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Cell Phone Comparisons
Nexus One vs. HD2 – T-Mobile HTC HD2 [with video]

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March 19th, 2010


Key Differences

  • Price: While not available from Wirefly at this time, the Nexus One is available on contract directly from Google for $179. The T-Mobile HD2 will be available from Wirefly at a significantly discounted price.
  • Operating System: The T-Mobile HTC HD2 is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC’s attractive Sense user interface built on top, while the Nexus One is an Android-powered device and uses the standard Android user interface.  The many differences between the two operating systems and user interfaces are beyond the scope of this comparison, but both devices are powerful solutions for both work and play.
  • Power: The HTC Nexus One and HTC HD2 are both equipped with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and offer the best performance currently available in a mobile device.  The HTC HD2, however, has slightly more RAM at 576MB while the Nexus One has 512MB of RAM.
  • Display: The Nexus One has a large and high resolution display (3.7-in., WVGA 800x480pixels), but when compared to other cell phones on the marker, the HTC HD2 has a huge and vibrant 4.3-inch screen (480×800 pixels).
  • Storage Space: Right out of the box, the HD2 has 16GB (upgradeable to 32GB) of on-board storage space for music, video and more thanks to a pre-installed microSD card. The Nexus One has only a 4GB microSD card pre-installed (also upgradeable to 32GB).
  • Size & Weight: Both the Nexus One and HTC HD2 are impressively slim devices, but because of its substantially larger screen, the HD2 is a wider and taller device.  The size difference, though, is not proportional to the difference in screen size between the two devices, and arguably lets the HD2 boast the best of both worlds.

Side-By-Side Comparison

Nexus One Motorola Devour
HTC Nexus One HTC HD2
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Interface Standard Android HTC Sense
Operating System Android Windows Mobile
Screen Size 3.7″, 800 x 480 Pixels 4.3″, 480 x 800 Pixels
Video Overview - -
Wireless Capabilities
3G Capable Yes Yes
Global Roaming Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
Mobile Hotspot No No
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Voice-dialing Yes Yes
Messaging Capabilities
IM Yes Yes
Text Yes Yes
Video Yes Yes
Mobile Email Yes Yes
Outlook Support Yes Yes
View MS Office Attachments Yes Yes
Web Browser Yes Yes
Camera Megapixels 5.0 5.0
Apps Android Market Windows Marketplace
Video Yes Yes
Music Options Yes Yes
Memory Capacity Up to 32GB microSD (4GB card pre-installed) Up to 32GB microSD (16GB card pre-installed)
Keyboard Virtual QWERTY Virtual QWERTY
Removable Battery Yes Yes
Weight 4.58 oz 5.54 oz
Dimensions 2.35″ x 4.69″ x 0.45″ 2.64″ x 4.8″ x 0.43″
Processor Speed 1GHz Snapdragon Processor 1GHz Snapdragon Processor
Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) Not available at Wirefly; $179 from Google on contract $99.99

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2 Responses to “Nexus One vs. HD2 – T-Mobile HTC HD2 [with video]”

  • Jessica
    May 5, 2010

    I’m getting the nexus one because I’ve heard great things about android phones in general. If I want to watch a movie I’ll do so on my computer (or get the ipad).

  • Hello my name is Ahad and i m getting tha nexus 1 becauz few years ago my dad had tha MOTO Q and it also ran on windows mobile and after a while it started to freeze up so that is y i m getting tha nexus one

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