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Samsung Nexus S 4G (photos)

The Samsung Nexus S 4G offers a great combination of design, features, and performance. The 4G connection could be more reliable, but the Gingerbread OS, stock Android UI, and admirable call quality make for a satisfying smartphone.

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Kent was a senior managing editor at CNET News. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he reviewed the first iPhone and worked in both the London and San Francisco offices. When not working, he's planning his next vacation, walking his dog or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).
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The Nexus S 4G's candy bar design resembles most of the company's Galaxy S handsets. The overall effect is sleek and polished.
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The 4-inch Super AMOLED display is rich and vibrant. The "crawl" design of the main menu will be familiar to Nexus One users.
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Gingerbread brings a new virtual keyboard design to the Nexus S 4G. The individual buttons are more rectangular and the suggested text from the dictionary is more visible.
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On the downside, the Nexus S 4G feels a bit fragile. Also, its plastic skin attracts a lot of fingerprints. Here you can see the dial pad interface.
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In this profile you can see that the Nexus S 4G has a slight curved shape. The "contour" display is designed to mimic the shape of your head, but it didn't impress us particularly.
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The Nexus S 4G's camera and flash sit on the back of the phone.

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