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Samsung Google Nexus S i9023 Black 3G Single-Core 1.0GHz 16GB Unlocked GSM Android Smart Phone

  • Android v2.3 Gingerbread
  • Wi-Fi/GPS
  • 4.0" S-LCD Touch Screen
  • 5.0 MP Camera LED Flash
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Experience amazing mobile performance with Samsung’s Nexus S, which features the responsive and super-intuitive Gingerbread operating system. Everything from the touch-screen navigation to the faster web browsing and downloading is simply better and delivers an experience that is superb. The new video calling application will also bring about new fun ways of keeping in touch with friends. While other new features such as the Super Clear LCD display for your multimedia and HD video content, ensure that the mobile experience is as much about entertainment as it is communication.

  • newegg Faster Performance Watch HD video content instantly with 2x faster loading time than before. Gingerbread runs faster than ever so HD video loads twice as fast, applications start up quicker and there is virtually no lag time. Enjoy instant, immediate, incredible access.
  • newegg Communication Freedom Be connected with more people and services whether through a phone call or video calling (VoIP / SIP), you’ll enjoy being connected to more people in more ways than ever before! Send a smile to your friends through an internet call!
  • newegg Vivid Super clear LCD screen Enjoy brighter & wider viewing experience for better outdoor visibility. Featuring a breathtaking view, the Super clear LCD screen display offers a new standard for viewing video and graphics. Looking just as good indoors as it is outdoors, Nexus S provides the ideal visual landscape.
  • newegg Powerful Multimedia Entertain yourself with powerful 3D graphics for outstanding game play. Harnessed with cutting-edge graphics, Nexus S offers the perfect gaming platform utilizing 3D graphics and fast processing power. Or you can use the latest YouTube app for Android and have millions of videos right in your pocket.
  • newegg Faster Access & Control Instant Copy / Paste and Better Pictures right out of your touch. Enjoy heightened usability and convenience through the new Instant Copy and Paste function. Also, Gingerbread offers a dedicated camera / video switch that helps you capture memories more easily.

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In addition, the cell phone box may arrive unsealed and the cell phone may appear previously handled. The unlocking procedure requires unsealing the box and manually handling the cell phone. In this case, the cell phone should not be considered "tampered with" or "defective".


Google Nexus S
Form Factor
Smart Phones


Wireless Radio
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz

UMTS 900 / 1700 / 2100 MHz
Compatible Carrier & Service
AT&T, T-Mobile, T-Mobile 3G, Simple Mobile, Simple Mobile 3G, Rogers, Fido, Red Pocket
T-Mobile 3G, Simple Mobile 3G
Wi-Fi Support
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Data transfer


GPS Integrated
A-GPS support
MP3, WAV ringtones

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player
Email, Push Mail
Additional Function


Operating System
Android v2.3 Gingerbread
ARM Cortex-A8
CPU Core
CPU Speed
Hummingbird chipset, PowerVR SGX540 GPU
Internal Memory


Main Display Size
Main Display Color
Main Display Format
Main Display Resolution
800 x 480
Touch Screen
Capacitive Touchscreen


5.0 MP
Auto Focus
Second Camera
0.3 MP

I/O Interface

Bluetooth Support
Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
3.5mm jack, microUSB


Battery Type
Lithium Ion Battery
Battery Capacity
Talk Time
Up to 13.33 hours (2G) / Up to 6.33 hours (3G)
Standby Time
Up to 650 hours (2G) / Up to 370 hours (3G)


Digital compass

MP4/DivX/WMV/H.264/H.263 player


Image/video editor

Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration

Flash Player v10.1

Near Field Communications


Oleophobic surface

Contour Display with curved glass screen

Multi-touch input method

Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate

Touch-sensitive controls

Proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Three-axis gyro sensor

Geo-tagging, touch focus

Voice memo/dial/commands

Predictive text input


2.48" x 4.88" x 0.43"
4.55 oz.

