Going to be returning Nexus S
Was first in line today all pumped to get a Nexus S. I was first in line for the G1 when it was first released. My Nexus One's screen broke about two weeks ago, I figured I might as well upgrade. But after getting the phone, the $580 price tag (inc tax) seems a little steep when I have a N1 w/ a broken screen (~150 to fix). I guess I was hooked when the rumors said it was dual core. I figured what the heck.. After playing with it for a little bit, I have a few comments. And why I am going to return it.
1) Display is nice
2) Curve screen is kind of cool
3) Dual cameras
5) 16gig memory
1) Usb & 3.5mm both on bottom of phone.. is it that hard for 3.5mm top, and usb bottom?
2) Camera only 5megapixel
3) No one is really doing anything yet w/ NFC.
4) No SD Card
5) phone gets pretty warm
6) Feels kind of brittle. (not as sturdy as N1)
7) no track ball.
The only real difference between the phones really breaks down to the fact that it has 2 cameras
The only difference really ends up being that the NS has NFC & 2 Cameras. If I can fix my N1 for $150, is the $400 difference worth NFC and the extra camera? For me the answer is no.. I am going to fix my cracked screen, and keep my N1. Going to hold out for a native android phone that is dual core. I figure I will be able to sell my N1 then and cover the repair cost.
- 12-16-2010, 02:43 PM #2
I don't want to prevent you from returning it, but you have to admit that Nexus One had the heating problem as well. I got mine on day one and it was hot while charging, after using it for a while, hot when battery low, hot this, hot that, but it got fixed after that first update if I remember correctly.
- 12-16-2010, 02:49 PM #3
- 12-16-2010, 02:55 PM #4
I had not noticed the headphone jack on the bottom. The others I did notice, but after using it for 4 hours or so, I came the the realization it was really like the nexus one, not really offering much more than an extra camera and NFC.
It feels pretty flimsy too. Sometimes you have to use it and see what feels right.. For me, back to nexus one.. The T-Mobile branded market does not help matters.. so much for pure android :/
- 12-16-2010, 03:25 PM #6
You know thats another thing, just cause something is plastic doesnt make it flimsy. or a worse build, plastics are made for a reason. something plastic can absorb more impact metal, you drop a metal encased phone and not only do you dent but the impact is transfered rather than absorbed. and since when is lighter worse, my new gf is like 30lbs lighter than my ex and im super happy
- 12-16-2010, 03:44 PM #7
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- 12-16-2010, 04:47 PM #10
To be honest, something about the Nexus S feels even cheaper than the Vibrant. Not sure why or if it's just my imagination--could be possible. Many reviews (all reviews) have pointed this out, but it's not truly realized until one has the Nexus S in their hands. It feels like a toy.
- 12-16-2010, 04:59 PM #11
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- 12-16-2010, 05:15 PM #13
I also wanted to ask if anyone has played angry birds, and got very jittery performance?
Best buy was great about returning the device (somewhat impressed).
- 12-16-2010, 05:19 PM #15
- 12-16-2010, 05:38 PM #16
I love mine, but I never tried Nexus One so I cannot compare. I fell in love with it all.
Sent from my Nexus SDevices: Samsung Nexus S 4.0.1(alpha, of course), Samsung Vibrant 2.3.5 CM7 w/ Glitch Kernel v13, broken HTC Dream, and a Google Cr-48 with Ubuntu 11.10
- 12-16-2010, 05:39 PM #17
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- 12-16-2010, 08:19 PM #23
I like the looks of the Nexus S and I think that it is an improvement over the original. I think the disappointment comes with the misperception that the next itineration of the Nexus line was going to be vastly different. You can't expect an upgrade after a year to be significant. I have repeated this many times.
- 12-16-2010, 08:41 PM #24
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Seems to me that half of the cons were clear that the phone didnt have those features and you knew that and you still went out to buy the phone?
It sounds like that you are regretting the fact you spent $580 and were expecting to be blown away from the phone. And about the phone getting warm, my Nexus 1 got pretty warm also not a big deal.