T-Mobile G2 Can Keep Up with the Galaxy S

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Since we first heard of an 800MHz processor coming on the G2, many people felt let down by HTC and T-Mobile for offering such a lower processor than the 1GHz devices running the show for such a highly anticipated device. The G2 features Qualcomm’s MSM 7230 Snapdragon processor according to the press release which was sent late last night and even though the device is clocked at 800MHz, people just can’t look past the numbers.

One of the most interesting features of this MSM 7230 processor is the Adreno 205 graphics processor, which will debut on the G2 as it can obviously compete with the PowerVR GPUs found in Samsung and Texas Instruments SoCs. The Adreno 205 offers 5x the graphics performance over the Adreno 200 which can be found in the previous Snapdragon devices.

As of right now, we can only go off of a single benchmark result that was uploaded to GLBenchmark.com, but you can still see this device keep up. For those of you wondering why the HTC Evo 4G is so low, that device comes with a 30 FPS cap which those who have rooted devices dropped that limitation a while ago. Will this device be yours or will you be holding off until the dual-core devices start shipping?

Via: Android and Me

 

 

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Alex Smith
I once served in the USMC from 02'-08' I purchased the G1 in 2008 and then watched the Android OS turn the mobile world upside down. I then got the Nexus One followed by the Samsung Vibrant. I also have the HD2 running Shubcraft CM6. I've been following the Android community for a while now and couldn't be happier doing anything else. "Go Green, get -C}[\][D[R[-][][D-"

  • Omegades

    lame.. I really hoped they would put something bigger inside the succes behind Android.. come on.. I really need a keyboard though, I hate on-screen only.. unless I would have a 21″ screen.. :P but a little big for the pocket huh..

    • Racerx Mr

      i wonder if Tmo execs surf the blogs if they did,, or do, im sure they would,, or will have a better grasp of what their customers want. Its hard to believe, i was just fussing about how bad they neutered the Galaxy phone. No FFC, No camera flash. Basic stuff in todays high end market. as was previously said im just really growing impatient and exhausted waiting for Tmobile to get it right. Im fine with the 800mhz next gen chip set. i understand that it will perform better with less. but all the other missing features really piss me off. Why no FFC, no HDMI, Simple Sh!t, what is the problem, HTC has the Technology why wont Tmobile offer it to their high end customers. Do they think we are less sofisticated than other carriers customers? I dont know if i can keep waiting for an answer to the Evos, Droids, Iphones, etc. maybe the old adage holds true. “if you cant beat em, join em”.

  • Darkphoenix2012

    Another famous “T-mobile Move” by T-mobile. Yet another device that had every chance to make them number 1 in their field, but instead was not given the required hardware to achieve this. Since voicestream they have done this… When will they finally learn, or is it already too late?

    • Elementality

      What’s even more annoying than waiting for 2 years to get the new phone? Finding out it is not worth the cost to upgrade to, and having to wait EVEN MORE until possibly March of next year to see a damn dual core phone worth buying. I bet even then they don’t give it a qwerty or its lacking something stupid that should be included with EVERY high end smart phone. My patience is running out Tmobile… WAKE UP

      • Anonymous

        Your acting like every other carrier has these screaming dual core phones and Tmo doesnt.

        • Thegman

          Honestly… Who do you think is going to get the dual core phones first?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zachary-Berridge/805969322 Zachary Berridge

      Did you read the article? or just look at the pretty pictures? It stands its ground against the Galaxy S uber-phones. You people just cannot see past the 800 mhz, can you? Even the article points out that you are missing the bigger picture, and that is the G2 has a vastly superior GPU, and only a slightly underclocked CPU. If you cannot fathom how that works out, then just root the thing and overclock away.

      • barathbalu

        I can get past the 800mhz, because i know clockspeed doesnt matter much at all. however, i cant get past the fact that the keyboard is the 4 row crap they used in the slide, and the screen is only 3.7 inches and probably is not AMOLED.

