HTC Nexus One

8.0
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Reviewed by RaviK (Currently owns)

Pretty much everyone knows about this legendary device but frankly I haven't seen it being used much in wild. I have been using it for 2 years now and its still my primary device, & 2 yrs is quite a long time in cellphone industry which is undergoing a phase of "explosion of innovation". But, somehow its still able to hold its fort (which is an achievement for it).
Comparing it with current devices wouldn't be an apple to apple (the fruit here) comparison, but I would like to give some major points here.
All the Google updates have always been delivered in time (if that counts), performance wise it has always been top notch, signal reception has been quite good (miles from 3GS from which I moved to it). and MOST of all no carrier crapware.
I know overall it isn't beautiful, the experience can be shaky sometimes, camera is below par (though was good as per the prevailing standards when it came out), display can be satisfactorily said "bad", quality of apps (except Google's) leaves something desiring when compared with iOS apps, but Nexus one is like hard-working work horse who may not be beautiful as a prized show horse like iOS but that doesn't mean it is less than it in any way, its as good as other but in a different way.
I wouldn't advice anyone to buy it now but I was always a satisfied Nexus One customer.
(All the scores are based on January 2010 standards)

The Breakdown

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  • Design 8
  • Display 7
  • Camera(s) 8
  • Reception / call quality 8
  • Performance 9
  • Software 7
  • Battery life 8
  • Ecosystem 7
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