iPhone 3GS Versus Nexus One: Hardware & Cost Duel
The guys from iFixit recently made a comparison table between the iPhone 3GS and Nexus One and we think you can guess who won. It’s all about the hardware, costs and quality of the devices, as you’ll find out after the break.
Nexus One wins the processing power comparison, since it packs a 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU, while the iPhone 3GS uses an ARM Cortex A8 600 MHz processor. However, the iPhone features a better GPU, that processes 28 million triangles per second, compared to the Nexus One’s 22 million. Back to the winning team, Google’s handset uses 512MB RAM, versus the iPhone’s 256MB and the cost is yet another advantage of the Android phone.
The device goes for $2,707, with an unlimited plan, while the iPhone 3GS costs $3,167. However, this is a popularity contest among others, so the Apple device wins this section, having sold close to 3 million units in the first month. Meanwhile the Nexus One only sold around 80,000 units.
We have to mention that the Google phone sports a 1400 mAh battery, versus the iPhone 3GS’ 1219 mAh unit, but still the Apple device gets 12 hours of 2G talk time, compared to the iPhone’s 10 hours. In the 3G talk time department, the Nexus One is the winner with 7 hours, while the 3GS only gets 5 hours. Full comparison is available here.