Droid now, or wait for Nexus One - Need fast decision to be made.

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    Hi All!

    I was wondering if I can get input from the user community regarding the Title of this thread. Do you guys think I should wait for the Nexus one to get to verizon or go with the droid?

    I looked into the Nexus one, and it is coming soon to verizon, however, the reviews are not very encouraging. The speakerphone seems weaker than droid, and the headset not nearly as crisp or clear. Granted it is running a 1ghz processor, but f rom what i heard the Droid has a GPU ie. 3d would run better, vs the Nexus one doesn't, can anyone confirm that?

    Lastly, from what I have seen, people have been OCing the Droid to 1.4ghz or so... personally I think THAt is excessive, but I saw a demo of it running at 1.0 or 1.2 and it was BLAZING fast. Also, from what I heard although the screen is prettier on the Nexus One, it sounds like under sun you can hardly see it, though the Droid may not be much better. I wonder how they compare to the Storm? Anyone know?

    So the big questions are: is 512 RAM over 256, but 4GB SDram vs 16GB worth the wait? Also, with all this OCing of the Droid, do I still need to wait for the Nexus One, which is less of a known quantity.

    Any and ALL input would be appreciated. Trying to make a decision by tomorrow, well that and 30 days :p.
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    My opinion. .....go with the Droid.
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    hehe thanks guys, but I was hoping for a bit more :)
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    Keep in mind that you're not stuck with the 4GB SD card that comes with the N1.

    It's a subjective decision. You just need to weigh the pros and cons (factor in your priorities) and decide for yourself -- same as any other smartphone buying decision. No one can tell you what's best for you and suggestions are only relevant if the person making the suggestion has the same needs/wants.

    As an example, if always having the latest and greatest Android updates ASAP is a priority then that's a major pro for the N1. Personally, I don't wait for unreleased devices. You never know when they'll be delayed and counting on rumors is just a way to end up disappointed IMO. YMMV, of course.

    Have you checked out the countless other "Should I wait for the N1" threads? ;)
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    The nexus one isnt that impressive. however the droid continues to get praise. I wont go into details on the differences in the phones since u seem to know
    the differences already so all i will say is go on and get the droid. its the better phone. if you still arent sure just to youtube they do a comparison with the two phones.
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    Ok, here's one more......Go with the Droid! :biggrin:
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    thats why I am here, to see what more experienced people have to suggest, say... etc... thanks again.
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    Storm and Droid shouldn't even be used in the same sentence. :motdroidvert::motdroidhoriz::reddroid::greendroid:
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    Personally, I would wait for the Nexus One to get to Verizon and try it out. Or, go to a T-Mobile store and try one out now. I love the Droid, but IMO, the hard keyboard is completely useless and the camera is awful. So for me, the Nexus One would probably be a better choice. Not sure if you're in the same boat.
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    I highly considered switching to the Nexus One. Motorola's terrible-ness about not including x and y in 2.1 and all this other non-sense. This all changed my mind honestly when DroidMod preceded Sholes. They are on top of their game and my phone is OC'd to 1gHZ anyways. I already bought both the Multimedia Dock and the Car Dock, and this point I am now truly happy with my Droid at this point, it would almost be a waste of money to switch to the Nexus One.
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    Aren't they only purchasable online?
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    Yes they are, hopefully you know someone who has one. Verizon will not be carrying it.
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    Wait, the Nexus one is not available in the Store or the Droid? My boss at work got a Droid from a verizon wireless store. Nexus One isn't even out yet correct?
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    Totally, my friend got a N1 after I got my Droid. Aside from the extra horsepower of the N1, I think the Droid is actually a better phone. The keyboard and directional pad does make a huge difference and I think the Droid seems to have a bit better display.
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    Verizon is carrying it as of March 23rd, according to multiple news articles I've read.
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    No Carrier physically carries the Nexus One. The whole point of selling it is through a new experience, via Google's Website. It is being added to Verizon as a carrier. It will not be sold at a Verizon or T-Mobile store.
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    horsepower i figured can be mitigated by OCing it some. I'll definitely be doing that. From all these replies, it looks like its a matter of whether i want to pay 200 dollars for the Droid or stick with my Storm 1, which i'm not or at this point. I like actually having APPS to download and have fun with, otherwise, my S1 on its current more expensive plan is a normal phone.
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    It should be noted that the claim that the Nexus will be available on the Verizon network on March 23 or even "soon" is purely a rumor. The fact that it has been repeated endlessly by various blogs doesn't make it any more reliable.

    The only "hard" information (such as it is) is that the Nexus will be available on Verizon "in the spring." And the last I checked, that could mean late June.
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    Forgot about that detail :) It would be nice if they at least had demo units you could play with in the stores.