Can HTC Desire Outgun Google Nexus One?
When HTC unveiled the HTC Desire at Mobile World Congress 2010 they basically delivered a twin of the Google Nexus One smartphone albeit a couple of UI differences. So can the HTC Desire stand up against the Google Nexus One and outgun it?
According to an article over on itproportal it can and they have come up with seven reasons why they think the HTC Desire can beat the Google Nexus One.
Although the HTC Desire and Nexus One share the same specs, they say the HTC will beat the Nexus One because of firstly, after sales support as HTC has better experience in this field than Google. Next there’s HTC Sense UI, and although Google does have some experience in UI design, HTC is likely to beat them in that particular field.
Then there’s battery life on standby, with the Nexus One claiming 290 hours standby time while the HTC Desire claims 360 hours, that’s 12 days while the Nexus One offers only 9 days. Next up is availability, the Nexus One will hit the UK and Europe in early spring this year and thus far you can’t pre-order, but with the HTC Desire you can already pre-order the handset from eXpansys for availability on the 12th of April.
Next comes down to memory with the HTC Desire offering an extra 12.5% more onboard memory than the Nexus One, and you also get an 8GB card in the box as opposed to the Nexus One’s 4GB. Then there’s the no trackball as an optical tracking device is better than a ball.
Lastly it all comes down to price; the Nexus One costs around Â£499 while the HTC Desire should cost about Â£50 less at Â£449 and as the HTC Desire should be available on more carriers contract prices should be even lower.