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Samsung Nexus S

Samsung Nexus S

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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"The Nexus S is a nice phone but nothing revolutionary. That's kind of the point. It's designed to be state-of-the-Android and to show the operating system in its best light. If you want a pure, unlocked, up-to-date open-source phone, this is your baby. Happy hacking."
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Reviews

80
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 3

83
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 103
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
422
Internal memory
161
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2g, 3g
Carriers (US)
T mobile, Other
Type
Operating system
Screen size
Internal memory
Camera
Talk time
Carriers (US)
Smartphone
Android
422
161
Yes
2g, 3g
T mobile, Other

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81 Global Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

90
SanjeevS
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
70
tigrisian
This is fine phone, but mine was suddenly broken cause mainboard's PMIC defect.Eww....read more
90
tgarlanger
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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