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 90 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 90 days

Customer Reviews of the SAMSUNG i9023

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  • Manikandan K.
  • 2/7/2012 3:11:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIce Cream Sandwich tastes good...

Pros: Android - ICS 4.04. Thats it. It speaks volume for it self :)

Cons: None..

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  • Scot M.
  • 1/6/2012 2:41:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Shipped fast as usual with Neweeg. Everything as promised. Two days after I received the phone I got a little present from Google... OTA ICS! Yep its awesome, hardware likes the the Ice Cream Samich!

Cons: None, even though it aint brand new tech it is way awesome for the price and the ics!

Other Thoughts: Buy now before everyone finds out that this is the cheapest and fastest way to ICS!

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/1/2012 10:39:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsNexus S

Pros: This is an awesome phone, especially with the Android 4.0 upgrade and the super Amoled screen that the U.S. version has. However, the phone that Newegg sells, is the cheaper European version. It has an inferior LCD screen.

Cons: This is not the U.S. version with the Super Amoled screen. It is the cheaper European version with an inferior display.

Other Thoughts: I am a loyal Newegg customer. However, if I had bought this phone from Newegg, I would have been very unhappy Newegg customer. In my view, Newegg does a terrible job describing this phone. They should explicitly state that this is not the US version and that this phone has not a Super Amoled screen. Since Newegg is a US company, a reasonable assumption is that they sell US versions of products. If they they sell cheaper foreign versions or knock-offs, they should make this very clear and explicit.

In addition, Samsung does a horrible job naming their products. They sell two very different phones under the same name. Unless one does careful research with regard to obscure product identifiers, there is way to tell. This is deceptive marketing..

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  • Damian W.
  • 12/23/2011 8:27:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsPure Google Phone (just note this phone has Super Clear LCD, not Super AMOLED)

Pros: - Pure Android OS that is comparable to iOS (phone received an OTA update to 4.0.3 on 12/13/11)
- Decent battery life (at least a full day with moderate usage to include voice, text and data)
- Light weight, but solid device.

Cons: - Older hardware (single core CPU)
- Does not have Super AMOLED (compared to I9020)
- Does not have micro SD slot for extra storage space
- Product provided by PDAGIANT (terrible support / RMA process based on prior experience that I have had with company)
- Limited accessories for phone

Other Thoughts: Purchased the Nexus S (GT-I9020T) last year from a local retail store, been very pleased with the performance (some might consider the hardware dated). Capable of handling numerous tasks and survived its fair share of drops / abuse with minimal signs of wear. True "Google" phone free of bloated apps or skins (that carriers usually add to phones), plus it was the first phone to receive the "Ice Cream Sandwich" Android update after the new Galaxy Nexus phone was release.

Had a issue with the micro SD port on phone (probably caused by user error), but Samsung provided excellent support and quickly repaired the phone. Cannot say the same for PDAGIANT and my experience with trying to get a HTC myTouch 3G (purchased from Newegg) repaired.

Owned other brands to include Nokia, HTC and Motorola. This phone is by far my favorite (simple and very capable Android device). Dependable device that provides clear calls, strong cell signal, responsive OS and fast data speeds (using T-Mobile).

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/18/2011 9:05:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat deal for an unlocked phone!

Pros: If your in the market for a good unlocked phone without carrier contract restrictions, this is an excellent price for an awesome phone. The successor is out now, but this still is one of the best phones for a pure vanilla android experience. I've been using android for a year now and I love it, best mobile OS out there IMO

Cons: The hardware is a bit dated at this point. Also there is no SD slot, but honestly 16GB is more than you'll ever need for a phone, unless you're wanting to use it for an MP3 player too.

Other Thoughts: if your wanting a new contract phone, you might want to look into the Galaxy Nexus, or another high end android phone from HTC, Samsung, or Motorola. But if you're wanting a good android phone without a contract, this is a good deal.

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