Nexus One or Hero

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  1. greygray macrumors 68000

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    Just an open question to all fellow iPhone owners. If you didn't own an iPhone and had a choice between these 2 Android devices, which would you choose and why?

    Google Nexus One or HTC Hero
     
  2. robj macrumors regular

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    To have a solid opinion I have to wait until I see a real Nexus One.

    But looking at their specs, the snapdragon 1Ghz of Nexus make a real advantage over Hero.

    Moreover, Nexus One will bring clean Android 2.1 from factory, in Hero you have to upgrade and use that HTC Sense thing.

    For now, I'll buy a Nexus One. But, in my country there isn't any operator that can provide you the phone, so I'll have to wait or pay the big sum :(
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. Although, given what I know now, I would take the Nexus One, even though I really like what HTC has done with their Sense UI.
     
  4. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    Engadget has a great hands-on w/ video of the Nexus One and their review comes out today I believe. I would go with the Nexus One if I dropped my iPhone but I don't think that'll happen unless the next gen iPhone does not meet my expectations.
     
  5. greygray thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Why buy a Nexus One if you can just buy an Otterbox Case Defender to protect your iPhone? :D
     
  6. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I haven't played with the Hero, but I've played with the Eris (almost equivalent to Sprint's offering). Comparatively, the Nexus One has a much nicer feel and performance.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    Probably the Nexus one.

    The funny thing about these phones is that newer = better. Up till now the buzz was for droid based phones, that has since died down because the Nexus has supplemented the droid in people's consciousness
     
  8. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    Nexus one i love mine not sure i will be getting another iPhone..
     
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  10. greygray thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. When a new Android based phone turns up, more people think that's the better one. Lol. I personally find the Hero a better device than the Nexus One on the whole with Sense UI.
     
  11. GeekGirl* macrumors 65816

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    The nexus one is a much better phone plain and simple.
     
  12. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a Nexus One and before that, I had a G1.

    I have an iPod touch 64gb, didn't want to use a device with insufficient space for my entire collection for my iTunes library, and didn't see the point in having both an iPod touch and an iPhone ... plus, I have an AT&T Blackberry from work, and always think if you have two phones, it's best if they're from different carriers just in case. So for these various reasons, I've been very willing to experiment with Android.

    The Nexus One's screen and processor speed make it stand apart from all other phones I've seen. I do like that the Droid has a physical keyboard yet still has a decent/normal physical design. The G1's physical design was a bit goofy. But if you don't need a physical keyboard, I think the Nexus One is at the head of the class right now for Android. The screen is 3.7" 800x480 OLED. The case looks understated and well-designed and feels good in the hand.

    Comparing it with iPhones is more subjective because it depends whether the iTunes sync abilities of iPhones are important to you. If not, it becomes a question of better screen and specs on T-Mobile (for now)/Verizon (soon), vs more mature UI and greater built-in storage on AT&T.
     

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