T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Review
There's nothing really new about the camera interface as it's the standard one found on most of HTC's smartphones, but we did find the phone taking a good 4 seconds to launch after pressing the shutter key. As a whole, photos were more than acceptable as they boasted some good detail in outdoor areas with good lighting. However, colors tend to have a harder tone to them, but nonetheless look pleasing to the eye. The phone manages to produce some decent images indoors with sufficient lighting. Unfortunately, one would think that the flash would help out in poor lighting conditions, but it actually made them look too over-exposed.
Shooting videos is also a pleasant experience on the myTouch 3G Slide as it boasts VGA resolution (640x480) and a capture rate of 27fps. Audio from the recording sounded pretty accurate as there were barely any noticeable background noises that could be heard. It may not have the best details or smoothest looking recordings, but it's more than tolerable.
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide sample video at 640x480 pixels resolution.
Similar to other handsets that offer a decently sized displays, watching videos on the T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is more than satisfying with its smooth playback which wasn't muddied with any glitches. We were able to play a movie trailer coded in H.264 720x306 resolution so elegantly with its nice looking visuals and colors. Indeed there is no arguing that the handset is more than equipped in meeting the strict demands of consumers who rely heavily on their mobile phones to watch videos.
There's also nothing much to say about the HTC music player on the handset as it's exactly the same and presents a simple looking interface and provides for some on-screen functions like forward, reverse, and pause – plus it'll display the album cover of the song you're playing. When it came down to audio quality from its speaker, it did present us with a satisfactory volume, but naturally it did have some sharp tones when set to the loudest volume – and it lacked any serious power to make it sound vibrant and full bodied.
GPS & Software:
Google Maps is the sole location based app on the smartphone and will enable you to either find local points of interests or turn-by-turn voice guided directions to a specific address. However, a quick glance at the Android Market can provide you an alternative.
There are also a few third party productivity apps like Quickoffice and PDF viewer, which can obviously come in handy in situations when you're away from your computer and require to view a document. As we mentioned earlier, there is a button and an app called “Genius Button” which allow for certain tasks to be accomplished via voice commands – like placing a phone call, sending an email, searching the web, and finding a business. For example, saying “Where am I” will automatically launch Google Maps and pinpoint your exact location. Although it might come in handy for some people, it's more of an overlay to the usual Google Voice Search that's already deeply embedded with Android.
1. rehnhart (Posts: 103; Member since: 27 Mar 2009)
The Slide has been out for a few months and now you release a review?
2. lookitdisguy (Posts: 32; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)
Yeah really you guys slipped up on this one...
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Cramped keyboard? I have used one before and the keyboard is great.
4. effdee1121 (Posts: 14; Member since: 05 Mar 2010)
you guys give this phone a 7.5 and you gave the HTC Aria an 8?
7. DonkeyPunched (Posts: 321; Member since: 10 Jan 2010)
Right? This was a pretty bad review. Like Rory said also, the keyboard actually feels great.
5. chris23 (Posts: 39; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)
Yea i actually have a problem with this review its extremely late, and everyone else seems to love the keyboard in fact its the best one around and they say its cramped, they are saying its bulky when its thinner than the G1 and probably some of the other phones out there....It did not seem that much thicker than the Droid. The only thing that i can agree with is the stiff buttons on the phone, but even that is not a major issue. This is actually a great phone, that even i almost passed up on, if you have a mytouch already this is actually a great upgrade because of the 600 mhz processor and 512 RAM and ROM
6. hoods (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)
actually if you go into personalize you can expand it to 7 screens... i don't like the numbers sharing space with the top row of letters but it is still a great keyboard and it really isn't that big....
8. betheelynn (unregistered)
I recieved my phone on August 8th. I couldnt send or recieve MMS- pic messages. called tmobile and they said it was a known issue, Went through trouble shooting and was told that I should get an update by the 18th. August 19th no update. I called them again and they decided to send me a new phone. I recieved the new phone adn that dosent work for mms either. I recieved the update today 8/28 and the MMS still does not function. I have logged 47.5 hours on the phone with tmobile trying to get this resolved and all that i recieve in return is more bs. This phone is horrible and the customer service from tmobile is even worse.
9. yila (unregistered)
Seriously, why would you choose someone who stutters so badly and has an obvious speech impediment to do the video review? At times, it sounds like he's speaking another language. Also sounds like he had too much caffeine.
10. mhmd (unregistered)
It's an amazing technology.Thanks a lot HTC organization
12. rawr (unregistered)
my sister and me have this phone. Its been dropped on subways,sat on,fell on gravel, and onto a laminite floor. Theres only one scratch,and it works fine.
My phone was only dropped once, onto the carpet. It can take a fall relativly well (idk about the touchscreen,and we ddidnt have a cover or anyhting)
|Display||3.4 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (170 ppi) TFT|
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227, Single core, 600 MHz, ARM11 processor
512 MB RAM
|Size||4.50 x 2.30 x 0.60 inches|
(114 x 58 x 15 mm)
5.90 oz (167 g)
|Battery||1300 mAh, 6.7 hours talk time|