Google Nexus One review

Another HTC Android phone, but this one's direct from the search giant

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The Nexus One has a fairly long-lasting battery and worked for an entire day of occasional use - similar to what you would expect with an HTC Magic or Apple iPhone 3GS.

Of course, this depends greatly on how you are using the device; if you have Bluetooth and wireless enabled, and if you have set the brightness at full power, then the battery will obviously get eaten up far more quickly.

For the most part, the Nexus One lasts about the same time as most Android phones, which isn't great as Google still needs to up its game in this department. Of course, the battery is removable so you could carry a spare or two and have the phone last for a few days time - but we doubt many people will ever manage to be THAT organised.

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Being an Android phone, there are some great tie-ins to the cloud - for scheduling using Google Calendar (which is configured for you automatically when you enter your Gmail account), and for managing contacts that you import from Facebook or Google.

The Nexus One provides wireless and Bluetooth connection options, and they work the same as other Android handsets without any new features or radical departures. We had no trouble testing several Bluetooth headsets, or connecting to a variety of wireless routers and hotspots.


Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported32 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1700, WCDMA 2100
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourSilver Black
Operating SystemAndroid
Brand NameHTC
Battery Talk Time10 Hour
Product ModelNexus One
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Weight (Approximate)130 g
Maximum Video Resolution720 x 480
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), Instant Messaging, Email
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Height119 mm
Width59.8 mm
Depth11.5 mm
Battery Standby Time290 Hour
ManufacturerHigh Tech Computer Corp
Product NameNexus One Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Screen TypeOLED
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, G-sensor
Manufacturer Part NumberNEXUS ONE
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

HTC is excited to have worked with Google in the development of the Nexus One. Through our collaborative efforts we have delivered the ground breaking Nexus One to market quickly, and accelerated the rate of design innovation across our full portfolio of Android phones.

Our industrial designers and engineers reached deep to come up with a design that would fully take advantage of all the latest advances that the Android platform has to offer. The Nexus One is sleek, light, and extremely thin without sacrificing on power or the vivid visual experience brought forth by the phone's display.

Limited Warranty2 Year
Standard Memory512 MB