        Also, in all fairness, it only keeps up with the galaxy s because samsung was retarded and decided to put the dalvik cache on a fat32 partition. With the EXT2 fix, which takes under 10 minutes to apply, the Galaxy s OWNS the G2

    • guest #8675309

      Dear G2,

      I think your AWESOME

      Signed,
      Another vibrant owner

      PS, those numbers seem like bs anyway, i have a friend with a droid x and another with a droid 2, the x is rooted and according to quadrant and linpack it sort of sucks… the x cant manage anywhere even close to 60 fps on quadrant… maybe my friend got a faulty one…

    • guest #8675309

      Dear G2,

      I think your AWESOME

      Signed,
      Another vibrant owner

      PS, those numbers seem like bs anyway, i have a friend with a droid x and another with a droid 2, the x is rooted and according to quadrant and linpack it sort of sucks… the x cant manage anywhere even close to 60 fps on quadrant… maybe my friend got a faulty one…

  • Iphonesucks

    Why is this brand new flagship device “keeping up” with the Slide??? The slide is awful and this is on par with it?? No thanks, I think it is time to go somewhere else.

    • Jorge

      The Slide has a lower screen resolution thus making it process less pixels, it makes a huge difference.

  • Juaviles1983

    I thought it was a scorpion chip in it not the snapdragon! Get you fact straight…

  • Juaviles1983

    I thought it was a scorpion chip in it not the snapdragon! Get you fact straight…

  • Juaviles1983

    I thought it was a scorpion chip in it not the snapdragon! Get you fact straight…

  • Franky1029

    Juaviles… its a snapdragon processor with a scorpion core. Get your facts straight…

    And I’m not listening to the idiots out there anymore. They’ll shut up when they see it in action, running on par with the Galaxy S series, and offering a few bonuses that Samsung left out. (such as a physical keyboard)

  • drewdawgg_

    you guys are kidding yourselves… the vision is on vanila 2.2 froyo… that captivate is on 2.1 eclair bloated with touch-wiz

    put 2.2 froyo on the vibrant in vanila trim, and watch the fireworks!

    htc can have it’s slcd… the g2 is no match for the vibrant our samsung galaxy s line – performance that is…

    • Anonymous

      back to reality:

      Samsung DIDNT Load its line with Android 2.2 stock, and they probably never will.

      Why are people just looking at what the phone COULD have had and see what the phone actually HAS….. this is the first vanilla android device to come out since the Nexus One, and is the first device to come with Android 2.2 period. Add in a very impressive chipset, keyboard, 4gb of internal storage, HSPA+,… etc

      Does it beat whats on the market today? YES ….why can’t anyone see this…. Vanilla android should be a selling point as people with stock android will get updates before the people with skins will…. not to mention this will probably the next official dev phone from google so itll probably be just as hackable as the G1 and Nexus One.

      • Davidls31587

        true but idk about the update part…. Carriers seems to have alot to do with the updating process with phones that they sell. ( minus the Nexus but then again they dont sell it google does…. ) Tmobile updating is almost non-existent from my experience…..

      • Davidls31587

        true but idk about the update part…. Carriers seems to have alot to do with the updating process with phones that they sell. ( minus the Nexus but then again they dont sell it google does…. ) Tmobile updating is almost non-existent from my experience…..

      • Davidls31587

        true but idk about the update part…. Carriers seems to have alot to do with the updating process with phones that they sell. ( minus the Nexus but then again they dont sell it google does…. ) Tmobile updating is almost non-existent from my experience…..

      • Method115

        Your making to many assumptions. For one you don’t know if poeple with stock androids will get the updates first. Second some people just don’t like Vanilla android some like SenseUI or touchwiz. I’ve used Touchwiz and vanilla android and I don’t have a problem with either I like them both. Can’t really see a reason to pick one of the other. Next not everyone wants to hack there phone. I hacked the mytouch because it was slow and the updates helped. Now with my Vibrant I just don’t see a reason to install any rom or even root the phone. It flies through everything I do and there is nothing I’m missing at all. The only time I’ll install a ROM on this thing is if the next android release is developed by someone else before Samsung.

    • DarknessTM

      i’ve had all 3…and by far i love the performance of the Desire Z…that 800mhz is just a number…its true clock is 1GHZ…but underclocked by HTC to increase battery life…in my Honest opionon i would choose the Desire Z over the Vibrant…yes the Vibrant has a nice screen and all…but it just feels like a piece of plastic….holding hte Desire Z reminds me of the Nexus One.

