First Review of the Nexus One


First reviews of the Nexus One are coming in, and a new blog called... NexusOneBlog just published a pretty detailed review.

Great performance, amazing AMOLED screen, cards based task manager, and live wallpapers are all just part of the Nexus One.

Head over and check out a lot of pictures and impressions in here.

My impression in short:

Haven't got a chance to put my hands on the phone yet, but based on the videos and the review - here's my impression:

Amazing design
love the back of the phone, the hard keys, the virtual phone and... a trackball!



Amazing WVGA AMOLED screen
3.7” (diagonal) WVGA AMOLED screen (720x480).
But - no multi-touch screen. (ha???)

5 megapixels camera
Apple, right behind you... or more like, right before you...
Autofocus and LED flash.

Live wallpapers (including interactive ones - cool)

Powerful and fast
Android 2.1, snapdragon, and it’s processor (QUALCOMM QSD 8250, 1GHz), - a sure shot! as the reviewer wrote: "The phones speed is simply amazing. Navigating through the phone, installing applications, and surfing the web is blazingly fast. "

Live wallpapers
Wow, what a way to pass the time. you get an animated wallpaper, but not just animated - interactive! A useless feature, but in a world of useless gimmicks, I actually like this one...


Built-in Voice to text option
Any place on the phone where you can type, you can now talk. Emails, text message, and even text input boxes on sites while browsing.
The reviewer gave it 8 out of 10, which means it's pretty much the same old stuff - I'm not impressed.

Cards style 'running apps' menu
Similar to Palm's cards UI - you click on a button and you get a small cards layout in the bottom of the screen showing the running applications. I like it (check out the Engadget video review)

Many pictures and a really detailed review in the NexusOneBlog

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Nexus One FULL Spec:

Physical Dimensions:

  • Height: 119mm
  • Width: 59.8mm
  • Depth: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 130g with battery; 100g without battery


  • Flash: 512MB
  • RAM: 512MB
  • SD card: 4GB Micro SD card included (expandable to 32 GB)

Camera, photos, videos:

  • 5 MP camera
  • Mechanical autofocus
  • 2x digital zoom
  • LED flash
  • Geotagging capable 

Cellular & wireless:

  • 3G T-Mobile and EDGE on AT&T
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • A2DP stereo Bluetooth


  • AGPS receiver
  • Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning 
  • Digital compass
  • Accelerometer 


  • 3.7 inch (diagonal) widescreen, WVGA AMOLED screen

External buttons & controls:

  • Physical power key
  • Physical volume up/down key
  • Tricolor, clickable trackball
  • 4illuminated softkeys (Back, Menu, Home, Search)
  • Haptic feedback
  • Teflon-coated back cover

Connectors and sensors:

  • Dock pins for the Docking Stations
  • 3.5mm, 40connector, stereo headset jack
  • Earpiece
  • Speaker
  • Microphone
  • Second microphone for active noise cancellation 
  • SIM card slot
  • Micro SD slot
  • Micro USB port
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor
  • Tricolor charging and notification indicator LED


  • QUALCOMM QSD 8250, 1Ghz

Audio decoders:

  • AAC LC/LTP, HE-ACCv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced ACC+)
  • Mono/Stereo standard bit rates up to 160kbps and sampling rates from 8kHz to 48kHz
  • AMR-NB 4.75-12.2kpbs sampled @ 8kHz
  • AMR-WB 9 rates from 6.60kbit/s to 23.85kbits/s sampled @ 16kHz
  • MP3 mono/stereo 8-320kbps constant bit rate (CBR) or variable bit-rate (VBR)
  • MIDI SMF (Type 0 and 1), DLS Version 1 and 2, XMF/Mobile
  • XMF, RTTTL/RTX, OTA, iMelody
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • WAVE

Audio encoders:

  • AMR-NB 4.75-2.2kbps sampled @ 8kHz 


  • Android mobile technology platform 2.1 (Flan)

Image formats:

  • JPEG (encode and decode)
  • GIF
  • PNG
  • BMP

Video decoders:

  • H.263
  • MPEG-4 SP
  • H.264 AVC

Video encoders:

  • H.263
  • MPEG-4 SP

Power and battery:

  • Removable 1400mAh battery


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Ran Lev said…
Just one comment:
I think you got the no touch wrong.
If you read the nexusone blog carefully what they are saying is that there is no multi touch but there is touch:

"Responsiveness to touch on the screen is definitely on par with the iPhone. There are no delays when touching apps and moving from screen to screen. Users have the ability to navigate left and right for a total of 5 screens. Thanks to the updated firmware, Android 2.1, the phone flies. While most phones will tend to lag a bit when opening, closing, and moving from page to page with touch and gestures, this phone moves with ease. "