G4tv reviews the G1!

Just more video and hands on…overall a pretty positive review yet they do encounter some of the same problems with GPS that other reviews seemed to encounter. Every time I read that I just get bummed out. I hope that’s a problem fixed via a software update which comes soon after launch. For those of you still checking your UPS tracking by the minute, this is just another hands on preview to keep you staring out the window for the UPS man!

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  • Galen20K

    OH YEs!!!! Mine is VERY CLose 1 STate AWayyyyy!!!! WHOot!!!! – D

  • V4

    Mine Too!! its in NJ which is stones throw away. I liked this reviews and it was smart to review them both separately but how do they work out together hmmm… whatever AOTS has its’ moments.

  • omarsfo

    Mine like 80 mileas away now! But delivery till 21th! :( How come? Why? I need answers!plsss

  • David

    @Omarsfo, are you serious? Man chill out!! UPS has a method to the madness!

  • T1 Connect

    finally the g1 gets some credit

  • dat chyk

    LOL. I liked the video because they had a lot of positive points for the andriod. Plus, they had a lot of personality and I really liked that!

    Um, of course, I’m biased cause I love Tmo (now, that I switched carriers a couple of yrs ago from AT&T).

    @David – I must admit that I am a little disappointed too in the fact that my phone’s delivery date got rescheduled. That;s partly on Tmo…for not getting them the phone and JUST the tracking info. BUT…at the same time, I’m not mad about it…I’m cool with receiving the phone when I receive it…lol, despite my impatient comments! :)

  • Kevman420

    Can you believe the G1 is selling on e-bay for up to $600.00

  • Kevman420

    @ T1 yo I will have mine Monday!!!
    I am sure I will agree with this review as well…

  • Caseybea

    please *STOP* polluting threads with shipping wishes. Ugh..!

    Great honest review— My favorite quote, right near the end: “I’m getting really tired of crappy phones” -

    me too! :-)

  • g willi

    My G1 is scheduled for delivery on the 20th. Of course it’s only coming from Louisville, KY to Cincinnati, so not a big surprise.

    I wonder if the reviewers who have problems with the GPS actually know what they’re doing. First you can’t use the GPS inside a building — satellite signals don’t go through walls and ceilings. Secondly, you have to enable the GPS in Google Maps. By default it’s disabled — probably to save battery power.

    I’ve read a lot of the reviews on the G1 and I think that there are a lot of tech-challenged reviewers out there besmirching the G1′s good name because they just don’t know what they’re doing.

  • g willi

    Oh yeah, and who gives a flying f about the headphone jack? Christ, people, it’s just a freakin’ jack… get over it! Use the headset that comes with it or use the friggin’ adapter and quit whining about it!

  • Roll Tide

    @David tmobile site say we have 3days 23hrs before launches.

  • T1 Connect

    @kevman shipped from jersey. come over to the forums man and dish wid us about that.

  • center rep

    there is an ota update for device on launch date the phone will ask u to accept when its your turn .two options postpone til later or accept the phone will always ask till you accept. dont know what they fix but gps would be good.mine works great guys thanx for asking im on it now!!

  • dat chyk

    @ g willi – I feel u!

  • Roll Tide

    @T1 what can i do everytime i try to connect to forums it says *Error spam*

  • mundo

    OH MY GOD
    WELLL I SAW THE G1 IN LIVING FLESH TODAY
    I HAD TO PAY MY BILL CUZ IT WAS OVERDUE FOR LIKE A WEEK AND A HALF NOW AND THERE I WAS INSERTTING MONEY WHENA REP. WHIPPED IT OUT TO THIS CUSTOMER THAT WAS SPEAKING TO HER. I STARRED FOR A WHILE AND RAN MY BUTT TO THE LINE TO AWAIT MY TURN
    WELLL I HAVE TO SAY ITS PRETTY NICE THE HARDWARE IS LIKE IT LOOKS ON PICTURES, MEDIOCRE. BUT THE TOUCH SCREEN WAS VERY RESPOSIVE AND IT FELT GOOD TO HOLD. THE SLIDE MECH. WAS COOOL AND THE CAMERA WAS NICE NOT THE BEST BUT IT WAS GOOOD ENOUGH
    WELL I CANT THINK STRAIGHT RIGHT NOW CUZ IM STILL JUMPIN FOR JOY BUT I HAVE TO SAY YOU LUCKY PEOPLE THAT PREORDERED ARE LUCKY AND MY RETARDED BUTTT HAS TO WAIT FOR SOME TIME SINCE I WANT TO BUY IT RETAIL PRICE AND I HEARD IT WON’T SALE RETAIL WHEN IT LAUNCHES!!!!!!!!!!!! (SIGH)

  • T1 Connect

    oh probably a internet explorer error restart your browser. if using firefox opera or safari. restart your computer.

  • GreenEyedBandit tmo rep

    Just got my g1 today….shit I’m blogging on it now. Phone works great no real problems. Some minor fixes needed but love this phone.

  • Jay

    I’m from jersey and ups has my g1. ups near me is in secaucus, nj and i should be having my phone by the 20th i guess thats what it says. i hope i get it by then. i dont mind waiting till the 22nd but still i cant wait to get it. for everyone else that getting it later than the 22nd. i hope you guys get it and thats why i love g4tv and aots because they always try it and experiment before giving reviews unlike other sites i been through that keeps giving negative reviews. AOTS AOTS AOTS AOTS AOSR AOST!!!!!!!

