Written on: 13/01/2011 by stewarthunterapac (1 review written)
Overall I like the speed of the operating system, the boost in productivity the phone gives you, the ability to customise and apply widgets to your favourite Google services like YouTube and maps and finally the free Sat Nav feature.
As a marketing leading smartphone this is great value for money.
It's my first Android handset and I've been using an iPhone4 prior to the Nexus S so I feel like I'm in a pretty good place to compare how the latest smartphone on Android compares.
Firstly the price to buy the handset outright is particularly competitive and makes it attractive when put up against the iPhone4. The look and feel of the phone is pretty swish too however one of it's strengths of being lightweight makes it feel a little cheap in comparison to the iPhone4.
Secondly I'm afraid that the phones mainstream apps such as facebook, foursquare, BBC and many more just aren't quite as slick or advanced as their iPhone4 brothers. This is an annoyance coming from being an avid app user on iOS.
What does stand out in the Nexus S' favour is the sophisitcation and integration of all Google apps on the phone. They are beautiful, fantastic and a dream to use! Free turn by turn navigation from a phone, priceless. Access to YouTube videos with one swipe and one touch from your phones touch screen is impressive (does your TV turn on this quickly??) and finally reading emails using a Gmail account is just like the desktop experience.
I could go on, but better still read other people's thoughts and opinions. All I'd like to emphasis is that if you were to buy this phone for yourself in the first half of 2011 you'll have something in your pocket that is cutting edge and truly has a wow factor. By the second half of the year you may well have a device that utilising NFC is your wallet as well as phone opening you up to another world of mobile possibility and potential.