When comparing HN vs Hacker News Android, the Slant community recommends HN for most people. In the question“What are the best Hacker News clients for Android?” HN is ranked 2nd while Hacker News Android is ranked 7th.
Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Clean UI
Pro Comment Collapsing
Mobile screens make navigating comments pretty difficult, so having the ability to collapse comment threads makes dealing with comments a lot easier.
Has all of the standard HN features - View both linked pages and comment pages, log-in, and up/down-vote. Comments are also properly indented.
Pro Doesn't require excessive permissions
Pro View pages in external browser/instapaper
Pro Has bookmarks
Lets you quickly bookmark posts to read later.
Con Can't change the sorting
Can't see /new or Ask HN etc.
Con Can't comment
Con You can't submit new links
There is no way to submit a new link to HN.
Con Can't submit new links
There is no way to submit a new link/post.
Con No Search
There is currently no search functionality.