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T-Mobile myTouch Review

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Calling Quality:

T-Mobile myTouch Review
Aside from the weak volume output of its earpiece, we’re quite content of its calling quality, as we’re greeted with clear, distortion-free, and audible voices heard on both ends of the line. Switching to the speakerphone, we’re able to carry on conversations thanks partly to its powerful volume.


Maintaining a solid connection to the network, it seems to hover around the -85 dBm mark in high coverage areas. Moreover, we didn’t experience any dropped calls during our testing.


Battery:

In this day and age, a 1,500 mAh battery won’t get that much attention, but we’re able to get by at least a solid day with normal usage nevertheless. Still, it’s something that requires nightly charges in order to retain a sufficient level in the morning.


Conclusion:

We all know the target demographic that T-Mobile myTouch is attempting to attract, and surely enough, it’s not those who are looking for the latest and greatest. Naturally, we can complain about its outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience, and various performance hiccups but for those who can tolerate them, they’ll still be presented with all the rich features attached with Android. Factoring its attractive $49.99 on-contract price point, there’s enough value found in the Huawei-made myTouch to make it a decent entry-level offering – just don’t expect to find it as gracious with its performance over other offerings. Did we mention that we’re impressed with its build quality, considering this is something from Huawei?

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.6
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-perf
Build Number: U8680V100R001C85B837SP01

T-Mobile myTouch Video Review:



Pros

  • Solid construction for an entry-level device
  • Affordable $50 price point

Cons

  • Outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience
  • Washed out display
  • Snaps terrible photos & videos
PhoneArena rating:
6.5
User rating:
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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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