (waiting till we’ve had them a month to ensure problem free returns/replacements if there are any issues that show up). The Sense UI on the MyTouch is of course annoying and while both have quite a bit of bloatware the MyTouch + Sense has quite a bit more which results in pretty poor battery life despite the fact that my wife is a very light user. Of course this problem will go away once the phones are rooted and running CyanogenMOD, but it’s something to consider if you are not planning on rooting.

      I like the hardware and the physical buttons on the MyTouch, I’ve been a long time “hardware keyboard or die” person but I have to admit that Swype makes the hardware keyboard not nearly as essential to me as it once was. It also doesn’t help that the 4 row keyboard on the G2 isn’t nearly as useful as the G1’s keyboard was. We don’t yet know if the Nexus S will include Swype and if it doesn’t there’s no (legal) way to get it.

      Both the G2 and MyTouch have an optical trackpad, the Nexus S has no pointing device of any kind (other than using the touchscreen)

    • Axel1476

      I’m getting a MyTouch 4g because its 4g, is in the color white, has great build quality, has wifi calling and is pretty fast without rooting

  • Anonymous

    I take it that the advertisement is for the Nexus S and not for Gingerbread because that looked like a bunch of Eclair features.

  • Red

    I wonder if it will have swype.

    • Bimmerz

      I was curious about that too. But I didn’t see it listed in the software (or any) specs of the phone. I thought at the very least, it would come with BlindType – which Google just purchased a couple of months ago.

      • soapboxmanic

        As a simple educated guess. I would assume that a Google phone that is deeply based on a full Google experience would not have a 3rd party keyboard attached with it. Also because there is a sense that Android will be updated often on a Nexus series phone. The minute your OS was updated, Swype would no longer work. Not only a poor experience for you (the consumer) more additional work and partnerships for Google.

      • soapboxmanic

        As a simple educated guess. I would assume that a Google phone that is deeply based on a full Google experience would not have a 3rd party keyboard attached with it. Also because there is a sense that Android will be updated often on a Nexus series phone. The minute your OS was updated, Swype would no longer work. Not only a poor experience for you (the consumer) more additional work and partnerships for Google.

    • Anonymous

      pretty sure it won’t, but you can install it after a couple of weeks at XDA-DEVELOPERS

    • Anonymous

      pretty sure it won’t, but you can install it after a couple of weeks at XDA-DEVELOPERS

  • Kurtypee

    its not 4g so who really gives a fuck if it was 4g i would buy it but deff not now and i hate the mytouch 4g sense UI so until they come out with a android running raw OS and its 4g i wont b upgrading anytime soon

    • k-mack

      that would be the G2.

    • LOL

      Unfortunately.no one care so you may be left waiting forever. GOOD LUCK

    • Axel1476

      Lots of people care that it’s not 4g go look in other forums you’ll see

  • Anonymous

    The only good I see in this is they will put out a vibrant port for sure! You can get rid of that horrible touch flow finall! Had thing is that if its anything like the vibrant them there is not permanent really overt image to boot into making this a phone you can brick!
    Maybe I’m just mad I got stuck with a vibrant with no working GPS and no 2.2!

  • Cybersedan

    The phone looks very nice, but I’m not ready to plunge into another Nexus again, had the N1 but as of today I’m rather happy with my MT4G.

    I will still go to best buy and play with this beast though.

    • Anonymous

      lol.
      Don’t forget to take a small pair of wire cutters to sneak out if no one is there.

    • Bobert

      I was wondering if the MT4G would be a worthy replacement for my KICKASS N1.
      I see that with Gingerbread it says that GB supports VOIP so my one BIG ISSUE may be solved by GB.
      We shall see……
      What a joke that the Nexus S wont support HSPA+.
      YET ANOTHER in a LONG LINE of examples of how in the end TMO cant get a GREAT PHONE.
      I love that MT4G but man I sure am happy with my N1 and how quick we get the updates!!

    • Bobert

      I was wondering if the MT4G would be a worthy replacement for my KICKASS N1.
      I see that with Gingerbread it says that GB supports VOIP so my one BIG ISSUE may be solved by GB.
      We shall see……
      What a joke that the Nexus S wont support HSPA+.
      YET ANOTHER in a LONG LINE of examples of how in the end TMO cant get a GREAT PHONE.
      I love that MT4G but man I sure am happy with my N1 and how quick we get the updates!!

  • PLASTICRAP!!! all shinny, smuddgy and scratch, the only thing is packing is 2.3… FOR HOW MUCH NOW!?!?!?!

    shades of the HD2/HD7 evolution, same hardware and not even a different OS… its just an UPGRADED OS

    ok time to bring on that LG Tegra goodness!

