Google Nexus S – Providing The Full Package
Google and Samsung have collaborated to produce the Nexus S, a high end Android smartphone which recently hit the market. Amongst its key features are a 4 inch touchscreen, 5 mega pixel camera and the latest version of the Android operating system alongside heaps of internal storage.
The handset measures up at 123.9x 63x 10.9 mm, making it a pocket friendly choice, especially given its light weight of 129 g. The super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen measures 4 inches and boasts the ability to display up to 16M colours within 480x 800 pixels, resulting in superb quality display of the on screen imagery. This makes it perfect for viewing photos, videos and gaming as well as browsing the web. The screen boasts a number of key features in its own right, such as proximity, accelerometer and gyro sensors as well as a touch-sensitive shortcut panel and multi-touch input support, which allows features such as pinch to zoom.
In order to alert users to incoming calls, messages and other notifications of the Google Nexus S utilises the standard vibration feature alongside ringing, however users have the luxury of assigning their own MP3 and WAV music tracks as ringtones, to supplement the selection of included ring tones. Handsfree conversations are carried out with ease thanks to a built in speakerphone system and a 3.5 millimetre audio jack. The latter can be used with handsfree headsets as well as earphones for listening to music via the internal media player which supports several different music and video file formats.
To store music tracks, video clips, photos, documents and picture downloaded apps, the Google Nexus S boasts a whopping 16 GB of internal storage alongside its 512 MB RAM. Because this level of storage is likely to prove ample for the needs of most users, there simply is no need for expandable storage such as a microSD slot.
As you may expect from a smartphone which is linked to Google in any way, shape or form, a fantastic internet browsing experience is assured with the Google Nexus S. An HSDPA connection provides fast download speeds of 7.2 Mbps in areas where 3G coverage is available. Whenever users have the appropriate access to wireless networks, they can enjoy a faster browsing experience thanks to full Wi-Fi connectivity. This can be in a commercial or domestic location, or in one of the increasing number of public Wi-Fi zones.
The Google Nexus S also features an excellent 5 mega pixel digital camera. It has an operating pixel resolution of 2560x 1920, resulting in fantastic quality still images. To simplify the task of taking photos, Autofocus and touch focus are included along with an LED flash. The camera also boasts the ability to shoot video footage in at WVGA quality at a rate of 30 fps, whilst there is a secondary VGA camera on the front of the phone. This can be used for taking portrait photos and carrying out video calls. Geo-tagging is included as allows users to keep track of where they took their photos. This functions thanks to GPS with A-GPS support.
Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) is the operating system of choice. This is the latest version of the software, and the most advanced yet. It allows users to download additional applications from the Android Market. Alongside a 1 GHz processor, a lightning fast user interface is provided, as well as an ideal platform for expansion and customisation.
Because of the level of technology included within the handset, the popularity of the Google Nexus S looks assured. It makes an ideal choice for those looking for an alternative to more established Smartphone models.