Just bought Nexus S smartphone with my friend and got excited with it 🙂 Nexus S comes with two models i9020 and i9023, the i9023 model with Super Clear LCD and the more expensive i9020 with a much more exciting Super AMOLED LCD. and yes, as you may already know … apparently, here in indonesia we do not value good displays as highly as we should. why? because the i9020 model cannot find in any store here. 🙂 and … regardless to my friend info, the i9020 model only available on black market … hell yeah … tell me about it 🙂
As soon as reach home, connecting to my home wifi, logging in to my google account, and the phone is asking for an update 🙂 whoah … and added bonus 🙂 the update warning gives some explanation about some advantages of outcoming updates 2.3.4 os which one of them includes the video call support for google talk application. yeah … whatever, disabling the standby display, touch the update button, and left them for a shower. When I came back the 98Mb download was done and standby for confrmation about to reboot the phone and doing an os update. Took only about 20 seconds to reload and the Nexus S adventure begun.
I like the countour display of the Nexus S which is slightly curved, giving the device an absolutely unique look. Whether or not this physical attribute has any other purpose besides being aesthetically pleasing is disputable, however, it definitely does make the Smartphone more desirable. Honestly, the phone lies very comfortably in my hand rather than my iPod touch and even the curve of the display maybe adds a few millimeters to the thickness, making my iPod touch much much thinner, but this does not influence the handling adversely. The back of the phone is also curved in the region of the “Touch” keys (near the bottom of the phone). This makes the handling more comfortable, especially when using a single hand to reach the farthest side of number when dialing.
Playing around with the default application and the performance is hitting me … Samsung installed a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, which has the codename “Hummingbird”, in this Nexus S. I even cannot mention my old X10 mini pro as a comparisson … :)) Subjectively this Samsung Google Nexus S operates fast and fluidly nearly all the time. This performance must be influenced partially by the processor, graphics chip and memory, but the just installed software updates plays a more important role, as it will decide whether or not the Smartphone operates smoothly.
The only regression experience for me are the touchscreen keyboard and the SIM Toolkit apps. I was so used to a physical keyboard when on X10 and this touchy things only slows me down and begin annoying, especialy when texting sms. I even could use only one hand texting on my x10 … while driving 🙂 but with this touchy things I have to look at the screen all the time … even with a thick button and an award winning swype installed from the market. 🙁
The second biggest regression for me is the SIM Toolkit apps that were missing on this nexus series phone. I really really need that STK apps for accessing my bank accounts purposes … ha! Even my x10 and my dumb nokia phone and other chinesse phone can do that. 🙂 Looks like those problem were already known by the developer at samsung and google, but it seems there are no solution so far. I better use internet banking from now on … but … uh oh, it needs a damn internet connection 🙁 %$^@[email protected]# stupid google !
Enough with playin around, I backup all my apps and data from my X10 immediately into my notebook and restoring them back at this Nexus S. The migration went smoothly for all my favs apps, including the valuable data. Playin around again till 1 am and fell a sleep on a couch …