DROID’s Parts Cost More Than iPhone, Nexus One
iSuppli, a market research firm that studies electronics, is saying that between the parts of the iPhone, Nexus One, and Motorola’s Droid, it’s the Droid’s, not the iPhone’s, that are worth the most. The news is especially surprising given that the Droid is also the worst in terms of hardware.
The test from MOTO Research found the iPhone to have the best screen in terms of sensitivity and accuracy, which they proved by it’s ability to draw diagonal lines with the most precision. The Droid was the least precise, yet iSuppli says the capacitive overlay on it’s screen was $17.50. The iPhone 3GS’s was just $16, yet it tested as being superior.
In total, the Droid cost $187.75 for all it’s parts, while the iPhone 3GS costs just $178.96. The Nexus One is the second most expensive, costing $174.15, and the Palm Pre was just $138.
The Droid’s most expensive part is it’s removable microSD card, costing $35, followed by the 5 megapixel autofocus CMOS sensor ($14.25), Qualcomm baseband processor / RF chip ($14.04), and TI application processor ($12.90).