Google Nexus One

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Nexus One

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Shades Black
OS Android OS, v2.1
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM
Display Size 3.7 inch
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Front Camera
Primary Rear Camera 5 MP, 2560?1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Battery Standard Li-ion 1400 mAh
Processor Qualcomm 1 GHz processor
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Quick Facts & Price
Announced December, 2009
Form Factor Bar
Box Content Charger
Shades Black
OS Android OS, v2.1
Languages English
Processor & Sound
Processor Qualcomm 1 GHz processor
Display
Display Colours 16000000
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (H) 480 pixels
Display Resolution (V) 854 pixels
Display Size 3.7 inch
SenseUI
Multi-Touch
Handwriting Recognition
Scratch Resistant
Display Type AMOLED
Cameras
Rear Camera 5.0 MP
Camera Resolution 2560x1920 pixels
Front Camera
GeoTagging
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Auto Focus
Camera Flash LED
Primary Rear Camera 5 MP, 2560?1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
RAM & Storage
RAM 512 MB
Call Log Yes, Practically unlimited
Memory Card MicroSD (TransFlash) up to 32GB
Phonebook Capacity Yes, Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Internal Storage 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM
Dimensions & Weight
Height 119 mm
Width 60 mm
Thickness 11 mm
Weight 130 gms
Battery Size & Backup
Maximum Standby Time 0.00 hours
Maximum Talktime 0.00 hours
Battery Standard Li-ion 1400 mAh
Internet & Connectivity
Infrared
HSCSD
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1
WAP Yes
USB
Handsfree
GPS
A-GPS
Networks GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Data Speed NA
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 900/2100/1700 MHz
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Features
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
Calendar
Voice Dialing
Voice Memo
Sync
SyncML
Clock
Alarm Clock
Organiser
In-built Torch
Office Applications
Trackball
Other Features -
Entertainment
Radio
Music Player
Video Player
Voice Recording
Image Viewer
Video Recording
3.5mm Jack/Port
Games Yes
Ringtones
Vibration
Ringtones Polyphonic, MIDI
Messaging
T9 Dictionary
QWERTY Keypad
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Sensors
Accelerometer Sensor

Google Nexus One Review

14 May, 13 08:54 PM

Overview

Powerful Phone

The HTC Google Nexus One is one of the most advertised Android Phones on the market right now; though for good reason. It has some of the best software and is backed with some of the most powerful hardware in a Smart Phone. The superior technology at work does not come cheap, the unlocked phone typically costs around $530 with a phone purchased during a contract costing around $180. Despite, the cost, this phone is worth every dollar, a hefty amount of features in a nice design makes this a top of the line Smart Phone.

This HTC Smart Phone was designed for Google’s Android operating system and powered by a 1GHz processor. This phone contains 512MB RAM and 32MB internal memory with a Micro SD card slot capable of using a Micro SD card up to 32GB. The 3.7 inch touch screen displays in 720p High Resolution over a pixel area of 854x480. You can take pictures on the go with the 5 mega-pixel camera that has an LED flash. The camera can also record video, capturing 720x480 video at 20 frames per second.

This Smart Phone was designed to look smooth and appealing. The front of the phone is wrapped with a metallic bezel to protect the surface, while the back of the phone is covered with a plastic material that has a rubbery feel to it, making the phone comfortable to hold. The Nexus One is slimmer than the Apple iPhone and less box shaped than the previously released Droid Smart Phone.

The buttons that are used on the face of the phone were designed to make navigation of the controls on the Nexus One easier; though, the provided trackball is difficult to use. The trackball is one of the few areas where HTC failed in the design of the Nexus One, the trackball is difficult to use for scrolling, with the only real use being to select text. The face of the Nexus One also has four touch buttons. They provide quick access to the home button, basic menu, back button, and search. These buttons, like the trackball, end up not serving much use. The buttons do not always work when pressed.

The HTC Nexus One has been released running on Android 2.1, the latest Android release. There are many updated features that have been added to Android; however, the majority of Android Smart Phones will eventually be able to receive this Android update, meaning that you might not have to purchase this latest Smart Phone in order to reap the benefits of the latest Android operating system.

While this Smart Phone does include a lot of processing power, a lot of it goes to waste on unnecessary features that drain your battery. HTC has developed live wallpapers that serve no useful function; the wallpapers are simply animated backgrounds that provide some form interaction. This is a powerful phone running on the latest Android operating system. While there are several flaws in the design, they don’t do enough to detract from the value of the phone.

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