Nexus One vs. iPhone 3GS Face Off
Some have speculated that the Google Nexus One is an iPhone beater handset, but is it really? Well the guys over at ibtimes have delved into this and have come up with a face off battle between the iconic iPhone 3GS and the Nexus One.
First off they compare sizes, with the iPhone 3GS being 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3mm with a weight of 135 grams, while the Nexus One measures 119 x 59.8 x 11.5mm weighing in at 130 grams. They conclude here that it is a tie due to not a significant difference in size and weight.
On to the display and the iPhone 3GS offers a 3.5 inch capacitive multi-touch screen at 480 x 320 pixel resolution. The Nexus One delivers a 3.7 inch WVGA AMOLED display, which they say the Nexus One wins here due to a larger screen, although there is no multi-touch it can offer higher resolution.
Next comes the camera and video recording with the iPhone 3GS having a 3.15 megapixel camera with auto-focus but lacks zoom and flash. The Nexus One packs a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, LED flash and 2x digital zoom, thus the Nexus One wins on this score.
On to wireless and connectivity with both handsets being quad-band GSM, 3G/GPRS/EDGE/WiFi and Bluetooth, but in this case the Nexus One wins due to Google including a microUSB port which the iPhone 3GS doesn’t have.
Then there’s the operating system, the iPhone 3GS runs Apple’s proprietary iPhone OS 3.0 while the Nexus One runs Google’s Android 2.1 OS which they conclude that as the iPhone OS is probably the biggest drawback to the iPhone, the Nexus One wins again.
Next we have the processor; the iPhone 3GS packs an ARM Cortex A8 600MHz, while the Nexus One packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1GHz processor, thus the Google phone wins as it is “blazingly faster.”
When it comes to music and video though, the iPhone 3GS comes out the winner as although both handsets come with a media player which supports multiple video and audio playback, the iPhone can also double as an iPod.
On to memory and yes you guessed it the Nexus One wins this one due to it incorporating microSD expansion unlike the iPhone 3GS.
As for features they call it a tie as both the iPhone 3GS and Nexus One are packed with rich features. Finally they come to their verdict which is that the Nexus One beats the iPhone 3GS by 8 to 1. But the true test will come when the Nexus One is out and about with the public.