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 - My favourite phone over the last 5 years
Member Name: mr_wink
Advantages: Slick UI, onscreen keyboard as well as slide out qwerty keyboard
Disadvantages: poor camera and poor battery life
Where to start with the G1 by HTC & Google. Its a great phone and offers so much more than I first thought, I just wish I could have got my hands on one a lot sooner than late 2009. The Android OS is very slick and so much nicer than my previous 'Smartphone!' running Windows Mobile. The firmware (operating system) on the device is updated over the air, meaning as soon as a new release comes out it is installed direct on to your phone, fixing bugs and bring new functionality to the device. The G1 also links great with the other Google products around, Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Maps bringing everything together in your pocket. Never again will I miss a question on ebay!
The only flaws the device has is poor battery life, I find I need to charge the unit every night to ensure a full day use the following day and the camera is only low mega pixel & no flash so the only good shots are outside during the day. Overall though a Excellent phone and with the Nexus one due out shortly Google has my vote everytime
Summary: Grab one if you can you wont be disappointed.