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T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

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Interface:

If you’re seeking for the latest and greatest people, you ought to move right along seeing that the myTouch Q resorts to sticking it out with an outdated experience. On the surface, the Android 2.3.6 version is heavily covered by the myTouch skin, which is egregiously antiquated when compared to other custom UIs. Perhaps, things might be enhanced with the functions available with the Genius Button, but sadly, it only presents us with some basic voice recognition services like opening apps, placing phone calls, and searching the web.

The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6 - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

The T-Mobile myTouch Q sticks to Android 2.3.6



Processor:

Powered by the same single-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor that’s being used by its sibling, we’re surprised to find it navigating across the homescreen very smoothly with a graphically intensive live wallpaper. However, we do notice some performance issues, such as delays in opening apps and choppy movements in various operations, which stand out and remind us of its underpowered CPU. Rightfully so, its benchmark scores reaffirm our suspicions.


Quadrant Standard AnTuTu NenaMark 2
T-Mobile myTouch Q 2040 3806 29,7
HTC One S 4867 7012 60,7
Samsung Galaxy S III 5335 12016 58,6

Internet:

Sticking out like a sore thumb, the myTouch Q exhibits ways too much choppiness with its navigational control while surfing the web, which is even more evident with Flash heavy sites. Well, besides its jerky performance, it’s able to load pages in a timely manner thanks to its speedy HSPA+ connection.

Surfing the web - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Surfing the web - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Surfing the web - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Surfing the web - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

Surfing the web



Camera:

Even if there’s nothing within reach, we’d seriously question using the T-Mobile myTouch Q for capturing photos or videos as a last resort – mainly because its quality is rather appalling. Not only are details extremely muddy looking, but it’s totally ineffective in capturing any reasonable shots in low lighting.

Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

Camera interface


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

Camera samples taken with the T-Mobile myTouch Q


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

Strong

Medium

Low light

3ft - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
5ft - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
7ft - Darkness with flashIndoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

3ft

5ft

7ft

Darkness with flash
Indoor samples



T-Mobile myTouch Q Sample Video:



Multimedia:

Relying on the usual Play Music app, there’s nothing out of the ordinary with its functionality or presentation in playing some of our tunes. Still, our attention is sparked thanks to the strong volume output provided by its speaker – albeit, there’s a hint of sharpness with it.

Music player - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Music player - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Music player - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review
Music player - T-Mobile myTouch Q Review

Music player


Out of the box, there’s no support for videos encoded in H.264, DivX, or Xvid. Instead, we’re able to play our test video that’s encoded in MPEG-4 1280 x 720 resolution. Yes, it’s able to play it very smoothly, but due to the washed out appearance of its display, it doesn’t come off as pleasing.

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posted on 01 Aug 2012, 05:55

1. Birds (Posts: 1017; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


On page 3, the picture of the screen is just pathetic...I can't even tell Huawei they made a good try... In all honesty everything about this phone is lackluster to just plain horrendous... The screen is by far the most important factor on a SMART PHONE behind the call quality, because we can't forget its a phone after all....They should have let HTC make this instead...I mean a rebranded HTC One V as a T-mobile myTouch Device would have been perfect for budget people not this crap....

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:34

3. martycota (Posts: 28; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


Well considering the One S is going for free right now, it seems to be the better option.

posted on 04 Dec 2012, 23:44

4. sweetness1389 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


i just got the phone today, and i love it actually, i upgraded my phone through wirefly and the phone looks great, and works amazing, im very happy with my decision.

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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi)
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm MSM8255T, Single core, 1400 MHz
1024 MB RAM
Size4.91 x 2.52 x 0.56 inches
(124.8 x 63.9 x 14.3 mm)
6.52 oz  (185 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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