People at&#one hundred sixty;Engadget, who got their hands on the device before Google’s announcement has put up an excellent review which covers all the pros and cons of the said phone. Their final verdict on the handset hasn’t changed much from a couple of days ago when they first got hold of it.
Here is what they have to say about it.
… though, the Nexus One is at its core just another Android smartphone. It’s a particularly good one, don’t get us wrong — certainly up there with the best of its breed — but it’s not in any way the Earth-shattering, paradigm-skewing device the media and community cheerleaders have built it up to be. It’s a good Android phone, but not the last word — in fact, if we had to choose between this phone or the Droid right now, we would lean towards the latter. Of course, if Google’s goal is to spread Android more wide than deep, maybe this is precisely the right phone at the right time: class-leading processor, vibrant display, sexy shell, and just a sprinkling of geekiness that only Google could pull off this effortlessly.
Specs wise, Nexus One is almost as powerful as the HTC HD2, but has a smaller screen (3.7’’ compared to 4.3’’ on HD2), less sexier shell, and a little more ram (512mb compared to 448mb on HD2). It runs on top of Android 2.1 which is still not as dramatically different as the previous Android 2.0.1 version, which runs on the Motorola Droid.