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Google Nexus One vs. HTC Touch HD2




Let’s take a quick poll and let’s just based all that on the looks for the meantime. We got on our hands the Google Nexus One and the HTC Touch HD2. Two gorgeous smartphones but which one draws the a second look?


Both devices are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1GHz processor. Really the main difference between the two is Windows Mobile 6.5 and Android OS 2.1 (the HTC HD2 is ready for WinMo 7.0) but it’s fairly safe to say that WinMo fans and Android fans are divided in the middle (so, try to write off the OS for a moment here).

So I ask you — if looks could kill, which of the two will slice you like a samurai?

We’re not going to do a proper poll anymore, just hit the comment button below.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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76 Responses

  1. Kimeh says:

    I still love the HTC.
    But no Mobile OS beats the Google’s Android though

  2. Dan The Beast says:

    i’d say htc has the edge because of the larger screen.

  3. Daryl says:

    the one with the bigger screen wins.. HD2!

  4. ryan ang says:

    hmm parati kong iniiwasan yung HD2.. pero that pic with the nexus one.. HD2 looks sexy.. loving the thin bezel.. i’m a sucker for thin bezels haha. I love my screen so much they don’t need to be framed haha (kaya i’ve been lusting for the new LG LCD’s)

  5. Ed says:

    If android 2.1 is in the hd2 body then that would be the winner. For now i prefer the nexus one. :-)

  6. lunatech says:

    Nexus One!!!!!

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  7. aby says:

    Google Nexus One!

  8. Jon says:

    I’d say the nexus one looks more sexy. The hd2 is just. too wide for my taste and too edgy at the. corners.

  9. RJCA says:

    The HD2 looks better in my opinion.

    Off-topic:

    I’m currently waiting for Globe to have stock of the Iphone 3GS (since December!) and I’m considering just ordering a Nexus One, any input Sir Yuga?

    I’m also thinking of not buying a new phone and just wait for June to see what the new Iphone will be like. I don’t know how much longer I can stand my Nokia 5800 XM though, it’s soooooooo sloooooow.

    Any input would be appreciated.

  10. loadex says:

    Google Nexus.. slim and sexy

  11. roan carl says:

    nexus one has nice curves…but i prefer hd2 for its sleek lines and screen size…..

  12. Nexus One. The other one is boxy.

  13. agentorenz says:

    HD2 for me..

  14. Nexus One. I think Android will gonna replace WinMo soon. I would say Sun is setting for WinMO. Sorry to say that.

  15. yuga says:

    @RJCA – if you can’t wait, and June is a long time, go for Nexus One. My order from Globe for the 3GS is also still pending due to lack of stocks.

  16. kjaonline says:

    I tried ordering for a Nexus One from the Philippine but to no avail. So i’ll try to convince my dad to order one for me and then send nya dito sa pinas..

  17. kwhengce says:

    hd2, slim and giant screen!

  18. Arnold says:

    siyempre NEXUS ONE..

  19. isel says:

    I would go for hd2. Although it’s boxy, it looks very different from the shape of the usual touch screen phones available in the market.

  20. hd2 for me i was waiting for this phone and i’m planning to buy. master yuga do you know where i can buy here in the philippines and how much?

  21. irv says:

    HD2 is too wide to fit in my pockets. And it has WinMo… :(

    so it’s Nexus One for me.

  22. rjgolo says:

    Nexus One for me as well since I already have it… :)

  23. rtiangco says:

    Hi Yuga,
    I’m new here but I’d go for the Nexus One.

    Off topic:
    Great to drop by your blog and saw that Globe has no iPhone 3Gs in stock. I’ve been wanting to buy that since last Monday but something has been keeping my hands away from it.

    Anyway, are there easier ways to buy the nexus one without going through the creating of a US I.P.? Can local credit cards like cbank be used to purchase the nexus one and have it delivered to US address and be shipped here in the Phil? Thanks in advance.

  24. rene says:

    hd2 because of the larger real estate

  25. dan says:

    1 for google nexus

  26. James C says:

    HTC’s WinMO. All the hype in Nexus One, too many glitches in the software and 3G connection. Many practical use for Windows Mobile.

  27. some guy says:

    Nexus one is waaaaaaay better lookin than that boxy junk wimo thing

  28. Doodles says:

    Google Nexus One is also made by HTC also. Winmo or Android then? I really haven’t tried Android. Had several Winmo base phones in the past. Worked well for me but generally ignored by consumers. I like the physical look of nexus though.

  29. Jam. says:

    Still waiting for Windows Mobile 7. But for now, ANDROID!

  30. Reel Advice says:

    I also love the HD2 design! Only wished it had android! ahaha

  31. jessica says:

    Nexus One! :)

  32. hiob says:

    nexus one

    ps.: for those who just post “htc”, htc built the nexus one as well..

