Last Updated: Jul 25,2010
Which phone is better and why?
I will try to go through what i know
Vibrant is better on paper: (forgive me if i get some details wrong and feel free to correct me)
Vibrant 480x800 4 inch Super Amoled sceen
N1 480x800 3.7 inch Amoled
N1 uses the older synaptics clearpad 2000 which has problems with more than two points
Vibrant haven't found out the manufacturer yet but pretty sure it is better. I will edit it when i know for sure.
N1 1 Ghz Snapdragon (Qualcomm QSD 8250)
Vibrant 1 Ghz Hummingbird (Cortex A8)
N1 5 mp w/ flash
Flash: LED; Auto focus, Geo tagging
Vibrant 5 mp no flash
Auto focus, Smile detection, Digital zoom, Multi shot, Effects, Self-timer, Panorama, ISO control
N1 802.11 B/G/*N (N1 uses the Broadcomm chip that supports N but I read it is not activated so its inconclusive right now.)
Vibrant 802.11 B/G/N
N1 Android 2.2
Vibrant Android 2.1 with Samsung UI (Samsung said an update is coming for 2.2)
N1 512 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
Vibrant 512 MB RAM / 16 GB built in
N1 4.59 oz
Vibrant 4.2 oz
Vibrant 4.8 x 2.5 x 0.4 inches
N1 4.69 x 2.35 x 0.45 inches
N1 1400mAh Li-ion
Vibrant 1500mAh Li-ion
N1 10 hours (600 mins) of Talk time
290 hours (12 days) of Stand-by time
Vibrant 13.38 hours (803 mins) of Talk time
750 hours (31 days) of Stand-by time
N1 720x480 (DVD)
Vibrant 1280x720 (720p HD)
(not sure of the quality though)
N1 MPEG4, H.263, H.264
Vibrant MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD, WMV, AVI, 3GP, Flash Video
N1 MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI, Background playback, Album art cover
Vibrant MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, FLAC, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI
Personally i think both phones are great and don't think either one is a bad choice. Here are the factors I am choosing the Vibrant over the N1.
The touch problem with the N1 screen, 16 Gb built in memory, support of divx & xvid, I like the hummingbird processor.
I wish the vibrant had a front facing camera and added a flash to the camera though.
Overall, I have to say that the Vibrant is better, but the N1 is Google's baby which most likely means, if it can support future versions of Android, it will most likely get it first.
TouchWiz is the huge negative in all this. Plus N1 will always get OS updates first.
Thanks for the help everyone! I really want to wait until Project Emerald but I need a phone to hold me off until then. The vibrant has better specs, but the nexus one has a better modding community and will get OS updates before any other phone. I cant decide between which, I like them both!
That's more of an opinion, but you're right, some people like it and some don't. Personally, I hated TW2.0, but 3.0 is actually very nice and snappy.
If you are going to upgrade anyways why get an N1 just because of the "first" updates? It might not even be the first with Android 3.0 if that Dual Core Device is to be the flagship 3.0 device on t-mobile. Maybe the first after the Dual Core release but I still don't see why OS Updates should even be a true factor in purchasing because After 3.0 Android the next one won't come out for a year. and Android 3.0 won't even be released till around october-november this year.
Saying Nexus will "always" get updates first isn't a fact and Twiz 3.0 doesn't even look bad.
Why would this thread be moved to the Vibrant section? Clearly people with a bias for the Vibrant will be posting in here... But anyways, I will be getting the vibrant next week!
The Mods are weird is the only way to explain it lol
let's be resonate, the n1 is what? 7 months old? companies like samsung won't make a phone with the same specs of a phone that's that old. that be stupid. the point is, the vibrant is better because, its got better and newer hardware than the n1.
Well regardless of the specs arguments, The Nexus One will be no more very soon.
Google Gives Up on Nexus One - Mobile Phone News - TrustedReviews
It's not to say that the N1 will stop receiving updates/support immediately, but it looks like it will no longer be the first to receive the updates. Who knows what Google has in store to be their new test dummy, but the obvious choice in this thread is the Vibrant.
The phone has 16GB of storage space on the phone. Think of it as an extra 16GB SD card that can't be removed.
On top of that, it comes with a 2GB SD card. When you mount the phone to transfer files, you will see two separate drives to access and store stuff on.
And yes, you can replace the 2GB card with any other SD card, including a 32GB card, making your total storage 48GB.
Yes, I wasn't sure at first, but I love my vibrant! TouchWiz 3.0 is actually really great and it's widgets are on par with Sense. Can't wait till Froyo!
N1 is being killed off so updates will cease at some point. The G1 was Googles first "baby" and it isnt getting Froyo.
Wouldnt surpise me if N1 gets Gingerbread , as it should but i havent heard that yet. For that matter, im not sure if the Vibrant is either, but it should.
I am going to have to vote for the Nexis one. I tried the Vibrant and just returned it today to Radio Shack. I couldn't get over the light cheap feeling of the phone. The nexus is one of the best built phones i have ever used. I guess I also prefer stock android over touchwiz, and sense as well. I had website issues, gps issues and lag issues with the Vibrant. I sure that will all get worked out but i do not feel that it will make it better than the N1.
I actually like that. Has some weight but not too heavy. Lighter than my iPhone and i like that. Also, remember, N1 has 2.2, Vibrant does not yet.
Since the N1 is being discontinued by google warranty support could be an issue. As for the software updates I think you can rest assured that the N1 will keep getting them as long as the specs on the N1 still fall in line with the minimum requirements.
However, since the Vibrant (Really a galaxy s) is being released on every major carrier you can also rest assured that it will have a healthy modding community over even the droid x, since motorola has decided to lock their phone down against running unsigned code.
That said, the Vibrant has better specs than nearly every thing out there unless the front camera and lack of flash is too painful for you.
Its just a matter of time until there are vanilla (un touchwized or senseified) froyo and maybe gingerbread roms floating around.
Though there is something to saying you own the official first google superphone. Myself, I prefer having the horsepower and the storage space.
Warranty support/technical support isnt going to be an issue, HTC is not going anywhere. Also just because the vibrant has "better specs" doesn't mean its a better phone. I'm not saying the Vibrant is a bad phone, I just feel that the N1 is superior.
Sadly, the N1 is no more. Google has stopped selling them today, since they sold out. I guess your decision is made.
I know we're all entitled to our own opinion, but I'm just curious what it is about the N1 that makes it superior to the Galaxy S phones?
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