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Droid vs Nexus?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by beckyjohnson, Mar 3, 2010.

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    Hi i'm not sure if to buy a nexus or droid what are the pros and cons of each? Thanks!
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    The decision is based on what carrier you want.... the phones are both great.
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    2 separate networks. If you go by network you will select the droid. If you select by "latest and greatest" you will go with the nexus.

    Personally i think the droid is a more user friendly phone but i don't know for sure. Nexus is supposed to come to Verizon this year. Thats a definate. Heard a rumor of iphone coming to verizon in July. (that came from the local AT&T store in Dover, DE.) How much truth to that?? no clue
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    The nexus is supposed to come to VZW on march 23
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    Personally I prefer the Droid just because of the look and feel it. The n1 is a little too plasticy for me.
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    Since they both are on vzw (or will be) the both can be rooted, and o/c they run at about the same speed. You should decide whether you want a slim device that is touch screen, or a bulky device with a physical keyboard.
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    If you ask me it comes down to 2 things. Which do you like the looks of better and do you want a physical qwerty? I have a rooted droid OC to 1Ghz, same as stock Nexus and all the same 2.1 features. Once the Nexus comes to verizon this month thats the 2 questions you need to ask yourself.
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    I'll eat my Droid (with pictures) if that happens.
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    The nexus touchscreen is not supposed to work as well as the Droid....it also has no flash and no hard buttons.....

    If I had a choice of one over the other for the same price, I"m sticking with the Droid as I haven't seen a reason to do otherwise......... I love the open source freedom of the Droid too and while Verizon will be an added plus to the existing Nexus, I also like the Google interface.
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    First off I would choose the Verizon network over any other.

    Also depends on when you want the phone. If you can wait a few weeks or so, wait for the Nexus One to come to Verizon. If not, get the Droid.

    I think it is a safe bet that that the Nexus will remain up to date with updates better than the Droid.

    If you like to tinker with your phone's software the Droid is hard to beat.

    Verizon will be kick butt if it gets the Nexus One and the Iphone. The only reason I don't own an Iphone is that I never wanted to leave Verizon. I waited forever for Verizon to come out with a phone like the Droid. I got my Droid in November and have been very happy with it.

    I will repeat.... whatever phone you decide to get, wait for it to be on the Verizon network.
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    Interesting you would like an I-phone on Verizon.

    I kinda thought the only people that would be attracted to the I-phone are the ones who only know about phones based on the commercials they hear?

    Maybe there is a mass of people out there that like a simpler world.... but I don't trust Apple to no hedge and limit you so bad that the only people who won't know the difference are those who have never had the droid?

    I have never owned an I-phone.. is there a reason I would want to?

    At the very least, they need to update the hardware to match the droid.... its an old phone now.
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    Uh huh...And that's why they can't give away iPhones. Oh, wait...Nevermind. The fact is that for the overwhelming majority of consumers the iPhone is not "an old phone." And that same overwhelming majority purchases products on the basis of what they can do, not their spec sheets.

    The iPhone meets most consumers' requirements for a stable operating system, multiple options for applications of almost any sort, and predictable performance. Yes, android devices are in second place and moving up. But it's a second place far far behind the iPhone and though the gap is narrowing, it's still massive.
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    Josh ill be waiting for those pics on march 23, :)
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    Do not buy the N1........

    HTC skimps on their QC/Hardware in an effort to push out devices quickly.

    Here's the article from Endgadget with video.

    Thought all multitouch-capable displays were created equal? Think again -- Android and Me has posted a rather fascinating (if not somewhat depressing) video showing a demo multi touch app created by a game developer who'd grown suspicious after running into all sorts of trouble getting the feature to work the way he wanted on the Nexus One.

    First up, the Droid handles the demo with aplomb -- two thumbs are recognized smoothly and consistently. Next, though, the Nexus One gets confused after a while and starts registering presses at the wrong corners of the on-screen box formed by the placement of the thumbs.

    There's always hope that this could be fixed with a firmware bump, but that hope looks to be in jeopardy from language posted by a Google engineer in the official Android dev forums: "...this is how the touch screen hardware on the Nexus One works (which is essentially the same screen as on the
    G1 and myTouch).

    The Droid has a sensor from a different manufacturer, with different behavior. Other phones will
    likewise have different sensors." In other words, Google seems to think that HTC's just using a lower-quality sensor than Motorola is. That's good news for Droid owners, we suppose -- but with game development on Android still something of a non-starter, hardware issues like this keep fragmenting the user base and preventing big-name developers from jumping in and betting on the platform. Follow the break for video proof of the wackiness.


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    Contrary to what many apparently believe, there's not just one reason for ownership of each smartphone out there. Even Droid owners didn't get the Droid all for the same reason.
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    Verizon has the best network, hands down. If you hear people in these forums, there are multiple people who've said (me included) they its very hard to remember when the last time they dropped a call was.

    That being said, its up to you. Personally, I'd wait a few weeks for it to go to Verizon, but I would say you can't go wrong with either choice, if network isn't an issue.

    -Wil
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    Yea that guy is gonna have to eat his droid, because i have heard from vzw store that the nexus is coming very soon, march 23 sounds about right. I personally like the n1's form factor and looks, but the droids keyboard was what drew me in. coming from a bb, you need some sort of qwerty keyboard. not to mention it helps when playing emulators.
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    I'm assuming you can wait until the Nexus One hits Verizon and you can take the carrier out of the equation, but Verizon's network is a huge pro for the Droid right now. I researched both phones because I considered trading my Droid for a Nexus One when it arrived on Verizon (mainly because I like the form factor better), but honestly, the differences between the two are negligible. Here is what I've come up with:

    Nexus One:
    + Faster processor and more ram compared to Droid.
    + Full-featured Android 2.1 OS (nobody knows if the Droid will get this).
    +/- AMOLED screen (but it doesn't perform well under sunlight, and has some contrast/saturation issues).
    +/- Thinner "candy bar" form factor w/ trackball (but no hardware keyboard).
    - Soft back/menu/home/search buttons are unresponsive on the lower half.
    - Problems with multi-touch implementation (as seen by newest videos).

    Droid:
    + Higher resolution screen compared to the Nexus One (854x480, which is true widscreen resolution, vs. 800x480).
    + Comes with 16GB SD card compared to the Nexus One's 4GB card.
    +/- Thicker, heavier form factor, but has a hardware keyboard.
    - Slower processor and less ram compared to the Nexus One.

    I decided it wasn't worth it to "upgrade" to a Nexus One from a Droid because their pros/cons are pretty much a wash. I think the only real valid reasons to go with the Nexus One at this point are if you prefer it's form factor and/or you really must have the 1Ghz Snapdragon processor and 512MB of RAM. The differences between the two phones are negligible and the Droid actually beats the Nexus One in certain respects.
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    In fact, it does have a flash. It does not have hard buttons for call management, but does have a volume control and trackball (which can be utilized for various things). The camera on the N1 is far superior to the Droid.

    I haven't noted a vast difference in the touchscreen between the two.

    Joel
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