- Weight: 1.5 pounds
T-Mobile G1 Android Phone, Bronze (T-Mobile)
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- Google Android OS-powered smartphone in bronze with slide-out keyboard--compatible with T-Mobile's 3G network
- Wi-Fi networking; Bluetooth for hands-free calls and stereo music; 3-megapixel camera/camcorder; microSD expansion
- Access to Android Market for downloading applications; Android 1.5 Cupcake OS
- Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 130 hours (5.4 days) of standby time
- Includes: handset, battery, charger, 1 GB microSD card, USB cable, wired stereo hands-free headset, user manual
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Top Customer Reviews
- I've gone through several generations of PDAs (no previous smart phones, however). With the G1, I finally feel like I have the internet in my hand, wherever I am. Google has made the transition to a mobile platform almost completely seamless.
- Range is far superior to my previous T-Mobile phones.
- Keyboard for a smartphone of this class seems essential.
- Performance under EDGE is better than I expected, and good enough to be useful.
- 3G and Wifi performance is outstanding. WEP was easy to configure.
- Service price is far more reasonable than other carriers, and T-Mobile support (what little I've needed) has been outstanding.
- Great UI - very intuitive, responsive, and attractive. Screen response is great, as well. Compared to the iPhone, it's missing multi-touch, and it is far better than Windows Mobile 6. Cross-app integration is superior.
- Shop Savvy has already saved me more than the cost of the phone and monthly service.
- T-Mobile coverage service is nowhere near as broad as other carriers in the US.
- The web browser does have problems rendering some pages - craigslist, for instance.
- I've never run out of battery during a single day, but with heavy use it won't go two days. Limited use, it will last me three days.Read more ›
>> [G1] Good touch screen, capacitive, no stylus! I hate the PDA-ish screens that companies continue to use.
>> [G1] QWERTY keyboard is nice to have, you may notice that onscreen keyboards are...squished... Easier to use if you'll be typing.
>> [G1] Call quality is very nice. Much superior to my Sidekick III (whose quality was *much* less than stellar. Better signal reception.
>> [G1] 3G is nice to have if you're in a covered area, makes web browsing and YouTube streaming that much better.
>> [AND] Home screen is done well, much preferable to the iPhone's app icon list.
>> [AND] Screen automatically reorients quickly when the keyboard is opened (see cons for the caveat)
>> [AND] Marketplace for Apps is a good tool to find something if it isn't built in. Growing selection at the moment though, all apps free at this point
>> [AND] Android interface is fairly pretty, not Apple quality, but pretty.
>> [G1] Screen sliding mechanism to reveal keyboard is functional and cool, slightly swings in an arc movement. 2 months and no problems yet...
>> [G1] If nothing else, I appreciate the 3.1MP camera quality. Much better than most cells, including the iPhone
>> [AND] Browser is great! Never had the opportunity to have such a great web experience on a phone.Read more ›
* It's a little bulky, but not unbearably so, and unlike a lot of phones, it's easy to hold and use when making a call. Call quality is excellent.
* Battery life is pretty good, much better than the Windows Mobile device it replaced. Assuming I remembered to plug it in before I went to bed, it'll last the whole day, even when using it as a music player during the commute.
* Interface is exceptional, although I really wish it had a soft keyboard for quick IMs and such. Having to flip open the keyboard and rotate the phone to type a single word for a website form and so forth gets old.
* An abundance of third-party apps for almost any need, mostly for free, and an active developer community.
* Solid construction. It feels well made. Time will tell how durable it is, but based on past experience I think it'll be almost indestructible.
I'm very pleased with the G1, and I'm confident that it's utility will only increase over time as the software is refined and third-party developers learn the platform.
Get the G1 in Black. (I haven't seen a white G1. I don't know if its keyboard is legible.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
ok this is one of my fav phones ever i still love this phone i got it in ever color i love this phone first google phone in the u.s t-mobile best phone everPublished on September 9, 2012 by torry
this device set the standards for android devices. for its 1st attempt it was bad. when they designed this they made it completely updateable. Read morePublished on August 24, 2010 by soulstarxx
On my previous cell phone I used the calendar feature to send me reminders for every little thing as I forget EVERYTHING. Read morePublished on January 17, 2010 by Peter
I've owned this phone for about 4 months and I like it less and less every day. The simple fact of the matter is, in certain lighting conditions the keyboard is completely... Read morePublished on November 16, 2009 by Robert F
I hope everyone reads my review with an open mind.
I am a former iPhone user, turned Blackberry, and now the G1. I have been drooling over the G1 for quite sometime. Read more
in the couple of days that I have had it up and running, i have to admit, i love it.... thou certain aspects could had been better, primarily the Battery life. Read morePublished on September 4, 2009 by Thomas Bangash
Plays Doom, text messages, has a decent camera (no flash though), tons of great stuff in the marketplace. I would recommend it to pretty much anyone. Read morePublished on April 30, 2009 by Raymond Wolfe
The phone is nice but I wasn't told there wasn't a video recorder until after I bought the phone. Other than that the phone is nice.Published on December 26, 2008 by Tameka H.