The Google’s much awaited phone, Nexus One has finally arrived. Google has some big dreams with this one and is all set to compete with the mobile giant companies such as Apple and Motorola. Mobile phone lovers have their hands outstretched in anticipation for this new gadget but the question is will Nexus One will be able to live up to its name and the buzz that it has created. If you have your heart set on this android phone, then the following fun facts about this phone will be enjoyable and beneficial for you.
- The display of the Nexus One is quite great. Its OLED 800 X 480 and 3.5-inch screen is bigger than the iPhone, which has a 480 X 320 pixel screen. Though, compared to the Droid with 3.7-inch and 480 X 854 pixels, TFT-LCD screen, the Nexus One screen is much smaller, but nevertheless, OLED screen are known to be much better and have brighter displays. So, a Nexus One is literally a much more colorful option.
- Google’s Nexus One with its 130 gram weight and 11.3 mm depth is quite light and thin compared to the other high-end phones. The iphone weighs 135 grams and has a 123 mm depth. If you looking for something that can easily fit into your skinny jeans, without making a hole in it, then this is just right for you.
- It is quite fast as well. It is Qualcomm Snapdragon 1 GHz processor is the reason for it being faster than the Motorola’s Droid and the Apple’s iPhone with 550 and 600 MHz chips, respectively. The RAM size is even greater for Nexus One. Obviously, when you are looking for android phone, the speed is an important feature, which would help you open all applications at a fast rate; the Nexus One does exactly the same for you. The phone also contains a proximity sensor, digital compass, accelerometer and a light sensor. Its microSD slot has a 4GB memory card that can be expanded to 32 GB. It even supports a WiFi connection a GSM radio.
- Its 5 Mega pixel camera with LED flash and digital zoom of 2X is much better than the iPhone or Droid’s camera. The image with this phone is very clear and detailed. The gallery has also become very user-friendly and consequently photo-viewing has become easier.
- In terms of design it is like any other android phone with a stylish rectangular look. Its wide screen makes it looks it even better than its competitors. It is made out of good quality tough plastic and is quite hardy. The front surface of the phone also has a track ball, which basically lights up to notify you about a new mail or msg.
- Its on-screen keyboard feature is great and is as good as the iPhone. You can type in both portrait and landscape modes. It even supports a large number of languages such as U.S. English, Spanish, German, Italian, German, Portuguese and French.
- The Nexus One is using the latest 2.1 Android software. It is definitely very advantageous. The typing system has become voice enabled making it more stylish. Just with a touch you get access to live wallpapers. A Photo gallery, which is 3-D, is an equally exciting feature that would attract you to get hold of this phone. It is in sync with your Picasa albums that will allow you to browse all your web albums quite easily. The number of homescreens is 5 in this one in place of 3, which obviously makes the UI look much better. The Android 2.1 software can support as much as a whooping 18,000 applications or more and with a button all the applications can be easily viewed by the user.
- The multitouch feature that is present in the Droid is omitted in the Nexus One. Although it has software, Android 2.1 that can support that feature but only Google knows why it chose not to include it in the Nexus. Maybe its upgraded version might include it. Its single touch feature is good but sometimes even this feature requires multiple tapping.
- Google is providing two purchasing options to its potential customers. In U.S. it is available with a single plan and a 2 year deal with T-Mobile at a price of $ 180. The other option is to buy the unlocked version for $ 530 right from the Google website. This unlocked Nexus One is meant for only GSM networks like the AT & T and T-Mobile. Due to 3G frequency difference, currently the phone is best suited the T-Mobile connection. Google has plans of expanding the carriers and intends to extend it to Verizon (in U.S.A) and Vodafone (in Europe) soon. Google is currently only delivering the Nexus One to countries such as Singapore, UK and Hong Kong.
- In terms of the earpiece and sound quality, the Nexus One is satisfactorily good but the conference loudspeaker is not strong enough to support your calls with good clarity.
- In terms of battery life, it provides a talk time of about 10 hours in case of 2G and 7 hours for 3G phone. Its standby time is 290 hours for 2G and 250 for 3G. Obviously, in case of long calls, the battery level dips but it works wonderfully and does not show sudden battery drains or any such problems.
Whether you choose to buy this phone or not, the Google Nexus One is not pushing the Droid out of the market. With Motorola planning to introduce the Android 2.1 software in Droid, it seems Nexus has tough competition to face in the near future. Although, one can definitely buy it for its Google Maps, voice applications, faster speed and a sleek and sexy look to name a few. The Google Nexus One will become even better if it could allow Google docs in the phone. The inclusion of spreadsheets and word documents that could be edited will be highly beneficial. Hope Google is listening!!