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New York Times says:

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The Nexus One is an excellent app phone, fast and powerful but marred by some glitches and missing features — a worthy competitor to the Droid, if not the iPhone. quote


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Critic reviews

8.1
8 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.6
  • Display
    9.6
  • Battery life
    7.3
  • Camera
    8.4
  • Ease of use
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    9.0
  • Media support
    6.8
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.7

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User reviews

8.6
140 reviews
8.0
Engadget Jan 4, 2010

If Google's goal is to spread Android more wide than deep, maybe this is precisely the right phone at the right time: class-leading processor, vibrant display, sexy shell, and just a sprinkling of geekiness that only Google could pull off this effortlessly.

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9.0
Gizmodo Jan 8, 2010

The Nexus One is an over-hyped Android phone. But that doesn't stop it from being the best Android phone. It is, for two reasons: Hardware and software.

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9.0
Ars Technica Jan 12, 2010

It brings best-of-breed hardware features to an evolving, multitasking operating system that improves with every point release. Where the Droid is 'just good enough', the Nexus One brings more polish, more power, and a better design.

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8.0
CNET Jan 6, 2010

It doesn't have all the features we'd like, but the Nexus One greatly enhances the Google Android family with a fast processor, good call quality, and improved voice control features. What's more, we love that all versions of the phone will be unlocked.

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7.0
AllThingsD Jan 5, 2010

With its fresh phone and bold business model, Google is taking Android to a new level, and that should ramp up the competition in the super-smartphone space.

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7.0
New York Times Jan 5, 2010

The Nexus One is an excellent app phone, fast and powerful but marred by some glitches and missing features — a worthy competitor to the Droid, if not the iPhone.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Feb 25, 2010

There's a lack of imagination in terms of its physical design, a few niggling bugs ... it scores points over competitors for its effortless multitasking, its flash-equipped camera and its lightning-fast speed, as well as its deep integration with Google's suite of apps.

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7.0
Download Squad Feb 23, 2010

After spending years complaining that I didn't need my PDA to be a phone, the Nexus One has convinced me that maybe that's exactly what I do want. ... the platform will only continue to grow, which makes the Nexus One a pretty good choice for someone looking for a first smartphone.

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8.0
jeffclavier jeffclavier

Overall I am positive on this initial version of the Nexus One, and grateful to my friends at Google for having given me access to the phone a few days in advance. Likes: - Fast - Easy to grasp (but I am a geek) - Most basic feaures are OK to good - Tons of apps are already available -...

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8.0
sloanb sloanb

Like most high end smartphones, the Nexus One feels wonderful in your hand. I am not a huge fan of thin wide phones but this one feels just right. A lot of how the phone feels is the material used for the shell of the phone. The shell is a hard plastic but has a coarse feel to it which allows you...

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9.0
Valicore Valicore

It's a beautiful phone with a gorgeous screen and a pretty good in hand feel. Coming from a G1 it took some getting used to because the Nexus is so much thinner in comparison, but hand kinda wanted more to grab onto. One thing that surprised me was the quality of the onscreen keyboard - this...

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7.0
dnguyen29 dnguyen29

Let me start off by saying that I am not an Apple fanboi, but a rather a gadget one. I carry a mix of gadgets ranging from Apple, to Microsoft, to Google, etc. That being said, I can give my honest review of this device. When I compare it against the iPhone, the reason for that is because the...

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9.0
mcosmi mcosmi

Well, I must say that it was not a seemless transition from iPhone land to Android land...but it was definately worth the effort, as I now have a phone that does everything i need/want, without the limitations of the iphone...and there has not been a day so far that this phone hasnt done...

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9.0
hexix hexix

I was an iPhone 3G user for nearly two years. I was completely blown away from the iPhone when I got it. Eventually, that lovefest wore off when I started to really integrate the iPhone into more of my life. The lack of multitasking or background processes just became too much of an annoyance...

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9.0
photogeek21 photogeek21

The Nexus one is a nice piece of hardware, very solid in construction, elegant in design and feels very good in the hand - a far cry from the orignial Android phone, the G1. In fact both my wife and I agree it makes her iphone 3Gs look a bit long in the tooth. For me, coming from a Blackberry...

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8.0
mrk mrk

The Nexus One is great hardware. It feels great in your hand, the screen is the best I have EVER seen and the camera is exceptional. The only area where it lags a bit is touchscreen response - and that might be a software issue. I am a huge iPhone fan and dare I say that the Nexus One's...

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10
Siress Siress

The best phone on the market, without a doubt. Trash the headphones, though... Multi-touch has been ported through, text-to-speech is highly functional, googleVoice is a blessing, spare batteries are cheap (and I have gone two days of moderate use on one charge) and...well...it's an open...

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5.0
ryansinger ryansinger

The phone is really good as far as hardware is concerned. The camera and video have a couple limitations, but overall it's a great phone. The sound quality is a bit tiny as some people have noted, but it's actually louder than my previous iPhone 3GS (which I lost, but now do not miss!...

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6.0
wdanielryan wdanielryan

Dropped calls, crashes, sluggish UI all take away from a great piece of hardware. At first I loved the device. Features like the Facebook integration and maps navigation are really great. But other places like the poor Google Voice SMS integration (I'm not much of a phone caller, so the good...

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10
vertigo1 vertigo1

While the T-Mobile G1 was a great device to start off Android with, it lacked the overall usability that the iPhone has. This phone, or really, "device" is far and away a better experience. I say "device" because at this point, "phone" is far from accurate. This...

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8.0
markzip markzip

(1) Do you like the phone Generally, yes. with qualifications. (2) Is the touch screen response acceptable. This is the first capacitive I've had and the only issues I've had have been when I was outside in the bitter cold. I am so used to the resistive of of the N97 (and Treos before...

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9.0
jlarex jlarex

The device feels very solid and well built. Very thin, not too big, and not to heavy. I think it would look better without the two-tone color scheme, but it still looks nice. The screen is very bright and colorful. It makes my other portable devices look washed out by comparison. The camera is...

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9.0
tatsumaki tatsumaki

Okay, the bad: the screen still stutters a bit when switching from one to another (may be a fault of the live wallpaper), the touch navigation buttons aren't perfectly aligned and I HATE the new app launcher - it's a memory hog and it doesn't scroll very well. That aside, the...

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