HTC G1 review


HTC G1 is gaining momentum as HTC mobiles are slowly but steadily capturing the business phone market. 2 years back when I was planning to buy a phone in the $300 range HTC seemed to be a good option but I decided against it and went for Nokia navigator 6110. The war between multimedia and business phone is on but I feel that the business phones will have to offer much more in terms of media to give multimedia phones a tough competition.

HTC G1 is a phone that has gone a step ahead with the media. Some of its eye catching features are

  • 3.2-inch LCD touch screen with (320 X 480 pixel) resolution
  • Instant Email, text message, Gmail,Youtube,Google (Maps,Calendar,Talk)
  • Wi-Fi technology
  • 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
  • 3.5G network connection
  • GPS navigation capability with Google Maps

The camera looks good and the browsing capability also seems to be above the normal standard. The good thing is that unlike other conventional business phones it has a good touch screen that makes the experience better.

The trackball is an interesting feature they have added and would again add to the ease of using the phone, which also features a qwerty keyboard. Android OS and GPS make the phone a complete package. There are features such digital compass and motion sensor, which I feel are not very necessary but give it a slight edge. On the whole it is a complete phone and visual delight.

My Rating

  • Features: 9/10
  • Looks and Appeal: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 9.5/10
  • Ease of handling: 7/10
  • Value for money: 9.5/10
  • Overall: 9/10

It is a must buy for a person looking to spend a bit more for his phone and looking for practically everything.


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