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HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T) vs Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)

Side by side comparison between HTC Google Nexus One vs Apple iPhone 3GS phones, differences, pros, cons and full specifications. What's the better?

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Compare Apple iPhone 3GS XHTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)20Points
HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)
3.7"
AMOLED

480x800

5
MP

512MB
RAM

32bit Single

1400
mAh

(Removable)

vs
Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
3.5"
TFT

320x480

3.1
MP

256MB
RAM

32bit Single

1219
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the better phone? HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)

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Google Nexus One (AT&T)20 Advantages HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)vsiPhone 3GS (16GB)4 Advantages Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
+1GHz 32bit Single-Core75%
More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
vs600MHz 32bit Single-Core
+512MB LPDDR100%
More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking.
vs256MB SDRAM
+Until 32GB microSD, microSDHCAdvantage
More external storage for files using memory cards
vsNot supported
+130 grams (4.55 ounces)4%
Lighter
vs135 grams (4.73 ounces)
+11.5 millimeters (0.45 inches)7%
Thinner
vs12.3 millimeters (0.48 inches)
+AMOLEDAdvantage
AMOLED display is brighter and more vivid
vsTFT LCD
+480x800 pixels150%
Higher resolution screen
vs320x480 pixels
+252 PPI53%
Crisper display of text, images and videos because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
vs165 PPI
+3.7"6%
Larger screen
vs3.5"
+(back) 5MP56%
Higher resolution main camera
vs(back) 3.1MP
+LED flashAdvantage
The LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
vsNot supported
+Only digital zoomAdvantage
The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
vsNot supported
+VGA (720x480)13%
More image quality for recording videos with the primary camera
vsVGA (640x480)
+3500000 apps (Google Play Store)52%
More apps available to download and use
vs2300000 apps (App Store)
+3G HSUPAAdvantage
The 3G HSUPA network is newer and faster
vs3G HSDPA
+Ambient Light sensorAdvantage
Sensors help you use the device
vsNot supported
+1400 mAh15%
Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
vs1219 mAh
+Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Advantage
Removable battery can be replaced easily
vsLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
+Active noise cancellationAdvantage
Noise-canceling microphone allows better call quality
vsNot supported
+FMAdvantage
The radio lets you listen to your songs and sports in general
vsNot supported
512MB (190MB available)vs+16GB (14GB available)74 times
More internal storage for applications and files
Not supportedvs+Proprietary TV-outAdvantage
The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
2.0 + A2DPvs+2.1 + A2DPAdvantage
Bluetooth 2.1 + A2DP is newer and faster
Not supportedvs+Gorilla GlassAdvantage
Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys

15 Common items in both devices
16 million
Autofocus
7.2 Mbps
Capacitive
Multitouch
Accelerometer
Compass
+8 specs and more in the table below

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

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📱 Model features

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
ModelGoogle Nexus One (AT&T)iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Other model namesAT&T/Rogers HTC Nexus One PB899110, HTC PassionApple iPhone 3GS
Country or region availableUSA
USA
(Global, International)
(Global, International)
BrandHTCApple
Release date1/5/20106/19/2009
Depth11.5 millimeters (0.45 inches)12.3 millimeters (0.48 inches)
Size (width x height)59.8 x 119 millimeters (2.35 x 4.69 in)62.1 x 115.5 millimeters (2.44 x 4.55 in)
Weight130 grams (4.55 ounces)135 grams (4.73 ounces)
Build, materialsfeature not registeredPlastic body, glass front
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported

🤖 Operating System

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
System versionAndroid 2.1 EclairiOS 3.0
Firmware updateAndroid 2.3.6 GingerbreadiOS 6.0
User Interfacefeature not registeredfeature not registered

⚙️ Processor

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Chipset32bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 QSD8250 (65nm)32bit - Samsung S5PC100
CPUSingle-Core, 1 processor:
1GHz Single-Core Scorpion
Single-Core, 1 processor:
600MHz Single-Core ARM Cortex-A8
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 200PowerVR SGX535
Performance (benchmark)feature not registeredfeature not registered

