Because they are Wirefly, they get all the cool devices early and can get these videos cranked out before their official release! (insert envious cursing here) In any case, they did a cool comparison video between the Google Nexus One and the T-Mobile HTC HD2. It is clear the HD2 is huge compared to an already large device with a 3.7 inch screen, the Google Nexus One. The video has a good physical comparison between the two as well as a nice walk through HTC Sense and the Google Android 2.1 User Interface. So which one will or would you choose? I am going to through in a quick Poll and see what you think! Enjoy!

Take our Poll:

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Check out the key differences after the break or head on over to Wirefly

Key Differences
  • Price: While not available from Wirefly at this time, the Nexus One is available on contract directly from Google for $179. The T-Mobile HD2 will be available from Wirefly at a significantly discounted price.
  • Operating System: The T-Mobile HTC HD2 is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5 with HTC’s attractive Sense user interface built on top, while the Nexus One is an Android-powered device and uses the standard Android user interface.  The many differences between the two operating systems and user interfaces are beyond the scope of this comparison, but both devices are powerful solutions for both work and play.
  • Power: The HTC Nexus One and HTC HD2 are both equipped with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and offer the best performance currently available in a mobile device.  The HTC HD2, however, has slightly more RAM at 576MB while the Nexus One has 512MB of RAM.
  • Display: The Nexus One has a large and high resolution display (3.7-in., WVGA 800×480pixels), but when compared to other cell phones on the marker, the HTC HD2 has a huge and vibrant 4.3-inch screen (480×800 pixels).
  • Storage Space: Right out of the box, the HD2 has 16GB (upgradeable to 32GB) of on-board storage space for music, video and more thanks to a pre-installed microSD card. The Nexus One has only a 4GB microSD card pre-installed (also upgradeable to 32GB).
  • Size & Weight: Both the Nexus One and HTC HD2 are impressively slim devices, but because of its substantially larger screen, the HD2 is a wider and taller device.  The size difference, though, is not proportional to the difference in screen size between the two devices, and arguably lets the HD2 boast the best of both worlds.


  1. as difficult as it is, i am going to have to wait on this one. the HD2 is an AMAZING device, minus the fact that it’s tmo 3g. ATT shouldve snatched this up such a long time ago. they’re stupid for not. and the nexus one = dreamy, but i’m just going to wait for the desire when it comes out this summer. *SIGH* stupid att

  2. seriously considering the HD2 with my AT&T SIM card and sacrificing 3G, since I don’t have 3G in my area anyways. it’s cheaper, better, and *hopefully* our friends at XDA will make XDAndroid available for the HD2 soon…. then I can have the best of both worlds! (minus 3G of course) :D

  3. If you’re torn between Sense versus Google’s interface and inclined to wait for the Desire for that purpose, given that you’ll probably be flashing anyway, you can slap on a Desire rom to the Nexus One. As for performance, oh man, this thing flies. A couple extra megs of ram once you’re beyond 512 buys you more bragging rights than it does performance but if you’re going to be running clunky WinMo, hey, you better get all the ram you can find.

    Regarding the size and weights of the respective devices versus their screen size, in addition to being an ounce heavier, the HD2 has a 1230mAh battery versus the Nexus One’s 1400mAh and yet it’s only half a millimeter thinner. People burn the most juice with their screen from anything else, typically, and which excessively large screen do you think will chew up more power (on a weaker battery no less)? Slightly larger backlit screen for the HD2, okay, but higher dpi, less drain, same res, better operating system, better market, better love from developers and from the much better company backing it versus one that is tailspinning into obscurity with this crap operating system that’s about to be phased out while Google is exploding north, Nexus One ftw.

    Also, Google doesn’t condone censorship. Worth noting.

    Enjoy your registry editing and larger complimentary chip. Enjoy the compliment because you won’t be getting any more storage chip compliments of any kind from Microsoft from what I’ve read on this site.

  4. Okay since you know so much, why do you suppose this device is so much cheaper than the N1 and while you’re at it how about a gentleman’s bet on which will still outsell the other in spite of these huge savings and its God-like screen? Maybe you want to bet with real money given your huge Wirefly savings or whatever coupons you’ve collected.

    You know what I’m having trouble finding on the Android market? Complex battery saving software like WMLongLife and Lumos. Just no demand for some reason… sigh. Weird, right?

  5. ahhh doug, you see, i already knew 99% of what you just told me, although i thoroughly enjoyed reading it again :p.

    the deciding factor comes from the fact that my practically non-existent income can really only afford phones from a warranty exchange or a 2 year contract (and an hour on the phone yelling at att getting them to lower the price of the phone even further – i got my fuze for $150 on an upgrade).

    but once again, i enjoyed reading your post about how awesome android is.

    you read about the Evo 4g? it’s a BEAST. i have a feeling battery-life might not be where it should though…

  6. Lol I’m guessing the N1 will STILL outsell the HD2. Like you said above, the HD2 is running WM6.5, versus the N1 with android 2.1 and yes, it’s google backed. Google’s going to keep updating the firmware more frequently than microsoft does (despite all the builds rolling out now on WM), but those are official.

    I have no idea about the developer community (for roms anyways) in the android realm, but I have a feeling that it is picking up and growing daily due to the fact that microsoft’s hitting a dead end with 6.5. i foresee android as the next big mobile OS for developers.

    And yes, despite the fact that college students like me can’t afford the N1, it’s still available on contract (for tmobile anyways) for a hell of a lot cheaper. My guess as to why ATT won’t offer the N1 is that they don’t want to hurt their phone sales (iphone mainly). Google is smart though, offering the N1 for basically all the carriers for unsubsidized prices. I actually feel this is the way all phones should be sold…this whole subsidy thing is BS. it makes you feel good about it, but sometimes it results in the consumers getting screwed into contracts with companies they dont want to be with as a result of wanting a particular phone.

    Back to the point, I do believe the N1 will outsell the HD2. The N1’s going to be available for all major carriers in the near future, but hte HD2 is only on TMo and is only catering to a select group of users that want a WinMo6.5 device at the end of the OS’s life. I said earlier that I want an HD2, but I realize that it’d only be for the time-being as I do plan on eventually getting an android phone. The way I see it though, WM 6.5 is dying and android’s taking over where WM is leaving off…

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