There’s no doubt that Google’s second phone – the Nexus S is a variant of Samsung’s Galaxy S. Both the phones have similar hardware with few differences like the integration of NFC, LED flash for the camera, no HD video recording support, no expandable memory, contour display etc.
However, the thing that sets Nexus S apart from the Galaxy S franchise despite Galaxy S beating the Google phone in some areas is that Nexus S provides users with a pure Google experience and is in fact the first phone to run Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread).
Although Nexus S’ body is made up of plastic just like the Galaxy S, the phone seems sturdy in hands. It has the same 4-inch Super AMOLED display as Galaxy S but touts a curved glass screen, which in reality is not noticeable. However, it is said to improve on the ergonomic front (which I’ll definitely test during the review).
The OS does not have drastic UI changes from Android 2.2 but the performance is evident. The few minutes I used, the phone was considerably faster and responsive. The keyboard has also got an overhaul, making typing easier than before.
Needless to say, I’ll put Nexus S through its paces over the next few days so in the meantime if you’ve any queries do let me know in the comments.