The Nexus S has the cell phone industry buzzing, with its dramatic style and Android 2.3 operating system. Manufactured by Samsung and marketed by Google, the Nexus S is the first phone to use the latest version of Google’s open operating system. On the other hand, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G has been a hit for T-Mobile since it was released last month, and it also has its share of innnovations. How do these two cellular powerhouses compare in a face-to-face Wirefly Schmackdown?
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G features high-speed (4G) Internet connectivity, a front-facing camera and a speedy processor that makes it a powerhouse among Android phones. The Nexus is built from Samsung’s popular Galaxy S line and features a crisp 4-inch Super AMOLED screen that just may be the best display in the industry. In addition, the Android 2.3 operating system in the Nexus S has its advantages over Android 2.2 in the myTouch 4G, but the myTouch 4G fights back with 4G Internet connectivity that runs rings around the 3G connection for the Nexus S.
Inside, both phones have speedy 1 GHz processors, and both phones work quickly and smoothly. There are several other differences between these state-of-the-Android-art phones, so click on the video to the right to see a full Schmackdown comparison.
Google, the developer of the Android operating systems for cell phones, has its own smartphone line called Nexus. The original Nexus phone made a strong impression on mobile technology fans, although the phone was not actually a big seller. Now Google is releasing the Nexus S, a much-revised device that is the first phone to use the Android 2.3 operating system (code named "Gingerbread"). The Nexus S is made by Samsung. In the meantime, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G has been a big success since its release about a month ago. Running Android 2.2, the myTouch 4G is one of the most powerful cell phones on the market with a long list of interesting features.
|Google Nexus S||T-Mobile myTouch 4G|
|Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date)||Not available on Wirefly||$79.99|
|Operating System||Android 2.3||Android 2.2|
|Display||4″ TFT Super AMOLED, 480 x 800 pixels||3.8″ TFT capactive touchscreen, 480 x 800 pixels|
|Global – World Phone Capable||Yes (unlocked)||No|
|WiFi||802.11 b/g/n||802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 2.1||Bluetooth 2.1|
|Mobile Hotspot||Yes — Connect up to 6 devices||Yes — Connect up to 4 devices|
|Camera||5-megapixel, LED flash and auto-focus||5-megapixel, dual LED flash and autofocus|
|Video Capture||Yes; 720×480 (DVD quality), 30 fps||Yes; 720p HD|
|Apps||Android Market||Android Market|
|Adobe Flash Support||Adobe Flash 10.1||Adobe Flash 10.1|
|Storage Space||16GB onboard; no microSD slot||12GB Total (4GB on-board, 8 GB pre-installed microSD card)|
|Keyboard||Virtual QWERTY||Virtual QWERTY|
|Battery||1,500 mAh, up to 6.7 hours talk time; up to 425 hours standby||1,400 mAh, up to 9 hours talk time; up to 550 hours standby|
|Processor||1 GHz Hummingbird||1 GHz Snapdragon (2nd generation)|
|Memory||RAM: N/A||RAM: 768MB|
|Microsoft Outlook Support||Yes||Yes|
|View Word Docs||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||4.5 oz||4.5 oz|
|Dimensions||2.5″ x 4.9″ x 0.4″||4.8" x 2.4" x 0.4"|
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