Where are the reviews?
Yes I realize this phone is nearly identical to the T-Mobile version but here we are 4 days before the phones release and there is not a single review for this phone on any website nor any youtube video reviews or unboxings. This is quite strange as the Echo had unboxings and reviews as early as 2 weeks before its release. Same goes for the HTC Arrive. I just want to hear that the GPS works perfect!!!
- 05-04-2011, 03:32 PM #2
- 05-04-2011, 03:47 PM #4
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The phone has not be released yet. Therefore no reviews on the final release other than the impressions from CTIA as already mentioned. There's really not going to be a whole lot to review other than how the phone operates on the 4G network since it's identical, spec wise, to the T-Mo version.
- 05-04-2011, 05:42 PM #6
- 05-04-2011, 06:50 PM #7
I like it when they dont push phones. I like flying under the radar.
- 05-04-2011, 07:24 PM #8
- 05-04-2011, 07:39 PM #9
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I'm being a bit sarcastic, but the device doesn't offer any wow factor to set it apart from it's T-Mo variant. Don't get me wrong - if the opportunity was there I'd jump on the phone since because of the design, 4G and future support by google on the OS iterations. It's just that Sprint is riding on the Evo-3D and hoping it has the same fanfare that the Evo 4g did last year.
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- 05-04-2011, 09:11 PM #10
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enGadget reviewed the Verizon iPhone4, and gave it a ****ing 9/10. But is was still the same outdated and old phone, nothing new whatsoever. At least the new sprint Nexus-S gets 4G and 2.3.4 update, making it a little different compared to the T-Mobile version.
- 05-04-2011, 09:25 PM #12
Why do people get so worked up bout engadget? They always give the new iPhone a 9/10, who cares?! I care bout what the context says bout the phone, not some random number thrown together. Thats why I love Android Central's review, talk bout the Hardware, Software, Performance, Pros, and Cons. No number, just straight content, makes you read the review instead of just looking at a number and getting upset.
Wow rant over.
- 05-04-2011, 11:16 PM #13
- 05-04-2011, 11:31 PM #14
I agree with most that all the reviews covered the ns already and are likely not to get done again. However I also feel that getting a review on 4g speeds, google voice integration with sprint, and gps fix issues would be beneficial to all.
But as said above, under the radar is the way to go. The only thing I brag about are gadget stuff and my phones to my family. First slider, first qwerty, first palm/wm/android owner etc. Makes me feel like a rockstar I can just imagine the "whoa what is that slick all black phone?" And the "that is an awesome screen off animation."
- 05-04-2011, 11:38 PM #15
Why not just read a review on the original Nexus S? Or better yet, skip the review, go to best buy and play with one of the live units from T-mobile? Then you'll have first hand experience with the phone and decide whether its for you or not. Its not been confirmed if the NS4G will ship with 2.3.4 or if it will be an instant update, and the only other difference would be the radios for CDMA instead of GSM. I don't see why there would even be a real need to get a review for a phone that's identical to the one released by T-mobile 5 months ago. Seems pretty redundant, but there is the CTIA review, not really sure how much more there could be.
- 05-05-2011, 03:32 AM #16
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Unless I missed it, I have not read a reliable source confirming the NS4G shipping with 2.3.4
The 2.3.4 update is available for Tmo versions here: http://forum.androidcentral.com/sams...tml#post864166 and also over at XDA here: I wouldn't worry if the NS4G has a lesser version as I would assume it should be available quickly, or we may come to find in the next few days that they shipped updated.
*/> edit <\* I did miss something as I just found this helpful tidbit from gbhil: http://forum.androidcentral.com/878907-post116.html
The only real decision to make is which provider has better coverage in your highly traveled areas as these phones are basically identical. And the few days I have had mine have been great, the phone is snappy, has a beautiful screen and an overall nice feel in the hand.. impressive device.
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- 05-06-2011, 01:26 AM #18
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Can we confirm that the hotspot/wifi tether will be an additional $29 a month through Sprint? I know the feature is built in to Gingerbread 2.3.4 that the Nexus S 4G will have pre-loaded. My T-Mobile Nexus S does not require any additional tethering service to be added and simply counts as your everyday data usage. This would be a big disappointment if Sprint decides to charge for this feature that is built into the "Vanilla" Android experience. Anyone have any insider information or has spoken with Sprint Customer Service about tethering?
- 05-06-2011, 11:46 AM #19
- 05-07-2011, 02:38 PM #20