There's no multi-touch capability on the Nexus One, so you can't zoom in with a pinch of the fingers like you can on the Hero or the Motorola Milestone. We missed this intuitive tool, but, unless you've become used to it already, we don't think you'll mind the privation too much. Flash support is another feature that HTC got onto the Hero but that's missing on the Nexus One.
Take a shot
The Nexus One has a 5-megapixel camera with an LED photo light, and shoots video, as well as stills. In our tests, the camera wasn't spectacular, but it did a good job of catching spontaneous snapshots and had a useful handful of settings to play with.
You can pack your photos and music onto the included 4GB microSD card, with the Nexus One supporting up to a 32GB card. It's also easy to share your snaps over email, MMS message, Facebook or Picasa.
Google says that it made the Nexus One to show people what Android could really do, and we think it's succeeded brilliantly. Although it lacks the slick Android additions that HTC grafted onto the Hero, the Nexus One's big screen and powerful processor make it utterly crave-worthy and a challenger for the title of best Android phone yet. It's also a small step ahead of the Motorola Milestone, unless a physical Qwerty keyboard is on your list of must-have features.
to its Android powers, the Nexus One is certainly more flexible and
customisable than the iPhone, with a long list of superior features, such as an
LED light for its camera, and expandable memory. But Android isn't as slick and
user-friendly as Apple's iPhone OS, and the Android Market can't match the App Store's dominance either. If you value expandability and features over elegance and ease of use, the Nexus One may be the handset for you.
Edited by Charles Kloet