When the Google Nexus S went on sale in the UK in December last year, we were very critical of the handset because it was, in our opinion, nothing more than a disappointing hack of the Samsung Galaxy S, and was priced at £549.
Fast forward to April four months later, and we see that the price of the handset has fallen to a surprising £324, a 41 per cent drop which may cause some early buyers to regret their purchases. The phone is available unlocked from Handtec.
For the rest of us though, the Google Nexus S appears to be a bargain if you cannot (or do not want to) spend nearly £500 on a brand new handset. The handset is the new GT-i9023 which has a Super LCD screen rather than an AMOLED one, but the rest of the configuration is the same as the previous model.
It has a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird system on chip, the same as the Samsung Galaxy S, 512MB RAM, 16GB internal memory, Internet calling capability, Android 2.3 Gignerbread, a VGA front facing camera and a five-megapixel rear camera, a 1500mAh battery, five sensors, NFC, AGPS and a gorgeous 4-inch WVGA capacitive curved touchscreen with anti-fingerprint display coating.
At £324, it is roughly 25 per cent more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy S and the HTC Desire, which is more acceptable as the premium can easily be justified.