G1 or iPhone?
December 1, 2008 9:17 PM Subscribe
Should I keep the G1/Android or get the iPhone? Please help in making my final decision
posted by Hands of Manos to technology (35 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
One way or another, I'm getting a new phone and it's either going to be an unlocked iphone 2g or G1.
I'm demoing the G1 right now. I'm almost sold on it but I wanted to hear arguments pro and con against it.
The reasons I'm leaning towards it is
a.) I have 4-5 chargers that will work with the G1 (although that battery life is terrible)
b.) I already own an ipod touch (so it's essentially the iphone without the phone)
c.) I'm interested in the open source part of the phone
d.) I'll admit, I like shiny and new objects
e.) I like the multi task and the G1 fills this need
f.) I'm a google junkie. I use gCal, gMail and all my contacts are synced. This is great for me.
I'm not going to switch to an iphone 3g because I'm on a good plan with tmobile and I'm not switching to ATT. I hate jailbreaking my touch everytime a new os comes out, it's a pain and it completely wipes my unit when I do that so that sort of makes me shy away from owning an unlocked iphone.
As said, I like the G1 but man, the battery life is a drag and it's kind of an ugly phone (but I can live with ugly...it's the os I'm more concerned with). I noticed it's sluggish compared to an iphone when it comes to panning around a web page or google maps. So this has made me consider sending it back as well.
Anyway, I'd like to hear your thoughts of why I should buy ____ phone before my 14 day trial is up and I'm stuck with this one and an extended contract for two years.