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T-Mobile myTouch Review

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Camera:

Ouch! Call it a bummer for this device, but it’s seriously not an ideal device to snap photos. With its 5-megapixel camera, the results are obviously predictable with its muddy details, bland colors, and grainy looks. Yes, there’s an LED flash on board to light things up, but it’s seemingly ineffective beyond 3 feet.

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

Camera interface


Camera samples shot with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Camera samples shot with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Camera samples shot with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Camera samples shot with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Camera samples shot with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Camera samples shot with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review

Camera samples shot with the T-Mobile myTouch


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

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Medium

Low light

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

3ft

5ft

7ft

Darkness with flash
Indoor samples


Aside from its 29 frames per second capture rate, there’s nothing particularly exciting about its 720p video recording quality. Yet again, it suffers from some serious soft visuals that are made worse with the amount of artifacting that’s evident throughout its capture. Certainly, some people might be desperate to use it in a worst case scenario, but don’t give much hope in its quality.

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Multimedia:

Relying on the good old Android music player, we’re not entirely jumping out from our seat with its presentation or layout. However, its volume output is definitely up there, but it’s attached with a hint of sharpness at the loudest setting. Of course, it could be remedied by some kind of equalizer setting, but it’s lacking any.

The music player of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
The music player of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
The music player of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
The music player of the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review

The music player of the T-Mobile myTouch


Mainly due to its poor display, watching videos on the handset can be a bit of a challenge. In addition to only supporting MPEG-4 videos out of the box, its maximum resolution support is 720p. Sure, it’s able to move swiftly at a reasonable rate, but the washed out appearance of the display doesn’t make for the best experience.

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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:03

1. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Saw it. Looks really good.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 10:21 3

2. lubba (Posts: 1311; 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: 1311; 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: 406; 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: 396; 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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