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
Googles first Android
Member Name: Evostance
Advantages: Runs Open Source Android, Cheap
Disadvantages: Bulky, cheap built
The G1 was Googles first mainstream Android phone.
The phone runs of Android and is always updated to the latest version available for the phone 'over the air.' The Androd Marketplace is a great way to download apps, just like the Apple AppStore.
The battery life on the phone can be fairly poor if you use it a lot, and have various features turned on. It is a quick phone, however if you start to open a lot of applications the phone can quickly become rather slow.
The phones itself is rather bulky and lacks a decent flash on the camera. I feel that the overall build quality of the phone is quite bad as it is made from cheap plastic and feels rather flimsy.
The G1 makes use of a touchscreen for navigation but also features a slideout qwerty keyboard and a tracker ball for precision navigation.
Overall a decent phone however lacks features compared to newer Android devices
Summary: A good first attempt at a phone