Nexus One Vs The Motorola Droid

Posted on 24 January 2010

Two of the most favorite devices, the Nexus One and the Motorola Droid are both running on the Android platform. The Droid has taken the help of advertising from Verizon Wireless to increase its number of users, whereas the Nexus one has entered into the market more quietly, only publicizing itself via web ads.

However, with both the high tech devices running on the same platform, the question remains: which one should you go for?

Which One Has a Better Design?

Unfortunately, neither of the devices is pretty, or has a unique design.  The Nexus One is a common AMOLED based phone, while the DROID’s flashy black and gold color scheme makes it look like an old 80’s phone.

Both the phones boast their 3.7” displays, with the Nexus One covering it in curves while the DROID frames it with right angles. However, the Nexus One definitely has a better display quality, but the DROID manages to add in 54 more pixels (480×854, compared to 480×800 on the Nexus One.) The AMOLED makes the screen brighter, enabling the display to be readable in sunlight as well.

On the other hand, the DROID has the advantage of having a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard, which is surely better than an all touchscreen device.  But don’t be too happy as the keys are quite flat and cramped together, making it almost impossible to type without looking.  This makes the users prefer the onscreen keyboard instead.

Each of the phones have a 3.5mm headset jack and 5 megapixel cameras with LED flash.  The DROID features a dual LED flash, whereas the Nexus One offers a dual microphone, one on the back for active noise cancellation.

The Motorola DROID has a TI OMAP 3430 processor which runs at a speed of 600MHz, while the Nexus One has a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon.  Both the phones have 512MB of flash memory, but the Nexus One doubles the DROID’s 256MB of RAM.  This makes the nexus one much faster.

The Motorola Droid and the Nexus One are both the best phones available in the market right now. However, we cannot deny the superiority Nexus One manages to boast due to its better hardware.

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