    • Anonymous

      stop spamming, nobody cares about your comment except that it gets removed or you get struck by lightning.

      • except for the person who liked my post

        • THE FAKE IDIOT

          Right. Except for that idiot that liked it.

        • Anonymous

          so only you care about it? you liked the post

  • Anonymous

    could it be possible that it has a dual core processor and later on will be unveiled with an update?

  • Justin

    Why doesn’t it have 4G ?!?!?!?!?!?

    • Anonymous

      I don’t know!!!!
      But I wish it did!!!

  • Zeonreborn777

    Honest in everones opinion, is this phone worth it ? It will always get the updates fast and its stock Android no TouchWiz etc

    • Anonymous

      can’t you tell by the comments?……….YES!!!!

    • Anonymous

      can’t you tell by the comments?……….YES!!!!

  • Dumb

    NO headphone jack….AGAIN….ARE YOU Efein Serious??? What are they thinking….. I was really going to buy the phone, but nevermind….

    • Technogen

      Living up to your nick I see, its right on the bottom, look at the product page of the back of it.

  • Are we really 100% sure that there is no microSD slot? That seems completely bizarre.

    • jonathon

      Wouldn’t shock me. The HD7 doesn’t have an SD card slot either

      • Anonymous

        yes it does, its just not compatible with “normal” SDcards.

      • Wonder if it will really make a big difference.

      • Wonder if it will really make a big difference.

      • Wonder if it will really make a big difference.

      • Wonder if it will really make a big difference.

    • jonathon

      Wouldn’t shock me. The HD7 doesn’t have an SD card slot either

  • hi!

    damn :(

    suuuper disappointing. I’ve been waiting forever for this too and now I’m a sad panda. No HSPA+?? Hello 1987. No microSD slot. Welcome to 1965.

    Does it have wifi calling??? (a must for me). Also, is the screen AMOLED or SAMOLED??

    • Anonymous

      samoled

    • Anonymous

      samoled

    • Anonymous

      samoled

  • ssa

    No HSPA+ is a deal breaker. I didn’t even think this was possible. Someone should get fired for this!

  • TyRetr0

    This phone is a huge *Yawn basically the same as every other phone out rite now… Its a sexy phone though and 2.3 looks better

  • TyRetr0

    This phone is a huge *Yawn basically the same as every other phone out rite now… Its a sexy phone though and 2.3 looks better

  • Any one know projected phones that are coming out in 2011 that are worth waiting for?

    • Yes and yes.

      • Bimmerz

        Oooh David, do tell! (or at least a little hint!) ;)

      • Anonymous

        will they be better than the nexus s?

      • Anonymous

        will they be better than the nexus s?

      • Rage

        Why do you tease us, David? WHY?

      • Rage

        Why do you tease us, David? WHY?

      • Rage

        Why do you tease us, David? WHY?

      • Anonymous

        pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaase, david. tell us.

      • Just

        I love the black matte finish (if it is, can’t really tell,) however, I think the G2, which I have, will prove to be a better.

    • PHONE FREAK

      speaking of PROJECTionS. What ever happened to that HTC dual core sidekick type thing.

    • Thatguy

      samsung is coming out with their dual core in feb

    • Thatguy

      samsung is coming out with their dual core in feb

  • Any one know projected phones that are coming out in 2011 that are worth waiting for?

  • Any one know projected phones that are coming out in 2011 that are worth waiting for?

  • Any one know projected phones that are coming out in 2011 that are worth waiting for?

  • McParty

    “Updated: Customers can purchase Nexus S for $529 as an unlocked phone without a contract. Nexus S optimized for T-Mobile’s network is available for $199 with a two-year service agreement and qualifying voice and data plan.”

    How is this OPTIMIZED FOR T-MOBILES NETWORK if it is not HSPA+ . Explain please.

  • Anonymous

    It says “HSPA” on the network support specification.

    • McParty

      Yes HSPA, but not HSPA+ (HSPA Plus) which is T-Mobile version of 4G. It Should be if it was “OPTIMIZED for T-Mobiles Network”. LOL

  • Anonymous

    It says “HSPA” on the network support specification.

  • Anonymous

    The only reason I stepped away from my nexus one to the mytouch4g is the 4g speed and being that the nexus s doesn’t have it plus the fact of no type of memory expansion this phone is a waste for me

  • thaghost

    It looks very good but flawed just like every other phone out here. after all of the hype and finally seeing the phone and the specs, im happy i jumped on the mt4g. no 4g is crazy. the other “rumored specs”, 8mp camera, dual core, higher resolution, etc is all missing. again, very good but not perfect. it falls in line with the current crop. expected more from google. and i hope that samsung doesnt screw it up either.

