Pros Fast OS
Much lighter than comparable phones (iPhone 4)
will be very updatable as it is a pure Google phone
no proprietary BS from other companies
Sleek looks and design
Cons The touch keyboard is not that accurate (may be a user defect)
Summary I have had the Nexus S for 4 days now, and so far I am impressed. It is powerful and has a pretty smooth OS. I just noticed they pushed through an update a few minutes ago, and am now on Android 2.3.1. I haven't noticed a difference yet with the 2.3.1 vs the 2.3.
I am not a big fan of the Android 2.3 touch keyboard. I find it pretty inaccurate; however, I am still trying to get used to it. I came from a BlackBerry with fully keyboard, so I have been spoiled and not used to the touch-screen keyboard.
The voice texting is AMAZING!! I can speak into it with my music blasting in the car, and it still gets every word perfect. My wife got a Vibrant (Galaxy S) at the same time. Even though they both rock the same 1Ghz processor, my Nexus S is faster and smoother. The Nexus S is a serious competitor to the iPhone 4.
I was impressed when I teethered with the Nexus S,. It had really fast speeds. The i-Phone won't even give you that option if you don't drop the $45.
I am still new to the smart-phone world...but so far i am pretty impressed. My i-Phone friends have been really impressed with my Nexus S, and would be willing to switch. Great job Google....great job Samsung.
Pros Unlocked, Customizable home screen and all the 3G features. The processor is fast and all features work well.
Cons expandable memory would have been a plus. A better font camera with support for video chatting and also improve the experience.
Summary Works well on cincinnati bell where I get a good inexpensive plan. Also works with AT&T on the EDGE network. I could still browse and navigate without the AT&T 3G support. Since it has triband HSPA it should work with GSM/UMTS networks in most countries. I think it is a good phone for international travellers.
Pros This phone has the most up to date android os, front facing camera, takes very good pictures, blazing fast, super amoled screen is beautiful, excellent reception and unique design.
Cons maybe for some,not having a sd slot but 16 gigs of memory is more than enough for me. latest os so some apps are not yet compatible for use with video chat.
Summary I own a nexus one and this phone by far is better. For those who complaint about it not being 4g compatible, I get faster speeds than the g2 in my area. I average between 3 to 6 mbs download. I knew dual core phones would be out soon but I rather have a phone that will alway be up to date with the latest os. The Nexus series will be the only phones i will be buying from now on.
Pros Speed, Style, direct updates
Cons None so far. maybe wish it had a SD card slot but I never take mine out
Summary One of the best. Even with the future dual core processors coming in the next few months, this, with its style, speed and screen getting updates directly , which NO phone besides a google direct phone will get...You can't beat
Pros Runs Android - see explanation
Cons Runs Android - see explanation
Summary Let me talk first about Android phones in general. The Nexus S is the only workable Android phone on the market. Why I say this is that Android phones are battery eating gimmicks that are pretty much completely useless for anything except impressing geeky first dates for 15 minutes max before the hors-d-oeuvres arrive. Unlike the venerable Blackberry, the Android has no proper message integration. You also have to run from charger to charger and some won't power on if the battery is flat until it has recharged sufficiently.
Some will silently use up all their internal phone memory and then drop SMS messages or stop working altogether. No, this is the not the user's fault: they ship in a non-working state. Some ship with so much useless bloatware that you spent your first ten hours un-installing and dis-abling all the garbage apps you are never going to use. Androids also don't generally come with a proper keyboard which is indespensible for typing long emails.
So basically you don't want an Android.
HOWEVER if you have especially decided that you DO want an Android for some wierd reason, (I wanted an app to tell me the altitude of the Ski lift I was at. Plus I wanted Skype and a proper Web browser.) then, you need to get a Nexus S.
There is basically no other Android phone that isn't going to waiste more of your time managing it than you spend actually using it. Why? Because this Android phone is produced by the people that made the Android OS (it would seem). They have fine tuned to to more-or-less actually work.
This basically means that it has a reasonable (not fantastic - don't even think about using that word) battery life. It also has an acceptably responsive interface.
Now don't go telling me that it is a wonderful phone "compared to other Androids". This doesn't mean anything.
It is an "acceptable" phone in a sea of lies and deceit.