Google Nexus One Specs And Hands On Experience

Submitted by lalit on December 23, 2009 - 3:52pm.

Engadget has posted complete specifications of the Nexus One handset that Google gave to its employees and which is rumored as the first phone from Google. The Nexus One features 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz Qualcomm QSD 8250 processor, 512MB RAM, 512MB Flash memory, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, quad-band GSM, tri-band HSPA (900/1700/2100), WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, A-GPS and microSD card slot. The sensors included on the phone are accelerometer, proximity, light and digital compass. The phone measures 4.68” x 2.35” x 0.45” and weighs 4.58 ounces.

The hardware specifications of the Nexus One are impressive and the hands-on experience posted by Gizmodo confirms it. According to Gizmodo, the phone is slightly thinner and lighter than iPhone 3GS. It feels long and silky and natural in hand – even more so than the iPhone 3GS. The screen is noticeably better than iPhone and Droid, which was going to happen as Nexus One has AMOLED screen and the other two devices have LCD screens.

Comparing the performance of the three phones Gizmodo found out that Nexus One had the fastest webpage load time followed by iPhone 3GS and then Droid. In Javascript benchmark Nexus One and iPhone 3GS had similar results, but Droid came up at about 60 percent of the other two. Overall, Nexus One was snappier than the other two phones because it has 1GHz processor compared to 550MHz processor found on the other two phones.

Gizmodo concluded their hands-on experience by saying “If Google’s planning on releasing this phone as their Google phone, it’ll certify them as the premium Android phone brand out there right now. But in the end, it’s still an Android phone. If you want Android phones, this is the one to get, provided Google goes ahead with the rumored plans of either selling it themselves or partnering with T-Mobile in a more traditional role. Droid, shmoid; Nexus is the one you’re looking for.”