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HTC G1 with Google (Google Phone)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1416 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the GPS navigation and camera. The design and screen are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the text input and connectivity. There are some mixed reviews about the portability.

usability, screen, design, camera, GPS navigation

battery, features, connectivity, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC G1 with Google (Google Phone) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC G1 with Google (Google Phone)

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 23 user reviews of HTC G1 with Google (Google Phone) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, battery, responsiveness, design, value for money

features

87% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for HTC G1 with Google (Google Phone)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 335 user reviews of HTC G1 with Google (Google Phone) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

usability, reliability, apps, screen, design

features, battery

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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T-Mobile G1 review: The whole cagoogle

 

The T-Mobile G1 is the Googlephone. Did we really need to say that? Well, there's more Google in this story than there is phone, so we guess we did. We've got a new contender on the race track but we're talking no rookie here...

Android OS ; 3.2" capacitive touchscreen display of HVGA resolution ; Slide-out five-row full QWERTY keyboard ; Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 MHz CPU, 192 MB RAM ; Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps ; 3.15 megapixel...

Quite unassuming looks ; Pretty bulky and heavy ; The slider mechanism rattles ; No video-call camera ; No video recording ; No flash support in the web browser ; No file transfers or A2DP over Bluetooth ; No FM radio ; No screen auto rotation ; No...

if you prefer. The first impression sure is important. So, there we go

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HTC Dream

 

Google's Android is awesome, but the Dream needs work. Parts of this handset are superb, but its lacklustre design and poor battery life hold it back significantly.

Android interface, Responsive touchscreen, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and GPS, QWERTY keypad

Could look better, Lack of 3.5mm headphone jack, Lack of video recording, Lack of stereo Bluetooth

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Googlephone Has It All, From Duty-Free MP3s to Open Sou...

 

Talk about feeling lucky. The new Googlephone has everything you need: GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G, and a touchscreen that slides out of the way so your digits can dance

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T-Mobile G1 launched in the UK

 

Just in time for the big (if somewhat quirky) G1 unlocking, Android fans in the UK will be getting their chance to purchase the T-Mobile handset starting today. Britons began queuing up on Oxford Street as early as 5 am to get the phone, currently...

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T-Mobile G1

 

Apple's iPhone finally has a worthy rival. The T-Mobile G1, due to go on sale Oct. 22, is the first phone to run on Google's fun, flexible and functional open source Android mobile operating system. Although the G1 is not as sleek or as well integrated...

Android operating system; bright 3-inch touchscreen; user customizable; excellent sound

Clunky and heavy; no 3.5mm headphone jack; short battery life for music playback

The G1 is easier to navigate than the iPhone and, depending on your keyboard tastes, it may be easier to compose text on.

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The Google Android Phone Arrives

 

T-Mobile's G1, the first phone out with Google's Android operating system, is finally here. The G1 boasts excellent ergonomics and call quality, but it's held back by basic omissions, such as no standard headphone jack and a camera with few features.

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G1

 

At first glance, the T-Mobile G1 ($179 with a two-year contract) doesn't seem to merit much attention. It looks like just another bland, HTC-manufactured phone. But use the G1--the first phone to run Google's Android operating system--for 5 minutes,...

Highly responsive touchscreen Android OS offers great flexibility

No standard headphone jack Fair battery life

The camera app is a big disappointment. Though the device has a 3-megapixel camera, it lacks a flash, a zoom, and any controls for adjust image quality, white balance, or the like. There's no camcorder, either, though T-Mobile says that the imaging...

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T-Mobile G1 Review

 

Updated : When you look at T-Mobile's smart phone lineup, the G1 certainly rises close to the top. We prefer the newer $199 myTouch 3G because of its sleeker design, but those looking for a physical keyboard and a Google phone experience should opt for...

Very good touchscreen, Customizable user interface, Excellent Web browser, One-touch search, Fast data speeds over 3G

Can't input text using touchscreen, No video recorder, 3.5 mm jack, or stereo Bluetooth, Small number of apps in Android Market, Limited cut-and-paste functionality, Runs warm

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T-Mobile G1 review

 

It's hard to believe, but rumors of a "Googlephone" have been floating around since 2006. To put it in perspective, the first Gphone post on Engadget was written by Peter Rojas. Needless to say, it's been a long, slow ride to get to Android, the Open...

Innovative new OS ; Great hardware keyboard ; Responsive touchscreen

UI is uneven in places ; Camera poor for even casual use ; Browser performance was sluggish

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T-Mobile G1 ( white)

 

Editors' note : We have updated the review since its original publish date to include changes to features and performance after installing the official Android 1.5 Cupcake update for the G1 released by T-Mobile in June 2008.

The T-Mobile G1 features a full QWERTY keyboard, 3G support, Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth. The Google Android operating system offers good integration with Google applications as well as access to the Amazon MP3 Store and YouTube. As more applications...

The G1 doesn't include a standard heaphone jack and lacks Microsoft Exchange support. There are some annoying design quirks that make the smartphone uncomfortable to hold and difficult to use. You can't save downloaded applications to a memory card....

Though we're not in love with the design and would have liked some additional features, the real beauty of the T-Mobile G1 is the Google Android platform, as it has the potential to make smartphones more personal and powerful. That said, it's not quite...

Product Specifications

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to lose track of the really important things in your life. Your social calendar is just a bit out of synch and friends are just a bit too far out of reach. Until now... The T-Mobile G1 redefines what it means to be kept in the loop. Feel the exhilarating power and freedom of having all the communication tools you're used to in your hand. Google services are at your disposal with quick one-touch access to Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk and Calendar. Smartly integrated Google maps let you see where your online contacts live in the off-line world. Explore even more of the world with detailed street, traffic and satellite views. Dazzle your friends with the large sensationally crisp 3.2" display. The touch-sensitive navigation is finger friendly and super intuitive but you can swing it out of the way to use the full five-row QWERTY keyboard. There is plenty of room to respond to emails, messages and even chat. G1 delivers an extraordinary browsing experience. The G1's browser comes with a clever multi-page window pane; it lets you surf multiple websites at the same time. Drag the page around with your finger to pan, or move from one link or textbox to another with the handy trackball positioned perfectly for your thumb. And don't worry about waiting for pages to load. The G1 is equipped with 3.5G and Wi-Fi technology... seamlessly switching to always offer you the best connection. Instant notification bar discretely alerts you of emails, text messages or IM sent your way. Whether you're getting mail from Gmail, another POP or IMAP account or receiving IMs from any of the most popular services, you'll be alerted as soon as a message comes in. Make the G1 your G1 with instant access to android market. The market is constantly updated with exciting applications for your T-Mobile G1. Download and install your favorite software, music or games and more. The fully customizable home screen lets you put all the tools and gadgets within your finger tips.

Battery

Capacity:1150mAh
Standby Time (PB):402hours
Talk Time (PB):406minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touch sensitive screen/Touch sensitive screen / QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player / GPS receiver
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver/Digital camera / Digital player / GPS receiver
Phone Form Factor:Slider
Service Provider:T-Mobile
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communicator Features

Operating System:Google Android

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.6in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:2.2in

Display

Diagonal Size:3.2in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:HTC
Model:G1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:T-Mobile

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes

Miscellaneous

Color:Bronze/White

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel