Google Super Phone Nexus One – Price, Features, Specifications

Nexus OneGoogle announced the much awaited Nexus One phone today. Google Nexus One has a 3.7-inch AMOLED display and runs on Android 2.1 on 1GHz Snapdragon Qualcomm processor. The display is 3.7 inch OLED, HVGA (480 x 800 resolution). Nexus One has a trackball with multi-color notification LED, light and proximity sensors, compass and GPS.

The phone is 22.5 mm thick, weighs 130g. It has inline noise cancellation with two microphones, front and back, which enables Active noise suppression . The camera is 5 megapixel with LED flash. Nexus One has a Stereo Bluetooth and 3.5mm headphone jack.

Android 2.1 has now voice-enabled every text field in the device, which would enable every single text field in the phone with voice. Android 2.1 platform has a new 3D framework. You now have a mini-computer in your pocket with 3D capabilities. The app launcher is also now 3D, kind of a vertical ribbon or scroll wheel. Nexus One has live – dynamic and moving – wallpaper. Nexus One has Google Earth for Android app. Nexus One has Panning and 3D perspective in Google Earth.

Nexus One supports background sync with Picasa web albums, and new photo visualization system. Photos cluster based on time, date, location etc.

More homescreen panels — five total — for shortcuts and widgets. The news and weather widget uses GPS to know where you are at, and gets minute-by-minute temperature and humidity readings.

You can buy the phone online at, or buy it from a carrier. As of today Google is shipping to US, UK, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Google will add more operators and more devices to this Android phone store.

Nexus One unlocked and without service costs $529. Buy it with service from T-Mobile for $179. To purchase you need a Google account, checkout is with Google Checkout. Before you check out, you can do up to 2 lines of engraving.


Nexus One Phone – Specifications


  • Power and battery
  • Removable 1400 mAH battery
  • Charges at 480mA from USB, at 980mA from supplied charger
  • Talk time: Up to 10 hours on 2G, Up to 7 hours on 3G
  • Standby time: Up to 290 hours on 2G, Up to 250 hours on 3G
  • Internet use: Up to 5 hours on 3G, Up to 6.5 hours on Wi-Fi
  • Video playback: Up to 7 hours
  • Audio playback: Up to 20 hours
  • Processor: Qualcomm QSD 8250 1 GHz
  • Operating system: Android Mobile Technology Platform 2.1 (Eclair)
  • Capacity: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM, 4GB Micro SD Card (Expandable to 32 GB)


  • Assisted global positioning system (AGPS) receiver
  • Cell tower and Wi-Fi positioning
  • Digital compass
  • Accelerometer

Size and weight

  • Height: 119mm
  • Width: 59.8mm
  • Depth: 11.5mm
  • Weight: 130 grams w/battery, 100g w/o battery


  • 3.7-inch (diagonal) widescreen WVGA AMOLED touchscreen
  • 800 x 480 pixels
  • 100,000:1 typical contrast ratio
  • 1ms typical response rate

Camera & Flash

  • 5 megapixels
  • Autofocus from 6cm to infinity
  • 2X digital zoom
  • LED flash
  • User can include location of photos from phone’s AGPS receiver
  • Video captured at 720×480 pixels at 20 frames per second or higher, depending on lighting conditions

Cellular & Wireless

  • UMTS Band 1/4/8 (2100/AWS/900)
  • HSDPA 7.2Mbps
  • HSUPA 2Mbps
  • GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n)
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • A2DP stereo Bluetooth

Buttons, connectors and controls

  • Front / Top
    • Power
    • 3.5mm stereo headphone jack
    • Charging and notification indicator
    • Illuminated capacitive soft keys:Back, Home, Menu, and Search
    • Tri-color clickable trackball
  • Back / Bottom
    • Camera
    • Camera flash
    • Speaker
    • Dock pin connectors
    • Micro USB port
    • Microphone
  • Left side
    • Volume Control

Additional features

  • Haptic feedback
  • Teflon coated back
  • Second microphone for active noise cancellation
  • SIM card slot
  • Micro SD slot
  • Proximity sensor
  • Light sensor

Audio decoders

  • AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)
  • Mono/Stereo standard bit rates up to 160 kbps and sampling rates from 8 to 48kHz,
  • AMR-NB 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz,
  • AMR-WB 9 rates from 6.60 kbit/s to 23.85 kbit/s sampled @ 16kHz.,
  • MP3 Mono/Stereo 8-320Kbps constant (CBR) or variable bit-rate (VBR),
  • MIDI SMF (Type 0 and 1), DLS Version 1 and 2, XMF/Mobile XMF, RTTTL/RTX, OTA, iMelody,
  • Ogg Vorbis,
  • WAVE (8-bit and 16-bit PCM)


  • JPEG (encode and decode), GIF, PNG, BMP


  • H.263 (encode and decode)
  • MPEG-4 SP (encode and decode)
  • H.264 AVC (decode)

Audio encoders

  • AMR-NB 4.75 to 12.2 kbps sampled @ 8kHz

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