Nexus S Specs

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


  • Quad-band GSM: 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


  • 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

Size and weight

  • 63mm x 123.9mm x 10.88mm
  • 129g


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


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


  1. michelle says:

    im from the philippines will this work in our country? or does it have to be unlocked? thanks

    • Arthur Dent says:

      As far as we know, there’s no information about availability in the Philippines yet. But when it comes, we’re pretty sure it does not need any kind of unlocking – at least if you get an unlocked, sim free Nexus S. Part of Google’s philosophy with the Nexus S is that it should be usable on any network, so if you get one without a contract, you should be good to go, no matter your sim card’s network.

  2. mayravictoria says:

    hi, I bought a Nexus S in “best buy” on december, my nexus fell down the floor and the display has broken, can you fix it?, how can I solve the problem?

    • Arthur Dent says:

      Hi! I’m afraid we are only a news blog. Perhaps it is best to get in touch with Best Buy and their Geek Squad service. Or else get in touch with Samsung directly. Good luck!

  3. shubham says:

    iam from siolim, goa,india is this will be coming to india in how many rupees

  4. varun says:

    Hi Is this phone available in India??

  5. Sanjay S says:

    Hi! Recently i bought the Samsung Galaxy S I 9000 in Saudi Arabia but, there are certain features like maps, market, and some android applications are not uploaded or removed for some reasons in this country. I would like to know can i upgrade it to android 2.3, and how can i get back this applications in my phone again. I didnt have any idea about this new Nexus otherwise i could have bought it.
    Kindly, provide me the information about this Galaxy S 8 Gb.

    • Arthur Dent says:

      It certainly is possible to upgrade your Galaxy S to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but it won’t be an official upgrade. It will require some effort. On the other hand, it is not yet certain when Samsung will provide an official Gingerbread update for the Galaxy S. If you want to know more, check out this page.

  6. Suresh prasad says:

    I am from Bangalore, India. I am on a Business trip to US and planning to Buy Google Nexus phone. Can I take the phone to India and will it work with mobile connections in India??

    Suresh Prasad

    • Arthur Dent says:

      Basically, yes. The phone is sim-free, meaning it will work with any simcard. You might want check GSM bands used by your Indian carrier, with those of the Nexus S – it is most likely is not a problem, but just to make sure…

  7. Joe Tang says:

    How can I know if the phone is with SUPER AMOLED or LCD?

    • Arthur Dent says:

      It seems that the Nexus S GT-i9023 is the Nexus S with LCD, while the Nexus S GT-i9020 is the one with SuperAMOLED. However, there seems to be some confusion about this as some websites list a GT-i9023 model with SuperAMOLED. This could be a mix up, but to be safe, we suggest checking the detailed specs of the particular Nexus S you intend to buy – just to make sure…

  8. socrates says:

    Could you tell me if there exists a direct synchronization of Nexus S with Outlook (calendar and contacts), without usiing Gmail? Many thanks
    S. C France

  9. sebastian says:

    hi, i’m from chile and i want to know if the nexus S use the normal sim card.
    thanks, bye

  10. ron says:

    I got the nexus, but where can I find the manual?????? I dont know how to use it

  11. joe says:

    Do you know whether the Nexus S 4G works with carriers other than Sprint? E.g., if I buy the phone with no contract, would I be able to switch to T-Mobile if I wanted to for some reason? Can it be used with Verizon?
    If not, will there be a carrier-independent version in the future?

  12. swetha says:

    Hi is samnsung nexus s available in india, bangalore. one of the retailer said it is with the manufacture’s warranty for about 26.800

  13. Ferdi says:

    Hi Arthur, when can we expect the phone’s arrival in South Africa?

    • Arthur Dent says:

      Good question! There should be plenty of ‘grey’ (unofficial) import available by now, but it seems Vodafone (or is it called Vodacom over there?) has not released it yet. They have promised an SA release though, so they’re the ones to watch…

  14. sahib kochhar says:

    hey plz can u tell me me is galaxy sl good or nexus s

    • Arthur Dent says:

      Both are good phones… if you like Samsung’s TouchWiz interface, go for the Galaxy – if you like the native Android interface go for the Nexus S. It’s a matter of taste, really.

