Droid vs Nexus One

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  1. Luxury

    Luxury New Member

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    Does anyone know of an up to date comparison of Droid and Nexus One? Particularly, I would be interested in what the Droid has that N1 doesn't.

    Everything that I'm able to find through google right now is pre-announcement.
     
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    nexus

    Removable 1400 mAH battery
    Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger
    Talk time Up to 10 hours on 2G
    Up to 7 hours on 3G Standby time Up to 290 hours on 2G Up to 250 hours on 3G Internet use Up to 5 hours on 3G
    Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi Video playback Up to 7 hours Audio playback Up to 20 hours Processor

    Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz
    Operating system

    Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)
    Capacity

    512MB Flash
    512MB RAM
    4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)
    Location

    Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
    Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
    Digital compass
    Accelerometer

    Size and weight

    Height 119mm Width 59.8mm Depth 11.5mm Weight 130 grams w/battery
    100g w/o battery Display

    3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
    800 x 480 pixels
    100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
    1ms typical response rate
    Camera & Flash

    5 megapixels
    Autofocus from 6cm to infinity
    2X digital zoom
    LED flash
    User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
    Video captured at 720x480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions
    Cellular & Wireless

    UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)
    HSDPA 7.2Mbps
    HSUPA 2Mbps
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
    A2DP stereo Bluetooth
     
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    Ditto this question. I'd love to see a side by side chart.
     
  4. DawsonMobley

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    from the specs for the N1 the only thing about it that makes me want to switch from my moto droid is the oled screen...oled screens just look so much more vibrant and unlike LCD's, the blacks are truly black, plus they use less power. My wife has a samsung rogue with an oled screen and the difference is VERY noticeable to me.
     
  5. Luxury

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    Also, this is probably a newbie question, but does 'GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)' and the other specs mean it will work equally well in Europe as in the US? At its top connection as well, which is what, 3G?
     
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    main differences i can think of?

    cpu: n1-1ghz snapdragon, droid-550mhz cortex a8 + 200mhz powervr gpu
    screen: n1-800x480 amoled, droid-854x480 lcd
    memory: n1-512 ram and 512 rom, droid 256 ram and 512 rom

    thats basically it...
     
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    GSM/EDGE is like Att/Verizon (technology they use) .... smartphones aren't released without 3G anymore! lol.

    Also, according to those specs it only comes with a 4GB sd card? LAME ... lol I enjoy my droid :)
     
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    you forgot...


    network
    T-Mobile unless you want to wait for a while, droid - Verizon
     
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    I just spoke to a friend who has an inside scoop at Google. The N1 has better graphics, and yes it's faster. Not enough of a difference for me to switch. Even he is telling me to stick to my droid.
     
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    engadget acted like the display was less nice, they said the missing 54 pixels were noticeable and the AMOLED screen made all the colors have a little too much red and orange, most all reviews gave the Droid 10/10 on display, so just cuz the N1 display is technically "better" doesnt really mean it is, however the snapdragon is no contest, N1 wins that battle all day
     
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    For me, that's the ultimate difference. The only thing that could give the N1 an advantage when it comes to Verizon is if it's "worldmode", which probably won't happen. The Droid 2 will probably have a 1ghz processor too. I'll wait.
     
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    Ill wait to see how the battery does before agreeing/disagreeing with this statement for me. I agree faster is usually better but this is a phone for me first and a computer second.....If I can't use it as a phone because the battery is always dead I'd rather it be a little slower. JMHO. Its hard enough for me to go a full day on a charge with the droid and I leave Wi-Fi and GPS off and brightness at the lowest setting.