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A nice solid dependable android.
Google Nexus One
Member Name: Screenager1988
Google Nexus One
Advantages: Quality build, solid dependable.
Disadvantages: Battery life is a dissapointment
The Google Nexus One. Manufactured by HTC but sold as a Google branded phone, it has a big brother now the Nexus S which is an entirely different beast but lets have a look at this old workhorse for the time being.
The first thing you'll notice about the Nexus One is it's heavy, and solid. This isn't a bad thing being light enough to carry around everywhere and you'll get used to it - infact I quite like it, owning the Samsung Galaxy S 2 now it's hard not to miss that dependable metal feeling. Knowing that the Nexus One can stand up to considerable damage is a high point.
The second thing you'll notice about the Nexus One is that it's fast, sure it's no dual core beast but its 1Ghz processor can still handle the majority of android apps and tasks without too much of a sweat, and it still receives the new android updates before many other phones, making it a must if you love the having the up to date OS.
Unfortunately it comes with a view downsides, the screen whilst nice to look at is a little small by today's standards, and while it is normally quite sensitive it can occasionally freak out - making it very difficult to do normal tasks such as text messaging. This however is rare and can be sorted easily by rebooting the phone. But you really shouldn't have to should you?
The battery life again is a downside, but it's not that much worse than other smartphones. Just be prepared to charge it every night - though there are aftermarket batteries out there. Check out Ebay for them, just be sure to buy a HTC branded battery and not a cheapy. That's never a good idea.
So to round up is this phone worth it? Sure, it's still got plenty of life left in it for my money, it's not future proofed anymore and will probably show its age a year from now, but if your looking for a solid dependable android then this is your phone.
Summary: A great phone going for a good price nowadays.
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