  15. chrissy says:

    Hii I’m from Australia and goin to the Philippines this sat! I have a nexus s n its unlocked and has a optus prepaid sim in it. I have asked optus if I have to roam it or not, they are not sure. Can I take this phone over there without putting it on roaming and use it as it is now???
    Thank you

  16. Raghav says:

    Hi, I am currently in US and I want to buy Nexus S which should be compatible in India mobile network providers. i have found different models of Nexus s with different prices in Amazon and some days only GT-I9020T and some say GT-I9020 and other say Quad-Band GSM. i am not sure what to Buy and there is an other model GT-I9023 which one should i opt for? kindly suggest

  17. John says:

    I am from Slovakia I want to ask, this model has Bluetooth rSAP. I need to contact the original HF in the car VW Tiguan. Thank you

  18. Jeff says:

    Have had this phone for 4 days and I don’t know how I have lived without it! This is actually everything I envisioned a phone to be to me. Good feel, good color, good snappy response, just a darn good phone. 2 1/2 yrs ago I had the 1st generation Instinct and liked the phone. then last year I thought I was upgrading to the Intercept! What a dissappointment. But, the Nexus S is a going to be lethal when Metro Detroit goes to 4G. Can’t wait!


  19. ravindhra kumar says:

    Is this phone is available in india now ??,when can we get this phone in india & What is the actual price in india ??,it shows different prices in websites,can you give me the full details of it…

  20. lito Fernandez says:

    i bought nexus S from Singapore when we went on vacation last 1Nov. 2011, sad to say when i get back home and used it, i can’t call my friends and they can’t call me back, what can i do. i went to samsung service center and they told me that they can’t do anything with it. that is the reason why it is not available in the Philippines. can you please help me. obviously we like samsung a lot that’s why all our appliances from washing machine, television, dvd player desktop computer, cellphones are made of samsung.. can you pls help. i shall be waiting for your reply. thanks and God bless.

  21. N. L. Vijaykumar says:

    I live in Brazil and in July during my trip to U.S., I purchased through Amazon 2 NEXUS S Google phones. They worked quite fine until yesterday. All of a sudden both of the issued a message that SIM card is not inserted. When I try the card in another device, it works fine. Any suggestion!!! Regards.


  22. Catalin says:

    Hi. I ordered a Samsung Nexus S 16GB. I realy can`t wait for it :D . What i`m interested in is Android 4.0. Is there an official release of that? If there is, is it available for this phone? If not realesed yet do you have any news about it and the availability for Nexus S? I read all kinds of articles and updates for Nexus S to Android 4.0 but i don`t know if it is something official or not. If you know any trusted place to get a copy of Android 4.0, i would really appreciate it.

    Thank you and kind regards,


  23. sangeeta says:

    hi,im from kolkata in planning on buying a Samsung Google nexus S I9023…however, came across some reports on the net as to this model being discontinued by this true? is it then safe to buy a Nexus S?? plz throow sum light

  24. Maxwell says:

    Hello, i have the Nexus s phone but its freezing and processing is very slow. What might be the problem and whats the solution

  25. hi from mexico, i want to know if my google nexus-s works in 3G or not

  26. belfast says:

    thought the nexus s had a front and rear camera and is skype available for this phone?
    thanks, belfast

  27. martin says:

    hi does this phone take an sd card

  28. stevecee says:

    Hi can u ppl plz let me know that is update available from 2.2 ginger bread to 4 ice cream sandwich!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in my same old phone its google nexus S

  29. A says:

    Where can I find the audio recorder?

  30. Henrique says:

    There Samsung Nexus in Brazil ?
    There are many versions of Samsung nexus ?

  31. moatsem says:

    it is nice phone
    i need to catalog to learn more about it best regards

  32. EfrainR says:

    I have an GT-I9023 FSACNX model of Nexus S, living in Panama, but I cannot obtain 3G connection through my carrier (CW).
    How can I identify if any other carrier uses the same 3G bands of my cell phone?

  33. Junaid says:

    After the inserted of SIM Card my current contacts are not show in this mobile (Samsung Nexus S).
    Kindly advise.

  34. HANISH GARG says:

    Hi,I bought Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G phone from france,now I am using in india.I am facing problem that the phone switches off automaticaly.I went to samsung customer care,they said,it’s service is not available in india.What should I do now?Service of these products should be globally available.

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