T-Mobile Samsung Nexus S

The Samsung Nexus S is now live on Google's phone page, and we finally have full and official specs. Let's break 'em down:

  • Carrier: T-Mobile
  • OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Screen: 4-inches @800x480
  • Processor 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8
  • 512MB RAM, 16GB ROM
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • GPS
  • Near-field communications
  • Size: 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.8mm
  • Weight: 129 grams
  • Camera: 5MP

What we don't yet know: Will it be unlocked? And how much will it cost, where can we buy it, and when can we buy it. Inquiring minds want to know, Google! [Google.com/phone] Thanks to everyone who sent this in!


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Nexus S landing page now live: T-Mobile, Gingerbread, 1GHz processor


Gingerbread is the only thing to get excited about with this phone. Well that, and this is the first phone from Samsung that can count on timely updates.

I wouldn`t be excited for it after my wife she dropped the HTC EVO for the EPIC,she`ll have the new year holiday and it seem it`ll be one more phone out there before she`ll get her update for the EPIC,
I`d say thanks to Samsung but no thanks.

I was about to comment on that. You think its an error? Cause i don't know of a single android phone without a headphone jack.

Look at the back of the phone photo on lower left, isn't that a headphone jack?, Anyways, I'm not sure but looks like that.

Just looked at google.com/nexus. It says there is one (Thankfully!). Google.com/phone stated there wasn't. Confused me majorly.

As i stated in another post, THank you Santa for 2.3, but middle finger to you Santa for not having the Nexus S on another Carrier!

The timely updates feature is one of the only exciting things here. EVO running Gingerbread is more interesting to me.

Speaking of those two, why are the standby times so different when you click to compare those two phones (and even the Epic)?
Standby time (max)
Evo 146 hours
Epic 780 hours
Nexus S 428 hours

Trust me on this one - the standby times on the Epic do not live up to their claims. And I standby on Airplane mode a lot.

- Samsung Epic Owner

Lets hope that the standby times on the Nexus are that good.

Think I would still rather have the Nexus one. I like HTC phones better. So much for people saying this would have a dual core proc. We prob won't see those till June if even then. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the end of 2011 or mid 2012.

I like having the desktop and car docs for my N1 that use the contact pins rather than microUSB. I don't see the NS having those, although they exist for the Galaxy S.

No rush to replace the N1, probably will stick with it until Google stops supporting it.

I am less excited about this phone now and am happy with my Epic. What I am excited about is how easy it will be to port Gingerbread to othe Galaxy S devices, like my Epic!

Hopefully this will help the other galaxy s variants get gingerbread sooner (yes I know I'm dreaming). At least I finally got froyo on my Epic.

And yet again Google.fails to.show CDMA any love. VZ is the worst when it comes to controling phones and.this would of been great to have. Sigh.

Pretty much, yeah.

CDMA phones have to be provisioned by the carriers. You can't just pop in your sim and be up and running on a new carrier like GSM.

If carriers choose not to provision your 3rd party phone, you are out of luck.

CDMA = Ball and Chain. Enjoy.

The only thing that interests me with this phone is Gingerbread.
Aside from that, its just another galaxy S phone. Rather just have Gingerbread on my Streak.
Hell, in the one video awhile back when they used it to show off Gingerbread it still had the same GPS issues................

Unlocked, eh? Can anyone tell me what the AT&T HSPA bands are? This seems to have a lot of bands supported.

Ah, think I figured it out. Supports AT&T's Edge network but not 3G, if I read the specs right. Can anyone confirm?

it seems that way. i guess u can wait a few months for them to drop an AT&T version. But will you even bother with this since the dual core phone will be out.

The question now will be if this device still suffers from the horrible lag that plague the other Galaxy S handsets. Hopefully Google forced Samsung to use a good file system on this one.

According to TMO on Facebook, "T-Mobile USA Introducing Nexus S with Gingerbread! After December 16, Nexus S can be purchased with a T-Mobile service plan from Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores in the U.S. Check out this link from the Official Google Blog for all the details." http://www.facebook.com/TMobile

So spec wise, whats the difference between this and the Nexous one? I see the front facing cam, but what els? I was hoping for Super OMLD.
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BOOOOORRRIINNNNGG.... WTF man. I expected something groundbreaking like the N1 was. This is just another Galaxy phone with Gingerbread... Yawn..

No dual core AND no HSPA+? I would have been ok with one of those being left out… especially since HSPA+ speeds, while nice, aren’t all that noticeable in real-life testing (based on my experience comparing my gf’s G2 with my N1). I really would have liked to see the Orion in this though… and 1gb of RAM would have been nice.

I’m not sure if I’ll buy this anymore. Certainly won’t be pre-ordering or buying sight unseen like I did with the N1.

Wanna know what you ladies/gents think. My 16 yr old son asked me this while we were talking abt this new Nexus phone. Do any of you think Google will make a Nexus version phone from each company? I mean HTC= NEXUS 1, now Samsung= Nexus S. Who's next Motorola= Nexus M? Just thinking maybe this is their way of putting out new OS for ppl to get excited abt...idk.

I was wondering the same thing.

They might be wandering the favor around to each of the manufacturers in the spirit of playing fair with all the Handset Alliance folks.

Or maybe only Sammy could meet their price/feature specs at this time.

Sammy is everywhere with the S series, so it is possible there will be versions for all the major carriers soon. It might have been that Samsung was just in the right place at the right time.

I can't beleive Google put its stamp on an inferior phone! This phone should have had been done with the BEST specs available meaning- dual HD cams like the LG STAR (also with 1080p recording), USB 3.0, HDMI out, Dual core processor, 1gb RAM, Expandable memory- via MicroSD card, 4G and World bands so those of us who travel abroad constantly don't have to be using a different phone if we switch SIMs. Also, if they made it with world bands it would expedite fabrication as they don't have to make 2 or 3 different phones, this is practically the MyTouch 4G with a slightly bigger screen, Gingerbread OS and no 4G!