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What’s better - the HTC Desire HD or Google Nexus S?

I’m torn between the HTC Desire HD and Google Nexus S? Can anyone recommend one or the other?

Most Useful Answer mrew42  Apr. 13, 2011 at 13:56

Something else to be aware of is that 16Gb ram is builtin to the Nexus S and it's not upgradable (a-la-apple) whereas the Desire HD has more usual micro-sd card slot so memory can be replaced/upgraded/whatever.

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 13, 2011 at 13:49

No. ;)

If at all possible, try them both.
Someone here asked how to downgrade the Nexus S to Froyo because they felt Gingerbread wasn't good on it, others don't like the Samsung built quality of the Nexus S - on the other hand, the Nexus S is newer, etc etc...
I personally thought the HTC Desire HD is a good phone. The Nexus S has NFC - something I know I would never EVER use. But that is just me. And I use Google services as little as I can...
Someone else will now tell you I'm nuts :p

mrew42  Apr. 13, 2011 at 13:56

Something else to be aware of is that 16Gb ram is builtin to the Nexus S and it's not upgradable (a-la-apple) whereas the Desire HD has more usual micro-sd card slot so memory can be replaced/upgraded/whatever.

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 13, 2011 at 14:13

16 GB of RAM? Wow, mrew :p
But yeah, personally I'm not a fan of fixed memory, no matter how much of it there is. When the phone bricks, I want to be able to take out my memory card before I send the phone to repair!!! a) privacy and b) I can then use the memory card in the replacement phone. I wouldn't buy a phone without sd slot ever again.

soros  Apr. 14, 2011 at 11:43

Funny, the NFC is something I think I would use once it is a bit more established.

The Micro SD card slot in the HTC is swaying me to that though... thanks X)

mrew42  Apr. 14, 2011 at 17:30

Or hang on just a little bit longer and then have the same conversation with the Samsung Galaxy S II and the HTC Sensation :p:p

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 17, 2011 at 14:03

hahaha
Yeah, soros, I too would rather have a phone with an SD-card slot.
It beats whatever size internal memory imho.
If your phone needs to go to repair, or crashes/freezes, all that precious built-in memory goes, too.
With a memory card slot, you just remove the card and stick it into the next phone.
I have an N900 with 32GB internal memory...all free. I only use the SD-card :D

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 18, 2011 at 12:22

Keep in mind that Android does not use SD card to store user data. For security reasons user data is stored on the phone, while application is on SD card. When phone goes all your data goes with it, even though app is still on SD card.
Your music, videos, downloads and non-secure apps (games, news, etc.) are still on SD card and accessible via card reader.

mjwatmough  Apr. 19, 2011 at 00:14

I have a Nexus S, a mate of mine has a Desire HD. Desire HD is a great phone but I'm happier with my Nexus S. Screen is much better, I think it's a better size (Desire HD feels HUGE) and I love the camera.

ebube9  Mar. 4, 2012 at 13:42

I am having trouble choosing between these 2 phones the HTC Desire HD and the Nexus S I want a phone with class a phone I could use for a long time without being unhappy with it or wanting to change it cause this is my first smartphone and I was told this is going to be my last phone we could buy to fit in the budget so please HELP!!!!!! these phones are both very great but which one is the Greatest?

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 5, 2012 at 12:45

Xperia Arc S @ £200

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