    • Tortionist

      Of course every other phone out there is flawed. It’s pure economics. If they put out a great phone that had everything on it and it wasn’t flawed it would destroy the market(saturate it with phones that would not sell), and sales would drop. They have to make them all flawed in one way or another so they can sell as many phones and services as they can. This seems like a decent phone, but it’s not on the same level as the MyTouch4g. I’m happy with my Optimus T.

  • GARBAGE…single core processor and no HSPA+!

  • Martin

    Can you upgrade a family line or does it have to be a single tmobile line like with the Nexus One?

    • Vibrant Addict

      I’m gonna take a guess and say since the phone is available in T-Mobile stores, you can do anything really. Thank goodness there’s no more Google online store, that was a fail.

      • Anonymous

        That is completely wrong, it’s exclusive to best buy.

        • Vibrant Addict

          My mistake, I meant to say Best Buy stores. So with that I assume they will allow any plan.

      • Anonymous

        That is completely wrong, it’s exclusive to best buy.

    • Vibrant Addict

      I’m gonna take a guess and say since the phone is available in T-Mobile stores, you can do anything really. Thank goodness there’s no more Google online store, that was a fail.

  • Mark

    I’m not bashing the phone, because it seems like it’s going to be awesome. But it kind of seems like it’s the Vibrant on Gingerbread with a FFC. Am I wrong?

  • Anonymous

    I spoke to a t-mobile rep and asked if it would be 4G, she said if it was “optimized for-mobile” then it had to be.
    Also she said that the vibrant was going to receive an update really soon and it would be 4G capable just like the mytouch 4g.

    • Wow, you can’t software update to 4G, it’s hardware based. The Nexus S won’t be updated either, it’s in the hardware. She’s wrong.

      • Anonymous

        o well.
        Can you tell us about the 2011 phones?

    • Anonymous

      Dislike

  • Vibrant Addict

    I’m more disappointed in the fact that it’s not dual core, rather than no HSPA+. There was a chance to step up the bar for smartphones, but we’ll have to wait till next year I guess.

  • Vibrant Addict

    I’m more disappointed in the fact that it’s not dual core, rather than no HSPA+. There was a chance to step up the bar for smartphones, but we’ll have to wait till next year I guess.

  • I think the phone will be fine. I’m getting it… I think

    • thereugo

      I can totally agree with you, as long as it does what the other phones do, who wants 1080 recording, dam soon enough people out there will want CABLE or Direct TV on there phone. A phone is to be used make calls, get the latest updates with the OS and have the best apps that real people used and thats getting from point one to point 2 which Google does.

  • Anonymous
  • Bobert

    LOL no SD slot?
    Wow that seems like a retarded move.

    • robo

      and don’t forget No Headphone Jack either lol

      • cb2

        there is a headphone jack look at the official pic on the google site http://www.google.com/nexus its at the bottom, and with 16gb internal i wouldn’t need a sd card maybe it’s b/c i’ve come from apple which also didn’t use sd cards but i never needed extra space with 16gb unless you plan on downloading ridiculous things to your phone. the only deal breaker I see here is HSPA+ and it’s Samsung, but then again i really don’t get HSPA+ here in Pittsburgh but I get strong 3G so maybe this phone will work in my favor

  • Jcarlosw2

    why first nexus was made by HTC and this One is make by Sansung… that sucks..
    htc is the best….

  • Tmonews_reader

    This is garbage. No ethernet port, no CRT display, no floppy drive, no GPRS!!! JK, this is a fantastic device! Tie to ditch the iPhone.

  • ThreeFourSeven

    I actually think the phone looks good. One problem though, I can get over the fact its a single core cause a dual core isn’t coming till early next year but atleast make it HSPA+.

  • ch kh ch kh slim

    Are you sure there’s no video chat on this thing? a bunch of other sites say otherwise.

  • the BB guy that likes android

    i trully dont care about dual core, or hsps or if has condoms included :) just hope it wont have the same restrictions as the original (you have to have an specific rate plan, no family plans), nore i dont want to deal with google, i want to be able to pick it up at a tmobile store and i have problems, call tmobile and if needs an exchange, tmobile can handle it….if you give me that…im cool, im cool…..

  • Zafsultan

    Why the hell No HSPA 4G ??? Are they drunk

  • Zztop

    They always invent new ways to disappoint people

  • this is the best phone tmobile has ever seen so suck it up and buy it or not you ingrates

  • Quailallstar

    Not much here to make me jump into one of these from a Samsung Galaxy S [Vibrant] phone. Less standby time :(

    Only perk is 2.3, front facing camera and thats about it for me.

