Summary: I really love this phone. I have purchased three of these over the years. If you've never used one, you really should get one, if only for historical purposes. It was originally released in 2008, and it was the very first Android phone of all time. It usually ships with version of Android 1.6. Through Cyanogenmod, you can actually upgrade this to a very workable version, Android 2.2.1, which I was able to do pretty easily for all of my three G1's.
First Android Phone - not much else needs to be said
Diablo2424, Phone Arena
13 August 2014
Excerpt: This was the first android phone available to the public, running Android 1.5 Cupcake out of the box. Not too much else can be said about it. It was a great phone, had a unique keyboard slide out feature, great build quality from HTC, including the matte black, rubberized body. It was very sturdy, had great call quality and introduced what is now the Google Play Store with all of the fun apps cataloged nicely for us.
Summary: Hey. It's just a machine plague. HTC G1 Bought two pieces, myself and my wife. Problems with it no very reliable interesting phone despite the fact that long ago released. Among the new do not see a decent replacement. And many people ask where I bought such a wonderful phone. Gladly use all the features, and all night I miss him. In the morning he wakes me makes me very happy.
Not a game-changer, but very solid and easy to use.
5 June 2013
Summary: Very pleased with the unit. At the price I wanted to pay for a second celly, I expected to get a used one. Quite surprised to get a new one. I'd had a G1 before, and although battery life is somewhat abyssmal, mine was very reliable n easy to use. Just get a couple extra batteries and a car charger. Don't bog it down with every power eating app under the sun; it aint no iphone. BUT, if youre more about texting and low impact surfing, it's a decent celly.
Hard to kill and there's a million replacements out there...
19 February 2013
Summary: This is the last good txting phone before the advent of touch-screen fascism in the smart-phone league. I've fixed a thousand of these, buy my teens a new one every six months after various traumas and I just love the capability vs price. Downside would be 3G, upside would be massive batteries will let you run for days without a charge.
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Summary: I bought this phone to use as a replacement for my phone that had a cracked screen. I put my SIM card in it then found out that I could make calls and text on the phone but I couldn't access my smartphone data plan (AT&T). So, I decided to keep the phone to use when my contract is up next summer. I like the features and the slide out keyboard is great.