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So here we are 9 months into ownership of the HTC G2. We've seen rollercoasters on the dev scene but at this point this device is one of the most hackable pieces of hardware on the market perhaps second only to the Samsung Captivate. MiUI, CM6-7, HTC Flyer Rom, Bliss port, Virtuous Rom's (Unity Sense 3.0, Doubleshot mt4g port, G-Lite ASOP, Vrom2.0 Optimized Sense), and a number of different skins for all of the above make this device highly customizable.

The Scorpion processor is still quite capable in the world of single core system on a chips, handily pulling down 3K+ benchmarks when overclocked to 1ghz depending on the rom.

The only major setbacks to this device is the lack of RAM, thus making more system intensive roms such as Unity be somewhat laggy, and the fact that many shipped with crappy stock springs, thus necessitating my needing to void my manufacturer warranty to fix a manufacturer defect. Great going there guys especially when I wasn't allowed an exchange due to a defect that you shipped. From what I heard this policy was later changed, but by that point I'd already fixed the problem myself.

Terribly small stock battery but the Evo Shift battery fits as a drop in replacement so that can be overlooked.

Now since this device has been EOLed and it wasn't terribly popular on the market, used versions have dropped to sub $200 depending on your area. As a secondhand device to replace your busted old hardware, or to tide you over till your next upgrade: look no further. There is no better querty keyboard device on the Tmobile market save the MT4gSlide. But hey, that was just released and is expensive as all get out.

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  • 2011-09-09 00:31
  • IrW3
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xllent. but no second camera.

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  • 2011-08-21 08:10
  • utMT
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-08-05 20:28 from 45hU - click to readI find that very amazing. I was going to buy a G2 for my daughter but instead I bought a Sidekick and she loves it more than the G2 that she wished on receiving.

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  • 2011-08-09 07:55
  • 4MWc
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very fortunate...my g2 slipped out of my pocket while i was on a rollercoaster ride...miraculously..lended on wooden chips from 3 stories high...all ok !!

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  • 2011-08-05 20:28
  • 45hU
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yeah that is true, g2 doesn't have gorilla glass..

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  • 2011-07-21 17:08
  • n9ag
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nice

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  • 2011-07-18 06:49
  • v{uj
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The G2 does NOT have a Gorilla Glass display. Mine SHATTERED by just barely slapping it!

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  • 2011-07-04 19:34
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Don't want to root phone and want qwerty choose g2 want bigger screen choose vibrant, but you will need to root it because touch wiz suc*s. ofcourse rooted g2 is a beast, and if you choose good rom and oc procesor you get close performance to sgs2 (procesor)

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  • 2011-06-24 23:52
  • n9ag
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Great phone without root. But with root it is a BEAST, you can OC it to 1.9 ghz (with just wery small risk) and get same score in quadrant as sgs2 THIS IS BEST OVERCLOCKABLE PHONE or OC it to 1.5ghz with NO RISK and get 3000 in quadrant ( with custom rom ) And if you tweak it battery saving settings it still stays usable with full battery for 2days. The point is you need to root it to get most of it, and at this time it is very easy, you can do this in xda-developers.com

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  • 2011-06-21 21:04
  • n9ag
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What would you say to this phone if u compared it to the Samsung Vibrant. They have many similar specifications but what would you say is better.
Samsung Vibrant or G2

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  • 2011-06-17 01:17
  • 4bQG
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It looks exactly like desire Z or maybe it is desire Z just marketed by T-Mobile

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  • 2011-05-25 10:31
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-02-07 05:34 from 0a}{ - click to readWi-fi is working well !

Overall a good phone !

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  • 2011-05-22 04:31
  • wiRj
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> In reply to Joe @ 2011-04-02 19:17 from L3Fx - click to readI'm from Brazil and had one. Works very well in 3G of TIM carrier.

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  • 2011-05-21 19:44
  • 8P%n
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> In reply to Joe @ 2011-04-02 19:17 from L3Fx - click to readI had one and works very well in 3G of TIM carrier.

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  • 2011-05-21 19:42
  • 8P%n
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> In reply to Joe @ 2011-04-02 19:17 from L3Fx - click to readI used it in Serbia for 2 weeks on Telenor's network, not only the 3G but 4G worked - it was super super fast.

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  • 2011-05-21 18:32
  • YHV4
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WHAT is the cheapest ad trusted way to UNLOCK it to another network ? plz answer me . thanks

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  • 2011-05-12 18:30
  • 3LB5
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Best phone i've ever had.I can get around on this phone easier than other android phones i've had.

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  • 2011-05-06 21:10
  • 0asx
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Battery life is about 2 days with light use(2hrs phone calls, 2hrs internet, 2-3 hrs playing with the phone games,music, apps ,etc) and this is normal after the intial period of exitement. Z-hinge is no issue. The phone should be called 3.8"wide screen laptop with cell phone capabilities. It is amazing, solid device, appealing to business people as well. Call quality, connectivity and in call management is average at best. I came from Nokia N95 8GB and Nokia X6 which have superb call quality and connectivity but not good as smart phones.

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  • 2011-04-13 20:04
  • kNC0
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Will this phone work at 3g speeds outside the US? Has any one tested it in Europe, asia or Brazil?

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  • 2011-04-02 19:17
  • L3Fx
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I've. had the G2 for 8 months at least and it is probably the best phone I've ever had, sure the battery s ucks...but what smartphone has good battery life?
I'm running CM7#32 with few issues.
I love this phone

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  • 2011-03-31 23:24
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