Battery life on smartphones is never good enough, though, as we said, the possibility of inserting a spare in case of emergency is useful. On the other hand, will you actually buy a spare battery? Probably not, so you’ll need to charge the phone every day. That large, bright screen comes at a battery-draining price.
There’s little to dislike with the Nexus One
And Google nicely bundles a neoprene case that slips off quickly enough when you want to use the phone and protects the handset from coin and key scratches in a pocket or handbag. It also has a fetching picture of an Android on it.
There’s little to dislike with the Nexus One. To wake the screen from sleep, you have to press the power button rather than the trackball, which would be more convenient. Battery life is acceptable but not outstanding. Beyond these, the biggest disappointment is the lack of apps.
Android, like the iPhone, needs apps to thrive and the lack of quality control on Android has been a problem in the past. Thankfully, apps are now beginning to arrive on the newly improved Android App Market in sufficient numbers to mean you can find good stuff among the dross so this shouldn’t be a problem much longer. And the vast majority of Android apps are free.
If you’ve decided now is the time to upgrade to a smartphone, the Nexus One is very worthy of consideration. Its super-bright screen, enticing interface and lots of extra features are hard to resist. Although the number of good apps is still not high enough, it’s growing. Overall, this is a great time to go Android, and the Nexus One is one of the best Android phones around. ®
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The I phone is not the first phone to do stuff. Its just the first phone to look nice. At the launch of the iphone my buddy had a windows mobile phone. It could, and still can, do everything the Iphone can. Remote logins, music, downloading torrents, administration,web browsing, etc. Instead of a finger you would use a pen and it looked no where near as good as an Iphone. It sounds weird when apple fanboy's say the Iphone is the first smartphone. It's not. TBH Apple needs to stop spending money on lawyers and start upgrading there product. The world now has phones that people think look as good as the i phone so deal with it and stop thinking Steve Jobs is from the future.
I don't get it.
This review, and others, seem much more positive than the Milestone review, yet the Nexus One still only score 85%. The same as the milestone.
Are you seriously telling me the LG Viewty Smart is a better phone than either of these? It got 90%.... Maybe ratings should be reviewed over time, but your league table of phone reviews looks mighty odd.
I've owned said 'tat' for almost two years now. I consider it mediocre at best, and can't wait to get my hands on a Nexus One.
I want my phone/most used device to be truly useful.
Please can reviewers avoid calling LEDs "flashes"? LEDs on camera phones are not without merit - a xenon flash isn't much use as a torch, for starters - but confusing the two is playing into the marketeers' hands.
Cafe Fanny sounds like my kind of place! Where is it? Google Maps directions on a postcard please ...