Google Nexus S vs. HTC Thunderbolt 4G

 Differences Between Google Nexus S and HTC Thunderbolt 4G

Google Nexus S is actually the Thunderbolt’s main competition. Both phones are great to use but are also very pricey.

What is Google Nexus S?

Google Nexus S is a slim SIM based phone that can be used on any carrier. It is also very light, weighing only 129g. It uses the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and a 1HGZ Hummingbird processor with a 16GB internal storage. It has 4-inch 16M Super AMOLED color touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It also has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera that can only shoot at 640 x 480). These cameras are equipped with a single LED Flash. The Nexus S has a 1500mAh Lithium-Ion battery that has a 14-hour talk time.

What is HTC Thunderbolt 4G?

HTC Thunderbolt 4G is a CDMA based phone, which means it is locked to a certain carrier—in this case, Verizon. It uses the Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS and a 1GHZ Snapdragon processor that is accompanied by an 8GB + 768 RAM memory card and a 32 GB micro SD. It weighs 164g and is slightly fatter than the Nexus S. It has a 4.3-inch 16M color touchscreen with a 480 x 800 pixel resolution. It also has an 8-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera, both with dual LED Flash. HTC Thunderbolt 4G has a 1400mAh Li-Ion battery that has an average of 10 hours talk time.

In brief:

  • Google Nexus S is a light, slim, SIM based phone. It has a better OS, display, and battery life, and is assumed to be cheaper than the Thunderbolt 4G.
  • HTC Thunderbolt 4G, on the other hand, is a CDMA phone that is locked down to Verizon. It has an expandable memory and a better camera than its competitor.
  • Both phones have 480 x 800 pixel resolutions and 16M color touchscreens. They are also both priced in the luxury category.