HTC Desire vs T-Mobile G1 Comparison

April 2010

Here's a brief comparison and pictures of two fantastic Android smart phones. The original Google Android phone, the T-Mobile G1 and the new range topper, the HTC Desire. This might be of interest to you if you're thinking of upgrading your T-Mobile G1 to the HTC Desire. I'd urge you to do so!

The only backwards step, in my opinion, is the lack of a hardware keyboard. A software keyboard, however good, is never going to compare. The closest compromise we have at the moment is the Motorola Droid or Milestone, but the HTC Desire is better than both of those.

HTC Desire and T-Mobile G1 bottom view

Comparison Of Spec

I'm only including here notable spec where the two phones differ, for comparison.

HTC DesireT-Mobile G1
O/S VersionCurrently Android 2.1 EclairCurrently Android 1.6 Donut
Processor1Ghz SnapdragonQualcomm MSM7201A 528 MHz
ROM512 Mb256 Mb
RAM576 Mb192 Mb
User InterfaceHTC SenseStandard Android
Screen Size3.7 Inch3.2 Inch
Resolution480 x 800 pixels WVGA AMOLED320 x 480 pixels HVGA TFT
Camera Megapixel5 Mp3.2 Mp
Face DetectionYesNo
FlashYes LEDNo
ExpansionMicroSD Up To 32GbMicroSD Up To 16Gb
Headphone jackYes 3.5mmYes USB
Proximity sensorYesNo
Light SensorYesNo
Hardware KeyboardNoYes 5 row QWERTY
TrackballYes OpticalYes
Weight136 grams158 grams
Battery1400 mAh1150 mAh
FM RadioYesNo
HTC Desire and T-Mobile G1 side view HTC Desire and T-Mobile side by side HTC Desire