Phone Review: HTC G1

Short Reviews

  • Operating System Android™
  • Processor : Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz
  • Dimensions (LxWxT) 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm (4.60 in x 2.16 in x 0.62 in)
  • Memory ROM: 256 MB RAM: 192 MB
  • Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 320 x 480 (HVGA) resolution
  • Weight 158 grams (5.60 ounces) with battery
  • Network HSPA/WCDMA: US:1700/2100 MHz
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • GPS GPS navigation capability with Google Maps™
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Camera 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
Android experience is excellent; Web browser is amongst best available on cell phones; Great touchscreen; Touchscreen plus trackball plus QWERTY board provides multiple input options; Notifications bar is handy; Great GMail & Google services implementation; 3G and WiFi for fast data speeds; Amazon provides DRM-free mp3 downloads via WiFi

Big, bulky, heavy, and not particularly attractive; QWERTY thumbboard is not as good as those on other recent HTC phones; Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack; No Stereo Bluetooth or video capture/playback support out of the box

Android will change the game, and although far from perfect, the G1 is more than convincing. I have a list of grievances a mile long, but was overshadowed by the amusing way the user experience of Android is on the T-Mobile G1.

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