Welcome back to the
Smartphone Round Robin! I'm in round 3 and this time I have the T-Mobile G1. The G1 isn't the slickest looking smartphone around, and the curved chin at the bottom is just strange looking. But the 320 x 480 capacitive touchscreen and the great user interface make up for that. I love the screen! I found scrolling up and down with my finger much easier than it was on the Fuze. But then again, I also had some lag when pressing an app. Many times I had to press an app two or more times as you'll see in the video.
I like the trackball on the G1, and it makes me think of the Bold. I actually haven't had to use the trackball too much though since the G1 has a touchscreen. I found that I used the trackball the most whenever surfing the Internet, scrolling up and down web pages. The trackball is quick and smooth so I enjoyed using it.
I apologize ahead of time for the stopping and starting in the video. I had way more than the 10 minute time limit and had to cut it down quite a bit. I had a hard time deciding which parts to cut out. And as always, I'm nervous and stammer quite a bit. I wish I could be cool and quick like the other editors.
One of the parts I cut out to stay within the time limit was about the camera. I was very disappointed with the quality of the photos. No matter what type of lighting I was in, the photos always came out grainy and washed out. I was very surprised since the G1 has a 3.2 megapixel camera. I saw no options to change, so I don't know what the problem is. My Centro takes better pictures than what I've been getting with the G1. I also find the camera button on the right side of the G1 to be difficult to press.
The keyboard layout is great but I have a very hard time seeing the keys. I've read that the keys on the Black G1 are much easier to see. That's good to know. If I were to ever buy a G1, I'd certainly go for the Black model.
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