Editors Liked

  • First phone with Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" OS. Elegant design. Fast UI. Only U.S. phone with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology
  • Fast performance, Cool curved display, Much improved keyboard, cut and paste, Long battery life, Improved application management, NFC built in
  • The Samsung Nexus S has a sleek design with a brilliant display. It offers a number of usability improvements from the Gingerbread OS, and its straight Google experience will appeal to Android purists. It's a good performer, too

Editors Didn't Like

  • Mediocre voice performance. Multimedia performance behind class leaders. No HSPA+. Not many NFC applications
  • Lacks HSPA+, Doesn't record 720p video, Cut and paste works differently in various apps, No dedicated hotspot app
  • The Samsung Nexus S feels rather fragile, and it lacks a memory card slot, HSPA+ support, and LED notifications. Also, we were hoping for more new features over the Nexus One