Engadget has managed to snatch itself a Nexus One and performed a little hands on review of the unit, unclugin an unboxing and quick run through. Most of the hardware stats are already known, and many of the features have already been review by others. Read on to see what engadget thinks of the Nexus One.The harware is of course, HTC built. It comes with a 3.7 inch 480×800 pixels AMOLED screen which is said to be very good, better than any screen on a mobile device seen to date. That is very promising indeed. Inside it comes with that snappy 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, 512 MB of RAM and ROM, and preinstalled with a 4GB microSD card, though it will support up to 32GB. That’s good because we read that the 5MP camera is actually pretty decent for a cellphone, so you might be taking more photos and videos than you think and need that extra storage. Again, engadget states this is a T-Mobile 3G only phone. Meaning, while you can use it on AT&T, it will not run at 3G…which sort of defeats the purpose of a smart phone. Reviews of the style match what others are saying, it’s much more sleek and rounded than the DROID and is thin and fits nicely into your pocket. From the photos, it looks ok, but not great.
But, onto what many people are wondering, including myself, engadget writes:
Now, of course everyone seems to have one question about the device — is this the be-all-end-all Android phone / iPhone eviscerator? In two words: not really.
Well, what do you expect. I don´t think anyone, ever will state anything differently. Engadget thinks the phone doesn’t offer enough of a different from the DROID, and while the DROID is a great phone, it isn’t an iPhone killer either. The Nexus One is faster and more refined and definitely a step forward, but just not quite there yet. Check back soon as engadget will have a full review in a few days and I personally hope they answer the question of battery life.
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