Summary: Overall, the T-Mobile G2 is a well-equipped Android device, and offers vanilla Android fans something outside of the Nexus One . It's fast, with an exceptional keyboard and a design that appeals to youngsters and businesspeople alike. I'm a bit troubled by the connectivity issues and poor data speeds, but I have a feeling at least part of it will be addressed in the weeks to come by a software update.
Excerpt: Around two years ago T-Mobile signed on to a grand experiment: Android. Not long after the G1 arrived. It was a smartphone with a physical keyboard, a fair amount of speed and storage — and a lot of potential.
is by far the best smartphone I have used. I am still constantly picking it up and playing with it just because it is a joy to use.
Everything is quick, and the battery lasts long enough that I don't need to worry about it. It works well in all areas, and should be quick to receive operating system updates like the upcoming Gingerbread due to its stock Android OS.
Pros: Excellent design, Fast processor, ample memory, Keyboard mostly well laid out
Cons: No dedicated number row in keyboard,, Not as thin as many devices, Long-term use of Z Hinge unknown
Excerpt: . The HTC made T-Mobile G2 with Google runs on Android 2.2 and features a large 3.7" screen with a unique "z-hinge" design that opens to reveal a full QWERTY keyboard. Other G2 feature highlights include a HD video camera for recording hi-definition videos, a 5MP camera with LED flash and auto-focus, Microsoft Exchange, social networking, and instant messaging.
T-Mobile G2 / HTC Desire Z Android smartphone review
31 October 2010
Summary: The T-Mobile G2 is a version of the HTC Desire Z that was built specifically for the U.S. market. It features the same base specs and hardware design, but offers a different software load and user interface tweaks.
Pros: Great hardware, blazing download speeds, not loaded with bloatware
Cons: Feels less speedy than competitors, lackluster camera capabilities, very heavy