Reviews and Problems with HTC Nexus One / Dragon / Passion / Google phone
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Older, reliable model, now a good value; get a cover.
10 June 2013
Summary: As with most smartphones, it's "smart" before being a phone, which reduces its Ease of Use. But it's a replacement for the model I'm used to, and I've been happy enough with it. Battery life (w/o GPS or digital WAN) is decent, easily a couple of days. I use the wi-fi ability frequently at home and at work in place of data, and with 411 information, I rarely miss digital WAN data.
A fraction of the cost of a new smartphone, the Nexus one is a great value.
17 February 2013
Summary: If you're looking for a smartphone, but don't want to sign a contract. Or pay $500 for the newest phone. Then you might want to take a look at the Nexus 1. It delivers a LOT of bang for around $100 or so on Ebay(got mine for less than $50). It's well built, fast, unlocked, and a fraction of the cost of a new phone. A wonderful first smartphone or replacement phone for someone who's phone is broken and they're not eligible for an upgrade yet.
Summary: I got this phone for Christmas this year and it is great. It was easy to use and get used to. My biggest issues are the lack of many features such as a true SILENT mode (it is either vibrate or loud), and touch configuration. The screen as is is very sensitive and picks up on the warmth of my palm while I am texting which messes with the typing. Also, the contact list refreshes often and leaves the text messages unnamed while it is but that may be a connection issue.
Great for making a transition to a high class smarphone
21 December 2012
Summary: This is a great phone: very fast, with many oportunities to customize it through applications availables in Google Play. It's upgradable up to Android 2.3.4. I think that other HTC models have better user interface (HTC Sense), but still, there are good options in the application launchers. The trackball is very sensitive, and sometimes it might be a problem, but I appreciate its led when a notification is shown.
Excerpt: Being a faithful iPhone user for many years, I decided it was time for a change and looked to the Android operating system. I wanted a phone that offered a pure, stock version of Android that didn't have any skins on it (Moto Blur, Sense, Touch Wiz, etc...). These skins, while stylish, real;ly seem to slow down the phone more than they benefit it from the added convenience.
Excerpt: As it says in the title, this was my first smart phone. I bought it during February 2010 from Google directly, mostly because it was one of the first phones running Android that I knew about. Anyways, this phone was the slimmest phone back then and while many newer Android-capable phones are out now, I still think this is one of the most compact. Pros: Runs Android not Windows Mobile or Apple Software.
Excerpt: I was a little hesitant to switch over from my 1st gen Iphone but decided to finally try out Android. I'm really happy with my purchase and allthough the interface doesn't seem quite nearly as polished as Apple's, all of my needs are met. Seamless integration with all of Google's products is a huge win!
Great developer phone. Fun to test features. Voice quality is perfect.
2 October 2011
Summary: I bought this for research to test it with Drupal, ffmpeg video encoding. I do like that this phone is completely packed with things the iPhone does not have like a much much better navigation system. The battery life is total crap however... It did come with an extra battery. The phone is definitely more of a roll your own configuration than the apple iPhones so if you like to tweak things this is your phone.