  • Davidls31587

    man whats the deal tmobile? why does it seem like your phones are the runt of the litter…… IDK i would of opted for the nexus one but i wanted a keyboard after having a mytouch for alittle more than a year. i also didnt want to drop full price for it either. i guess i might leave tmobile soon a go to sprint or verizon. and get a epic, evo, or droid 2 =/. ill see how this plays out though.

  • USerious

    Does anybody know how to do research at all? A simple wikipedia search for the MSM7230 chipset would show you the it’s clockspeed is 1 GHZ. It’s probably underclocked to help with battery life, the way the iPhone has been. Once the phone is rooted, just use SetCPU and set it at it’s max of 1GHZ. I’m sure devs will be able to get this thing past 1GHZ regardless. It’s got the same clockspeed as a Nexus One, Evo and a Droid Incredible but at 45nm so it’ll have better battery life and with the Adreno 205 GPU will have better performance than the current Snapdragon devices.

  • just_another_douchebag

    My personal phone is a MyTouch on TMO and I can’t wait to get away from touch only. I thought it was decent a year ago but it’s just to flaky every now and then to rely on it all the time. The G2 looks like a decent phone, but I’m not gonna judge it till I actually can hold one in my hands. For all the complainers why don’t you just go get an iPhone and bend over for Steve Jobs..

  • Ural

    One small detail that most are unware off, is that Samsung Galaxy S phones, even though they have a 1GHz processor, its actually only works at 800MHz, so the G2 is really chugging along at the same speed.

    • Method115

      Do you have any source for this? I searched on google and have found no information on this. i’ve never heard anyone say this honestly so I would like an article so I can read about it.

    • Method115

      Do you have any source for this? I searched on google and have found no information on this. i’ve never heard anyone say this honestly so I would like an article so I can read about it.

      • Dogfood27

        mine runs @ 1.2ghz. hehe…800mhz i dont know what Ural is smoking

      • Dogfood27

        mine runs @ 1.2ghz. hehe…800mhz i dont know what Ural is smoking

  • Ural

    One small detail that most are unware off, is that Samsung Galaxy S phones, even though they have a 1GHz processor, its actually only works at 800MHz, so the G2 is really chugging along at the same speed.

  • Ldf913

    Omg am I the only one that thinks their should be a another row of keys.. tmobile, the eepic4g got it right when will u.. for the whole begining of this year we have waited.. all my buddies with sprint verizon come out with these shiny new phones and I’m still chugging around with my old faithful g1.. the g1 line should be about innovation and pure jaw droping coolness and tmobile and google fugged this one up.. your oonly800mhz (blah to over clocking to get to speeds that already out and standard) only 5mp camea no front facing cam.. wheres the ground breaking able to last 2-3 years like the g1.. by the winter (q4 of tmo and googles busines model) tthe g2 will be old news.. smh tmobile.. maybe their be a n2 (nexus) with all the goodie wee need.. untill then it the g1 (sigh)…

  • Raul

    I’m not about to wait until the end of 2011 ( http://androidspin.com/2010/09/08/qualcomms-1-5ghz-dual-core-snapdragon-devices-planned-for-end-of-2011/ ) to get a dual core. I MAY hold off on the G2, depending on how it compares to the 1GHz phones, but I SERIOUSLY doubt HTC would release something that couldn’t keep up with the phones already out.

    If I wait, it’ll be at most until the end of the year. I’ll pick the best fourth quarter phone (with keyboard) for T-Mobile at that point. However, I do think this phone will measure up. If the “800” bothers you, just root the phone and overclock it!

  • Thegman

    This is bogus… WHY does the Nexus one say “Android 2.2″ next to it, but the HTC Vision does not?

    Hmmmm!! Looks like somebody is just flamebaiting… nobody even going to question this graph?

  • Peter896

    I will hold onto my G1. I am disappointed in TMO and in spec of G2. TMO was the pioneer for android. Other carriers are beating TMO to the punch, even though TMO was the first to come out with android phone. Put your game one, TMO!!!!!

  • Amir

    Why to rush?

    I will wait for the new Dual Cores to come out to bit the new IPhone 4s to ground. ;-)

    May HTC learn their lesson…

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