Phone Comparison - HTC Google Nexus One vs HTC Desire

HTC Google Nexus One
htc google nexus one
HTC Desire
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general General Info

Manufacturer HTC HTC
Announced January 2010 February 2010
Status Available - January 2010 Available - March 2010
Colors Brown (teflon coating) Black, Brown, Silver, White
Form Factor Candybar Candybar
Dimension 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm
(4.69 x 2.35 x 0.45 in)
119 x 60 x 11.9 mm
(4.69 x 2.36 x 0.47 in)
Weight 130 g (4.59 oz) 135 g (4.76 oz)
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - for AT&T, Rogers Wireless
HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 - North America
Messaging SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM SMS, MMS, Push Mail, EMail, IM

hardware Hardware and OS

OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair) Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair), upgradable to v2.2 (Froyo)
Processor 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon [Similar] 1 GHz Scorpion, Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon [Similar]
GPU Adreno 200 [Similar] Adreno 200 [Similar]
RAM 512 MB [Browse Similar] 576 MB [Browse Similar]
Internal Memory N/A N/A
External Memory microSD, up to 32GB, 4GB included microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB included

display Display

Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED or SLCD capacitive touchscreen
Colors 16M colors 16M colors
Size 3.7 inches [Similar] 3.7 inches [Similar]
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) [Similar] 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) [Similar]
Screen-to-Body Ratio 54.82% 54.64%
Multi-Touch yes yes

multimedia Multimedia

3.5mm Jack yes yes
Radio Factory locked by default, can Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable Yes + Downloadable
Loud Speaker yes yes

camera Camera

Rear Camera 5 MP, 2560x1920 pixels [Similar] 5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels [Similar]
Flash LED flash LED flash
Features Auto focus, Geo-tagging Auto focus, Geo-tagging
Video Yes, D1 (720x480 pixels)@min. 20fps Yes, WVGA (800x480 pixels) @ 15fps, 720p@30fps via Android 2.2 (Froyo) update
Front Camera No [Similar] No [Similar]

connectivity Connectivity and Data Rate

GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
Edge Class 10, 236.8 kbps Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 2 Mbps
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP Yes v2.1 with A2DP
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot (Android 2.2)
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0 Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support Yes, with A-GPS support
Browser HTML HTML, Adobe Flash

memory User Memory

Internal 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM 576 MB RAM; 512 MB ROM
Expandable Storage microSD, up to 32GB, 4GB included microSD, up to 32 GB, 4 GB included

Apps Sensors

Fingerprint fingerprint not supported fingerprint not supported
Proximity Sensor proximity sensor present proximity sensor present
Accelerometer Sensor accelerometer sensor present accelerometer sensor present
NFC NFC not supported NFC not supported

battery Battery

Type Standard battery, Li-Ion Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 1400 mAh 1400 mAh
Stand by Up to 290 h (2G)
Up to 250 h (3G)
Up to 340 h (2G)
Up to 360 h (3G)
Talk Time Up to 10 hours (2G)
Up to 7 hours (3G)
Up to 6 h 40 min (2G)
Up to 6 h 30 min (3G)