G2 on HTC site

Even though there's nothing new in the specs department, seeing the T-Mobile G2 with it's own page of features and spec's at HTC's site should make more than a few of us all warm and fuzzy.  It kind of finalizes things, and gets us ready for the big release.  Here's what is "officially" under the hood:

  • 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM 7230
  • Android 2.2
  • 4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM
  • Radio: 850, 900, 1800 and 1900MHz. Plus UMTS
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS/aGPS
  • 3.7-inch WVGA 480x 800 resolution, capacitive touchscreen
  • 5-megapixel color camera with autofocus and flash
  • 1300 mAh battery

Be sure to hit up our G2 forums and discuss T-Mobile's latest (and greatest?) handset. [HTC via Engadget]

 
There are 30 comments

Ytown says:

Just not into sliders or T-Mobile.

PGiovanni says:

I would like a slider but not this way....
Gimme something like the epic 4g but instead of a slider keyboard replace it with a d-pad

flacoff says:

totes!

iMxDot says:

sliders arent for me either, and it doesnt have a 1ghz processor

Smokexz says:

Well look at it this way, the Hero has 2.1 and it has live wallpapers, spoon?

crxssi says:

Clock speed comparisons means little unless you are comparing identical processors.

drjonesok says:

Don't be so quick to judge the MSM 7230 processor. It's a second generation snapdragon and it should be more than capable of beating the evo or nexus one on benchmarks while using less power. Clock speed isn't everything you know. I read somewhere that they are trying to lower the pipeline stages in the snapdragon. Normally that has an effect of lowering the max clock speed while increasing the computing power per clock.

Look at the core 2 duo vs the higher clocked pentium 4 prescott. 2.0ghz core 2 beat out the 3.8 ghz pentium 4 prescott core by a wide margin. The core 2 duo had a lot less stages than the pentium 4 prescott core. High clock speeds can be false advertising!

uansari1 says:

Exactly! This processor will outperform the processor in our Nexus Ones in every way and is on par with the Hummingbird... even at 800mhz!

estebancam says:

No way. Qualcomm will never make a chip that rivals the hummingbird. Qualcomm makes the absolute worst processors in the market. Hummingbird is another class of processor that Qualcomm cannot handle.

Evo2DroidX says:

Efficiency will be the next step in performance evolution. Exactly like u said.
Dodge Neon SRT4 vs. Dodge Charger Hemi the smaller srt4 will go father faster, efficiency.
Processors will follow suit, better battery life ftw

plainbrad says:

Will 800ghz even run live wallpaper?

Macklesdaddy says:

I hope you are joking

mrmoe110 says:

I don't know why everyone thinks 800 mhz is slow . I underclock my nexus that low all the time and don't notice a difference.

qst4 says:

I'm excited. Everything I've read about the processor says its just as good as any of the 1Ghz types. Plus I think you can essential get it unlocked, for those of us who don't like service plans. And its stock Android.

shotgunbelly says:

I'm not in a T-mobile service area but I like the looks of this device. Nice keyboard. Looks better than the Droid 2. Wish a CDMA version would become available. We are slowly losing the stock Android UI to the Sense, Touch Wiz and Blurs now. Thank god HTC and T- Mobile are catering to the purists that dont want to, or are afraid for various reasons, to root their devices. I love it!

Smokexz says:

Looks nice but I think I will stick with my Vibrant.

Prof-KOS says:

Excellent. I think those bands are compatible worth Telus. I think my Nexus One might be going to my wife. I suppose it depends on how easy it is to unlock.

seraph#AC says:

The processor isn't slow at all. It's the second generation of snapdragon processors, they've made improvements since the first snapdragon processors. Although it isn't 1ghz, the 800mhz Qualcomm MSM 7230 chip runs much faster then the older 1ghz chip.

http://www.qualcomm.com/products_services/chipsets/snapdragon.html

Even when clocked lower, the G2's GPU performance benchmarks (3D acceleration) are higher than the old snapdragon processors: Nexus One, Droid X, EVO 4G, etc. It's roughly 4 times stronger than those phones when it comes to graphics processing--shinier, prettier games!

Benchmarks (HTC-Vision = T-Mobile G2):
http://phandroid.com/2010/09/10/t-mobile-g2s-gpu-benchmarked-right-up-th...

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crxssi says:

GL/GPU benchmarks are not CPU speed, but accelerated graphics speed. Really only important in fast gaming.

seraph#AC says:

Well it will also help in applications that use graphics acceleration like photo viewing (or 720p video recording/playback and hardware flash acceleration).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eATQp010i9I

crxssi says:

While that is true, it might not make much difference in real-world use. Not saying that graphics performance is unimportant, only that people have been putting FAR too much weight on it when comparing phones. For typical use, CPU performance is much more important.

efrain89 says:

I want one cant wait to trade the slide maybe lol

TSwiftFan23 says:

I wish it had Sense :(

Nirvana328 says:

Am I the only one that is concerned that the battery is only 1300 mAh? It's not like it has a tiny screen, and maybe the new processor will be less power hungry but I have no idea why manufactures are not increasing battery sizes, let alone why they would shrink them. What were they thinking? Even a little more thickness for a better battery life would be a welcomed change.

Otherwise I'm really psyched about a Stock Android slider from T-Mobile that is running a new faster processor and HSDPA capable. But that choice of battery size is worrisome.

jeffy1988 says:

"4GB ROM, 512 MB RAM"

Do the installed programs go in ROM and running programs use the RAM?

Apps are stored on ROM BUT with Froyo, you can store them on your microSD card.

crxssi says:

They don't mean ROM, they mean Flash storage. ROM is read-only-memory. Android phones contain little or no ROM.

The pre-installed image is stored on the internal Flash storage. It will have some apps in that image, however, in the non-user-writable area. It will be partitioned such that there is free space and in that free space, you can install more apps. They can also be stored on the SD card in 2.2.

tsdamole says:

But ginger bread requires a 1ghz processor right? So will google change that limit or will the g2 be an exception?

I just LOVE how this already-debunked (directly by Google, no less) rumor continues to float around and pop up in every discussion.

reddragon72 says:

On a lot of sites I see people saying your phone sucks and that processor sucks, and now mine is horrible because this one beat mine.... I prefer that all new phones come out with CPU's/GPU's that are equal. The reason is simple, a more level field with more high powered Android devices means more "big time" devs producing killer apps and games for the Android platform. I hope this battle of the CPU/GPU continues because as long as Qualcomm, Samsung and Nvidia are throwing killer components at us the better chances Android will start seeing big time apps before the Iphone does. And I hope that even the Iphone keeps up it's pace, because just like consoles devs are more likely to bring there apps/games to both if they don't have to tweak them very much.

So in this battle of Android CPU's I hope every phone keeps up this pace so we all can benefit and we all win!