Comparison Between Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid [Nexus One vs Droid]

Written By Sam on 9 January 2010

Google’s Nexus One is the most awaited phone in the market with constantly leaked specs. Nexus One is certainly a tough competitor of Motorola Droid and Apple iPhone 3GS. Earlier we have covered Nexus One vs iPhone 3GS and written about the unique differences of their features and in this article we will provide you information of the differences in the features of Motorola Droid and Nexus One which will help you to take a wise decision in choosing a better handset.

Comparison Between Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid [Nexus One vs Droid]

CPU and Operating System – Nexus One vs Motorola Droid

Running on Qualcomm QSD 8250, 1 GHz, Nexus One works on latest Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 – Eclair operating system. The Motorola’s Droid runs on Arm Cortex A8 processor, 550 mHz and works on Android 2.0 OS. With latest technology and enhanced processor speeds Nexus One is definitely ahead of Droid. Almost with double the processing power of Droid, Nexus One is a clear choice here.

Display, Size and Weight – Nexus One vs Motorola Droid

Weighing around 130 g with battery and nearly 100g without battery, Nexus One comes with a 3.7 inch diagonal wide WVGA AMOLED touchscreen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The Motorola Droid measures around 6 OZ or 169 g and features a 3.7-inch WVGA wide touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. Comparatively Nexus One has a AMOLED touchscreen display with a greater resolution along with a light weight design.

Power and battery – Nexus One vs Motorola Droid

Google’s N1 is provided with a removable 1400 mAH battery and facilitates standby time of 290 hours on 2G and up to 250 hours on 3G, whereas with removable 1400 mAH battery, the Droid from Motorola provides standby time up to 270 hrs. But along with the standby time, Nexus One provides talk time of 10 hrs on 2G, 7 hrs on 3G, video playback up to 7hrs and audio playback up to 20 hours.

Memory capacity – Motorola Droid vs Nexus One

Nexus One has 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM and a 4 GB Micro SD Card which is expandable to 32 GB. Motorola Droid has a memory with a capacity of 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM with support to 32 GB microSD. Droid comes with a 16 GB microSD pre-installed. Memory is one area in which Nexus One definitely scores low points.

Camera – Nexus One vs Motorola Droid

Nexus One features a 5 MP camera with 2X digital zoom and LED flash. With an auto focus from 6 cm to infinity, depending on lighting conditions, users can capture video at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or even higher. Motorola Droid too has a 5 MP camera but with a 4X digital Zoom and dual LED flash, which makes it a better choice for photography enthusiasts.

Though the above listed differences depict that Nexus One is ahead of Motorola Droid in many aspects, we have wait and see whether Nexus One can really compete and beat the popular Droid. Apart from the above differences there are many more things that needs to be considered before judging the better mobile.

One Response to “Comparison Between Google Nexus One and Motorola Droid [Nexus One vs Droid]”

  1. Kirk says:

    You wrote, “Nexus One has a AMOLED touchscreen display with a greater resolution”. This is wrong – as your previous sentence said, the Droid is 854 x 480, while the Nexus One is 800 x 480. The Droid has a higher-resolution screen.

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