Product Type: T-Mobile Smartphone
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G1 the first Google phone out there
Member Name: Misterlak
Advantages: Love all the applications!
Disadvantages: Hate the battery
I just simply love mobile phones and every year I try to get a new one. I just getting my new phone the Sony Ericson Vivaz as a gift (mucho thanks!!) but before I'm getting that one I still have to reply on my old phone The Google G1. I had this phone for over a year now and used with much pleasure but sometimes it's time to move on.
The G1 is the first phone from Google and that runs on the Android system. It's one of the few phones that combine a touch screen with a physical keyboard and for me that was the main reason I choice for the G1 because I didn't feel ready yet to only rely on the touch screen. I just couldn't see myself texting or being on the Internet with only the use of the touch screen. Now with my new phone I'm ready for this challenge but I'm glad I made the decision for the G1 first.
The applications are really what this phone make unique. It is a real Google phone and you can find a lot of Google applications. The phone is ideal if you are a user of Gmail and other Google programs. Standard among the applications are:
Gmail: This is the email program from Google which you can easily send and receive emails. With the application on your phone you can do basically anything you normally do with a normal computer. It is more compact. One advantage is that you see on your phone an '@' that will let you know when you have a new e-mail. Basically the same principle as an text.
Google Maps: Another program is known Google Maps. This program lets you view the world but also functions as a navigation tool. Ideal if you get lost or simply want to know where you are at that moment because it can determine your location. You get so never be lost again.
Google Search: The search engine. This is available on the home screen when you slide to the left with your finger. Here you can quickly type in a word or phrase and start searching through the Internet.
Youtube: Allows Free Online Videos. It's a more compact version that you see normally via the Internet but also with an easy way to use search function.
Market: Market is an application which you can find other applications and download them to your phone. These are free applications but also against payment. At the market you can find anything from applications to games.
The phone has a 3.2 megapixel camera which isn't the best but I have to say the pictures where ok. It's only in movement that the pictures get un sharp and unclear but further on the quality is fine. You have the option to download an free application through the android market where you also can record video's. It might not be the best quality video's you have seen but I was satisfied with the quality.
I use my phone on a daily basis as mp3 player and put my favorite music on it. With an 8Gb SD card you certainly have more than enough space to put music on the phone. This is just easy done by connecting the phone trough the computer with the included USB cable. The music is basically like a normal music player where you can create different playlists. Very easy to use. The volume of the music is also very good.
I think the T-Mobile G1 is a very good phone, which is very easy to use. There are some things that I found important with a phone. Of course texting and calling need to be easy and good but I also love to be on the internet and taking pictures. Although this phone only has a 3.2 megapixels it still takes good pictures. I love the applications on this phone and email has never been easier. The only real negative about this phone is the battery. You are lucky if you make 24hours but normally I need to charge it up every night. Which is really irritating especially if you forget one night. It also makes me more carefull using the phone during the day when I know I would be home early just to make sure the battery doesn't run out before I get home. You can understand that it's a real negative about this phone. A real shame.
Summary: G1 a real good internet phone