Saturday, 9 January 2010

Google Nexus One

I am really excited for the arrival of the Google Nexus One mobile phone from HTC. Even though it is Google branded, we know that Google is going to support the OS while HTC will be responsible for the hardware. The big question will be...What's in store for me?

Vodafone UK  has released a FAQ regarding the availability of the Google Nexus One but more importantly, we need to know the device's specifications which you could read it all here. I'm quite impressed with the fact that the phone is powered by the same Snapdragon cpu which you could find it on the HTC HD2. Let's do a comparison between the Google Nexus One and HTC's HD2, shall we?

Google Nexus One/ HTC HD2

(a) Size and weight: 119mm x 59.8mm x 11.5mm; 130g with battery / 120.5mm x 67mm x 11mm; 157g with battery;

(b) Display: 3.7" WVGA AMOLED touchscreen; 480x 800 1ms response / 4.3" WVGA capacitive touchscreen 480x800 with multitouch;

(c) OS: Android 2.1 (Eclair) / Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional;

(d) Battery capacity: 1400mAh / 1230mAh;

(e) RAM: 512MB (maximum 32GB via MicroSD card) / 448MB (maximum 32GB via MicroSD card);

(f) ROM: 512MB / 512MB;

(g) Supported Radio Frequencies: WCDMA 900/2100; GSM 850/900/1800/1900 / WCDMA 900/2100; GSM 850/900/1800/1900;

(h) Downlink browsing speed: HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSDPA 7.2Mbps;

(i) Uplink browsing speed: HSUPA 2Mbps / HSUPA 2Mbps;

(j) Bluetooth: 2.1 + EDR (with A2DP) / 2.1 + EDR (with A2DP);

(k) Camera specifications and capabilities: 5MP with autofocus, digital zoom with LED flash / 5MP with autofocus and dual LED flash;

(l) Video capabilities: 20fps / 30fps;

(m) Other features on both devices: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), A-GPS, Digital compass and accelerometer;

(n) Talk time: Up to 10hrs on 2G; Up to 7hrs on 3G / Up to 6.4hrs on 2G; Up to 5.4hrs on 2G;

(o) Standby time: Up to 290hrs on 2G; Up to 250hrs on 3G / Up to 490hrs on 2G; Up to 390hrs on 3G;

(p) Video playback time: Up to 7hrs / Up to 8hrs;

(q) Audio playback time: Up to 20hrs  / Up to 12hrs

If you noticed, both mobile devices have similar specifications apart from the obvious fact that the Google Nexus One has smaller screen than the HTC HD2. That would result in a slightly poor battery talk time and standby time for the HTC HD2 as compared to the Google Nexus One. It will be really interesting for me to grab one of Google's Nexus One for a look as I have seen the HTC HD2 and I was pretty impressed with the unit although the HD2 was a little bit too big for my pocket. One thing for sure, the HSDPA for both devices could not match Nokia's E72 - a good 10Mbps if supported...

Both mobile devices put the Apple Iphone's 3GS to shame...

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