Google Nexus One review

We review Google's superphone the Nexus One to see what UK users can expect when it hits the Vodafone network over here.

Google Nexus One
Price
£520

Even though it wasn't officially introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Google's Nexus One phone was definitely the top technology topic at last week's convention.

Any and every journalist or industry wag who was carrying a Nexus One in their pocket in Las Vegas became an instant celebrity. Video cameras of all shapes and sizes followed those lucky enough to have a the coveted handset so they could show off the device and describe their feelings.

We decided it was best to live with our "real Google Phone" test sample for a few days before telling you about it. We're glad we did, as we made some interesting discoveries.

Thin, slim and drop-dead beautiful, the HTC-built Nexus One is the most modern Android smartphone to date. It has to be compared to Apple's iPhone 3GS to understand just how important this phone really is.

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Overall, both phones are nearly the same size on the outside. The Nexus One is a drop thinner overall, but for the most part, the dimensions are pretty close. The Nexus One's Snapdragon processor is 66 per cent faster than the processor in the iPhone 3GS (1GHz vs. 600MHz). Google's smartphone has a 3.7in AMOLED screen (800 by 400 pixels).

The iPhone 3GS sports a 3.5in display (480 by 320 pixels). Both phones handle Wi-Fi connections and Bluetooth, and both are GSM/EDGE world phones - the iPhone launched on O2 in the UK, and the Nexus One will launch on Vodafone.

The Nexus One has a five megapixel camera. The iPhone 3GS: 3.2 megapixels. The iPhone comes with either 16GB or 32GB of fixed storage while the Nexus One has 512MB of built-in storage plus a 4GB microSD card (expandable to 32GB).

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