December 18, 2014

Sprint Announces Nexus S 4G

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Today Sprint announced a new device to their slowly growing, yet greatly improving line of Android devices. Sprint announced the Nexus S 4G, their fourth 4G phone. The Nexus S 4G will be sporting the same Super AMOLED screen that can be found on the T-Mobile’s Nexus S. Other specs are also just about exactly the same, so if you were hoping for a dual core Nexus S, you’re still going to have to wait. The Nexus S will be the first ever 4G “Google Phone,” meaning no Sense, no Moto Blur, just stock Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Sprint said the Nexus S 4G will be available in the spring.

Specs are as follows:

  • 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot capability, supporting up to six Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • Android Market™ for access to more than 150,000 applications, widgets and games available for download to customize the experience
  • 1 Ghz Samsung Hummungbird Processor (single core)
  • Google mobile services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ with Navigation, syncing with Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™ Corporate email (Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®), personal (POP & IMAP) email and instant messaging
  • Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which allows the device to read information from everyday objects, like stickers and posters embedded with NFC chips
  • 16GB Internal Memory (ROM)/ 512MB (RAM) Wi-Fi® –802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR Integrated GPS
  • 1500 mAh Lithium-ion battery

This phone looks great, but does 4G really make it worth upgrading to? I don’t think so. Will you be getting this phone? Leave a comment below.

Source: Business Wire



  • Chad

    I have been planning to defect to Sprint from Verizon for a while now, and I will definitely make the switch the minute this phone is available. I will be upgrading from an LG EnV2 so there isn’t much for me to nitpick about as far as specs; the thing I find the most attractive is having pure, untainted Android.

  • Jt100185

    The HTC EVO 4g is a better option. Bigger screen. Better processor. Better camera. It can hold an additional 32 gigabyte micro SD card. EVO still running 2.2 at the moment, but 2.3 is coming soon.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JNLBHEB6LITC6WUSFFBEM2AJUM ea

      Evo 4G’s Snapdragon at the same clock speed is not a better processor than Hummingbird. The Snapdragon will noticeably skip frames/stutter on more intense games, while Hummingbird runs smoothly.

      Though the super AMOLED screen and stock android are features I want, I’ll go for the Evo 3D with dual core, 4.3 screen and hopefully they retain the kickstand.

      -Evo 4G owner since launch, tested Epic for 3 weeks

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JNLBHEB6LITC6WUSFFBEM2AJUM ea

      Evo 4G’s Snapdragon at the same clock speed is not a better processor than Hummingbird. The Snapdragon will noticeably skip frames/stutter on more intense games, while Hummingbird runs smoothly.

      Though the super AMOLED screen and stock android are features I want, I’ll go for the Evo 3D with dual core, 4.3 screen and hopefully they retain the kickstand.

      -Evo 4G owner since launch, tested Epic for 3 weeks

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JNLBHEB6LITC6WUSFFBEM2AJUM ea

      Evo 4G’s Snapdragon at the same clock speed is not a better processor than Hummingbird. The Snapdragon will noticeably skip frames/stutter on more intense games, while Hummingbird runs smoothly.

      Though the super AMOLED screen and stock android are features I want, I’ll go for the Evo 3D with dual core, 4.3 screen and hopefully they retain the kickstand.

      -Evo 4G owner since launch, tested Epic for 3 weeks

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JNLBHEB6LITC6WUSFFBEM2AJUM ea

      Evo 4G’s Snapdragon at the same clock speed is not a better processor than Hummingbird. The Snapdragon will noticeably skip frames/stutter on more intense games, while Hummingbird runs smoothly.

      Though the super AMOLED screen and stock android are features I want, I’ll go for the Evo 3D with dual core, 4.3 screen and hopefully they retain the kickstand.

      -Evo 4G owner since launch, tested Epic for 3 weeks

    • Tracirt

      Root evo and run 2.3 :)

  • Dreamcasting

    Hey look, that’s my phone once at&t finishes swallowing T-Mobile.

  • Nobody

    The minute Sprint will offer an android phone with GSM for international roaming, I will switch.

  • 5thavekeyshop

    Why didn’t these dudes put a micro sd card in this phone? Of all things to leave out, thats foolish

  • bdj1

    single core? No sd slot? 1500 only battery?

    come on, how is this any better than an evo? It doesn’t even have a kickstand!

    I’ll pass until they come up with something worthwhile.

  • Don

    The Nexus S was released yesterday…my store was so damn busy with people coming to pick theres up. Its a nicely designed device. I got to play with it all day, i really like how it feels with the contoured glass