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As I continue using my “new” iPhone, I thought it would be interesting to compare the video quality of my mobile phones… the G1 I used up until a week or so ago and the iPhone 3G I’ve been using since.

Granted, these aren’t the phones you’ll be buying in the stores anymore but if you’re looking for a re-furbished/used phone on ebay or elsewhere, this might help you make your decision. Last check showed an unlocked G1 for $75 on ebay or an 8GB iPhone 3G for $160.

These videos were recorded on the phones (I had to download a camcorder app for the iPhone) and uploaded straight to the web.

The video quality is comparable but the iPhone has the weird screen ratio. That may bother some – may not bother others.

G1:

iPhone:

Like my still photography, I still like having a dedicated device for video (at least until I get a phone with better video quality) but appreciate having video on my phone for spur of the moment things.

Do you use video on your phone or do you use a video specific device like the Flip UltraHD Cam?

Me and my iPhone 3G

Me and my iPhone 3G

Well I’ve done the unthinkable… I’ve switched to an iPhone… for the time being.

After several months of using a rooted G1 and Cyanogenmod 6 (Android 2.2) on AT&T the phone was becoming more and more unreliable. While the last few weeks (since the stable version of Cyanogenmod 6 was released) I haven’t had too many problems, after missing a vital text message early Saturday morning, I gave into Laurie’s request to consider getting a different phone.

After all, with twins on the way and her at 34+ weeks… it’s probably best I have a phone I know I can count on.
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Earlier this week I decided to take the leap and root my T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream) and upgrade the ROM from the standard T-Mobile Android 1.6 to Android 2.2 via CyanogenMod 6.

Now I know I just lost 95% of my regular readers, but for the rest of you, I thought I’d walk you through the process.
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