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T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review

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Just like the HTC Sensation 4G before it, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide employs a speedy dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor that’s capable of effortlessly executing pretty much any task without sweating a bit. Combining the polished visual elements of the customized experience, it’s able to offer a decent responsive experience that will no doubt appease most users out there. Testing it even further with a graphically intensive live wallpaper, it shows a hint of stutter with its movement, but nothing overly detrimental to make it unusable.

Nothing that we haven’t seen before, the myTouch 4G Slide features the always favorable HTC Sense 3.0 customized experience, which is one of the more polished ones out there. Interestingly enough, we like that the homescreen isn’t as sensitive when compared to other previous Sense 3.0 devices because it doesn’t go into that 3D carousel view if you happen to lightly graze the display when navigating between its homescreens – and in fact, it needs a good amount of momentum to get it into that mode.

Тhe T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide features the HTC Sense 3.0 - T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
Тhe T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide features the HTC Sense 3.0 - T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
Тhe T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide features the HTC Sense 3.0 - T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
Тhe T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide features the HTC Sense 3.0 - T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review

Тhe T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide features the HTC Sense 3.0


Even though it’s Sense 3.0 at heart, we find that subtle customization with its interface that’s only evident within the myTouch line – like the bubbles surrounding icons on the homescreen. From its useful set of unlock screens to its abundance of widgets, everything is undoubtedly complete with HTC Sense 3.0 running on top of Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. If you want to dive closer into all the intricacies of Sense 3.0, you can read about it in our HTC Sensation 4G review.

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review

Knowing that its keyboard is rather too stiff in feel when pumping out messages consistently, we’re always open to using its on-screen keyboards as an alternative. Bringing the Swype and Sense keyboards for the ride, we’re receptive to their tight responsiveness – albeit, things are cramped with its portrait option. Naturally, the landscape one offers a spacious layout that’s sure to accommodate fingers of the largest variety out there.

T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review

On-screen keyboards - T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review
On-screen keyboards - T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide Review

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posted on 18 Jul 2011, 10:45 2

1. box (unregistered)


Thank you for comparing it to the Sensation 4G, easily the most difficult choice to make in T-Mobile's current lineup!

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 11:25

2. jackasa (unregistered)


hmmm, mytouch 4g slide or the blackberry 9900?

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 00:54 3

7. kadar (unregistered)


BB will announce dual core in 2019

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 12:45

3. annoyed (unregistered)


GODDAMN STOP SAYING 'just because'!
IT GETS SO EFFING ANNOYING!

posted on 21 Jul 2011, 12:25 3

9. koutrelakos (Posts: 30; Member since: 17 Mar 2010)


the entire article is without the phrase "just because" so calm down

posted on 24 Jul 2011, 01:30 3

10. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3033; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Way too many phonearena users have serious anger issues.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 13:25

4. lyfe (unregistered)


In another video there was a tv out option under the display settings. Is that mhl or what?

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 14:05

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


they forgot to mention terrible audio recording (mostly when using camcorder) in CONS

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 20:36

13. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


They didn't.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 20:39

14. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


"Equally, the handset manages to handle shooting 1080p videos quite well – though, there are some things that dirty its overall quality. Needless to say, we adore its consistent and smooth 30 frames per second capture, but it can drop to as low as 23 fps in lower lighting conditions. Looking at the results, it produces an average amount of detail, but generally has an over-exposed appearance that tends to make colors look washed out – plus, there is an occasional hint of artifacting going on as well. However, its biggest distractor is its shrill sounding audio recording. Despite those shortcomings, we’re still more than content with its overall good looking quality."

See that bit about audio recording? Yeah? You missed it.

posted on 18 Jul 2011, 22:12

6. nerdlust (unregistered)


Finally a highend phone with a keyboard on tomobile.

posted on 19 Jul 2011, 04:26

8. falter (unregistered)


Can't wait till this phone comes out in the UK! I'm hoping to replace my N900 - but it looks like I'll have to buy a bigger memory card to keep up with an older phone which is a shame.

posted on 29 Jul 2011, 22:15

11. blondieazn (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Jul 2011)


can the mytouch 4g download apps and games like iphone?

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 20:41 2

15. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Yes, it can. But seeing the kind of question you posed which undoubtedly will raise eyebrows everywhere there are people competently equipped with modern smartphone knowledge, I do believe it's best if you just go buy an iPhone.

posted on 01 Aug 2011, 20:47

16. ladyhaly (Posts: 106; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


I'm hoping HTC releases a candybar 4.3 inch touchscreen phone like the HTC Sensation but with 1 or more GB of RAM and with superior camera like the myTouch 4G Slide. All minus the weaknesses in camcording, of course. While I do love HTC Android phones, what keeps me from buying the Sensation and replacing my Desire HD is the camera... Not that it's not good enough but knowing there is a model handset with a superior camera irks me. I love taking pictures of just about anything and if I'm going to be replacing my beloved DHD, it better be the best there is to suit my needs out there.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 03:10

18. Daniel Brock (unregistered)


This phone is a complete piece of crap. The HTC software crashes on a regular basis, the wifi network settings work sporadically and it cannot sync with outlook as was advertised on T-Mobile's site. That's just a few of the problems with it. This phone is a complete piece of garbage. Don't waste your money on it.

posted on 18 Aug 2011, 21:34

19. forzanetti (unregistered)


"3G and 4G data speeds can only be experience domestically through T-Mobile’s AWS band"

is this true? I thought this device also supports UMTS 2100 band? so theoretically, as long as I bring this device to a country that supports UMTS 2100, I can use 3G?

can phonearena confirm this? thanks

posted on 21 Jan 2012, 13:40

29. blaze456 (Posts: 51; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)


this phone is on ebay right now unlocked for $300..buy it and pop in a t mobile prepaid sim get the $30 5gb data unlimted text 100 mins and u good to go!

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 04:03

30. Android (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Dec 2010)


This phone is great, but the keyboard is not. I can't believe HTC put a poor quality keyboard on this phone. Physical keyboard buttons feel stiff and Touch screen keyboard is actually better for typing. This should have been HTC's main focus. I mean, it is suppose to text phone.

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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) S-LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8260, Dual core, 1200 MHz, Scorpion processor
768 MB RAM
Size4.80 x 2.60 x 0.54 inches
(122 x 66 x 14 mm)
6.50 oz  (184 g)
Battery1520 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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