Samsung Nexus S 4G

The Nexus S 4G is the Sprint CDMA version of the second Google phone. As its name suggests, this Nexus S has a WiMAX 4G radio. Like the GSM Nexus S, the Nexus S 4G is based off of the popular Galaxy S variants. The phone has a curved 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, dubbed the "contour display." Inside, an NFC chip for wireless data transmission and credit card payments could be found.

  • Status: Discontinued
  • Availability date: May. 8, 2011
  • Price at launch: $199.99

What You Need To Know

  • Sprint's version of the Nexus S
  • The phone has a WiMAX radio for 4G service and, as a result, has a slightly thicker chassis than the GSM version of the phone
  • Google Wallet, the search giant's NFC-based payment service, originally launched solely on the Nexus S 4G

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.44 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Carriers Sprint
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3.4

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
FCC ID A3LSPHD720
Hardware
Height 4.88 inches
Width 2.48 inches
Thickness 0.44 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black
Loudspeaker Yes
Noise cancellation Software
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 4 inches
Technology Super AMOLED
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 233
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Connectivity
Carriers Sprint
CDMA Yes
CDMA frequencies supported 1900, 800 / 850
WiMAX Yes
WiMAX frequencies supported 2500
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
802.11n frequencies 2.4GHz
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
NFC support Yes
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes
Processor
Manufacturer Samsung
Brand / family Hummingbird
Model Cortex A8
Clock speed 1 GHz
Memory
RAM size 512 MB
Storage
Internal size 16 GB
External No
Front Camera
Resolution 0.3 megapixels
Rear Camera
Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p
Software
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3.4
Notable apps Tags
Interface
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 1500 mAh
Removable Yes
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