Gizmodo got to play with one and compare it to the iPhone and the Droid. The Nexus One is thinner and lighter than the iPhone with a faster processor and better screen according to Editor, Jason Chen. The results on web browsing speed were pretty close, however, even though the Nexus one has a bigger screen. Gizmodo said the 3.7 inch AMOLED screen was the best they’ve ever seen on a smartphone.
Engadget, meanwhile got the hard specs on the device, which don’t reveal many surprises but confirm a lot of the speculation. They also got word that it will have an invite-only retail sales start on January 5th.
- Android 2.1
- 11.5mm thick
- 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, 4GB microSD in-box expandable to 32GB
- 5 megapixel camera with mechanical AF and LED flash
- HSPA 900 / 1700 / 2100, 7.2Mbps down and 2Mbps up — in other words, yes to T-Mobile 3G and no to AT&T 3G, though you’ll still be fine on EDGE
- 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display