First T-Mobile G1 review

By: T-Marco October 9th, 2008

Magenta lovers are expecting and waiting for the new T-Mobile G1 to play with it. I want one. Today, our friends for Android Community, made the first T-Mobile G1 review. Yes, now we can know that is the good and the bad, the black and the white, the pretty and the ugly.


  • The device is fairly quick to startup compared to other HTC devices.
  • It is very light considering what’s inside.
  • The slide out keyboard works well and doesn’t have a flimsy feel to it.
  • The Android Market works just as well as the iPhone’s App Store.
  • There are already a lot of useful apps to download from the Android Market, including a free ringtone maker.
  • The earpiece is fairly clear when making and receiving calls, you hear absolutely no static.
  • The speaker is relatively loud compared to other HTC devices.


  • The G1 has a big memory leak somewhere, and has to be restarted in order to get it running smoothly again.
  • The battery charger makes the bottom of the phone extremely hot.
  • No virtual QWERTY keyboard included.
  • The phone doesn’t run as smoothly as you would think, programs sometimes stutter trying to start up.
  • There is no folder system like that found on other HTC devices: finding your files requires you to search around in one of the various programs associated with the file type you’re trying to view.
  • Video playback is very limited. The G1 would not play .mpg or .wmv files which are pretty much the standard when it comes to videos downloaded off the net.

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5 Responses to “First T-Mobile G1 review”

  1. Dustin on October 10th, 2008 4:45 am

    Most of those CONs can and will be improved with the open access of the phone, it doesnt take video but there is an application to install that changes that, im sure there will be one for the virtual keyboard, folder system and video playback…..thats the beauty of this phone

  2. Matt on October 10th, 2008 9:41 am

    Check back on the page and read the reviewers update. Overheating was due to him using an older USB charger from one of his older phones not the standard pre-packaged charging cable. The “Stuttering and Lagging” was due to him being in an EDGE network area and not the intended 3G network. The “Memory Leak” was due to him downloading an application then walking into a No Service underground area which in contrast made his application faulty as it did not download correctly and the file went corrupt since it is a PRE-RELEASE TEST PHONE. The phone did not have the correct software to fix the problem or notify him so it leaked memory and slowed the phone down.

  3. little one on October 11th, 2008 1:00 pm

    far as the CONS for the G1 not to be able to play mp3 and they have the Amazon music store pre installed on the device dont make since . and in the spec it also states mp3 player. I am just going to wait until i get mines and then go from there

  4. Rene on October 22nd, 2008 2:27 am

    yes they say its an mp3 player and yes it is but you have to buy your music through amazon to buy the music you want to use it as an mp3 player…

  5. manuel on March 10th, 2009 9:51 pm

    The G1 is wack had my hopes up the AIM sucks Its totally different from the sidekick and blackberry it looks and works so cheesee…could have done way better and the browser is so slow and the battery dies our so quick. This phone sucks and to watch videos is slow and stops its just a hot mess…. I’m getting rid of the phone…

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