T-Mobile G1 Spec Sheet

Oh and because I’m so good to you – after much persistence – I have been able to get my hands on the full G1 spec sheet. Don’t get too excited though, I said this is a bonebones OS on what amounts to a midrange phone so if what you want isn’t on there it isn’t there, though at least in the case of software you can get off your arse and programme it…

  • Processor Qualcomm® MSM7201A™, 528 MHz Operating System Android Memory

  • ROM: 256 MB, RAM: 192 MB

  • Dimensions (LxWxT) 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm

  • Weight 158 grams with battery

  • Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 320 x 480 (HVGA) resolution
  • Network HSDPA/WCDMA

  • Europe: 2100 MHz, US:1700/2100 MHz, Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)

  • Device Control Trackball with Enter button Keyboard Slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard
  • GPS, GPS navigation capability with built-in GPS receiver and map software Connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate

  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11b/g

  • HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)

  • Camera 3.2 megapixel colour camera with fixed focus

  • Audio Built-in microphone and speaker

  • Ring tone formats: AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WMV

  • 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI

  • Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery

  • Capacity: 1150 mAh

  • Talk time: Up to 350 minutes for WCDMA, Up to 406 minutes for GSM

  • Standby time: Up to 402 hours for WCDMA, Up to 319 hours for GSM (The above are subject to network and phone usage.)

  • Expansion Slot microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

  • AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz

  • DC output: 5V and 1A Special Features Digital Compass, Motion Sensor



September 23, 2008, 11:34 pm

I think Android in 6 months will be a match if not a better alternative then the iPhone and WinMo. It being open source it's only a matter of time before developers really sink their teeth in and give this phone a massive range of features, all it needs to really set this off is a flagship phone that is much more desirable *cough* HTC Touch HD *cough*


September 24, 2008, 1:58 am

Remember the code is due to be released sometime in the next few months. Meaning free choice of almost any device. I can see the Android iPhone hybrid abomination now.


September 24, 2008, 1:58 am

i remember when the first 3g video phones got released in the uk... big, very expensive, not particularly good build quality - a particular NEC clamshell was the size of my foot, i seem to recall... oh, how times have changed...


September 24, 2008, 3:24 am

I noticed that over at the XDA-Developers forum theyve already managed to get an early version of Android on the HTC Touch so im sure its only a matter of time before you canb pick and choose which HTC phone you want to use wih Android (HTC Touch Plus included)!



September 24, 2008, 3:46 am

I only registered here to comment the stupidiest thing I ever read:

"Don’t get too excited though, I said this is a midrange phone"

These are the greatest spec I ever saw, if we take apart the massive resolution of HD Touch. This is also a $179 phone.


September 24, 2008, 6:45 am

Errr... a phone with a 3.2in HVGA resolution, 17mm depth, 150g weight, 3.2MP fixed focus camera lacking autofocus, missing video player, missing video recording and 256MB of native memory is "the greatest spec I ever saw".

Hmmmmn, if I didn't already work here I'd register just to comment on the 'stupidiest' thing I ever read...


September 24, 2008, 12:09 pm

Considering that this is effectively just a beta (what from Google isn't?), it sounds pretty damn decent. The phone, I couldn't care less about, it's the OS that I'm interested in. In 6 months time, it sounds like it's going to be a force to contend with! Worst case scenario, it'll give Apple a kick in the pants and make them fix the issues with the iPhone. Either way, the consumer can only benefit from this.


September 24, 2008, 1:51 pm

I don't want every app i use to me a google app, and the complete lack of PC sync means this phone is of no interest to me. And i still think it looks fugly.

Andy Vandervell

September 24, 2008, 1:56 pm

Hmm, definitely has that proof on concept kind of feel. Guess we'll have to wait till 2009 to see how things develop - hopefully well. :)


September 24, 2008, 2:33 pm

Even Ken Bruce is talking about this android, so did he mention short-selling if it means anything to anyone...

We all see the potential of the software, similar to linux that it will certainly grow bigger and bigger. As if any phone can be dressed with it, then it'll come down to hardware and design for us to shop around for... one day.

have to say it.. wot a crap phone! if not becuz of its android, who gives a toss.

