Which phone is better - The T-Mobile G1 or the myTouch 3G? While both phones run on Google's Android operating system, the myTouch 3G has more built-in memory, video recording capabilities and a longer battery life.

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HTC G1 versus HTC myTouch 3G / Magic comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartHTC G1HTC myTouch 3G / Magic
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Weight 5.6 oz (159 g) 4.1 oz (116 g)
Bluetooth Supported Profiles: HSP, HFP 1.5, (A2DP, AVRC) version 2.0+EDR / A2DP, AVRC with software update Supported Profiles: HSP 1.1, HFP 1.5, A2DP, AVRC version 2.0
Camera Resolution: 3+ megapixel auto-focus Resolution: 3+ megapixel
Dimensions 4.62" x 2.19" x 0.67" (117 x 56 x 17 mm) 4.45" x 2.19" x 0.58" (113 x 56 x 14.7 mm)
E-mail client Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP Protocols Supported: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP plus GMail, Exchange (separate email clients)
Memory card slot microSD (TransFlash) 1 GB card included / supports up to 8 GB microSD (TransFlash)
Browser Google Android (based on WebKit) with Google Gears Google Android (based on WebKit)
Speakerphone Full-duplex Yes
Voice dialing Speaker-independent (automatic) Speaker-independent (automatic)
Flashlight No No
Ruggedized No No
Digital TTY/TDD No No
External Display No No
Polyphonic Ringtones Chords: 40 No
Ringer Profiles No No
USB mini-USB connector mini-USB connector
Picture ID Yes Yes
Ringer ID Yes Yes
Touch Screen Primary input method: Finger capacitive Primary input method: Finger capacitive
Hard Drive No No
MMS Yes Yes
FM Radio No No
Headphone Jack (3.5mm) No No
Music Player Supported Formats: MP3, M4A, AMR, WMA, MIDI, WAV, OGG Vorbis does not support DRM Supported Formats: MP3, M4A, AMR, WMA, MIDI, WAV, OGG Vorbis
Stereo Speakers No No
Live TV No No
PictBridge No No
Streaming Video Protocol: YouTube plus 3rd-party apps YouTube
Video Capture No Max. Length: available memory CIF resolution (352 x 288 pixels)
Alarm Yes Yes
Calculator Yes Yes
Calendar Yes Yes
SyncML No No
To-Do List No No
BREW No No
Games Yes Yes
Headset Jack (2.5 mm) No No
Push-To-Talk No No
Wireless Carrier T-Mobile T-Mobile
Networks GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 1700 / WCDMA 2100 GSM 850 / GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 WCDMA 1700 / WCDMA 2100 (T-Mobile USA version / other versions support different WCDMA bands)
Physical design Slide Internal Antenna Bar Internal Antenna
Built-in memory 71 MB (internal memory available to user for storage) 288 MB (internal memory available to user for storage)
GPS A-GPS supports LBS, includes Google Maps with Street View A-GPS supports LBS, includes Google Maps with Street View
Supports enlarging text No No
Languages supported English only English, Spanish
Vibrate mode Yes Yes
Text messaging (SMS) 2-Way: Yes 2-Way: Yes
Side buttons volume on left / camera on right volume on left
Picture messaging No No
Voice recorder No No
Operating System Android Android
Infrared No No
Data network Technology: HSDPA 7.2 Technology: HSDPA 7.2
Auto-complete suggestions for text No Yes
Wi-Fi support Version(s): 802.11 b,g Version(s): 802.11 b,g
Java support Yes Yes
Keyboard Layout: QWERTY No
Battery Information 1150 mAh LiIon 1340 mAh LiIon
Estimated Battery Life (Talk time) 5.8 hours max. (350 minutes) 7 hours max. (420 minutes)
Estimated Battery Life (Standby) 402 hours max. (16.8 days) WCDMA mode 420 hours max. (17.5 days) GSM mode
Screen Type LCD (Color TFT/TFD) LCD (Color TFT/TFD)
Screen Resolution 320 x 480 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Screen Colors 65,536 (16-bit) with color dithering 65,536 (16-bit)
Screen size 3.2" diagonal 3.2" diagonal

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