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T-Mobile G2 vs. myTouch 3G Slide

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September 3rd, 2010

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Notice: The following specs for the T-Mobile G2 are unconfirmed. This comparison will be updated as official specs become available.

Key Differences

  • User Interface: The myTouch 3G Slide by HTC offers HTC’s Espresso  user interface (similar to HTC Sense) while the G2 is running a stock version of the Google Experience.  HTC Espresso differs from stock Android in a number of ways, including the homescreen widgets available, appearance and some Android enhancements characteristic of Espresso including, for example, features such as the ability to change widgets and shortcuts based on location (if you’re at work, for example, the device can display one pre-set home screen layout — and at home, another) .  Overall, however, the core functionality of Android remains the same on both devices, and the choice between the two interfaces is one of personal preference.
  • Operating system: The T-Mobile G2 is running Android 2.2. With Android 2.2, the G2 offers support for Adobe Flash 10.1 along with mobile hotspot abilities and a potentially speedier user experience.  The myTouch 3G Slide is running Android 2.1, and is without these added features characteristic of Android 2.2 until it receives its own update to Android 2.2.
  • HSPA +: The T-Mobile G2 offers connectivity to T-Mobile’s next generation HSPA+ network, allowing the device to reach super-fast download speeds approaching or exceeding 4G speeds (3 – 6 mbps average).  The myTouch 3G Slide is limited to standard 3G connectivity.
  • Power: The T-Mobile G2 by HTC is equipped with an 800 MHz processor and 512MB of RAM.  The myTouch 3G Slide is powered by a slower 600 MHz processor, but offers an equivalent 512 MB RAM. In day-to-day activities such as web browsing or checking email, the difference in processing speed between the two devices won’t be significantly noticeable, but may make a difference for power users.
  • Display: The T-Mobile G2 has a sizable 3.7-inch display, while the myTouch 3G Slide has a somewhat smaller, lower resolution display.  The G2′s additional screen real estate will make for a better web browsing and video viewing experience, although both devices are very capable of both activities.
  • Storage space: Right out of the box, the myTouch 3G Slide offers 8GB of storage space by way of a pre-installed microSD card.  While unconfirmed as of this comparison, the T-Mobile G2 by HTC will likely have 4GB of on-board storage space, as well as a pre-installed 8GB microSD card.  Accordingly, the the G2 offers 4GB of additional storage space without the need to purchase a higher capacity microSD card.

Side-By-Side Comparison

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide T-Mobile G2 by HTC
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide T-Mobile G2 by HTC
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Wirefly’s Price (as of publish date) $39.99 TBA
Carrier T-Mobile T-Mobile
Operating System Android 2.1 Android 2.2
Interface HTC Espresso Google Experience (stock)
Display 3.4-inch TFT, 320 x 480 Pixels 3.7-inch S-TFT, 480×800
Data Speed 3G 3G HSPA+
Global Roaming Yes Yes
WiFi 802.11 b/g 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Bluetooth 2.1 Bluetooth 2.1
GPS aGPS aGPS
Mobile Hotspot No Yes
Camera 5-megapixel, autofocus & LED flash 5-megapixel, autofocus & LED flash
Front-facing Camera No No
Video Capture Yes Yes; HD 720P (30 fps)
HD Output No No
Apps Android Market Android Market
Adobe Flash Support Adobe Flash Lite Adobe Flash 10.1
Storage Space 8GB pre-installed microSD card; Support for up to 32GB microSD card 4GB on-board; 8GB microSD card pre-installed
Keyboard Virtual & physical QWERTY Virtual & physical QWERTY
Battery Up to 6.7 hours talk time; up to 286 hours standby Up to 6.5 hours talk time; up to 420 hours standby
Processor ARM11, 600 MHz Qualcomm Scorpion MSM7230, 800 MHz
Memory RAM: 512MB RAM: 512MB
Microsoft Outlook Support Yes Yes
View Word Docs Yes Yes
Weight 5.8 oz 6.5 oz
Dimensions 2.37″ x 4.55″ x 0.6″ 2.40″ x 4.70″ x 0.6″

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Up to 450 min. usage; 500 hr. standby

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