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T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

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This is a short review of the T-Mobile myTouch Q. It shares many software features of the QWERTY-less T-Mobile myTouch, which has a more in-depth review here.

Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface, which is running above Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread. There are a total of 7 homescreens that you can customize with a nice selection of widgets, including specific ones from T-Mobile called MobileLife that will show a calendar with appointments or even a shopping list.

Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

Included on the T-Mobile myTouch Q is the LG Optimus user interface


Response is good for the most part, as there is a 1GHz MSM8255 chipset by Qualcomm on-board, which features the Adreno 205 GPU. You also get 512 MB of RAM and 900MB of application storage space, which is good amount for a mid-level smartphone.


Internet:

Using the included WebKit based browser works well with most web sites, but ones that rely heavily on Flash content feel sluggish and unresponsive when trying to navigate through them. We don’t believe this to be a fault of the browser, but has more to do with the lower-end hardware that is used on the T-Mobile myTouch Q, as higher-end Android smartphones can run Flash sties with little to no lag.

The WebKit based browser works well - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The WebKit based browser works well - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

The WebKit based browser works well


One feature that we’re glad to see on the device is the inclusion of 4G, which allowed the PhoneArena.com site to fully load in 30 seconds. When using the SpeedTest.net app, we were able to achieve download speeds up to 8 Mbps, though we did see this drop to around 5 Mbps during peak times, and uploads were generally between 1-2 Mbps. Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n is also on board, as is Bluetooth 3.0 that can save up to 100 parings.


Camera:

Located on the back of the T-Mobile myTouch Q we find an average 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and single LED flash. When looking at the pictures that we took outside on a sunny day, we noticed that colors were more accurate than from the myTouch. Because of this, images are more pleasing to the eye, but there still is some loss in detail in bright areas. Pictures captured inside tend to show a lot of grain with even lower detail. The on-board LED flash does an OK job of illuminating a dark environment, but unfortunately the auto-focus doesn’t work well with it and causes flash pictures to look a bit blurry.

Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

Outdoor samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q


Strong - Indoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Medium - Indoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Low light - Indoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Darkness - Indoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

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Indoor samples


Videos can be recorded at 1280x720p resolution, but the quality is below par. Details are missing, and videos look shaky even when holding the phone still with both hands. Even though videos are recorded at 30 frames-per-second, we did notice some trail-effects while cars moved across the screen.

T-Mobile myTouch Q Sample Video:



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posted on 29 Nov 2011, 09:23 1

1. Alantef (Posts: 284; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


LG should stop making phones all together.....leave mytouch to HTC please....

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 09:47

2. isaac.mcnees (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


agreed!

posted on 30 Nov 2011, 13:27

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


you mean smart phones lol..and well the g2x is pretty good

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 12:03

3. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


A phone fit for Tmo.

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T-Mobile myTouch Q

T-Mobile myTouch Q

OS: Android 2.3.6 2.3.4
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Display3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (165 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.76 x 2.50 x 0.51 inches
(121 x 64 x 13 mm)
5.64 oz  (160 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 3.3 hours talk time

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