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T-Mobile G2

T-Mobile G2
alaScore 83

185 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of T-Mobile G2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and reliability. The usability and performance also get good comments.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile G2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for T-Mobile G2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of T-Mobile G2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and reliability. The usability and performance also get good views.

portability, performance, usability, reliability, durability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: T-Mobile G2 with Google Android Phone (T-Mobile)T-Mobile G2 with Google Android Phone (T-Mobile)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: L.K. (htcphones.net)

T-Mobile G2 Review

 

While the whole Europe will soon be shocked with the launch of such devices as  HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z, US is rocking with already available T-Mobile G2. Simply saying this is an American version of  HTC Desire Z. The release of the handset was...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: L.K. (htcphones.net)

T-Mobile G2 Hands On (Video)

 

The road for one of the popular gadgets of T-Mobile was rather bushy. Everything started with a list of rumors, which were later followed by a list of shots, most of which were later announced to be fake, then came up the first descriptions of the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

T-Mobile G2 Review

 

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...

Snappy performer, Spacious keyboard, Fast HSPA+ data, Excellent call quality, Long battery life

Comes pre-loaded with several apps that can't be removed, Hinge design raises durability concerns, Tethering disabled

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Joshua Topolsky (engadget.com)

T-Mobile G2 review

 

It's been a long road to the T-Mobile G2 (and this review). Just two years ago, Android made its entrance into the smartphone market with the G1, a partnership with the fourth-place carrier, and a lot of promises about keeping things open. Since then...

Great industrial design ; Full QWERTY keyboard feels great ; Very fast

Android not completely stock ; Hinge problems could annoy some ; A bit bulky

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

T-Mobile G2 review: T-Mobile G2

 

With all the Android devices that have come out in the past year, it's surprising that the T-Mobile G1 , the first Android phone to ever hit the market, is just now getting a successor. After all, it's been two years since the G1 debuted, which is an...

The T-Mobile G2 boasts a premium design and easy-to-use QWERTY keyboard. It's the first smartphone to support T-Mobile's HSPA+ network, and offers speedy performance and good call quality. It ships running Android 2.2 with the stock Android interface.

The G2 doesn't offer tethering or mobile hot spot capabilities. We have some concerns about the slider hinge.

Some minor issues aside, the T-Mobile G2 is one of the carrier's top Android smartphones, offering an excellent QWERTY keyboard, speed, and plenty of features.

Oct, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

T-Mobile G2

 

The screen slides with a powerful, guillotine-like snap to reveal a sweet four-row QWERTY keyboard, with a large space bar. The most intriguing thing about this keyboard is three user-customizable quick keys which can be set to launch any app. You'll...

Beautiful hardware. Feels fast. Terrific voice phone. Google Voice is tightly integrated

Some bugs. Undeletable Google bloatware. No tethering

The follow-up to the very first Google phone, the T-Mobile G2 is a powerful smartphone with a great keyboard and a hefty portion of pre-loaded Google services.

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

T-Mobile G2 Review

 

Almost without flinching, two years are already in the books since the original T-Mobile G1 landed on the scene and stirring things up in the mobile landscape. Looking back at its humble beginnings, the handset ushered in a new era in the mobile...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

T-Mobile's G2 is a worthy Android heir

 

Android phone sports fantastic keyboard, mostly good features

Roomy QWERTY keyboard, fast, easy-to-navigate menus, clear call quality

Slider hinge doesn't lock in place, poor speakerphone quality, lacks tethering, no mobile hotspot capability

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Brighthand (brighthand.com)

T-Mobile G2 Review

 

The T-Mobile G2 is a Android OS smartphone that includes a flip-out QWERTY keyboard, a large screen, and other high-end features. Mark Shryock brings us his review of this powerful[...

Excellent design, Fast processor, ample memory, Keyboard mostly well laid out

No dedicated number row in keyboard,, Not as thin as many devices, Long-term use of Z Hinge unknown

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Android Police (androidpolice.com)

T-Mobile G2 Review Roundup: Vanilla Android Is The Way To Go

 

and I'll say it again: stock Android is the way to go. I hate it when manufacturers add custom UIs, bloatware, and unnecessary lag to our beloved Android operating system, so, naturally, I was overjoyed to hear that the T-Mobile G2 would ship with a...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):833
Talk time (3G):26.5

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:4160 x 3120
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:60
Rear Camera Resolution:4160 x 3120
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2 / 2.1
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, WAV, WMA, XMF / AAC, AAC+, FLAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, DIVX, MP4, WMV / AVI, DIVX, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WMV
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVCTP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, OPP, PAN, PBA, PBAP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.2.2 / 4.4.2 KitKat
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.26
Processor Model:800 / MSM 8974

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.4.2 KitKat

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.89 / 9.14
Height :13.8
Weight:140 / 143
Width:7.09