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roxxe Says, in 10-22-2008 at 21:19:47 from    
agps in the iphone is not the same as a real gps in the g1
DON KING Says, in 10-22-2008 at 21:35:18 from    
Seriously, where is the reference to the android being an open platform, or the fact that developers are allowed to enhance the devices’ capability and functionality, whereas on the iphone, you are accused of duplicating applications therefore they are banned.
Bionic Beauty Says, in 10-22-2008 at 22:25:56 from    
What about price point? I can’t seem to find anything on T-Mobile’s website about the G1’s cost to existing customers.

Really my only drawback to getting an iPhone is that darn AT&T network. I really wish Apple would’ve opened it up.

I’m an Apple fan and a Google fan. Ohh… what to DO?

johndoe Says, in 10-22-2008 at 22:41:38 from    
based on their specs? did you even read your own table?! the htc seems to sh*t on the iphone in the features. the fact that its a bees d*ck bigger and the screen is f*ckall smaller means to parts of nothing. its got more/better features according to you.

try again before you go flogging this overhyped POS.

Chris Says, in 10-22-2008 at 23:33:26 from    
I think you overlooked the G1’s touchscreen - it’s not just controlled by trackball! Although it’s not multi-touch like the iphone.

multi-touch vs touch + trackball & enterkey = draw

Mippe Says, in 10-23-2008 at 01:13:13 from    
G1 has a touchscreen. But I’ve gotta admit it ain’t as good as iPhones.
JJ Says, in 10-23-2008 at 07:46:08 from    
I was able to get my hands on a G1 this weekend and I must say it felt awkward from the start. Web pages took FOREVER to load. It only shows widescreen when the keyboard is enabled — ie, exposed and the phone is something like four inches squared. Now, the network might have been slow, but I was able to figure out pretty quickly that the software was its only saving grace. There’s nothing attractive about the hardware. In fact, it looks like a step BACK in time. And the network, like on the iPhone, is disgraceful. Let’s be honest here. I’m more interested in how other phones will take to the Android software. What if you don’t have a QWERTY keyboard? Sign me up for the Blackberry Storm and I’m stickin’ with Verizon — after being a customer for four-plus years I can verifiably say their network is outstanding. That’s the bottom line for me, at least.
bob Says, in 10-23-2008 at 07:50:24 from    
erm, you can connect an iphone to usb and it has a headphone socket to, so i think that should be green!
Danikar Says, in 10-23-2008 at 07:55:06 from    
The only real things that make the iphone better is that it is a sleeker design.

For whatever reason you left out the fact the G1 also has a touchscreen. The trackball and enter button are not the way people are likely to control it. It is just an optional way to control it.

Hopefully in the coming months there will be a nicer looking android phone released.

brandon biggs Says, in 10-23-2008 at 07:56:41 from    
the iphone is underclocked to 412mhz, even then you couldn’t compare them, as they have different architectures.

the g1 has removable storage, so it could be as high as 16gb.

also, why bother comparing the battery specs? the standby and talk times are both higher on the g1.

Felipe Martinez Says, in 10-23-2008 at 07:58:13 from    

um. a-gps means assisted GPS

Android GPS = Just a GPS

iphone 3g GPS = GPS PLUS triangular positioning. so while your gps is locating itself (20-40 seconds) the triangular data locates the area around you

a-gps > Gps just because of the fact that gps is part of a-gps. please read more.

Felipe Says, in 10-23-2008 at 07:59:22 from    
I’d also like to point out that the iPhone 3G also has a motion sensor
Kory Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:01:44 from    
You are clearly an apple fanboy. This article is as shortsighted as the iPhone itself.
pedro Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:06:28 from    
The iPhone’s CPU is underclocked to 412 Mhz, this as well as some other “facts” on your table are debatable at best. Seems like all you are doing is trying to justify your purchase by taking cheap stabs at a great phone with a great platform.
Mike Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:09:49 from    
Im sorry but because the battery is bigger makes it better, even tho the androids battery lasts longer however you use it?…

And also the android wins on memory, it has the SD expansion slot and more onboard memory.

rpv Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:10:36 from    
There is an ERROR in your table the talk time of the iPhone 3G on GSM is 10 hours, which is 600 Minutes, so it is much more superior!!! also a special feature is Video iPOD for Apple.
dolan Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:13:47 from    
i’m sorry but that was a very biased comparison. like it was said above, touchscreen, music and video player, and the fact that android is an open source project. i mean seriously they are very close together. g1 has better battery life, better camera, digital compass (which is awesome in google maps), and removable memory.
MM Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:14:01 from    
I like how the iphone wins on battery capacity and gets a “point,” while still losing on operational standby and talktime on said battery.
Bits & Pieces Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:14:42 from    
Interesting specs but even such, specs mean nothing when developers can’t optimise their software for the system, and we gotta look at it in the long run; although the iPhone 3G has internal 16GB, the G1 is expandable and with the new microSD cards ranging from 16GB to 32GB, and the recently noted 128GB, that is worth more while.

Cost is another thing also but technology is cheap. The interface is decorative also and battery capacity does not necessarily determine better battery life as we can see from the specs itself, the G1 lasts longer, even on a smaller capacity.

I’d take the motion sensor any day to iPod functionality, which is nothing different to a media player really.

anonymous coward Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:17:14 from    
“agps in the iphone is not the same as a real gps in the g1″

You’re right, it’s better. The first iPhone didn’t have a real GPS, which is probably why you are confused. The iPhone 3G has real GPS and also uses local WiFi spots to help when gps satellites haven’t been locked onto yet. Hence, AGPS = Assisted GPS.

Hippie Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:22:28 from    

Device control on the G1 is ALL OF Trackball/Enter button, keyboard, AND trouchscreen. The iPhone only has a touchscreen. G1 wins in this category.

G1 has more memory, and while you can theoretically expand the iPhone, so can you expand the G1.

Honestly, did you do ANY research before posting this?

Mariana Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:27:25 from    
Price (U.S.): Current costumer w/ 2yr agreement: 179.99, w/o agreement 399.99.
Found when I logged on to ‘My T-Mobile’ and looked to upgrade.
janedoe Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:37:23 from    
Apparently the G1 DOES have multi-touch, this is unconfirmed although a Google spokesman apparently let it slip during a preview of the phone. If the multi-touch does exist on the G1, then it is locked at the factory. There are some legal patent issues with Apple’s multi-touch technology and I hear Google didn’t want to get caught up with those at the moment.
l0l Says, in 10-23-2008 at 08:51:34 from    
You forgot the G1’s expandable memory up to 16gb out of the box, OPEN SOURCE android, customizable without the need to jailbreak, and …. copy and paste.

Btw, theres more to a phone than just hardware specs.

Paul Says, in 10-23-2008 at 10:04:02 from    
This article is an epic fail
Bits & Pieces Says, in 10-23-2008 at 12:21:38 from    
G1 has up to 8GB compatible at the moment. Mmmm


Some really sleek stuff the G1 got.

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