Product Type: T-Mobile Smartphone
Newest Review: ... from my local secondary school due to the metal framework. All in all the T-Mobile G1 is a very good phone for being the first to use And... more
G1 - A class of its own.
Member Name: dragonstrike
Advantages: Excellent market place, fully integrated with google programs.
Disadvantages: Text messages become slow when lots within a conversation.
I have has this phone since June this year and I can say this is the best phone I have owned in a number of years. The phone is quite large compared to most phones out but with the android operating system and the other plentiful features available this is not a problem.
The phone itself is a well built phone, I have actually dropped this on a hard floor on a number of occasions and have barely even scratched the casing. Perfect for those clumsy or slightly drunk people.
The android operating system recently updated to the 1.6 version is a breath of fresh air. I myself am biased against the Iphone due to it being made by apple so this system with near enough the same capabilities. Which combines seamlessly with the existing google programs which we have all become accustomed to online. (Search, Google Maps, Email to name a few.) A brilliant marketplace with a combination of google made applications and private developer applications combine together to give your phone a new and ever improving look and feel into the future.
Three fully customisable homescreens allow each phone to represent what the user wants and needs from their phone. A process which is as simple as a long press on the screen and select what you want on the page from a list.
The one slight problem I have experience with the phone, As text messages are stored in a conversation view. Once a conversation has upto 750-850 messages within it, you can experience some delay when opening the conversation or sending a new text within this conversation. As this only affects the conversation in question and nothing else and is easily remedied by deleting some messages. This is nothing major.
At my next upgrade I will definitely be looking towards another android operating system phone.
Summary: I love this phone, the android operating system by google makes this phone in a class of its own.