1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

Upgraded to a Nexus S. Comments, concerns, and general opinions

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by viber, May 8, 2011.

  1. ebonilla03

    ebonilla03 Lurker

    I just got my Nexus S 4G this week. I kept my New York (646) number,but I haven't tried the Google Talk feature. Sprint made an announcement yesterday about their 4G status on the island. Maybe by the end of the year. Saludos!

    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


  2. summamd

    summamd Member

    I like the phone but have been having the signals issues which it appears not every nexus has. I live like 1/2 mile from a tower and have no 4g at all. Im going to try and switch it out today and see if a new one does any better. If that doesn't work, ill probably end up returning it this week as I really need it to be reliable for work. If I return it, I have an evo I may use in the meantime until the issue gets straightened out. Does anyone know if I return the nexus but don't get a replacement phone, do I still keep my phone credit for a new contract?
  3. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I've got a Clear modem, an Overdrive Pro, and a Nexus S 4G in my home. The Nexus S has the worse reception and only half the speed of the other devices.

    I took the overdrive to Best Buy and connected several devices and tested their speed. All were over 5mb. The Nexus can't get above 2mb.

    This is not some instance of mass hysteria. There is a problem.
  4. viber

    viber Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I forget to mention one thing I really like about the Nexus S, and that is the Bluetooth audio.

    My car features a 10 speaker surround system, and the Nexus S transmits audio with incredible fidelity, without any clipping or distortion, with Pandora or my personal collection.

    Because my steering wheel audio buttons control the Nexus S, it makes for a great experience. This alone is worth the price of admission for me.
  5. philip.cooley

    philip.cooley Lurker

    Has anyone had the experience of attempting to use the phone while it charges only to discover that the phone is still losing charge? I am used to that behavior when charging in my car but can't believe that it would happen while plugged into a wall outlet. Is this issue common or should I take my phone back? I hate the idea of not having the option to use my phone for long periods of time each day especially if the phone is dying of regular use in the late afternoon or early evening. I'm looking for some good news here. Thanks.
  6. boteman

    boteman Member

    I'm still puzzled how the phone knows that it's plugged into my cigarette lighter cord rather than an a.c. adapter to force it to run off battery in the car.

    I'm guessing it will discharge to the point where it will take advantage of the juice being offered to it, but I haven't gotten that far yet. I don't even care if it charges, but I'd like it to use it as a battery eliminator. I'm not sure it's smart enough to do even that.

    This smart phone needs an education.
  7. Wiley_11

    Wiley_11 Android Enthusiast

    If your using the Speedtest app it shows about half of what your really getting on the Nexus S. Check out this video

    If you were using Speakeasy disregard this post. :D
  8. TF1984

    TF1984 Android Enthusiast


    Yes, swype 3.0 works well

    Wow, that rep is an @$$

Nexus S 4G Forum

Features and specs are not yet known.

Release Date

Share This Page