HTC Nexus One

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.45 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.7 inches, 3.7 inches
Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.1

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

FCC ID NM8PB99100, NM8PB99110, NM8PB99200, NM8PB99220

Hardware

Height 4.69 inches
Width 2.35 inches
Thickness 0.45 inches
Weight 0.29 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Gray
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 3.7 inches, 3.7 inches
Technology Super LCD, AMOLED
Pixel arrangement RGB, RGBG (PenTile)
Resolution (Y) 800 px, 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px, 480 px
PPI 252, 252
Touchscreen type Capacitive, Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1700, 1900, 850
Max WWAN downlink speed 7.2 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 2 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
Tethering / mobile hotspot Yes

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon
Model QSD 8250
Clock speed 1 GHz

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 512 MB
External Yes
Max external size 32 GB
External type microSD

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 480p

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.1

Interface

Video out No
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1400 mAh
Removable Yes

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7.9

Average User Review

of 7 total reviews
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  • Camera(s) 6
  • Reception / call quality 7
  • Performance 8
  • Software 8
  • Battery life 7
  • Ecosystem 9

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by supercopter (Currently owns)

    If it had been officially updated to Android 4.0 (and later to 4.1), my final score would have been 9. The Nexus One is my daily driver for 2 years and I plan to give it between 6 and 12 more months before even considering replacing it. This device rocks!

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by magnum80 (Currently owns)

    A true Android milestone. Love the trackball and the LED. But the performance and the lack of ICS support will lead to a replacement soon. Oh and the small internal memory that is a pain these days. I constantly have to uninstall apps to free up space for updates. I moved everything possible to SD card and uninstalled unneeded apps to a bare minimum level. Still fighting the low memory warning quite often.

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by pespence (Currently owns)

    One of the best phones I have ever owned. I only got rid of it because I switched to Verizon Wireless from T-Mobile. The only real gripe I had with the phone was the severe lack of internal storage. 512mb severely limited the phone, even with the option to install apps to the SD card.

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  • 7.0
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    Reviewed by DrRectalExam (Currently owns)

    I’ve owned my Nexus One for over a year and a half now, and that’s impressive. Not only because it’s still very useable so long after its launch but also because I haven’t broken it.

    Hardware / Design

    This is in-fact one of the standout features of this phone; only older Nokia’s have managed to survive their tenure with me so well. Scratches, cracks and dents are in abundance, but the phone continues to function much as it did when new.

    Internals / Display

    The 1ghz Snapdragon processor is still perfectly capable of moving you around Android swiftly, while the single inbuilt speaker is pretty poor. Using speakerphone generally requires holding the phone to your face anyway, while ringtones tend to be pretty inaudible too.

    190MB internal storage is useless, meaning you have to constantly juggle apps to keep the phone running. It does support up to 32gb MicroSD storage, which works without any major slowdown.

    The AMOLED display with the much discussed PenTile subpixel arrangement is a weak point, the edges of text were noticeably less defined, coming from a HTC Hero.

    Battery Life / Performance

    Battery life has always been unimpressive, almost always requiring a charge every day, although I am a rather heavy user. This has only got worse with age and the phone now finds itself on charge at least once a day, if not twice.

    When I first got this phone I was disappointed at its inability to keep up with the 3GS. I feel it would fare better now, with the software update to Gingerbread speeding things up significantly. Applications generally open pretty rapidly, but it’s not uncommon to be left with black screens waiting for things to load. Even on good days the general snappiness of the system can’t match WP7 or iOS.

    Camera

    It’s pretty bad, even in the best of the light.

    Software

    While I bemoaned the occasional black screen and general lack of fluidity earlier I am also full of plenty of praise for my phones OS. It’s currently running 2.3.6 gingerbread and it’s never run better. It’s worth mentioning that flash works well, and I do use it. Also most games play happily too, though more and more of the latest titles no longer support this phone.

    Wrap-Up

    This is a phone that has, with the exception of battery life, only become better with use, perhaps that’s because the software was slightly more flawed than it ought to be when it was launched. The fact remains that I don’t feel as if I’m totally left behind by people with newer phones, even after nearly two years. You can’t say fairer for your money than that surely? One thing you can take from my review is if you like the Galaxy Nexus now, buy it. If Google’s first effort is anything to go buy, you’ll like it even more by the time you are done with it.

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    • Battery life 5
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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by BD1122 (Currently owns)

    I know the nexus one is almost 2 years old but I want to give it some credit. It is still a great phone. I use it every day, loving it. A bit of background history, I came from a European HTC Wildfire which was, kindly said, not that great. I spotted a 1 year old Europian Nexus One on ebay and bought it immediately. I have been using it for about 4 month now and it's great.

    Pro
    - Design is absolutely great. The best phone HTC made until today (my opinion).
    - Performance doing day to day tasks is still good.
    - Software is directly from Google, no crap-ware and clean Google experience.
    - Google ecosystem is great on an Android device.
    - When rooted tons of roms to choice from.

    Cons
    - I have some issues with the screen of my Nexus One. The digitizer of the screen is not that good. It sometimes register a touch input several centimeters from where I actually touch. When I lock and unlock the phone the problem is gone. It's a common problem with this phone. Some phones have it more then others.
    - NO update to ICS, but custom roms can do the job.
    - The camera does the job but it's not that great.
    - Limited amount of storage for apps.

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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)

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    Reviewed by SixFingeredAmish (Currently owns)

    Although the Nexus One is no longer available, it deserves a review. This phone was a beast during its time, and was the phone that took Android to the next level. It raised the bar in terms of design (and became the first phone with the new HTC design language) and performance.
    In many ways the Nexus One (and the G1) is the HD2 of Android. While it is almost 2 years old (launching in January 2010), it still received software updates from Google up to the latest version of Gingerbread. However, now that Google has discontinued support for the N1, it will surely get newer versions of Android from the community as the Nexus One is widely used by Android developers and early adopters.
    With stock Android, this phone lasts a whole day without use. With use, however, it may only last up to 2 in the afternoon, or even earlier than that. The display is underwhelming, providing bright colors, but the pentile matrix makes it terrible.
    This phone is no longer available but for those who can still find it, it is the original Google Phone. It was legendary and it still is.

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