First impressions, coming from HTC Hero
Just received my Nexus S yesterday, so far not too impressed.
The phone feels far less substantial than the Hero. The back cover feels cheap, the way the battery fits have no definite snap to let you know it is in place. The Activation process was odd, had to change a plan even though it looks basically the same(But was forced to change anyways by Sprint). So it's the same price and same options but I'm sure there is new finer points thrown in by the legal team.
The camera is almost as good as the iPhone 4. It takes close up pictures much better than most Android based phones. The only issue is it does not take consistent good pictures like the iPhone 4. The video camcorder is very good.
The OS is very vanilla(Read crippled). Multiple issues here with the factory software here:
1. No icon for Youtube even though it says installed.
2. When I added my google account it lost some of my contacts? huh?
3. No time/weather widgget like what we see on 90% of the droid.
4. screen sensitivity is very odd. had to reboot several times when it just stopped workign but kept opening windows on it's own.
Over all I'm not very impressed with the product. The charging cable is proprietary(Sucks!), the wireless tethering is supposedly crippled to 3g only. That plus the phone just dont feel very solid means I have a few weeks to decide on anotehr device.