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Comment: A great integration of HTC and Google !
Comment: loved this phone! i dropped it so many times but it still worked really well and its full of good functions.
Bad: not for me
Good: Android, 1 GHz Processor
Comment: Best Phone I Have Ever Had
Good: Extremely comfortable and easy to hold, beautiful screen, good reception, very fast, good response to inputs, Flash support, great integration with Google services
Bad: Typical smartphone battery life, only on Vodafone in UK, expensive
Comment: Extremely satisfied customer. The Nexus was my first foray into smartphones, if not smartphone interfaces (I have been using an iPod Touch for over a year now) and it's nothing short of a pleasure to use. Whether you get a HTC Desire or a Nexus One is entirely up to you - having used both I'd say that the Nexus is slightly less flashy in terms of interfaces, but does come with better Google integration if you use a lot of Google services like I do, and whilst it doesn't have the Sense UI, as of Froyo (Android 2.2) it does have a wonderfully intuitive interface somewhat akin to iOS 4.
If you're in the market for a high end smartphone, you'd be a fool not to count the Nexus even if the Desire has stolen some of it's thunder in recent months.
Bad: a combination of 2 products stuffed into 1: quantity not quality!
Comment: THE iPhone wannabe but never will bE!!!
Good: It's a fantastic device and will keep getting better
Bad: can't easily switch language of suggestion on keyboard
Comment: To me it's the first smartphone that delivers on all front : elegant UI, wealth of possibilities, great hardware, and horsepower to deliver a seamless user experience : listening to spotify music whilst reading news, that's all perfectly handled. To me, one of the biggest plus is that except for transfering music, the whole concept of synchronising to a PC is obsolete with Android and not new to the nexus.
The market is crammed with apps (remember you just need one good one of each type) although it may not be a gamers paradise (that, I simply wouldn't know).
That's probably the phone will make me stop reading phone reviews.
Good: Responsiveness/Speed of applications, right size, easy interface
Bad: No ability to send business cards, voice activiated dialling needs you to be connected to the net; no magnifying glass like Iphone when selecting text. No outlook desktop sync
Comment: The 1st thing that came as a surprise when taking out the box was no user manual, so I presumed the interface was so easy, it did not need one - and I was pleased to say that this is correct. Everything is logically set out without too much guess work and just worked. Within minutes I had set up a wireless net connection and set up Gmail and 2 pop accounts.
However that does not negate the need for a user manual as there are a few tricks that are not readily apparent - such as moving your hand quickly across the on screen keyboard brings up the voice application.
This leads to me to a bugbear, I can understand why when searching for items on the net and dictating text to speech, that the processing power of the Google servers are needed to speech recognition (which is not bad at all) however when trying to 'voice dial' contacts there is no need for the request to go to the Google servers.
The voice dial app is floored on two counts - 1. As stated above, you need to be connected to the net for the application to even start.
2. It is not a true voice dial app. - Why? While it does bring up the contact you still have to manually select which number to call. Both the Iphone and with the purchase of a app on Windows Mobile, you simply call the name, the app responds asking you which one of the numbers to call and promptly dials it for you, ideal for dialling via bluetooth while on the move.
The flaw in the always connected internet is that at present I have been unable to get a 3G signal via my Orange Sim, or after putting in an O2 sim.
I suppose this is the reason why the bluetooth does not support voice activated dialling from the headset.
I do have a theory about having to be always connected to the net for voice applications.
Google are experimenting with a voice recognition engine as the next evolution in search engine technology and what a better way to get a controlled sample of various accents, dialects etc than by having users submit all queries via the net.
The screen is excellent and bright and larger than my previous HTC Touch Pro superb to view - viewing lovely colours and looks as good as the Iphone. (only indoors though - outside you had better find a shade so that you can see the screen, just ordered anti glare screen protector)
Text messaging, phone calling and contacts are well integrated so that you can easily select what action you wish to perform after getting a text or receiving a phone call.
Threaded texts are lovely although I did have to install Handcent SMS because I was jealous of the bubble effect on the Iphone.
The only problem with text messages is the inability to send business cards by text. I haven't been able to test out MMS as I have no 3G signal so am unable to send or receive any.
The following week the phone did an automatic update to the new version of Android which went through perfectly and brought pinch/zoom to web browsing, still no 3G for me though which this update was supposed to address.
The other faux pax is no Outlook Desktop sync, so I have reverted to using a 3rd party app. That's a shame really as the calendar Sync from Google for Outlook is excellent, in performing over the air synchronisation.
The app store for android although not as feature rich as the apple one yet, does have some genuinely useful apps which I downloaded i.e. Handcent SMS, Meridian, Sipdroid (excellent implementation), Tone Picker and Wave Secure.
I do love the phone, its feel, look and because I ordered it from the US the personal (vanity) laser etching on the back of the phone. The interface feels just right to use and is very productive when using the predictive text and onscreen keyboard.
Although people will compare it to the Iphone 3Gs and say that it the Iphone is better (I do agree for very minor reasons - but I wouldn't change to one). I think it can be slightly unfair comparison.
The reason for this is when the Iphone was originally released, alt
Good: screen beautiful
Bad: battery life but can be fixed with extra battery
Comment: it's nearly a month i own this phone the best phone ever had,speedy, beatiful design, lovely resolutions makes an iphone like an old black and white tv first time apple need a lot of catching up to do no wonder why steve jobs is sulking also love the multitasking ability, this phone takes anything I throw.simply breathtaking well done google
ps: mmanassian your comment and review is abismal never told what u don't like abouit this phone maybe your iphone is is abismal in comparison to this phone give you 1 for lack of objectivity
Good: screen, OS, apps, web browser
Bad: can't sync out of the box with Outlook
Comment: Can't believe the dumb review of mmanassian who obviously has never used one of these. This is completely different from apple. A proper multi-tasking OS, syncing with google calender and contacts over the wire, rather then needing a terrible bloat app like itunes. I have my outlook synced with google contacts and this syncs with android over the air. Perfect backup.
This phone is a dream to use and android apps are catching up fast with apple and you don't have to be tied into the restrictive and controlled apple ecosystem.
Google should relent and get PC based syncing with outlook out of the box.
I had an iphone but this is my new phone.
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