For the last couple of months, the Motorola Droid has ruled the roost — even being called “the best Android-powered phone to date” in our very own review. Well, the Droid’s uncontested reign may be getting cut short as the recently introduced Google Nexus One battles for the Android throne.
Introducing a number of new features to the Android platform, the Nexus One is the first phone to be running Android OS version 2.1. Rumor has it, though, that the Motorola Droid will be joining the party with its own Android 2.1 update sometime later this month.
In addition to its new and improved software, the Nexus One boasts a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and has twice the RAM of the already powerful Motorola Droid. While the extra processing power and RAM may not be readily noticeable in the day-to-day tasks of checking email or sending text message, heavy multitaskers and gamers may be drawn to the Nexus One.
Now that you know some of the facts, just how do two of the hottest Android phones on the market stack up against each other? We aim to answer this very question with a Wirefly Cell Phone Schmack Down video (at right), and of course provide a handy comparison chart to make the job of choosing between these two phones a tad bit easier.
Go ahead, hit that play button.
|Google Nexus One||Motorola Droid|
|Camera||5 megapixels, camcorder up to 720×480||5 megapixels, camcorder up to 720×480
|Processing Speed||1 GHz||550 MHz|
|Screen||3.7-inch WVGA, AMOLED, Capacitive, 480×800 Resolution||3.7-inch WVGA, Capacitive, 480×854 Resolution|
|Keyboard||Virtual QWERTY Only||Physical QWERTY|
|Applications Available||Android Market||Android Market|
|Productivity Apps *||YES||YES|
|Entertainment Apps ++||YES||YES|
|Memory Card Slot||microSD (4GB pre-installed, support for 32GB)||microSD (16GB pre-installed, support for 32GB)|
|Network||HSDPA (T-Mobile 3g, AT&T EDGE)||EV-DO Rev. A|
|Top Data Speed||3.6 mbps||3.6 mbps|
|Weight||4.59 oz.||6 oz.|
|Dimensions||4.7″ x 2.4″ x 0.45″||4.6″ x 2.4″ x 0.5″|
|Price||-||$119.99 after instant discount with a new Verizon Wireless account|
|Service Plans (unlimited)||AT&T: $149.99 – voice, data, and messaging; T-Mobile: $99.99 – voice, data, and messaging||Verizon: $149.99 – voice, data, and messaging|
|Total Cost over 24 months (excludes taxes)||AT&T: $4,129 (not on contract); T-Mobile: $2579||Verizon: $3,720|
*Productivity Apps include, but are not limited to, mobile banking, instant messenger, shopping, ReCall and TurboPasswords.
++Entertainment Apps include, but are not limited to, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Pandora Radio, YouTube, Need for Speed and Fandango.
Wirefly is the Internet’s #1 authorized dealer for AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. This offer is fulfilled by Simplexity, LLC, an authorized dealer for Alltel Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. This offer is only available with select service plans and a two-year subscriber agreement, and is subject to eligibility check by Alltel Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, including credit approval or deposit for new customers. Discounted phone offer applies to primary and second lines only. Discount will be invalid if the rate plan is changed to a lower monthly service rate, or if this equipment is transferred to another line of service. Not all US markets are served by Alltel Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. Activation and early termination fees apply. Additional restrictions apply. See full offer for details. Offer valid for a limited time only.
© 2009 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other AT&T marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies. All other marks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.
Verizon Wireless Surcharges (incl. Fed. Univ. Svc. of 9.5% of interstate & int¹l telecom charges (varies quarterly), 7¢ Regulatory & 85¢ Administrative/line/mo., & others by area) are not taxes (details: 1-888-684-1888); gov¹t taxes & our surcharges could add 4% – 36% to your bill. Activation fee/line: $35 ($25 for secondary Family SharePlan lines w/ 2 yr Agmts). Verizon Wireless and the Verizon Wireless logos are trademarks of Verizon Trademark Services LLC © 2009 Verizon Wireless.