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84
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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New York Times says:

The Nexus One is an excellent app phone, fast and powerful but marred by some glitches and missing features -- a worthy competitor to the Droid, if not the iPhone.
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User Reviews

80
jeffclavier
Overall I am positive on this initial version of the Nexus One, and grateful...read more
90
Valicore
It's a beautiful phone with a gorgeous screen and a pretty good in hand...read more
80
sloanb
Like most high end smartphones, the Nexus One feels wonderful in your hand....read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
3.722
Internal memory
2007
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2g, 3g
Carriers (US)
T-Mobile
Model
Verizon Nexus One
Model
The Nexus One as sold

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes
Model
AT&T Nexus One

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM
Model
T-Mobile

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Trackball

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g (up to10 hours) (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
290 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1400 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (No)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
200 MB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (Us, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (No)

Display

Screen size
3.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480x800)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1000 MHz
RAM
512 MB
ROM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No
TV-out
No
Model
AT&T & Rogers

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Trackball

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g (up to10 hours) (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
290 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1400 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (5 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Flash, Contact pictures) (No)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
200 MB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Ogg, Wav) (H264, Mpeg4) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes, Weather
Java
Other

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (Us, Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Hsdpa, Hsupa) (No)

Display

Screen size
3.7 inches
Screen resolution
Other (480x800)
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Speaker independent

Hardware

CPU
1000 MHz
RAM
512 MB
ROM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No
TV-out
No
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