Google Nexus One vs Nokia N900

The Nexus One is the Google Phone launched on January 5th, 2010. This device is Android powered device, some say best android for now. On other side is N900 – best Nokia smartphone at the moment. So, who is better? Here is short review.

In table you can see that in some segments wins Nexus one, in some N900, but in some segments there is no winner.

Phone N900 Nexus One
Company Nokia Google
OS GNU / Linux Debian – Maemo 5 Android OS, v2.1
Root Access yes no
Height 110.9 mm 119 mm
Width 59.8 mm 59.8 mm
Depth 19.55 mm 11.5 mm
Weight 181 g 130 g
CPU Frequency 600 MHz 1 GHz
RAM 256 MB 512 MB
Storage 32 GB 4 GB
Extension microSD microSD
Batterie 1320 mAh 1400 mAh
Physical keyboard yes no
Multitouch no yes
Screen TFT resistive touchscreen (88.9 mm) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (94 mm )
Resolution 800 × 480 800 × 480
3D OpenGL ES 2.0 OpenGL ES 2.0
TV Output yes + cable included no
Wi-Fi 802.11b / g 802.11b/g/n
GSM / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz


900/1700/2100 MHz 900/1700/2100 MHz
Bluetooth 2.1 2.1
A-GPS yes yes
Accelerometer yes yes
Compass no yes
Camera 5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels,Carl Zeiss optics,
autofocus, Dual LED flash, video light
5 MP, 2560х1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Camera features geo-tagging Smile detection, geo-tagging
LED Flash yes yes
Video WVGA(848 x 480)@25fps D1 (720×480 pixels)@26 fps
FM Transmitter yes no
3.5mm audio jack yes yes
Other features – Skype and GoogleTalk VoIP integration

– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ music player

– WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD/DivX video player

– Adobe Flash Player 9.4

– Digital compass

– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration

– MP3/eAAC+/WAV music player

– MP4/H.263/H.264 video player

Price 650€ $530

Booth phones feature newly designed operating system, booth are finger-friendly, intuitive and perfectly suited to touchscreen use. This is reasonable because booth phones have big screens, N900 has 88,9mm TFT resistive touchscreen, and Nexus One has 94mm AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The Nokia Blog reports that the Google Nexus One has better screen with richer, more noticeable colours, displays clearer and brighter pictures.

All users that tried Nexus saying that Nexus One lacks phisical keyboard. It is simplier and better to have separate input of letters when for example browsing or sending messages, mail. N900 is ideal device for text entry.

With a slightly more established operating system, the Google Nexus One offers more applications for download, but it’s only a matter of time before the Nokia N900 catches up. Setting up the Nexus One was very fast; Google mail, calendar, contacts were all synced right away after entering email address. It is real pity that Nokia N900 cannot currently sync all these three services using Exchange.

Phones have different CPU-s, you can see that Nexus One have more power (1GHz ) compared to 600MHz in N900. But on booth phones multimedia like vids and audio playing wery well. We will see what result will be in benchmark tests. Slight advantage in battery power have Nexus, but that means nothing because we don’t know which phone throw more power when operating.

N900 is slightly fatter than the Google Nexus One, but in other hand it has an excellent QWERTY keypad. Size of Nexus One is big advantage, he is smaller, he easier slip into pocket, so it’s more suited to the casual user. About design we won’t discus, can only say that booth phones has been made of high quality materials.


2 Responses to Google Nexus One vs Nokia N900

  1. Corwin says:

    I like the way the Google Nexus One looks and how its not as big. The N900 haves some good adons but not any thing i will be using and time soon.. If one of them gets Teamspeak to work then i will like that phone more but right now its Google Nexus One.

  2. star trek voyager says:

    I just got my Nexus phone and it is awesome. The battery life sucks and I am looking for ways to preserve it.

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