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T-Mobile myTouch Review

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T-Mobile myTouch Review
Introduction:

Once regarded as a showcase for its high-end smartphones, T-Mobile’s long standing myTouch line of Android smartphones are now being helmed by Chinese manufacturer Huawei. Considering that Huawei is known for producing mostly budget friendly devices, it shouldn’t surprise anyone to see them bring T-Mobile’s myTouch line into the entry-level segment. Rightfully so, that’s exactly what we find with the upcoming T-Mobile myTouch by Huawei, as it’s aiming to expand the beloved line to a broader audience – so let’s find out how it fares.

T-Mobile myTouch Review
T-Mobile myTouch Review
The package contains:


  • microUSB cable
  • Wall charger
  • Start Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Information


Design:

Call it a shocker, we’re somewhat taken off guard by the design of Huawei’s T-Mobile myTouch – and that’s a good thing actually! Normally, we associate Huawei as producing flimsy devices, but with this, they’ve managed to concoct something that’s surprisingly solid. Not only it is compact enough to hold comfortably in the hand, but we’re also digging its clean appearance thanks to the soft touch casing. Beyond that, its build quality is remarkably sturdy to convince us that it’ll withstand normal wear and tear with few blemishes along the way. So yeah, we have to give a hand to Huawei for delivering something that’s deceptively well-rounded.

T-Mobile myTouch Review

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With sufficient spacing between its capacitive Android buttons and the bottom edge of the handset, accidental presses are few and in between. Meanwhile, above the display, it’s sporting an ornate looking earpiece and a front-facing 0.3-megapixel VGA camera.

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Android buttons - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Front-facing camera - T-Mobile myTouch Review
 

Android buttons

Front-facing camera


Thanks to their distinct feel and springy responses, our fingers take a liking to its volume control, power button, and single-level shutter key. Rounding things out for the handset, it also features a microUSB port for charging/data connectivity, 3.5mm headset port, and microphone.

The sides of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
The sides of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
The sides of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
The sides of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review

The sides of the T-Mobile myTouch


Raised from the surrounding area, its 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash stands prominently in the rear – while the notches next to it comprise its speaker grill. Prying off its rear cover, we’re granted access to its 1,500 mAh battery, SIM slot, and microSD card slot.

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Rear camera - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Battery department - T-Mobile myTouch Review

Back

Rear camera

Battery department



Display:

Quickly gazing over its 4” WVGA 480 x 800 LCD display, details are clearly defined to enable us to distinguish most things with few issues – but for things like fine text in the web browser, it looks garbled in a zoomed out view. Looking straight at the display, it manages to capture our attention with its natural color production, but it suffers from poor viewing angles and a low-contrast to make it nearly unusable in outdoor conditions with the sun present. With its viewing angles, the problem is so widespread that distortion is evident the moment it’s slightly tilted.

Viewing angles of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Viewing angles of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Viewing angles of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review

Viewing angles of the T-Mobile myTouch



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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:03

1. donfem (Posts: 518; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Saw it. Looks really good.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:21 3

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


Good for you. Go be the first to buy that crap.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:43

7. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Come on, lubba, be nice! Every phone is good/decent in its own way, none of them is crap in any way. Plus, this is one of the better phones out there, so it is not crap as you mentioned.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 06:05

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


Ok, its good for first time buyers. Just like first time home buyers. Yes its good.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 12:24

4. JunkCreek (Posts: 399; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


what has exclusively done to you people? arrogant. no strong without the weak. no best without worst. can't understand my words? that's what arrogant brings: moron.

heheheh. me so sarcasm. heheheh.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 15:56

5. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 374; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


Is it just me or are they being overly harsh?
Those pictures were not fantastic but not nearly what I'd call "terrible"
6.5 seems a little ridiculous. Obviously can't stand up to say the SGSIII but it's not mwant to.

posted on 02 Aug 2012, 02:56

8. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


I would agree 6.5 is good score for this device. Granted, this is not targeted for power-users and certainly its price reflected that ($49.99 on 2yr contract), but it still lacks some things that makes it kinda horrible, such as Gingerbread when I have Jelly Bean on my GNex? I certainly don't think this score is ridiculous, but the 9.3 score on GSIII is injustice.

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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
Size4.50 x 2.46 x 0.41 inches
(114 x 62 x 10 mm)
4.94 oz  (140 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 6.1 hours talk time

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