Saturday, November 19, 2011

Samsung Nexus S I9023

Late last year Google and Samsung presented a joint product, the Nexus S i9020. This was the first device to receive Android 2.3. Later, the model presented Nexus S i9023 which is characterized by super-matrix LCD screen, unlike the i9020, which features SuperAMOLED. This device is the first smart phone made ​​using the Contour Display technology, special curved design which improves the ergonomics of the control interface of the touch screen and provides extra comfort.

Late last year Google and Samsung presented the overall product - Nexus S (i9020). This was the first device to receive a new Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) version. Later, the model presented Nexus S i9023 which is characterized by super-matrix LCD screen, unlike the i9020, which features SuperAMOLED.

The design, size, controls
Smart phone Nexus S in no way be considered small, its dimensions are 123.9 x 63 mm and the thinnest place is 1mm thicker than the previous model - the Samsung i9000 (10.9 compared to 8.9mm). Model i9023 weighs 129 grams, which is 10 grams more than when it comes to the Galaxy S. The casing is made from black glossy plastic while the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass coating that is quite resistant to scratches. This device is the first smart phone made using the Contour Display Technology - Special curved design (in the form of a boat) that improves ergonomics of the control interface touch sensitive display and provides additional comfort. The device fits nicely in your hand and provides a sense of comfort that largely resembles a normal phone handset. Despite the size and weight, the phone was very pleasant to use.

The build quality is excellent device: the back cover is secured to 12 places. No occurrence of any creaks. Just a note: when you hold the device near your ear and if you tilt it, within the devices is can be heard rolling from side to side. A similar situation was with the Sony Ericsson Play model, but most probably it is a sound that is created between the two halves of the device.

On the front of the device which is completely black, barely noticeable cameras and sensors - proximity and brightness. Sensors characterized by speed and accuracy. Next door there is a speaker and sound quality is excellent. Below the screen are four touch-sensitive buttons - Home, Search, Menu and Back, which are not visible without light. The light is soft, clear day in the highly visible, and at night is blinding.

The right-hand side is the On / Off button, which is almost submerged in the body and is gentle enough pressure. There is a button for volume control, while the bottom contains the standard 3.5mm audio jack, microphone and microUSB, which does not cover as is the case with the Samsung i9000 model.

Screen size is 4''(physical size is 86 x 53mm), standard resolution, as with most Android smartphones - 480 x 800 pixels (density is 233 pixels per inch). This is a Super-TFT-LCD screen capable of showing up to 16 million colors, a capacitive sensor and has a multi-touch support for up to five simultaneous touches. Sensitivity is very high.

Viewing angles are wide, while the angle decreases with increasing brightness. When it comes to the screen, I prefer to matrix even though it is made use of PenTail technology. Below is a comparison of S-LCD and the screen:

Based on SICI may be inferred from S-LCD displays Mattice smoother.

Brightness level is high, is controlled manually or through a light sensor. Color reproduction is not bad. Compared with the views set out below, the screen i9023 Google Nexus has a yellow tint. In the sun screen almost does not fade.

The device uses Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery, model AB653850CE. The vendor says that a fully charged battery can provide up to 13 hours talk time and 650 hours (27 days) of standby.

During testing the following results were obtained: the standby smart phone worked for about three weeks to fifteen hours when playing music at maximum volume level (when using headphones) and up to seven hours of video playback with automatic brightness adjustment.

The device is on average worked for about two days: 15 - 20 minutes a day, sending text messages to 20, three hours surfing the internet (Wi-Fi connection) and the same music and a half hours of video. With frequent use of the battery will be drained by the end of the day.

To fully charge the battery takes about two hours by connecting the power supply and USB takes about three hours.

The smartphone works in GSM (850/900/1800/1900) and 3G (900/1700/2100) networks. It supports the following speed: HSDPA - up to 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA - up to 5.76 Mbps. The device supports Bluetooth version 2.1 (with A2DP, EDR profiles) for file transfer and expression. With the headset has no problems.

There is also an optional wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n connectivity. Ređaj can be used as point (Wi-Fi hotspot). In the settings you have a special item: Modem Mode.

The access point Wi-Fi
Access point settings

Over time the net was not lost.

For file transfer and data synchronization device uses USB 2.0. When connected to a computer Nexus is defined as the USB Flash Drive or USB modem.

Also, the device is equipped with NFC chip. This allows you to wirelessly connec at close range which permits communication with devices located on less than 10cm.

Memory and memory card.
Nexus has 512MB of RAM which is enough for most tasks. To install, upload photos, music and video available in flash memory allocated 16GB of which 13GB is free and 1GB (0.8GB free) of internal memory. Unfortunately, it has no micro SD card slot.

Writing speed to internal memory is not very high 3-5Mbps.

Samsung Nexus Si9023 module has two cameras: 5MP (no autofocus) and 0.3MP (front, no autofocus for video calls). There is a LED flash. Picture quality is not bad: the colors are natural, not much noise images, even those made during the night. Video is recorded in 720 x 480 resolution without AF at 30 fps. Why is the reduced video resolution is unclear.

There is a special button for taking pictures, the camera is activated by pressing the corresponding icon on the screen. The camera is activated quickly, there is no visible delay between pressing the screen and take the shot.

