Nexus One Reviews
"Industry politics aside, though, the Nexus One is at its core just another Android smartphone. It's a particularly good one, don't get us wrong -- certainly up there with the best of its breed -- but it's not in any way the Earth-shattering, paradigm-skewing device the media and community cheerleaders have built it up to be. It's a good Android phone, but not the last word -- in fact, if we had to choose between this phone or the Droid right now, we would lean towards the latter. Of course, if Google's goal is to spread Android more wide than deep, maybe this is precisely the right phone at the right time: class-leading processor, vibrant display, sexy shell, and just a sprinkling of geekiness that only Google could pull off this effortlessly."
"It might seem like selling the Nexus One directly from Google's website is two middle fingers up to manufacturers who have been selling Android phones already. Not exactly. HTC's still the manufacturer, and it sounded like—both from the subtext at the press event and the presence of Motorola's Sanjay Jha—that a future Nexus Two might not be from HTC. Google's spreading the love, essentially, to any manufacturer willing to make the "best" phone it can; one Google's proud to attach its name to."
"It doesn't have all the features we'd like, but the Nexus One greatly enhances the Google Android family with a fast processor, good call quality, and improved voice control features. What's more, we love that all versions of the phone will be unlocked."
"The Nexus One is the best Android phone to date, and if you love your Android devices, this is the phone that beats them all. There are always going to be new handsets around the corner — HTC isn’t slowing down, Motorola is pushing forward, and countless other manufacturers are pumping out handsets — but right now, this is it. Now, if you ask us if the Nexus One is the phone for you, we’re not sure. If you’re stepping up from another basic smartphone or regular phone, there is little doubt you’ll be drawn in by the beautiful screen, the oh-so-easy Gmail and Google service integration, and a solidly built handset with amazing phone capabilities. However, if you’re coming from a BlackBerry or iPhone, we’re not sure you’ll be able to ride it out as Android still feels undercooked to us, and while the “openness” definitely shines through, we feel it might be shining a little too bright."
"I'll be completely up front about my feelings on the Nexus One. I love the hardware design, the blazing CPU, and the beautiful AMOLED display, but find the device somewhat lacking in personality. The phone's virtual keyboard just doesn't do it for me (I have been using a pre-release version of Swype most of the time), and the phone's 3G reception really makes it a no-go for use in my home, which is in a bit of a wireless black hole."
"Alright, we’ve no problem saying it. The Google Nexus One is certainly one of the finest pieces of mobile technology we’ve seen recently. Google have managed to outdo the Android crowd, although what’s fair is fair: the MILESTONE is the uncontested leader in the QWERTY-enabled segment."
"We think Apple should not be too alarmed. The Nexus One is a great phone, easily one of the best Android models we've used. There are thousands of apps available, the touchscreen is smooth and fluid - but the reality is that the overall experience has a few low points."
"Google makes no bones about their intentions with the Nexus One, saying it is more than a smartphone; it is a “superphone.” We have to disagree. It’s a pretty amazing phone, don’t get us wrong, but with some now basic smartphone features like multitouch and Bluetooth voice dialing missing we’re not ready to elevate it to superphone just yet. Is it the best Android device to date? Absolutely. Is it better than the iPhone? Probably. Are we excited about it? Without a doubt. The HTC Nexus One may not be perfect, but is definitely a high-class smartphone that’s worth your attention."
"The Google Nexus One impresses with a stunning AMOLED display, speedy performance, and cool tweaks to the Android OS; but some network issues prevent it from being a superphone."
"From a hardware and software standpoint, the Nexus One is top-shelf. For now. If you want a phone without a physical keyboard, this is close as you can get to the likes of the iPhone when it comes to form factor and available applications. Maybe you don't like the trackball, and we have that little niggle with the accuracy with the buttons under the screen. But as far as pure processing power and screen technology go, you can't beat Snapdragon and AMOLED, at least in anything currently available."