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HTC Desire vs Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Should I Upgrade My Google Android Smartphone?

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There's no doubting that the Galaxy Nexus is a fabulous phone. I love the huge screen and the new Ice Cream Sandwich Android operating system, but remember that it's more than a little Geeky.

The lack of USB mass storage support, no memory expansion and poor Facebook integration could well make you think twice, but if you want the pure Google experience with cutting edge technology, and you can get the phone for free, I say go for it. My new Galaxy Nexus makes my old HTC Desire feel like a toy...

Thanks, Rob


Reader Comments (2)

Hi Rob - thanks for an excellent comparison.

I've got an HTC Desire at the moment - have just been offered a great deal on an unlocked Galaxy Nexus and have been worried about the change of size amongst other things. Now that you're six months on, do you have anything to add about usability vs your old phone? My pariticular concerns are in the one vs two hand bit, and the non-wrapping of website text (as I find the double tap fit to screen on the Desire something that I now take for granted)

Thanks - Ian

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Hi Ian,

Having used the Gnex for several months I have to say they any reservations I had about the size or software have been allayed. The Jellybean Update has made the phone even faster, it's now ultra slick and as good as any iPhone.

The only downside is the camera, which is great outside in sunlight but suffers from excessive noise in low light. I understand the the Galaxy S III and HTC One have better sensors.

Overall think it's a great phone and I wouldn't go back to a smaller one.

Thanks, Rob.

September 6, 2012 | Registered CommenterRob_Nunn

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