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Google G1 Android and Apple iPhone, A Quick Comparison

Posted In iPhone 3G, Reviews - By admin On Thursday, September 25th, 2008 With 6 Comments

iPhone re-defined mobile and handheld devices, no doubt about that. And so far no one could really stand up against it. But looks like the new kid in town, Google’s G1 Android will give iPhone a run for its money. Previously we made a quick comparison between the iPhone and the Blackberry Bold. Now let’s compare the iPhone and Google’s G1 Android and see if G1 Android really has potential to take on iPhone.

Weight

  • G1 = 158g
  • iPhone = 133g

Battery Life

  • G1 = 5 hours talk time, 130 hours standby
  • iPhone = 5 hours talk time, 300 hours standby

Screen Size

  • G1 = 3.2 inch
  • iPhone = 3.5 inch

Capacity

  • G1 = 2GB, expandable to 8GB
  • iPhone = 8GB or 16GB

Camera

  • G1 = 3MP with no video recording capability
  • iPhone = 2MP with no video recording capability

Key Features

  • G1 = Touchscreen, Qwerty keyboard, Internet access via 3G and Wi-Fi, Additional downloadable content, one-click access to Google search services, Push Gmail service, Google Maps functionality, Google Calendar, with  Built-in GPS and compass for easy navigation, push Google email, instant messaging
  • iPhone = Touchscreen, Virtual keyboard, Multi-touch gesture support, Internet access via 3G and Wi-Fi, Additional downloadable applications, GPS and Google Maps, push-email, full web browsing

Applications Support

  • G1 = Third party game and applications can be downloaded from Android Market. Applications, games and videos can be added via storage card. No need of a software to transfer files from a computer
  • iPhone =  Third party game and applications has to be downloaded and transfered via iTunes

Music

  • G1 = One-touch music downloads from Amazon MP3 store
  • iPhone = One-touch music downloads from iTunes music store

Maps

  • G1 = Integrated Google Maps with street view. Moving phone around in street view mode displays a photo of exactly what you’re looking at
  • iPhone = Integrated Google Map with Map and Satellite view only

Development Platform

  • G1 = Fully open source operating system
  • iPhone = Locked down to Apple

Now it’s your turn to decide which one to go for :).

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  1. Dillon says:

    Iphone kills this Phone in every topic except camera, and platform development, Iphone-full internet
    G1-google.

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  5. G1 Accessories says:

    Today G1 Mobile Phone has been a demand of the day. Its features make it the king of all mobile phones in the market today. As per the records mobile phone has become necessarily for life and if we talk about which is the best Mobile Phone then it’s the Google’s Android that is counted first.

  6. G1 Accessories says:

    Today G1 Mobile Phone has been a demand of the day. Its features make it the king of all mobile phones in the market today. As per the records mobile phone has become necessarily for life and if we talk about which is the best Mobile Phone then it’s the Google’s Android that is counted first.

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