I would choose the g1...the hardware keyboard is well worth the 5mp. Plus the g1 has a 3.2 that isn't that bad. It has the virtual keyboard too. The battery life isn't all that good but it has a mini usb port which in nowadays everything is charged by so I just carry a cord around and plug it up to any computer I want to. And in reguards to the g1 and iphone battle. The only advantage I see is the design being in the iphones favor. But my gf has a iphone and is on her 3rd in a years time. I bought my g1 used and haven't had a problem yet. Plus you can put music on the g1 without having to buy it thru itunes like the iphone... and in this economy...that's a plus unless you already have 1000's of itunes already... overall.I use my g1 for everything...mp3, camera, email, I'm, gtalk, and the internet works great. Just doesn't have flash support. But maybe that's cuz I'm not cool enuff for and iphone...
for anyone who had this phone,do u think is more confortable/enjoyable to use than a samsung jet,i m triyng to decide betwen these 2;
i prefere qwerty keyboard and android over the 5mp camera and 3.5 jack that the Jet has,but i don t like the battery life of g1(one day i heard) over the jet(3 days)
pls suggestions(if u KNOW what u re talkin about)
meee, 13 Sep 2009i am probs guna buy this phone but i just want to ask, does this phone have a headphone part ... moreyes, it has got a earphone jack. but you can only use the company made headphones as they are usb jacked.
av orderfor one, but i overheard someone saying the G1 is inpresivly uninpresive.that the sckech of the phone is far better than the real thing when you achually see the phone.That it looks more like a toy.IT IS TRUE? please i need your opinion on thhis. Thanks
Shayan, 03 Sep 2009hi... i understand somthing about T.Mobile G1. The T.Mobile G1 has many problems like: can'... morethe 1.5 cupcake update alows it to record video and sound aswell as adding onscreen keyboard and other features, donut coming out soon (2.0 i believe) will be adding improved software, running smoother faster and lower battery consumption, a new marketplace interface with improved search & catogries + screenshots for each app/game. The marketplace has most the good apps of the iphone/well known apps.
i am probs guna buy this phone
but i just want to ask, does this phone have a headphone part
where i can listen to my music through headphones
or can i only play music out loud?
Shayan, 03 Sep 2009hi... i understand somthing about T.Mobile G1. The T.Mobile G1 has many problems like: can'... more1.5 made all of that happen besides blue tooth file share.(but theres an app for that.) and now soon 1.6 (donut) will make a whole lot more happen (like file sharing)
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970no,my g1 firmware is 1.0 & doesn't have rotation + video player & recorder.
i think your g1 firmware is 1.5...
Cupcake v1.50 firmware has solved the key issues that you have noticed.
i understand somthing about T.Mobile G1.
The T.Mobile G1 has many problems like:
can't record & play videos.
can't translate files with bluetooth.
doesn't have rotation screen.
for obviation this problems on your T.Mobile G1 i find remedy.....
just you must update your T.Mobile G1 from 1.0 firmware to 1.5 (android 1.5 cupcake).
if you update your T.Mobie G1 to android 1.5 cupcake...your T.Mobile G1 has this traits :
[System-wide]: Refinement of all core UI elements\Animated window transitions (off by default)\Accelerometer-based application rotations
[UI polish for]: In-call experience\Contacts, Call log, and Favorites\SMS & MMS\Browser\Gmail\Calendar\Email\Camera & Gallery\Application management
Faster Camera start-up and image capture\Much faster acquisition of GPS location (powered by SUPL AGPS)\Smoother page scrolling in Browser\Speedier GMail conversation list scrolling
[On-screen soft keyboard] :Works in both portrait and landscape orientation\Support for user installation of 3rd party keyboards\User dictionary for custom words
[Home screen] :Widgets \Bundled home screen widgets include: analog clock, calendar, music player, picture frame, and search\Live folders
[Camera & Gallery] :Video recording\Video playback (MPEG-4 & 3GP formats)
[Bluetooth] :Stereo Bluetooth support (A2DP and AVCRP profiles)\Auto-pairing\Improved handsfree experience
UI changes include: Unified Go and Search box\Tabbed bookmarks/history/most-visited screen
[Contacts] :Shows user picture for Favorites\Specific date/time stamp for events in call log\One-touch access to a contact card from call log event
[System] : New Linux kernel (version 2.6.27)\SD card filesystem auto-checking and repair\SIM Application Toolkit 1.0
[Google applications ] :View Google Talk friends' status in Contacts, SMS, MMS, GMail, and Email applications\Batch actions such as archive, delete, and label on Gmail messages\Upload videos to Youtube\Upload photos on Picasa
Rai, 29 Aug 2009If I buy this phone unlock, will it work if I put a CINGULAR sim card in it? I mean since it's... moreWhen you buy a phone that is unlocked, it means you can use the phone with any carrier in the world that works with the phones frequencies. So the answer is yes it should work with that specific network carrier. Do remember that all unlocked phones are not garaunteed to provide all the proper functioning with a every carrier because some network carriers require that you have specific software installed. But from what I have seen so far, unlocked phones such as the g1 work fine on any carrier and software requirements (for the network carrier) are easy to find on the net.
If I buy this phone unlock, will it work if I put a CINGULAR sim card in it? I mean since it's a quadband phone I'm think it should work, but it's still a T-mobile phone so I'm not sure. Can someone anwser this please.
Does anyone know if the g1 will receive the donut or the eclair updates???
Shayan, 28 Aug 2009hi Abhay.
i know it...please tell me how i can update it.
my g1 hase an android V1.0,how i c... moreShayan download Video Player, convert your movies to MPEG4 (resolution at max 480 * 320) and watch movies :)
Buy BlueX as said before in the Market for 2 dollars.
There is also an camera app you can buy for 1 dollar, perhaps you can zoom in with that. Though it ruins the quality.
Don't know how you can get the cupcake update :p