💽 Memory and storage

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
RAM memory512MB LPDDR256MB SDRAM
Internal storage512MB (190MB available)16GB (14GB available)
Flash (EEPROM)
External storageUntil 32GB microSD, microSDHC
(dedicated slot)
Not supported

📲 Display

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Display typeAMOLEDTFT LCD
Screen size3.7" inches3.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~54.8% (screen-to-body ratio)~50.9% (screen-to-body ratio)
Display resolution480x800 pixels320x480 pixels (3:2)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch 5-points
Pixel density (dot pitch)252 PPI165 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass
Refresh ratefeature not registered60Hz
Display featuresfeature not registeredNot supported

📶 Mobile networks

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot (Single-SIM)
Standard mini-SIM (2FF)
1 slot (Single-SIM)
micro-SIM (3FF)
Maximum download/upload7.2/2 Mbps7.2 Mbps
Network technology2G, 3G2G, 3G
Frequency, bandsExpand band detailsCollapse details
GSM MHz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/1900/2100UMTS 850/1900/2100
Primary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary 5G networkNot supportedNot supported
Primary data networkCSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPACSD, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported

📷 Camera

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Back camera (main camera)5 megapixels3.1 megapixels
Main camera resolution2560x1920 pixels2048x1536 pixels
Video recording (primary)VGA (720x480) 24 fpsVGA (640x480) 30 fps
FlashLED flashNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
AutofocusAutofocusAutofocus
Touch focusNot supportedSupported
Image stabilizationNot supportedNot supported
ZoomOnly digital zoomNot supported
Face/smile detectionNot supportedNot supported
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRNot supportedNot supported
Camera extrasfeature not registeredfeature not registered

📸 Front camera

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Front camera (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front camera resolutionNot supportedNot supported
Video recording (secondary)Not supportedNot supported
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered

🔉 Sound and multimedia

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
LoudspeakerSupportedSupported
Active noise cancellation2 microphones or moreNot supported
RadioFMNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsH.263, H.264, MP4, 3GP, MPEG4MPEG4, MOV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, eAAC+MP3

🔌 Connectivity

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
USBMicroUSB 2.0USB 2.0 proprietary connector
Audio output3.5mm jack3.5mm jack
TV outputNot supportedProprietary TV-out
Bluetooth2.0 + A2DP2.1 + A2DP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 b/g (2.4Ghz)
DLNANot supportedNot supported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTaggingA-GPS, GeoTagging
NFCNot supportedNot supported
Infrared portNot supportedNot supported

🧭 Sensors

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
SensorsAccelerometer
Ambient Light sensor
Compass
Proximity sensor
Accelerometer
Compass
Proximity sensor
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported

🔋 Battery

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Battery typeLi-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Removable)Li-Ion: Lithium-Ion (Non removable)
616-0435
Battery capacity1400 mAh1219 mAh
Charger, watts Standard charging5W (5V/1A) Standard charging
Talk time autonomy7 hours11.7 hours
Standby250 hours (10.4 days)300 hours (12.5 days)

➕ Other features

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
Call controlVoice recorderVoice recorder, Voice commands
MessagingSMS, MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS, MMS, E-mail
Hands-free callingSupportedSupported
Video callingNot supportedNot supported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized with tutorial
Web browserHTML, XHTMLHTML, XHTML
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
Miscellaneous- Colors: Black
- 4GB microSD included
- Trackball navigation
- Colors: Black, White
- iCloud cloud service
- Twitter integration
- Google Maps
- Audio/video player and editor
- Image editor

☢️ Radiation rate

HTC Google Nexus One (AT&T)Apple iPhone 3GS (16GB)
SAR 1.6W/kg (USA, Mexico, etc.)feature not registered0.26W/kg (head), 0.79W/kg (body)
SAR 2W/kg (Europe, UK, etc.)feature not registered0.45W/kg (head), 0.4W/kg (body)
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