Google’s entry into the phone world – the Google Nexus One – is out. I’ve been testing it for the last day since FedEx dropped one on my doorstep. I paid $529 for an unlocked version which means that I am able to use it on my existing T-Mobile account simply by swapping the tiny SIM card that is inside my BlackBerry 9700.
What many people have been asking is whether the Google Nexus One is the best Android phone or whether the much advertised Droid might be a better choice.
Well since I own both phones I’ve taken a few minutes this morning to write up a pros and cons comparison between the two.
You can read my Google Nexus One vs Droid Pros and Cons on my gadget blog for the full details.
In a nutshell I like everything about the Google Nexus One – especially the speed. If you’re comfortable using T-Mobile as the carrier (which is the only carrier supporting the phone for now though Verizon is slated to provide service come Spring 2010) and if you’re a heavy Gmail user (which I am) then you’ll love Android and I think the Google Nexus One.
Based on my repeatedly poor experiences with the Droid voice quality – I don’t recommend you purchase a Droid.
If however you’re company is stoic in its use of Microsoft Exchange Server or you are not on Gmail (and don’t plan to be) then I think either the BlackBerry (for heavy emailers) or iPhone (for those with light email needs but strong desire for third party applications and music/video) are better choices.