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Samsung Google Nexus S
Do you want to sell or trade your Samsung Google Nexus S?
Yes? Good, you’re at the right place.
But first, I need you to determine if you want to trade your phone for a better version, or if you want to sell it for cash?
After you decide, we’ll walk you through the steps to cash in or trade up.
In the meantime, let’s review your phone.
Although Google Nexus has “failed” from the face of the earth, back in 2010 their expectations were still high. It never met our expectations. Instead, we got a phone with excellent software combined with weak hardware. And the Nexus S is no different. From the CPU to the camera, all fell short.
The Google Nexus S is just another footnote of its long history of coming up short. But if you’re not the type to drool over features, perhaps this phone can serve a purpose.
At least Google got the design right. The phone is streamline and lightweight, weighing only 4.55 oz. The lightweight phone can be attributed to its plastic body construction. Looking at the Nexus S from the side, you’ll discover a slight curve, which gives the phone a contoured display. According to Google, the contour display is for more than just aesthetics. Supposedly, the curved display renders a better typing experience.
While we’re on the subject of display, the Nexus S is sporting a 4-inch Super AMOLED display. It supports 480 x 800 pixel resolution along with 16.7 million colors. Although the pixel density is only 233 PPI, the colors are deep and mesmerizing. The display is also bright and has good viewing angles.
Under the display are four oddly placed capacitive buttons. From left to right, there’s a back, menu, search, and home button. Other than being weirdly organized, they are also terribly lit and prone to accidental touches.
Other external features include a crappy 0.3 MP front camera and 5 MP rear camera. On the right side of the phone, there’s a volume rocker and a power button on the right side. There’s also a 3.5 mm headphone jack and microUSB port on the bottom. The 1500 mAh battery is to the rear along with a SIM card slot and NFC chip.
Oh ... And by the way, Google didn’t think to add a microSD slot, so you’re stuck with 16GB of memory.
I have to give it to Google, they make some pretty good software. And you couldn’t ask for anything better than the Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It has a pleasant, simple, user-friendly design. You can personalize the home screen with shortcuts, widgets, and folders. While it took Apple ages to get on board with these features, the Nexus mastered it way back in 2010. So you have to give credit where credit is due.
The UI is also pleasant. There’s nothing sluggish about navigating through the Nexus S. Even with its weak 1GHz CPU and measly 512MB of RAM, apps and web pages opened quickly and ran buttery smooth. The only phone that tops the Nexus in responsiveness is the iPhone 4.
While the OS is on par with the best of 'em, the camera is nowhere close. I’m not even going to waste my time discussing the front camera. It’s a 0.3 MP camera—that’s all you need to know.
The 5 MP rear camera isn’t as nearly bad as the front camera, but it still lacks luster. Outdoor shots capture okay details but the color accuracy is extremely poor. Without ample natural light, you can expect a lot of noise. To make photos a little better, you can modify the resolution, white balance, and focus. But keep in mind that there’s no touch focus.
You can’t record video in HD. The max resolution is 720 x 480 pixels. In other words, you can record videos in stand definition 480p. But at least you get a decent 29 fps although that number drops to around 16 fps in low light conditions. The video recorder also lacks auto focus. So videos come out a little blurry if there’s a lot of fast movements.
Sell Samsung Google Nexus S
Now that we got the review out of the way, let’s discuss your selling options.
There’s two available deals for your Samsung Google Nexus S. You can choose to:
Sell Samsung Google Nexus S for cash or
Trade in Google Nexus S
Sell Samsung Google Nexus S for cash
If you want cash return, this option is for you.
Preparing to sell your Samsung Google Nexus S is pretty easy. Just follow these steps:
Transfer all your files to another device or an external storage device
Make sure you remove all passwords and give access
Restore your phone to factory settings
Done! That’s it.
Now you can sell your phone.
Trade in Samsung Google Nexus S
If you don’t want cash, you can trade in your Samsung Google Nexus S instead.
Just follow the same steps listed above.
When you finish completing the steps, trading your phone will be a cinch.
That pretty much wraps everything up.
Now it’s all up to you.
Will you sell your Samsung Google Nexus S for cash, or maybe you’ll like to trade it in for something else of your choosing?
Either way, make sure you get the best deals and services by using sites like Gimogo as a medium for trade.
OS: Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Max OS: 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
CPU: 1.0 Ghz Cortex-A8
GPU: PowerVR SGX540
Card slot: No
Type: Super AMOLED
Resolution: 480 X 800 pixels
Pixel Density: 233 PPI
Size and Weight
Dimensions: 123.9 x 63 x 10.9 mm (4.88 x 2.48 x 0.43 in)
Weight: 129 g (4.55 oz)
Main camera: 5 MP
Selfie camera: 0.3 MP VGA
Type: Li-ion 1500 mAh battery
Talk time: Up to 6 h (3G)
Stand-by: Up to 437 h