Pros: extremely intuitive, decent microphone, responsive touchscreen, solid build. OS stable (still testing), alot of helpful apps to use (examples: connectbot, anycut, toggle), GPS/Cell tower triangulation. pages load fast (i'm with tmobil)
Cons: Alarm feature is extremely horrible, the slider mechanism is going to break...I can already tell, the micro sd slot is hard to open. camera button is tiny(pressing rollerball also doubles as camera button)/ limited controls on camera, no way to increase volume on music being played, EXTusb
i own it, i have to admit i love it and see a bright future with the android market. the only downfall is the battery but thats what car chargers and laptops are for. it does everything i need and more. the web is fast and easy to nav, also u can browse 4 pages at once. pretty dope. great phone. well worth the money
Apps are interesting and are getting better. Initial setup is easiest I have ever started. All you do is log in to your gmail account and you are ready to go. Internal speaker works well even in my convertible. keyboard is a nice asset. Display is responsive with little to no lag depending on app running. Battery works well for day to day use with no recharge necessary. If you need to recharge it takes about 70 minutes.
Now the bad,
When you first get phone and try all the new apps you will run the battery down in about 90 minutes.
Some of the apps are lame and most don't measure up to the Apple. Give Android the same amount of time and they will match Iphone.
3G some times is slow and just stops. Need work in this area T-Mobile.
For $179 and 2 year contract it is a good buy.
Im from UK but am a big follower of American Football, i just wondered if the Pro Football App is available on the UK version?
Hey, how's the battery performance after the update??
Me for one am really looking forward to this phone, the news is - it should be out in India by December or something, lets hope.....
Guys help me out here, please clear these doubts for me...
as per some reviews the phone design is not too comfortable to use...
the battery doesn't last a day
Bluetooth transfer of files can never be made possible as it is not a firmware update but a hradware one..
(these are something i picked up on the internet. i'm yet to see the phone in person)
Also if i ask someone to get me the G1 (without service, the one for $399) from t-mobile (U.S.) would i be able to use it in India????
Thanks a ton for all the help
You don't have a data plan... then can you access the Android Market? cause I guess you only get access through wi-fi...?
works great on rogers.. you just need to change the APN, and no you dont need a data plan, i dont have one and i receive and make calls fine...
Anonymous, 19 Nov 2008do you need a data plan for this phone? I only want to use wifi as I dont want to pay for a d... morejust spoke to Tmobile and this phone REQUIRES a data plan.If none is purchased it wont even make or receive calls they say.
Its long time awaited ... at last good to see the phone out.... Just waiting to catch hold of one. Going by specifications ... hardly anything missing from the competitors ... All in all seems to be a good phone...
I own a T-Mobile G1. It's easy 2 use. I recommend to everyone who want to buy the G1.
I like all the features on the G1 i think they could of made better looking.
do you need a data plan for this phone? I only want to use wifi as I dont want to pay for a data plan. Also, will it work with Rogers in Canada (I only ask because even if it unlocked, the phone will still search for T-Mobiles network, so is there a way to turn this feature off as I don't want to pay for mobile internet anyways)
I am a ATT customer, i actually signed another contract just to get this phone. Have it for 3weeks today. and its the best investment i have made. Great phone, great apps. looking forward to a lot more with this open app OS
had it for a week, evry time i find it is missing something useful from a previous phone, the application pops up on android market. there are most probably better phones out there with better o/s or better screens or more apps, but i'm struggling to think of anything i would trade this in for.
i need some help guys, right now i have an n95 8gb and i was wondering if it worth buyng this phone or if it is better than the n95??? because this phone seems nice but ive heard some bad reviews about it........