The Nexus One is creating a huge buzz. It must be said that the Google phone is considered as a serious competitor to the iPhone, Celetalk has tested it for you and has put together the good and bad points of Nexus One.

The good

Design: clean to the extreme, the Nexus One is designed by Taiwanese HTC So the Google brand is mentioned nowhere. The device is conspicuous by its finesse (119 mm in length, 59.8 mm in width and 11.5 mm thick), its wide screen (3.7 inches) and lightweight (130 g). An aesthetic reminding the iPhone. The fans of sobriety will appreciate.

Use: With the new Android 2.1, the Nexus One has a superior technical capabilities to its rival. It thus has 512 MB of RAM (twice the iPhone 3GS) and Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 3G QSD8250, one of the most powerful on the market and will also equip the first SmartBook HP. Result: it runs quickly and provides a smooth and pleasant browsing.

Another advantage: the advanced management of multi-tasking, very limited on the iPhone.

Multimedia: There the Nexus One is clear hunting on the lands of Apple offering a more efficient camera of 5 megapixels. In addition, it can record (MPEG 4) videos in high definition.

Gadgets: two microphones equip the Nexus One to “avoid ambient noise during a conversation,” according to Google. The revolution comes from the Gallery application, which allows access to images and videos in a easy and intuitive way. For now, Android Market claims to provide 18,000 applications but also claims itself to be a rather open tool: developers can add their own application to be validated or not by Google.

Another gadget: the animated screen.

The Bad

Screen: While it shines by its resolution (480×800, AMOLED technology), it annoys with the lack of touch precision..

Speak English: the voice recognition tool which is boasted by Google – which makes it possible to transcribe voice messages or to query the phone – is only available in French. It can be only used in English and with a good accent, please.

Verdict: If the Nexus One is a serious competitor of the iPhone, it even surpasses it in technical capabilities, thanks to Android 2.1. However, the Nexus is not a revolution.

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