12-20-2010 03:25 AM
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  1. JoseN305's Avatar
    The MT4G has all the featues I want. HSPA+, front camera and 720p recording but I dont like the look of it. If the G2 had a ffc, wouldve bought it without a doubt. So now, I look forward to the next HSPA+, ffc, 720p phone coming to tmobile.

    Nexus S fell short even tho it looks really nice.
    12-16-2010 11:13 AM
  2. LCW's Avatar
    Nexus S looks nice if you're into the shiny plastic look... shame it didn't follow the Nexus One design more...
    12-16-2010 12:01 PM
  3. falconeight's Avatar
    The Mytouch G4 is the best android phone out right now hands down. I still will bought a Nexus S because I hate carriers having say in when and how I get updates. I also have issue with having to root my phone to get rid of crap apps that I don't want or will never use.
    12-16-2010 12:06 PM
  4. Bushido Brown's Avatar
    Nexus S looks nice if you're into the shiny plastic look... shame it didn't follow the Nexus One design more...
    yeah, the actual materials leave a little to be desired, but the form factor and overall styling are good, IMO.
    12-16-2010 05:39 PM
  5. Adam Sawyer's Avatar
    G2 > mt4g
    12-16-2010 07:43 PM
  6. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    I've got them both here. If what you want is fast, stock, and a bare canvas get the Nexus S.

    If you want something with more polish, better network speeds, and extra RAM to run it all very smoothly, get the MT4G.

    If you happen to LIKE customized, friendly user interfaces (and don't pay attention to all the hate -- decide for yourself), the MyTouch 4G has the nicest one out there IMO. I love it, and use all the "crap" on it and just have fun.

    Either choice is a great one, but in the end you have to make it.
    12-16-2010 11:14 PM
  7. vamp07's Avatar
    I have both and I would vote for the nexus s. I get about two megabytes town on the nexus. This is slower then the hspa+ in the mytouch but honestly anything over 1meg is hard to notice in a phone. The nexus has a nicer screen and I really like the feel of the phone. I also find the battery life to be better. The bottom line though is that both phones are great.

    Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
    12-18-2010 05:55 AM
  8. DumbUglyDragon's Avatar
    I remembering buying a MT3G back in October of 2009. The TMobile reps assured me it would receive the 2.0/2.1 update soon. It took them a full year before it received a full update. After trying out a Nexus One, and being impatient, bought a Nexus One in March lol.

    Here are the key things that tilted me in favor of the Nexus S over the MT4G:

    -Vanilla Android: I played with the MT4G in the store, and I just couldn't appreciate the Sense+Tmobile bloatware + Genius button. I am sure a beginner Android user would appreciate it more, but personally I'm more of a fan of the stock Android OS.

    -4G/3G?: From the reviews I've been reading, T-Mobiles "practical" 4G speeds have not been exceeding 7Mbps which the Nexus One/S can achieve. And my area doesn't have 4G yet to boot!

    -No SD card: Not a issue for me personally, I've never removed my SD cards from my phones, nor do I use anything near 16GB of space.

    -Appearance: IMO the steel back and surround on the MT4G look tacky. I prefer the sleek black appearance of the Nexus S

    -Screen: Just love the SAMOLED... next to the Nexus S, the MT4G's screen just looks washed out.
    12-18-2010 10:51 AM
  9. falconeight's Avatar
    MT4G is an amazing phone and HTC sense is awesome.
    12-18-2010 01:21 PM
  10. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    I've got them both here. If what you want is fast, stock, and a bare canvas get the Nexus S.

    If you want something with more polish, better network speeds, and extra RAM to run it all very smoothly, get the MT4G.

    If you happen to LIKE customized, friendly user interfaces (and don't pay attention to all the hate -- decide for yourself), the MyTouch 4G has the nicest one out there IMO. I love it, and use all the "crap" on it and just have fun.

    Either choice is a great one, but in the end you have to make it.
    A great (and to the point) comparison from the man himself.

