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Have you tried the Nexus One?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by samiusmc, Feb 10, 2010.

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    Has anyone tried the Nexus One? I'm wondering if its speed is noticeably faster than the Droid. Since it has a 1mhz processor, does it run as fast or faster than the Droid? Does it beat the Droid, and if so, does it beat it when the Droid is overclocked?

    Please let me know so I can decide whether to buy one or not. Thanks.
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    i think your going to get a biased opinion from all these moto droid fan boys... J/K
    on benchmarkpi i get about equal marks at 950mhz as stock nexus one
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    1ghz processor.
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    You will have to find someone that owns one to actually try it since they are sold via web only.

    That might or might not change when it comes to Verizon.
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    I have a friend with one, it is (was) way faster and the animations are very cool. It is a battery hog.
    Now I have not tested mine against his since I rooted and OC'D but i am guessing his is still faster.
    I like the weight and feel of the Droid his feels light and thin like the Ithingy.
    I'm not saying thats a bad thing
    But to answer your question that processor and phone is a beast
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    Selling it by Web only is one of the dumbest ideas Google ever had. If it was available for me to see at the store, I wouldn't have to ask my original question about its performance.

    I'm sure I'm not the only person who wants to hold and try something before spending over $500.00 on it. We should start a petition or something asking Google to change its policy so we can at least see the phone before having to buy it....I hope it changes when Verizon gets it.
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    While we're overclocking to 1GHz or 1.1GHz their overclocking their Nexus Ones to 1.7GHz if that tells you anything!!!
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    The Nexus is bottlenecked with memory not processor though, from what I am reading. I can overclock my home PC from 3 to 4.26gHz but if I'm still using 512mb of RAM my computer is still going to be slow as hell.
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    I haven't overclocked my PC yet. Can you please tell me what software I should use to overclock my Windows 7 PC running an AMD Turion 2.1 ghz processor. Thanks.
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    Hey now, remember all of the requirements Apple had around the 1st gen iPhone and how you had to purchase with credit card only and the other items. Exclusivity made people want it more.

    I'm just sayin...
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    Im highly considering a Nexus One when it becomes available to Verizon.
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    Overclock.net - Overclocking.net
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    I honestly would have bought an iPhone when it came out if it weren't for that crap. I had At&t anyway, but those restrictions made me tell Apple where they could shove their new phone. I really want to get my hands on an N1 to see the difference, and I'm sure not going to buy one before that happens.
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    the keyword is VV that
    Dont get it on tmobile..
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    My 30 day trail for my Droid ends around Feb 25th. I'm thinking about getting the Nexus One. I'm thinking about giving my Droid back, going back to my env2, until the Nexus One comes to Verizon, or a better phone overall running Android.

    Thing is, I love the Droid. But if Motorola and Google are going to give us these half-assed updates, its turning my passion down. I don't want to be the GBA, when Nintendo DSis are coming out and getting better stuff, if you get the analogy.

    Pete, Adam, etc... are doing far way better jobs than these developers at Google are trying to give us at the moment so it seems.

    But imagine over-clocking a Nexus One... woah...
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    would you mind clarifying what's half-assed about this update? it's pretty extensive imo.

    and regarding custom roms, they will always have more functionality/flexibility than stock. that goes for any device and it also shows the beauty of root access.

    the moto droid is a flagship android device and one of the best smart phones on the market. but if you just want the newest android phone then that's a completely different complaint .
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    No live wallpaper, no new launcher, that is on the newer android models. They should call this update 2.0.5. lol
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    imo that hardly qualifies as a half-assed update to be honest. those aren't even core applications or core functionality of the os. and if you really want it, there's always root access to get it.

    that said, i've spent a few minutes with an associate's nexus one and it is a nice phone. i felt it was very similar to the droid in terms of response, but that was before i oc'd my droid. :) of course those guys are oc'ing now as well...

    what gives me pause about the nexus one though is i personally don't like the idea of trackballs, coming from blackberry phones that have a history of their trackballs getting all cruddy and failing. the sales and support model for the nexus one also leaves a lot to be desired. and believe it or not the moto hardware has a higher quality feel to it, but all of that is subjective.

    unless you're really attached to the physical controls of the droid, the nexus one is a nice alternative once it's available on verizon. even though i could switch when it comes to verizon, i won't because there's just no real incentive to imo.
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    As I said before...not a huge deal. The Nexus One a) doesn't really have many more options than the Droid, and b) is bottlenecked by a bunch of RAM. You can have a Cray Supercomputer with 256MB of RAM and it's still going to suck.
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    Holy balls, are they really going that fast?

    And here I was gonna chime in with my "well my phone runs at 1ghz too lololol" but damn, that's crazy.