CNET también está disponible en español.

Ir a español

Don't show this again

HolidayBuyer's Guide

Garminfone for T-Mobile

Better design

Slim profile

Navigation controls

Car mount

Camera

Picture quality

Garmin's foray into the world of smartphones wasn't exactly a great one. The Garmin Nuvifone for AT&T was a decent navigator but a horrible smartphone. However, it looks like the company learned some lessons as its second handset, the Garminfone, looks heaps better. The Android-powered Garminfone will be available in June for $199.99 with a two-year contract.
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
To start, the Garminfone has an improved design design. The original Nuvifone was drab and bricklike, but the Garminfone is a bit sexier with a nice shiny finish on the front and a slimmer profile.
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
The handset measures 4.57 inches tall by 2.46 inches wide by 0.49 inch thick and weighs 4.9 ounces. With the more compact design, the Garminfone is much more convenient to carry around as a phone and as a handheld navigator.
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
Below the 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touch screen, you'll find a D-pad and touch-sensitive controls for the home screen, menu, phone app, and back button.
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
The Garminfone ships with a vehicle mount (windshield and dash) as well as a car charger, an AC adapter, a USB cable, and a wired headset.
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
The Garminfone features a 3-megapixel camera with auto focus and video recording capabilities. It can also geotag photos.
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
While color quality was OK, captured photos were a bit fuzzy and soft.
Caption by / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET
Updated:
Up Next
Best Black Friday 2017 deals for ph...
34