'you're fired' says sir alan suger to the designer


September 24, 2008, 2:39 pm

The opensource nature of this I'm not sure is that great a deal, eg. your able to develop for the I-Phone without any fuss, just a shame there is no dev suite for the PC though. I think the biggest problem, is by the time Google have made this into a decent contender for the I-Phone, Apple will have moved the goalposts. But I agree with Hallazini it's all good news though for the consumer, keeps everyone on there toes. :)

Luan Bach

September 24, 2008, 3:22 pm

Someone mentioned that there isn't a headphones socket on the phone, that can't be right ? Especially when there isn't stereo bluetooth either.


September 24, 2008, 3:26 pm

@Keith - iPhone apps are incredibly controlled and restricted though, this will be completely open with apps also available to be downloaded and installed outside Android Market.

Everyone is right here - the phone is something of a let down, but it is a promising start for a possibly game-changing OS.


September 24, 2008, 3:27 pm

@Luan - err, you did look at the photos, right? No 3.5mm headphone jack, a shared miniUSB instead!

Luan Bach

September 24, 2008, 4:08 pm

I thought that it would have been at the sensible place, top of the phone, which wasn't photographed. No 3.5mm is just wrong. I assume the mini usb is for charging the phone also ? Does that mean you can't charge the phone and listen to music at the same time ?


September 24, 2008, 4:15 pm

@Luan - fair enough. And no, not unless the G1 ships with one of those Sony Ericsson-esque chargers with a duplicate port on the back.

Clearly the G1 is trying to hit the mass market, but I think we techies would have loved to see the Touch HD as the launch handset...

Still, 2009 will be interesting.


September 24, 2008, 9:15 pm

@Gordon - Yes I know, and I actually like that part, eg. Virus & some sort of QC. If you really wanted to use opensource stuff on the I-Phone, you could of course Jailbreak it. I'm already amazed at the amount & variety of APP's on the AppStore this is something any contender also now needs to consider, and of course the ease of use in trying them out, and been able to do this without even touching a PC is a nice touch.


September 25, 2008, 3:47 pm

A little disappointing, I must admit. But I look forward to retro-fitting Android onto my N95 - it's GOING to happen, right?

I can't imagine things would be perfect first time, but this feels very much like a technology demo - no a product people will buy.


September 25, 2008, 5:04 pm

on the other hand, is it really sustainable that there is no regulation of such?

1. you can basically do whatever you wanna do on the phone - if you know how - piracy? virus?

2. Would google act like apple so we'll see a similar store? It's opensource so apart from those who are really interested in doing things for free, there is no real incentive (revenue wise apart from junk ads)for big firms to develop anything substantial. There are already loads of iphone apps you can download and install on a jailbroken iphone. why anyone pay for anything you can find freely in the backyard (we can alway google it for instance)

will be really interesting to see where it goes... at least google is not foolish to be the biggest name out there..


September 25, 2008, 5:06 pm

arh.. just said loads of rubbish, embrace me... hallelujah mother teresa

Oliver Levett

October 5, 2008, 1:30 am

"3.2MP fixed focus camera lacking autofocus... missing video recording"

Umm, the iPhones was only 2.0MP, and yet you seemed to have ignored that?

The device itself may not be that good, but as others have said, the OS is what matters. IMHO, it more than makes up for the shortfalls of the hardware, and the fact that you can install apps that haven't be decompiled by Apple is a definite plus (and another reason why I prefer WM.)

Oliver Levett

October 5, 2008, 1:34 am

Oh, and the resolution is the same as an iPhones, may not be that great, but neither is the resolution on an iPhone (although any more pixels and things would be too small to hit with a finger, and then you'd need a stylus, so the only reason for having an iPhone - as a fashion accessory- would disappear.)

The 3G is higher speed than the iPhone, and I doubt there'll be problems connecting with it...

The Touch HD will be great, primarily because it'll ship with WM, and then thanks to the guys at XDA-Devs, you'll be able to install android if it takes your fancy.

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