This is a question which runs thought lots of peoples minds when purchasing their first or next Android powered phone and I have had some inquiries so here we go; HTC Desire HD vs Google Nexus S – The Showdown!
To be honest, both these phones are incredibly amazing. They have all the features you can find in a mobile phone currently and either would be a great choice. It really comes down to personal preference. On the exterior the Desire HD has a larger screen however the Nexus S has a Super Amoled vs a Amoled giving the Nexus S a more vibrant picture. Both phones feature a 1000 MHz Samsung Hummingbird Cortex A8 processor. Although the Desire HD has an addition 256MB of ram it is eaten up by the feature rich HTC Sense environment therefore both phones run at par memory-wise. The only added feature to the Nexus S is the emerging NFC (Near Field Communication) technology. So here is the breakdown comparison.
Pro Desire HD Features
- Build materials (metalic vs Nexus S plastic)
- Camera 8.0MP vs Nexus S 5MP
- Larger Display (great for gaming, videos, etc)
- HSDPA+ vs slower HSPA 7.2 (quite similar in speed however; very little difference)
- More Ram 768MB vs 512MB
- HTC Sense (HTC’s software integration service linking social media with your contacts – more or less a user driven social media interface)
- SRS Sound – amazing sound quality
Pro Nexus S Features
- Super Amoled Screen vs Amoled (Nexus S display is more vivid and vibrant – better picture quality)
- Direct updates (it’s currently Google’s flagship phone so it will receive updates before any other Android phone)
- better battery life (~10% longer battery life as the battery is a bit larger)
- NFC (Near Field Communication)
- Front facing camera for video chat (Google Talk, etc)