  33. rom says:

    Go for the NexusOne. WinMo is dying.

    IPhone 3GS – get it after June so you get the latest one being released this year.

    I used bpi CC to buy my nexus one. Connected with vpn in US. Use proxy as posted by Abe.

  34. alfred says:

    I suppose I like the Nexus better with its longer battery life.Most windows mobile phones such as the HTC tends to be power hungry and thus you cannot use them for longer periods without bringing the charger with you.

  35. Seph says:

    I own a Nexus One, and have have seen HD2.

    Nexus One > HD2.

    Both in the design and software/os category.

  36. Lance says:

    Definitely HD2 :D

    @OT, Sir Yuga, can I ask about the availability of the HD2 here in the Phils? Where can I get it and how much? Thanks

  37. yuga says:

    @lance – kimstore.multiply.com is selling the HD2 for 38k na lang.

  38. alan says:

    HD2!!!
    look at that beautiful sense ui.
    android has always seemed ugly to me. :|

  39. hehe says:

    nexus one… kasi parang china phone itsura ng HD2 hehehe

  40. Lexty says:

    Google Nexus One! with almost the same specs. Nexus One with the lower price. plus the size! HTC HD2 is huge!! hirap hawakan!! :))

  41. zj says:

    id go for HTC

  42. john says:

    aesthetics-wise, i’d go with the N1.

  43. john says:

    aesthetics-wise, i’d go with the N1 (though both phones are designed by HTC). factor in the OS and it gets even better.

  44. Erick says:

    I’d go for the thinner one–the HTC HD2! :)

  45. zaxx says:

    I like htc hd2

  46. zaxx says:

    I like hd2

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  47. zaxx says:

    Htc hd2

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  48. HTC Engineering ^Google Engineering = Nexus One! ;)

    Hope I got my math right!! hehehe…

  49. solaris says:

    winmo 6.5 vs elcair? give me a break…nexus one all the way.

    this is not even a fair comparison in my opinion. someone port elcair to HD2 already.

  50. Tey Aragon says:

    The HTC Touch HD2 looks very sexy. But I’d love
    Android on it, WinMo is practical but clunky.

  51. HD2 is sexy but given the screen size, i doubt the battery performance of that.

    i would say i am in favor of HD2 but given the constraints i have in budget, i am for nexus one. almost same specs except for the screen and os. though i heard nexus one has a poor battery life.

  52. zplits says:

    Google Nexus One. But i’ve heard some news that many people complain about it. Maybe because they are still new in the mobile phone world.

    You can expect that they’ll be some bugs or problems in the cellphone. But let’s give Google a chance. After all, they’ve contributed a lot in the digital world.

  53. rain says:

    how much is the nexus one and where can I buy it here in the Phils?

  54. Alfredkoh says:

    HTC Touch HD2!!!
    The trackball? Mayb.

  55. Nguyen says:

    I love Nexus One. When can I buy in Europe?

  56. Mr X says:

    I hve recently purcnahsed an HD2 and should receive it on Tuesday. I think it’s worth buying because of the release of Windows 7 OS. Additionally, the developers on XDA will be porting a fully functional version of Android 3.2 sometime in the near future i hope. They have already managed to have most of the functionality of the Android OS working on the HD already.

  57. Mr X says:

    Correction… i meant Android 2.1, not 3.2… was a typo ;P

  58. David Rietz says:

    I myself have owned both phones, HD2 has better feel and weight, Nexus One is very top heavy. HD2 is WM7 ready so that might be something to look into, Android is just to plain right now for me. HTC did an awesome job on the sense ui on the HD2, plus this thing is a rocket ship with moving screen to screen and apps.

  59. Sunofa says:

    Wait, i thought that winmo 7 is not is not applicable for hd2? something about the layout of the hardware buttons…

  60. achter says:

    Guys over at xda dev are working on making the HD2 dual boot (winmo+android). awesome. :D

  61. Mhackrocks24 says:

    HD2 for me.. It is so fast and the SENSE is just so lovely.. The hardware is so reliable.. It fits so nice in my hands..
    For those who don’t like the HD2, it only means that you guys are not familiar on it and don’t have any right to say something bad about it because primarily you don’t own one..
    You can say good things about your N1 but don’t give bad comments with my HD2..

  62. Jovel says:

    i’d go for hd2. the problem with the nexus one is the phone itself, sources say that htc made a rush in order to release this phone for the release of android. i’ve also read that htc already stopped shipment of nexus one

  63. stoned says:

    I have an HD2 running Froyo (yes, Froyo, Android 2.2) but would love to have a native Android device particularly the N1.

  64. tee says:

    HD2 for me. :) it may look boxy but i really like it more.

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