HTC EVO 4G, Nexus One, and Droid face off on the charted field of battle

Ross Miller
R. Miller|03.23.10

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HTC EVO 4G, Nexus One, and Droid face off on the charted field of battle


Google Nexus One

Motorola Droid
Android OS 2.1 with Sense UI 2.1 2.01
Carrier Sprint All2 Verizon Wireless
Network technology 1x / EV-DO Rev. A / WiMAX Various (including 3G) 1x / EV-DO Rev. A
Processor 1GHz Snapdragon 1GHz Snapdragon 550MHz TI OMAP 3430
RAM 512MB 512MB 256MB
Screen size 4.3-inch 3.7-inch 3.7-inch
Resolution 800 x 480 800 x 480 854 x 480
Touch Capacitive multitouch Capacitive multitouch Capacitive multitouch
Physical keyboard -- -- Slide-out landscape QWERTY
Internal storage 1GB 512MB 512MB
Expandable storage microSD microSD microSD
Rear camera 8MP w/ LED flash 5MP w/ LED flash 5MP w/ LED flash
Video recording 1280 x 720 720 x 480 720 x 480
Front camera 1.3MP -- --
Battery 1500mAh 1400mAh 1400mAh
WiFi 802.11b/g 802.11b/g 802.11b/g
HDMI out Yes -- --
Kickstand Yes -- --

As you've probably noticed, we have something of a propensity for charts -- hey, organization is key to a well-balanced life, right? Since we last tackled an Android device faceoff, the sheer number of competitors has branched out far and wide, but despite the propagation / fragmentation, including today's unveiling of the HTC EVO 4G, three clear frontrunners have taken most of the spotlight for being the pinnacle of the Android experience: the aforementioned, HTC / Google's Nexus One, and the Motorola Droid. Here, the latter device is looking a bit long in the tooth, but that physical QWERTY keyboard and its volcanic rise to prominence gives it some strong staying power. Cold, hard data isn't going to tell the full story, but until you can get to try each of these yourself -- all at the same time, if you're lucky -- it's a great place to start.

1 A purported 2.1 upgrade has been promised and delayed more times than we care to count anymore.
2 The Nexus One is currently available unlocked for T-Mobile's and AT&T's 3G networks, separately, and on track to hit Verizon, Sprint in the near future.
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