The interface is standard for Android 2.2-2.3.

Photo settings:

Exposure (+2 to -2)
Shooting mode (auto, landscape, portrait, night, etc.).
Size (5 MP, 3, 2, VGA)
Photo quality (normal, good, excellent)
Focus mode (auto, infinity, macro)
Color effects (no, monochrome, sepia, negative)
The factory settings
Location shooting (On, Off).
Balance White (Auto, incandescent, daylight, daylight, cloudy)
Flash mode (auto, forced to turn, turn)
Switching between the main camera on the front one, and vice versa.

Video mode settings:

Color effects (no, monochrome, sepia, negative)
White balance (Auto, incandescent, daylight, daylight, cloudy)
Video Quality: High (30 minutes), low (up to 30 minutes), MMS, YouTube.
Video features:

Format: 3GP
Codec: AVC, 3200 Kbit / sec
Resolution: 720 x 480, 30 fps
Sound: AAC, 96 kbit / s
Channels: 1 channel, 16 kHz

Operating speed models Google Nexus is not inferior to modern smart phones. Applications run fast while the smooth interface changes.



Quadrant Standart

Benchmark RL

Benchmark AnTuTu

In the available devices and GPS module. For the purposes of navigation device uses Google Maps, Locator and Navigator.

Software platform
In late October of this year Nexus S i92013 worked with Google Android OS 2.3.6, kernel version Details on the new version of firmware currently does, but it would be to fix bugs and improve the existing security.

Let me remind you that this phone is always gaining speed with the new updates

User interface and menu
In the Nexus is no user interface from Samsung called the TouchWiz, but it is a bare Android 2.3. I think that there is no need to describe the appearance of your desktop and a menu that is familiar to most readers and I will be limited to images from the screen.

To run the reference section, click on the appropriate icon in the bottom of the screen. It appears that the keyboard allows entering a phone number to call. Unfortunately, in my copy there was a slight lag between pressing the button and the appearance of the screen.

The tab's call the contact's name appears, type of call (incoming / outgoing / missed), telephone number and call. To call the numbers that are shown on the handset you must click on the right side of the screen. By clicking on the contact menu will appear with which you can choose to send SMS from a contact person or add a number in the phone book. Also available is information about a weather and date of the call.

The contacts are arranged by names and surnames. The right side of which is moving the slider up or down in the center of the screen appears the first letter of the name or names of contact persons. In this way, the contacts and sorted.

Individual parameters are located under settings - call.

They are presented in the form of chat. As a keyboard to enter text appears in the standard Android keyboard. Normally, it is possible that with Marketa download and install a different keyboard.

In the framework of this model is available in a minimum set of programs:

Google Talk
Voice dialing
Voice Search
E-mail client
News and weather

Everything else is available through Google application store.

Music Player

Common music player who is known Android device users. There is a separation by album, artist, playlist. In the settings available to enter the library, create the mix, add to the playlist, set for incoming calls, removing from the list.

Loudspeaker volume is average. When music is playing the sound can not be too strong. When a speaker closer to the hole volume is almost completely muted.

Sound quality through headphones is good, but just not strong enough. The volume is slightly above average.

Equalizers are missing as well as radio.

Video player

To watch videos in various formats you need to install an application from a third party, such as MX Video player. In this segment, the Nexus is lost from the Samsung Galaxy, which can display AVI, MKV, MPEG and other formats without installing additional facilities.

Web Browser
The standard web browser. It supports Flash 11 and multitouch gestures. It is relatively fast.

The quality of communication of this model is satisfactory and the level phone from Samsung. The vibration is weak, so you will not feel any device in your pocket when wearing light jackets or coats.

For me personally i9023 Google Nexus S has created a really good impression. On the one hand we have an excellent ergonomic design, a quality headset, good camera and the possibility of obtaining the latest software updates this, the availability of NFC chips. On the other hand, this model has several shortcomings such as lack of memory and a radio module, low resolution video, music player and low vibration. Perhaps the main drawback of this model is not available in a number of markets. So the final conclusion is that if Google Nexus is not officially available in your local market, you might opt ​​for some interesting smart phone such as Samsung i9000, i9001 and i9003. These models have the same characteristics as the Nexus S, but they have and what he does: radio, microSD slot and so on. So my advice is that if you are not in love with Google Nexus choose from other devices like platforms.

Class: smartphone
Form: Monoblock
The materials: plastic
Operating System: Android 2.3.6
Networks: GSM / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS / HSDPA 900/1700/2100
Processor: Single Core, 1000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A8 (Hummingbird)
Memory: 512 MB
Memory Storage: 16GB Flash + 1GB internal memory
Interfaces: Wi-Fi (b / g / n /), Bluetooth 3.0 (A2DP), microUSB port (USB 3.0B HDMI, USB-Host) for charging / sync, 3.5mm headset jack, DLNA
Screen: capacitive, S-LCD 4 "with WVGA resolution (800x480)
Camera: 5 MP with autofocus and flash (main), 0.3MP camera with front
Navigation: GPS

Battery: removable, Li-Ion 1500 mAh
Dimensions: 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm
Weight: 129 grams

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