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CNET says:

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This Android-powered smartphone has a host of features that will appeal to the Internet junkie on-the-go but still lacks some basics, limiting its broader appeal. quote


Critic reviews

7.3
5 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.4
  • Display
    8.8
  • Battery life
    5.8
  • Camera
    5.7
  • Ease of use
    6.3
  • Design and form factor
    7.4
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.5
  • Media support
    7.1
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.4

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User reviews

7.8
68 reviews
7.0
Engadget Oct 16, 2008

Shortcomings aside, though, you're still buying into one of the most exciting developments in the mobile world in recent memory. When you put the G1 up against, say, a Sidekick LX, it seems like a no-brainer for T-Mobile customers looking for a powerful QWERTY device -- especially at $20 less.

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7.0
Gizmodo Oct 15, 2008

It's not perfect, but for people who like tinkering, its cons are outweighed by its pros such as Gmail and the Marketplace.

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8.0
CNET Asia Feb 23, 2009

This Android-powered smartphone has a host of features that will appeal to the Internet junkie on-the-go but still lacks some basics, limiting its broader appeal.

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8.0
IntoMobile Nov 10, 2008

With its laundry list of features that include a GPS receiver, a WiFi radio, 3G data connection, 3.2 megapixel camera, and capacitance-based 3.2-inch touchscreen, the T-Mobile G1 is a powerhouse of a smartphone.

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6.0
PocketNow Nov 7, 2008

So if you're a big Gmail user and don't care about many of the high-end features and business tools found on other platforms, then the T-Mobile G1 and Android may be a good fit.

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8.0
theonlyrockstar theonlyrockstar

I fell in love with this phone as soon as I got it. The Android OS is quite nice. Google tends to think about functionality a lot and that shows. I love the slide-out keyboard like crazy. I also like how customizable things are becoming over time within the OS. The sync with my Google contacts...

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7.0
nathanfreitas nathanfreitas

While not bad for a "1.0" product, the G1 is definitely challenged by the power and capability of Android, especially features like video recording and heavy multi-tasking. In addition, you'll want to buy an extra battery to get through the day. In fact you may want to get a big...

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9.0
razgriz94 razgriz94

Being a extreme Google fan, I eagerly pre-ordered the G1 the day it was available. The excitement I had for the phone, and the potential of Android was through the roof. And for the most part, I haven't been too disappointed with my decision. The G1 has been a great intro into Android, and...

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10
isaacwaller isaacwaller

I love my HTC Dream - it has a nice big touchscreen, a great trackball, the keys are well spaced out, the microphone is good quality, and the slide mechanism feels good quality. The only negative about the hardware is that the chin makes it harder to type on one half of the keyboard. But the...

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9.0
deinfinityx deinfinityx

The G1 needs to be examined on two different levels, the phone and the OS. Overall though the phone is a great smart phone and easily comparable to other smart phones, maybe not the iphone, but definitely the windows mobile phones and blackberry. First off the phone; While the phone itself is...

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9.0
mcnuttsc mcnuttsc

PROS: Easy to use Android OS Physical QWERTY Keyboard On Screen Keyboard (1.5) Video Capture Camera (Works a lot better since 1.5) Decent Browser Decent App Selection Great integration with GMail, Google Maps, etc. Open Source Development CONS: Battery life is less than stellar The roller...

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10
keenish27 keenish27

This is a great phone. I switched to it from an iPhone and I have to say that I don't miss my iPhone at all. This lets me do everything I did with my iPhone and more. The expandable memory slot is great and the fact that I can browse the memory cards file system is great. I can use as...

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10
johnson9030 johnson9030

This is going to be a in-depth review so if you want to know about this phone read this. Part 1- My Personal Opinion Look this phone is arguably the best phone on the market. There are some small things feature and hardware wise, for example the phone isn't exactly the thinnest phone on...

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9.0
dmcalister dmcalister

First got my phone when tmo opened up the pre-orders to exsisting tmo customers, was very excited to recieve the phone because of hte full keyboard, the touch screen, mobile web, and gmail sync. since ive had it ive loved the phone, to open up a free app store was a huge move for them also....

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9.0
Krobar Krobar

Pros: Nothing super specific to the hardware, more the OS. Although I do love having a physical keyboard. Cons: Battery could be a *little* better, it's not terrible for me as I'm near a way to charge it almost all the time, but if I didn't work in the office it could be...

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9.0
zafa zafa

This phone is the best phone I have every played with or owned. I have used Iphones, WM phones, palms (not the pre), and worst of all Symbian phones. I find that I have only 1 complaint about the android OS. Google decided to make the OS smart, so when you close a program... it doesn't...

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10
FTW FTW

No excuses- The battery is awful. However that knocks out my complaint about having a dedicated head phone jack. I wouldn't be able to use this device for my music if I had a prayer of using it as a phone- the battery would simply die. The battery aside, this phone is great. With the...

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8.0
portmanwills portmanwills

This is my primary phone for two reasons: (1) Physical keyboard (2) Android platform is open Pros: - I've been using Google Voice as a replacement dialer/SMS for about one week, and really like it. - I actually like the heft of it. My wife has dropped hers a few dozen times onto...

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9.0
Henzapper Henzapper

I'll start out by saying that I think Android is the best mobile OS out there. I have to say that the User Interface isn't the most eye-catching or the most user-friendly, but it's super customizable and has a lot of potential. However, the phone's hardware is a major...

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