    As always, it's up to you to decide what you want in a phone.
    12-18-2010 10:54 PM
  11. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    The MT4G has all the featues I want. HSPA+, front camera and 720p recording but I dont like the look of it. If the G2 had a ffc, wouldve bought it without a doubt. So now, I look forward to the next HSPA+, ffc, 720p phone coming to tmobile.

    Nexus S fell short even tho it looks really nice.
    The FFC is the reason I returned the G2 for the myTouch.

    G2 > mt4g
    Care to elaborate as to why you think that? It has a physical keyboard. And super LCD (but I have NO complaints about the screen of the myTouch, either). Other than those two things the myTouch is better in every way. Style is subjective, but the build quality on the G2 is better IMHO.
    12-18-2010 11:27 PM
  12. anon(52425)'s Avatar
    -Appearance: IMO the steel back and surround on the MT4G look tacky. I prefer the sleek black appearance of the Nexus S.
    +1. That back plate is hideous.
    12-19-2010 12:26 AM
  13. Smokexz's Avatar
    The Nexus line is slick and unique, the MyTouch line is meant to be childish and playful. Both achieve in being attractive devices, however the screen on the NS just looks better,the capacitive buttons are a little nicer than hardware keys, and the curved screen gives the NS a very nice unique chin like structure. Nexus S, is probably the most unique looking device on the market, with other devices being iPhone wannabes or black slabs.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    12-19-2010 02:06 AM
  14. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    The Nexus line is slick and unique, the MyTouch line is meant to be childish and playful. Both achieve in being attractive devices, however the screen on the NS just looks better,the capacitive buttons are a little nicer than hardware keys, and the curved screen gives the NS a very nice unique chin like structure. Nexus S, is probably the most unique looking device on the market, with other devices being iPhone wannabes or black slabs.

    Sent from my Nexus S
    Childish and playful? Yeah, riiight.

    The Nexus S is definitely a black slab. Sucks that this childish and playful phone has better hardware than the Nexus S.
    12-19-2010 02:14 AM
  15. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Childish and playful? Yeah, riiight.

    The Nexus S is definitely a black slab. Sucks that this childish and playful phone has better hardware than the Nexus S.
    Technically the hardware of the Nexus S is better. The myTouch's advantage is HSPA+ data speeds. I'm not sure of the battery life of the Nexus, but the battery life of the myTouch is awesome.

    Physical vs capacitive buttons is a subjective opinion. I don't have a problem with either, personally.

    I have the myTouch so I'm biased, of course, but I can appreciate the Nexus for what it is. It's an amazing phone. Top of the heap right now (because it's a Nexus), but it's not for everybody.
    12-19-2010 10:20 PM
  16. BlackPrince310's Avatar
    Technically the hardware of the Nexus S is better. The myTouch's advantage is HSPA+ data speeds. I'm not sure of the battery life of the Nexus, but the battery life of the myTouch is awesome.

    Physical vs capacitive buttons is a subjective opinion. I don't have a problem with either, personally.

    I have the myTouch so I'm biased, of course, but I can appreciate the Nexus for what it is. It's an amazing phone. Top of the heap right now (because it's a Nexus), but it's not for everybody.
    The PowerVR SGX540 is definitely more powerful than Adreno 205, no debating that. However, on the android platform Snapdragon processors seem to consistently perform better than the Hummingbird processors. I'm not sure what it is, but it's probably due to the fact Android has been coded using Qualcomm hardware since the beginning.

    MT4G has more RAM, Micro SD Card slot, better camera, 720P video recording which is surprisingly VERY good, trackpad which is a necessity for me, dedicated camera button etc.

    The aesthetics will be different per person. I do like the sleek black look of the Nexus S but the plastic is a definite con, it attracts hella fingerprints and scratches very easily. I was at the gym a few days ago on the treadmill and dropped my MT4G; the battery flew out and the phone bounced around everywhere. I was pissed at myself for letting that happen but the phone doesn't have a scratch on it anywhere! It's still flawless! That's HTC build quality for you. I do think the chrome earpiece is a little too much though, I don't mind the chrome bezel too much but after a few weeks the chrome earpiece just looks a little weird. I think the back of the phone is gorgeous especially my purple one.
    12-20-2010 03:25 AM
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