Android Phones

Nexus One hands-on from CES…it’s sexier in person

January 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Phones

Nexus One hands-on from CES…it’s sexier in person

I’m sure you’re one of those people who wants a Nexus One but thinks your G1 is still good enough to keep. I was one on of you people until about 24 hours ago when I touched a Nexus One for the first time. My G1 has given me problems but has been good to me for the most part; however, even if it had given me a lifetime of happiness, I would feel no guilt in ditching my partner in favor of something new.

Much has been made of the device’s good sleek looks and beautiful software, but that doesn’t explain how good and natural the phone feels up close. I briefly played with a Sony XPERIA X10 moments before and am also in love with that phone, but the Nexus One is no slouch. The N1 is slim, looks great in person, and has the best video playback I’ve seen on an Android phone yet (yes, better than the Droid).

I was also impressed by the noise cancellation. You may not notice in the video below, but the Digital Experience showroom was incredibly loud. I could barely hear the Google employee who displayed the Nexus One. However, the phone heard him and cancelled out all that noise and still recognized his voice. The Nexus is serious business (as if you didn’t already know).