  • RICO

    I can’t beleive Google put its stamp on an inferior phone! This phone should have had been done with the BEST specs available meaning- dual HD cams like the LG STAR (also with 1080p recording), Bluetooth 3.0, HDMI out, Dual core processor, 1gb RAM, Expandable memory- via MicroSD card, 4G and World bands so those of us who travel abroad constantly don’t have to be using a different phone if we switch SIMs. Also, if they made it with world bands it would expedite fabrication as they don’t have to make 2 or 3 different phones, this is practically the MyTouch 4G with a slightly bigger screen, Gingerbread OS and no 4G!

    • None

      None of those features provide a tangible benefit to the average user. It’s fast, it’s got plenty of storage, it has a front-facing camera, it has bluetooth, *and* it’s running Gingerbread, which is better than their “2010 phones will get 2.2” promise.

      Also, the Nexus S *is* a world-band phone (“quad-band GSM”). You don’t have to switch phones when you travel abroad. You just won’t get 3G service unless you’re under the umbrella of a compatible provider. EDGE and SMS/calls will work just fine.

      • Ken

        not sure if u checked out the frequencies for nokia n8? that has all the 3G bands of the world. that is a true world phone.

    • the mytouch 4g is better for the most part

  • SEFan

    OK, so what’s different about the phone if I get one that’s “optimized for T-Mobile’s network” instead of unlocked? And will T-Mobile stores be handling the Nexus S, or do I have to go to Best Buy to see one? And what’s the return policy, since this is a Google phone rather than a T-Mobile device?

    • Cj

      I got a email yesterday from Best Buy stating it is exclusive to them. And if was truly Optimized for T-Mobile it should be HSPA+ capable. And T-Mobile won’t warranty it, which is dumb because of the curved glass display, lets hope Best Buy will.

  • oman222

    I thought the Google phones were supposed to set the bar not stand below it.

  • sprinTmobile

    ehhh Nexus One still holds the crown.just another cheap plastic Samsung.

    • Anonymous

      You said it, no SD card, no FM tuner, no thanks. One word Google next time “HTC”

  • Hugo Stiglitz

    I find it funny that Tmobile is dumping on the Iphone 4 although when it was released it was a HUGE improvement over its predecessor. This device is an Improvement, however not a HUGE improvement as the aforementioned Iphone was. Besides the FFC what is the main difference between this device and a samsung vibrant which one can buy lightly used for under 300 bucks easily? Same processor, same memory and same screen. Sure android 2.3 is good and all but XDA has proven time and again that those limitation mean nothing. The first Nexus One was a powerhouse, this device however is just a slight improvement IMO

  • Hugo Stiglitz

    I find it funny that Tmobile is dumping on the Iphone 4 although when it was released it was a HUGE improvement over its predecessor. This device is an Improvement, however not a HUGE improvement as the aforementioned Iphone was. Besides the FFC what is the main difference between this device and a samsung vibrant which one can buy lightly used for under 300 bucks easily? Same processor, same memory and same screen. Sure android 2.3 is good and all but XDA has proven time and again that those limitation mean nothing. The first Nexus One was a powerhouse, this device however is just a slight improvement IMO

  • I think everybody is being too harsh on this phone. It’s not the best out there, but the way I see it it’s better then the Vibrant, and the rest of the Galaxy S phones on other carriers… so what it may not have a HD camera, or a front facing camera… We all know we were not gonna utilize these features for what they’re worth anyways, and I must say Video Chatting over a Wireless Network and Not on Wifi is a Super Crappy experience… waste of all our times. I say let the phone live lol someone out there likes it.

  • CaLLedIT

    HTC to take part on actual dual core Nexus phone (2011). “HTC and Samsung announce IP partnership with Intellectual Ventures”

  • egyzpr

    I really want this phone but the only deal breaker about this phone it has the lack of the hspa+… which doesn’t make any sense in the T-mobile hype of the hspa+… You would think that since it this enter the era of 4g it would come with 4g speeds. And that there is no expandable sd slot, granted 16gb is a lot of memory but even the vibrant came with a expandable slot. I love the vibrant but samsung is pissing me off because the game of catch up with Froyo. I could say the Evo will get 2.3 before Vibrant user will get 2.2 I am quite disappointed with samsung about these issue. If it atleast this phone had hspa+, I would atleast considering purchasing this phone.

  • swap_n_green

    This is a bad phone I like it a lot but not as much as I like the new iPhone 4 that thing is nice man.

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