December 7th, 2010

The Google Nexus S – Full Specs and Price

Google officially announced the successor to the Nexus One — The Google Nexus S, a sleek, contoured phone developed in collaboration with cellular phone giant Samsung. The Nexus S is the maiden device installed with the Android 2.3/Gingerbread OS, promising quicker performance, user interface refinements, NFC support, a new keyboard and text selection tool, Internet (VoIP/SIP) calling, improved copy/paste functionality and gyroscope sensor support.

One of the notable physical attributes of the Nexus S is its slightly curved body. The phone neatly tucks in the palm of your hand and facial contours, unlike many phones that feel like chiseled blocks of technology. The 4″ screen features a super AMOLED display, something that I have actually seen only in another phone, the Samsung Galaxy S (which is a good choice if you’re looking at prepaid T-Mobile phones). Super AMOLED makes looking at your phone a visual experience in itself. Icons and pictures are sharper in detail, and colors are much more vivid. The 1GHz Hummingbird processor is nothing to be scoffed at either; although coming from the same manufacturer, it’s even snappier than the iPhone 4’s A4 processor (hurrah!).

The Google Nexus S will be available in the USA starting December 16 and in the UK December 20. It will be priced at $529. I *hope* they won’t leave out the Philippines in their list of available countries this time.

Full specs are as follows:


  • Quad-band GSM (which is compatible with international carriers such as Afghan Wireless) : 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • Tri-band HSPA: 900, 2100, 1700
  • HSPA type: HSDPA (7.2Mbps) HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 n/b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Near Field Communication (NFC)
  • Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
  • microUSB 2.0


  • 4.0" WVGA (480×800)
  • Contour Display with curved glass screen
  • Super AMOLED
  • 235 ppi
  • Capacitive touch sensor
  • Anti-fingerprint display coating

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g


  • Haptic feedback vibration
  • Three-axis gyroscope
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Processor and memory

  • 1GHz Cortex A8 (Hummingbird) processor
  • 16GB iNAND flash memory

Cameras and multimedia

  • Back-facing: 5 megapixels (2560×1920)
  • 720 x 480 video resolution
  • H.264, H.263 MPEG4 video recording
  • Auto focus
  • Flash
  • Front-facing: VGA (640×480)
  • 3.5mm, 4-conductor headset jack
    (stereo audio plus microphone)
  • Earpiece and microphone
  • Software noise-cancellation


  • Talk time up to 6.7 hours on 3G
    (14 hours on 2G)
  • Standby time up to 17.8 days on 3G
    (29.7 days on 2G)
  • 1500 mAH Lithum Ion


  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Android Market
  • Calendar
  • Gmail
  • Google Earth
  • Google Maps with Navigation
  • Google Search
  • Google Talk
  • Google Voice
  • Voice Actions
  • YouTube

To ramp up excited over their new phone, Google is giving away units through a yet-to-be-announced contest on Twitter. Follow Google Nexus to keep yourself updated.

Here is Google’s official announcement with some commentaries from its developers.

Posted in Android, Google Nexus One

  1. 1 Comment

  2. Faust said...

    the phone’s features are all beefed up..

    Dec 7, 2010

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