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T-Mobile Sidekick vs T-Mobile myTouch Q

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T-Mobile Sidekick Remove phone

Posted: 30 Jul 2008
Market Status: Released
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T-Mobile myTouch Q Remove phone

Posted: 06 Oct 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSDanger (4.7)Android (2.3.6, 2.3.4) 
Dimensions4.70 x 2.30 x 0.70 inches (119 x 58 x 18 mm)4.76 x 2.50 x 0.51 inches (121 x 64 x 13 mm) 
Weight4.50 oz (128 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size2.6 inches3.5 inches 
Resolution240 x 400 pixels320 x 480 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

179 ppi165 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio27.59 %47.51 % 
Colors65 536  
Touchscreen Multi-touch 
Features Light sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera2 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Features Autofocus 
Camcorder220x1761280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

 Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

 Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion 
Graphics processor Yes 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

128 MB RAM / 64 MB ROM512 MB RAM / 2048 MB ROM 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHCmicroSD, microSDHC 
Battery
Talk time5.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
3.30 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time9.0 days (216 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
11.7 days (280 hours)
the average is 20 days (477 h)
 
Capacity1030 mAh1500 mAh 
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Multimedia
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube player Yes 
Internet browsing
BrowserHTML Browser  
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS 1700/2100, 2100 MHz 
DataEDGEHSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

 GPS 
Navigation Yes 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.0, EDR3.0 
Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBYesUSB 2.0 
ConnectorminiUSBmicroUSB 
Features Mass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, SyncMLDLNA, UMA (Wi-Fi Calling), Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsPolyphonic ringtones, Vibration, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass 
Hearing aid compatibility M3, T3 
OtherVoice recording, TTY/TDDVoice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced30 Jul 200806 Oct 2011 
Shopping information
MSRP price $ 80 

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