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T-Mobile G1 Vs. Apple iPhone 3G

We pit the T-Mobile G1 and the Apple iPhone 3G in a side-by-side comparison chart.

After the T-Mobile G1 was announced this morning, we went over the features of the G1, compared it to other phones, and listed what was missing. But we think a lot of you are asking if this compares well to the Apple iPhone 3G, and if it's a so-called "iPhone killer." Here's a simple side-by-side comparison chart of the two devices, with what we think are important design and feature differences (Bear in mind that some of these features might change as new applications surface). Let us know what you think.

  T-Mobile G1 Apple iPhone 3G
Dimensions 4.60 inches x 2.16 inches x 0.62 inch

5.5 inches x 2.4 inches x 0.48 inch
Screen size 3.2 inch

3.5 inch
Navigation Touch screen, QWERTY keyboard, trackball and navigation keys. No multitouch-gesture support.

Touch screen, Home button. Multitouch-gesture support.
Camera 3.2 megapixels, no video recording

2.0 megapixels, no video recording
Connectivity Quad-band GSM, dual-band UMTS, Wi-Fi. Bluetooth-headset profile is supported, but no stereo Bluetooth, no tethering. Quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS/HSDPA, Wi-Fi. Bluetooth-headset profile is supported, but no stereo Bluetooth, no tethering.

Accelerometer Yes Yes

GPS Yes Yes

Maps Google Maps with Satellite View, Traffic, and Street View. Also has a compass mode that orients the screen as you move.

Google Maps with Satellite View and Traffic. No Street View
Memory MicroSD-card slot expandable up to 8GB, with MicroSDHC-card support. Comes with a 1GB card preloaded

8GB or 16GB, no expansion slot

Push Gmail, POP3, IMAP, no Exchange POP3, IMAP, Exchange support
Syncing Over-the-air synchronization Desktop synchronization, with over-the-air sync for certain cloud-based applications like Web mail and online calendars.
Visual Voicemail

Don't know yet, presumably no Yes

Music Store Amazon MP3 Store

iTunes Store
Application Store Android Market. The SDK is open source and applications don't need to be vetted for approval. iTunes Application Store. Applications need to be approved by Apple to appear in the store.

Multimedia Messaging Yes No
Copy and Paste

Yes No
Voice dial

Yes No
3.5mm headset jack

No Yes
Removable battery

Yes No
Price $179 with two-year service agreement $199 with two-year service agreement for 8GB, $299 with two-year service agreement for 16GB

Data plan $35 a month for unlimited Web, e-mail, messaging, and T-Mobile HotSpot access; $25 a month for unlimited Web, e-mail, unlimited IM on Google Talk, 400 total messages (text, picture messages, non-Google Talk IM), and T-Mobile HotSpot access. $30 a month for unlimited consumer data plan, $45 a month for unlimited business data plan, $5 a month for 200 text messages, $15 a month for 1,500 text messages, $20 a month for unlimited text messages