iPhone 3GS vs Nexus One Infographic

The crew over at iFixit.com has taken apart many items for the world to see. The latest project involved dissecting an iPhone 3GS and Google Nexus One (now in Canada). The result of their work is an interesting infographic that puts the 3GS versus the Nexus One in a head to head comparison.

The iPhone 3GS has not changed much on the hardware side coming from the iPhone 3G. The Nexus One has the iPhone topped in a variety of categories (in particular its impressive hardware), but the App Store and Apple’s customer support is something the Nexus One cannot touch. It will be interesting to see what the next iteration of iPhone OS 4.0 and the iPhone 4G will bring.

Here’s the infographic:

Anyone out there using a Nexus One? How do you like it versus the iPhone 3GS?

[iFixit]

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  • gtasscarlo

    The nexus one is good and all but cant beat the iphone, the app store cant be beat, customer service is second to none of the iphone and its just a way better feel when your have the iphone, I tested one out and prefered my iphone to it

  • Yup. Another issue with Android is the mess of updates. Just look at
    the Rogers/HTC Dream/Magic fiasco. When too many players are involved,
    it gets sticky. Too many devices all running different versions of
    Android.

    Gary

  • nosnoop

    gtasscarlo said:
    > the app store cant be beat

    Except that I can't find everything I want and have to resort to Cydia to find some essential apps for my use! For example: visual missed call/txt notifications and Skype via 3G; both I cannot live without.

    I really like my iPhone (with jail break). But once a while, I get frustrated with the lack of multitask and flash.
    E.g. while I was using Navigon for navigation, a call came in. Yes, you completely lost the navigation. And when you finish the call, Navigon has to do a complete reload and restart! Just not acceptable when you are driving. And flash is not only for video streaming either. I was checking out a pair of Salomon ski on sale; and there is no way I can access their web site at all! [sigh]

    I don't know how long more before I get sick & tired of this cat and mouse game of jail breaking every time a new iPhone or new firmware is released. Hopefully when that time comes, Nexus would improve enough to be a good alternative.

  • nosnoop

    Though this won't be a problem with Nexus One. Google would be responsible for the updates, and you can be assured that you would get frequent updates and the latest features.

  • dudemaster

    I am tired of locked phones. If the next iPhone is locked I will not get it. I refuse to get stuck with Robbers, Bell, or Telus.
    I will never sign a contract again. Takes power away from me and Rogers changes contracts when it feels like it. If I challenge a change they say that they can because of some fine-print or the other!

  • About the fact of having a contract or not:
    when you think about it, if you're to buy an iPhone without contract (forget about money just stick to the idea), you're happy thinking you don't have a contract. However, you find out that the company you're using your iPhone with is somewhat satisfactory and decide to continue with this company year after year.

    It takes only 3 of these years and bang! you stayed with that same company for the length of a contract, paid the iPhone FULL price, and if you want to finally upgrade from your 3G to “4G”, still have to pay in full, again.

    Not sure if it's really worth it, in the end, as long as you figure out which one of the carriers will suit your needs the best. All in all, they all suck. The trick is to find the good one.

    That's my view at least

    O.

  • icemanyvr

    I've looked at the Nexus One, and checked out the Android Marketplace… all the apps I require are there. I'm not sold on my iPhone (if something better for me came along, I'd definitley switch) but right now, it's the best phone for me. I would love to play with a Nexus One, or try it for a week to see what it could do.

  • djepsilon

    I kinda agree. Maybe it would be different if we had you know, 10 different providers to choose from who all differed from one another. We essentially have 3… and they ALL suck.

    Side story: I gave my brother my 3G when I bought my 3GS, and Robbers still made him lock into a 1-yr contract in order to provide him with a 1GB data plan. You just can't win in the Canadian cellphone market…

  • We can thank Google for selling the Nexus One unlocked out of the box. We
    can only hope the next iPhone will be factory unlocked too. Apple is selling
    the iPad unlocked, so that could be a sign of things to come.

    My next iPhone will be purchased at the unsubsidized price. Freedom is worth
    every penny.

  • freemilk

    I just purchased a N1 and i have a 3GS, i am using both everyday for 3 days now, and so far i really like the N1.
    i will keep both,,.
    I have installed the CyanogenMod for the N1 and my 3GS is jailbroken and unlocked. OLD baseband.
    i am installing apps to see if i can get everything i need on the N1.

  • Graham J

    Wow this is missing a lot:

    – Number of apps available
    – iPhone screen has higher colour resolution
    – OLED screen resolution is debatable, shares subpixels
    – Replace battery is actually one step – send/bring to Apple
    – TCO should not include plan since that is not device specific
    – Firmware update lag time/ease of installation
    – Media software it syncs with

  • Graham J

    If you want multitasking install ProSwitcher.

  • Graham J

    More info on the Nexus One's inferior screen:

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/03/sec

  • Graham J

    Wow this is missing a lot:

    – Number of apps available
    – iPhone screen has higher colour resolution
    – OLED screen resolution is debatable, shares subpixels
    – Replace battery is actually one step – send/bring to Apple
    – TCO should not include plan since that is not device specific
    – Firmware update lag time/ease of installation
    – Media software it syncs with

  • Graham J

    If you want multitasking install ProSwitcher.

  • Graham J

    More info on the Nexus One's inferior screen:

    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/03/sec