2Google Nexus S
5Near Field Communications
6Google Nexus S
iFixit gave the Nexus S a “repairability” score of 7 out of 10. A heat gun is required to separate the display from its frame, and should the LCD or glass break, both would need to be replaced. On the bright side, they added, the battery is easy to swap out, and disassembling the rest of the phone can be accomplished with a Phillips-head screwdriver.
7Google Nexus One
8Samsung Galaxy S Captivate
Critics point out that the Nexus S isn’t tremendously dissimilar from Samsung’s line of Galaxy S phones. The Captivate, AT&T’s Galaxy S handset, also has a 4-inch display, a 1GHz Hummingbird processor and a 5-megapixel rear camera, and will eventually upgrade to Android 2.3. The Nexus S separates itself with its curved display, unique user interface, updated OS and NFC technology.
9Google Nexus One
Google’s first phone, the HTC-made Nexus One, features a 3.7-inch OLED display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 1,400 mAH battery (the Nexus S’ battery is 1,500 mAH) and Android 2.2.