Torn Between Nexus One and Droid
Hi All -
So here's the deal. I'm currently using the Palm Pre on Sprint. I'm a former iPhone 3G user (I didn't like being slaved to Apple's eco-system).
I made the mistake of messing around with a Droid at Best-Buy last weekend. It honestly made my Pre feel like a junky POS. Problem is, I'm on Sprint and would have to eat my contract (been with Sprint for a year). I doubt there is any hope of the Droid coming to Sprint.
How happy is everyone with the Droid? Can you see yourself keeping it for the next two years? Has anyone used it against a Nexus One? Even if Sprint gets the Nexus one, I don't really want to deal with paying full price for the phone. That, and I don't think the Snapdragon is all that much faster than the ARM Cortex processor running in the Droid.
- 04-09-2010, 12:10 PM #3
The Droid will never come to Sprint, IMO. It's too much of Verizon's flagship phone right now, and by the time that wanes, sprint will have the EVO.
I can't comment on the Nexus One, since i've never owned one. However, I can say that my Droid has never felt laggy, and if you wanted more speed, you can always overclock.
It is too bad you do not like Sense, because I would say wait out the year and then go get the EVO 4G. That is going to be a very nice phone. But, if you happen to bail ship, you will not be dissatisfied with the Droid. Especially since it can now be bought for as little as $25 with a new contract.
- 04-09-2010, 12:13 PM #4
To be honest, if you don't mind T-Mobile, just get the Nexus one. The software is better, google is releasing new hardware. The only difference is the keyboard. But, because it sucks on the droid..I never use it. But, if you like Verizon (It is personally my favorite carrier), than either get the Droid OR wait for the Incredible/Nexus 1 to come out on Verizon!
Well, my one issue with T-Mobile is spotty coverage. I'm in Philly, and they have horrible reception here. I also travel quite a bit, and I'm in areas where the cell service is somewhat spotty. I've been fine with Sprint, but I know I would be without coverage with T-Mo.
The one thing that gives me pause with the Nexus One is the lack of a physical keyboard. I drool over the AMOLED screen, but the keyboard gives me pause. I like having the option of the Android keyboard, or a full keyboard.
We'll see. Part of this depends on my better half deciding she is ok with it. Her birthday is next month, so maybe she'd take the Droid as an early gift. She has a BB Tour and misses having a full screen, etc.
- 04-09-2010, 02:53 PM #6
I just wanted to thank everyone for their insight. Despite the announcements coming soon, I picked up two Droids today (one for me, one for my wife). Suffice it to say, this puts my Pre, and her Curve, to absolute shame. They feel like toys in comparison.
Android 2.1 is a complete dream compared to 1.6, and the phone itself is so well engineered.
Anyway, thanks! I'll be seeing all of you on the forums.
- 04-12-2010, 01:12 AM #9
- 04-12-2010, 01:20 AM #10
I would say to wait for Sprint's EVO. Even if you do not like Sense, they'll probably be custom roms to remove it anyways.
I got the Nexus One and have tried the Droid and I prefer the N1. The N1's screen is definitely nicer and the speed is noticeable (to me at least) if you keep both devices stock. I mostly noticed it in the browser.
One of the things I dislike about the N1 is the keyboard. I have a 3Gs and the auto-correction is a lot better on the iPhone. So this may be where you'd want the physical kb on the Droid.
Whatever your choice, Android is an excellent platform.
- 04-12-2010, 01:34 PM #11
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- 04-12-2010, 03:11 PM #12Mr Fix-It
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Isn't the N1 made by HTC...?? Isn't HTC notorious for hardware issues? I mean Moto is far from perfect but I'd personally always go with Moto over HTC(Except if I was on ATT and stuck with the backflip...yikes). I love my droid. If it had a better physical keyboard it would be for lack of better term...perfect.
- 04-12-2010, 05:01 PM #13
- 04-12-2010, 06:27 PM #14
I don't mind the Droid's keyboard. It's not the best, but it's not the worst. Like I said, I like to at least have the option. So what if the keyboard isn't the best, it works well enough. Sure, the keyboard on a BB Tour is going to be better, but the screen is tiny...it's always a trade-off.
Regardless, I'm very happy with the Droid. I'm glad I got it.
- 04-14-2010, 08:43 AM #16
- 04-14-2010, 08:46 AM #17
what's with not liking sense? couldn't you just tap the home button like three times or something and get the normal android ui? i know i can with my girlfriend's hero...
also, with the pre, if you get the bodyglove, or that other one with a weird name, they snap around the phone, it almost makes the phone feel like a completely different animal, much more sturdy like.
- 04-14-2010, 08:51 AM #18
Seems like jumping contract is something you don't want to do, so the Droid seems like a factor of null right now.
When are you due to re-sign? Just wait until then, use your PRE (it works right?) until you have to re-up and get a new phone.
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- 04-14-2010, 10:02 AM #22
For me, since the phones are so similar, I went for the physical keyboard (which does take some getting used to) and the "heft" of the device. The strength of the glass and the quality of the build was a huge drawing factor for me. I've seen more cracked N1 screens than Droid in this forum. And being a bit of a clutz I wanted to make sure I made a sound investment.
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