  • T1 Connect

    me too jay mine has just arrived at the delivery center

  • Jay

    @ T1,

    why most of the media are giving the g1 negative reviews? i saw the g1 at the retail store and i tested it and played with it and its awesome and it was a great experience. but why negative reviews? it doesnt make sense. maybe their just apple fanboys or just plain stupid?

  • Don

    My G1 has been working great, no crashes at all. The GPS has been off a little bit but that is about the only issue, the application store is great.

  • rolltide

    If u go to PC world they have 15 Killer Android Apps for the G1, Nice”””

  • Don

    @rolltide

    really, are the quality apps?

  • Don

    the Android OS is a killer app

  • rolltide

    Yeah. It’s four i will have 2 get.

  • drivethruboy168

    I got my G1 this morning!!!!!! I’m sooo happy! It’s soo frickin awesome!

  • barokzi

    The tmobile store near where I work in SF is going to have a pre-launch sale event on the eve of the 21st, but only for the ones that pre-enlisted. They called me today, which means I can get one by Monday evening. Thing is, I already ordered one during the 2nd presale (scheduled to ship Nov 10), and I can’t cancel or return it until I after receive it. At lease i’ll be able to try it out sooner :)

  • omarsfo

    Waiting… Waiting… And still waiting!
    I`ll be like that 3 more days!
    Pls help!
    Am I a insane person???

  • youngmiss156

    I should get mine the 21st.
    If not then the 22nd, 1 day won’t kill me.

    Plus that gives more time for my Bodyguardz full coverage protection to arrive.

  • iceryder

    Ok this is how the gps works I really don’t know if everyone outside of tmo knows but during training the said that it wasn’t pin point gps it is assisted gps meaning that it will pick up the closest tower and take u there its not the full gps but assisted remember that please then take in consideration if the phone works perfect then I would say that it does***he shoots….he scores**** 1~tmo 0~reviews lol

  • david

    My two are on the way…lucky folks who have their G1 already….who gets the 1st one and who has to wait on the 2nd is the biggest fight now……

    Rescheduled Delivery: 10/20/2008
    Shipped To: PACIFICA, CA, US
    Shipped/Billed On: 10/14/2008

    Rescheduled Delivery: 10/21/2008
    Shipped To: PACIFICA, CA, US
    Shipped/Billed On: 10/14/2008

  • T1 Connect

    ahh its gonna be a good weekend cause monday my g1 is gonna be out for delivery. i feel bad for my phone tho hes gotta sid on my delivery center’s loading dock for the weekend

  • PorkChopSandwhiches

    Blah! I just checked status (again) and mine just got SENT yesterday. :( Label was paid for on the 15th, but device not sent until the 17th. Ah well… considering we’re really not suppose to get it until the 22nd, I can’t complain and will be happy if I even get it on the 21st.

  • T1 Connect

    watching good morning america headline STEVE JOBS HAS A PROBLEM

  • T1 Connect

    yo chop where u live

  • D

    Type: Package
    Status: In Transit – On Time
    Scheduled Delivery: 10/20/2008
    Shipped To: BRONX, NY, US
    Shipped/Billed On: 10/15/2008
    Service: GROUND
    Special Instructions: SIGNATURE REQUIRED
    Weight: 1.50 Lbs
    YEAAAA IT’S IN SECAUCUS, NJ AS WE SPEAK

  • http://coffeejolts.com Coffeejolts

    LOL-
    quote: If you hate Apple, then this is the phone for you.

    Um, yes I do, and yes it is.

  • G1 Fanatic

    Mine will be here the 21st. I so can’t wait, it’s like I’m six years old and I already know what I’m getting for X-mas.

  • somedude

    at first i kinda disliked that it had no headphone jack. even the T-Mobile MDA had a mini-jack.
    But I’m sure Bluetooth stereo isn’t Real far away.
    and Why is the media hating on the mini-USB? I’m thinking that you will basically be able to plug Anything into this phone and make/get drivers for it at some point.

  • GrayT

    Mine comes on Tues! Whats the big deal about headphones and Blutetooth. I never use either. I also dont really use a camera, I dont even use my 8MP Kodak lol. Now GPS I will use but I trust there to be a fix for that so no worries. Other than that I see no REAL problems with the phone! Haters! Its all about the Apps!!!!

  • Madison

    THOSE GUYS ARE AMAZING.
    haha, i love how quirky & manic they are.
    maybe a little over the top and on speed at times
    but funny [=

    my g1 is in lenexa, kansas.
    im in wichita. its SO close & why is the
    delivery date the 21st when its that close?

  • jeff

    I have had mine for a few days….excellent phone!

  • Mack

    mines is in nyc baby just downtown from me i just want to run there now to get it i wonder if they would let me pick it up

  • Vt3kbOi

    Rolltide- can actual stiill order tha G1 even thO its not a new activation and even if ur not eligible for a contract…folks the phone will be 350 instead of 399 if u extend ur current agreement..hey 50 bucks is 50 bucks..even tha 399 price iis stiil insane..tha phone will pay itself off ten fold with all tha goodies and apps it has! =D

  • Jay

    just a quick question, my g1 was shipped on the 15th and got to ups on the 17th but i wont be getting it till monday and my billing cycle ends today. my question is am i gonna be charged for my phone on this billing cycle or the the following cycle?

  • rolltide

    I dont know about not be eligible, but to upgrade yes.

  • center rep

    @jay will be on this next bill .its charged when its shiped at the latest if not when you ordered.

  • Jay

    @ center rep:
    so its gonna go towards my december bill or my november bill?