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When i look at the android phones i cant really like their look, some manufacturers really go awkward and try to add iPhone elements, Samsung Galaxy Ace is a good example.
But there the Nexus One which really look awesome imo, but alot people complain that it is REALLY SLOW and games dont run well on it.

So does Nexus One worth it nowdays? and does his (bit)old GPU impact on some tasks?

Thanks

EDIT: Does Adreno 205 (Nexus One GPU) is considered slow? Does intensive games work well on it?
Edited by Colt - 4/20/11 at 7:22am
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I have the HTC desire (pretty much identical specs) and it does absolutely everything I throw at it. Sure you can go with a dual core but right now it isn't needed for anything. The people complaining must either have a hardware/software fault or their lying, it should be able to run anything.

I have to ask though, what is putting you off a HTC desire? Sure it lacks stock AOSP roms but after rooting they are right there for you to flash. Plus it gets sense UI rom ports, which are a breath of fresh air from time to time.
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What people need to realize is that the GPU does NOTHING on smartphones. Its used for gaming and only gaming.

The Snapdragon powering the Nexus One/HTC Desire can still outwork a dual core like the Tegra 2 or A5 in single threaded applications.


My HTC Desire is noticeably faster than the Atrix in terms UI and responsiveness.

I would go with the Desire though, since any Desires you'll find will have an SLCD screen instead of AMOLED, which gets you a crisper screen and better colors. Aside from that the phones are identical.
    
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I just found out my N1 isn't a boomerang (when I threw it, it didn't come back) - and I've been shopping around for 2 days trying to find a suitable replacement. I was running 2.3.3, and it walked all over every other Android phone I have picked up (pre 2.3, games ran OK, but not great - then Gingerbread showed a noticeable improvement in gaming).

It's hard to say the Nexus One is worth the prices it seems to be going for, but it is definitely a GREAT phone. If you can find one for around $300 or less, jump on it (and if you don't want to jump on it, send me the link so I can)
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Originally Posted by nathris View Post
What people need to realize is that the GPU does NOTHING on smartphones. Its used for gaming and only gaming.

The Snapdragon powering the Nexus One/HTC Desire can still outwork a dual core like the Tegra 2 or A5 in single threaded applications.


My HTC Desire is noticeably faster than the Atrix in terms UI and responsiveness.

I would go with the Desire though, since any Desires you'll find will have an SLCD screen instead of AMOLED, which gets you a crisper screen and better colors. Aside from that the phones are identical.
This... sort of, now if the dual cores were given a good OS to run on, as well as android was made to make use of the full potential of dual cores it might be a different story. However, since this isn't the case a snapdragon will be plenty powerful

Only the ones in the first month or two of manufacturing were AMOLED, all after that were SLCD. don't hate on AMOLED all becuase its obviously superior
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I have the HTC desire (pretty much identical specs) and it does absolutely everything I throw at it. Sure you can go with a dual core but right now it isn't needed for anything. The people complaining must either have a hardware/software fault or their lying, it should be able to run anything.

I have to ask though, what is putting you off a HTC desire? Sure it lacks stock AOSP roms but after rooting they are right there for you to flash. Plus it gets sense UI rom ports, which are a breath of fresh air from time to time.
Dual core is really far from being useful at the moment, except for the Honeycomb tablets that are nothing than stupid toy imo.
The only thing that putting me of an HTC Desire is his rooting abilities, a friend of mine says that it took him days to root his Desire, plus what ive read on unrevoked root friendly phones list.
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What people need to realize is that the GPU does NOTHING on smartphones. Its used for gaming and only gaming.
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If you can find one for around $300 or less, jump on it (and if you don't want to jump on it, send me the link so I can)
Well, from what i see on ebay they sell the Nexus for minimum 400$
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Dual core is really far from being useful at the moment, except for the Honeycomb tablets that are nothing than stupid toy imo.
The only thing that putting me of an HTC Desire is his rooting abilities, a friend of mine says that it took him days to root his Desire, plus what ive read on unrevoked root friendly phones list.
I've got a desire myself, it was a breeze. Really, install HBOOT drivers, run unrevoked and let it do its stuff. Your rooted (unless you want S-OFF as well but thats even easier). I am only talking about the GSM version though, the CDMA version is a different story... especially where roms are concerned.
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I think the nexus one is still worth it and has considerably large developer support with customs roms and kernels giving it 720p audio boost etc. also allowing it to keep up with most phone currently being released. the only cons with it is that the screen lacks proper multi-touch & the power buttons can be flaky. i own a nexus s and still prefer the nexus one.
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I love my N1. It's the best phone i've ever owned. The galaxy S is also pretty good i think, but i'm not a fan of samsung.
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What people need to realize is that the GPU does NOTHING on smartphones. Its used for gaming and only gaming.

The Snapdragon powering the Nexus One/HTC Desire can still outwork a dual core like the Tegra 2 or A5 in single threaded applications.


My HTC Desire is noticeably faster than the Atrix in terms UI and responsiveness.

I would go with the Desire though, since any Desires you'll find will have an SLCD screen instead of AMOLED, which gets you a crisper screen and better colors. Aside from that the phones are identical.
Doesn't do anything until ICECREAM!!!! OMG can't wait!
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