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HTC Desire vs HTC Nexus One

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Posted: 15 Dec 2009
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 17 Mar 2010
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSAndroid (2.2, 2.1)Android (2.3.4, 2.2, 2.1) 
Dimensions4.69 x 2.36 x 0.47 inches (119 x 60 x 11.9 mm)4.69 x 2.35 x 0.45 inches (119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm) 
Weight4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
4.59 oz (130 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.7 inches3.7 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

252 ppi252 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

AMOLEDAMOLED 
Colors16 777 216  
TouchscreenMulti-touchYes 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLEDLED 
FeaturesAutofocus, Face detection, Geo taggingAutofocus, Geo tagging 
Camcorder800 x 480 pixels720x480 (DVD) (20 fps) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 1000 MHz, ScorpionSingle core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processorAdreno 200Adreno 200 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

576 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.66 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
10.00 hours
the average is 12 h (745 min)
 
Stand-by time14.2 days (340 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
12.1 days (290 hours)
the average is 20 days (492 h)
 
Talk time (3G)6.50 hours
the average is 15 h (872 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 15 h (872 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 22 days (528 h)
10.4 days (250 hours)
the average is 22 days (528 h)
 
Capacity1400 mAh1400 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Features Album art cover, Background playback 
RadioFMFM, Stereo, RDS 
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYesYes 
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS900, 2100 MHz850, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGEHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPSA-GPS, Cell ID 
NavigationYesYes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g802.11 b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage deviceUSB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncComputer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneService lights (1, Multiple color), Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3 
OtherVoice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced16 Feb 2010  

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