Friday, April 19, 2013

iPhone 3GS Vs. Google Nexus One

A few months ago, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) conducted their annual international Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, Nevada. It was during this time that Google announced their Android phone, the Google Nexus One. This mobile phone that can rival the iPhone is said to take smartphones into the next level.

How does Nexus One fair with Apple's iPhone? What are the advantages of this Android phone? Is it a far more superior mobile phone than the iPhone? Let's take a look at some of the features of this Android phone.

Better Features

  • When talking about display, the Nexus One definitely outshines iPhone. This smartphone from Google comes with a 3.7 inch AMOLED touch screen which creates vibrant colors with display resolution of 480 by 800 pixels as opposed to iPhone's 3.5 TFT touch screen with only 320 by 480 pixels.
  • The Nexus One is also considerably lighter than the iPhone. It is 5 grams lighter than the iPhone with a weight of 130 grams.

This mobile is also considered by most to have a more flexible home screen than the iPhone. This is because Apple originally designed the iPhone to contain only a fixed number of applications to a single screen. However, because of the arrival of the App Store, Apple expanded by adding more pages for app icons.
Every app downloaded will show up on one of the pages until it's filled up. With the Nexus One, however, users can choose which app icons to place on the home screen.

The Android powered phone comes with a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It is considered to be faster than the iPhone since iPhone comes with a 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 processor. This makes running of applications in the Nexus One a lot faster.

One of the main advantages of the Nexus One over the iPhone is its capacity to run more than one application at a time since iPhone does not run third party applications in the background. With the application Pandora, for example, running it on iPhone will not let the user run any other applications. Nexus One users swear that they never once got into a situation where they needed to give up certain applications in order to speed up the phone.

Battery and Camera
The Nexus One comes with a removable battery unlike the iPhone where Apple sealed in the battery. This is an advantage especially to those who are always travelling. They can simply pack up a spare battery and swap it when ever their main battery goes empty.

The camera is 5 megapixels which is better than iPhone's 3.15 megapixel camera. Google has added more features into the camera such as autofocus and smile detection. The Nexus One camera also comes with LED flash.

Apple's iPhone may have been the prototype for smartphones; it may have revolutionized mobile phones with all their technology. But three years after the release of the first iPhone comes the Nexus One which is proving to be a more promising smartphone than the iPhone.    


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