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
Summary: The $199 T-Mobile G2 definitely does Android proud. It combines a mostly solid design with fast overall performance and zippy data speeds (where available). We're not sure the up-and-over design for the keyboard was necessary, but T-Mobile subscribers looking for a fast and stylish QWERTY phone will find the G2 a solid successor to the original Google phone.
Pros: Snappy performer, Spacious keyboard, Fast HSPA+ data, Excellent call quality, Long battery life
Cons: Comes pre-loaded with several apps that can't be removed, Hinge design raises durability concerns, Tethering disabled
Conclusion: The T-Mobile G2 by HTC is undeniably the best Android smartphone with a keyboard on that network. In fact, it's one of the best keyboarded Android phones among all carriers. If you're looking for a high end Android phone that's fast, handsomely made (aside from the loosey-goosey hinge design) and has 4G data speeds, the G2 is your answer on T-Mobile. Would we pick it over the also excellent Samsung Vibrant?
Pros: Extremely fast, large hardware keyboard, latest Android OS with Flash video., Extremely fast, large and excellent hardware keyboard, latest Android OS with Flash video. Sharp display, solid GPS.
Cons: A bit heavy, odd hinge mechanism may bother some, tethering feature is removed., A bit heavy, odd hinge mechanism may bother some, WiFi hotspot tethering feature is removed. Where is that 4 gigs of internal storage-- gone to prevent rooting the phone. Speakerphone isn't good.