"G1 doesn't live up to hype"0.5 starson by kmarks2-theotherone
Pros: -has gps
-is quad band
-marginal hardware that is VERY failure prone
-bad software that always force closes
-there is no way I can fit every con into a 250 character block
Summary: [Note: I had the ADP1 developer G1.] I bought this phone because I believe in open source and am a big Linux fan. My problems with this phone started about 3 hours after I plugged it in. It would just mysteriously turn off and I would have no idea so I would miss calls. This continued for about 5 days then the phone just would not turn on--no recovery console, no fastboot menu, NOTHING. After going through hell with BrightStar (a company in IL that Google outsourced the actual sale of the device to) and having to pay around $20 dollars in shipping I received a replacement. The problem is that the replacement they sent me was another used phone that was clearly banged up and scratched up. Not cool. This phone worked for a little over two weeks then started mysteriously freezing. Each time it would freeze, the phone would have to be turned off. Except once you tried to turn it back on, it completely failed to boot and would hang. So just to get this miserable phone to boot, you have to wipe the device completely. Yep--lose all you messages, lose all your personalized settings, lose all your apps. Lose everything. I did this for about 3 days then the phone just would not do anything. No lights, no booting at all, no sign of life whatsoever. I was going to have it replaced again so I paid the nearly $20 shipping and sent it back AGAIN to BrightStar who claimed my device was too heavily used to get a replacement. THAT'S HOW THEY SENT IT TO ME.
Basically, the hardware is terrible and it fails very easily. The OS is very buggy and prone to freezing and erasing your data. The software that rests atop the OS is also very very buggy (i.e. programs hang or force close ALL THE TIME).
Don't touch this phone with a 10 ft pole. Buy an iPhone--it may have it shortcomings but it will actually work for more than two weeks.
This phone get a -10 out of 10.