Performance:

With its stellar calling quality, the Google Nexus S is the clear winner with its distinctive voices and static-free experience. In actuality, it's far better than the weak audio output with the earpiece of the myTouch 4G – which is riddled with static in the background. Additionally, the speakerphone experience is better with the Nexus S as its provides stronger and audible levels over the shrill tones emitted by the myTouch 4G.

In our findings, battery life seems to be better with the Google Nexus S as we managed to obtain 1 ½ days of normal usage – compared to the single one with the myTouch 4G. More than likely attributed to its Super AMOLED display and Android 2.3 experience, the combination aids in optimizing the battery life of the Google Nexus S.

Conclusion:

Finding themselves at the same price point of $200 on-contract, the overall performance and meaningful offerings with the T-Mobile myTouch 4G far better substantiates itself as the device with the more bang for the buck. Sure there are some impressive hardware niceties with the Nexus S that aren't found with the competition, but the things that matter the most with people are found with the the T-Mobile myTouch 4G – like its better photo taking ability, HSPA+ connectivity, and solid construction. Granted that it's one software version behind the Nexus S, there is no doubt that we'll see Android 2.3 Gingerbread grace the handset down the road as well.

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7 Comments

1. Galen20K

Posts: 577; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

MT4G!

2. MyToucher unregistered

I don't know what they are talking about with the blackness of the screens. I have the MT4G and the black seems really dark to me. And the screen doesn't look faded unless it is about to sleep from non-use, and go in battery save mode. I have not had any connection problems and the internet is super fast with the new high speed processor. I got the MT4G with thinking about sending it back...preconcieved I wasn't going to be happy...but the longer I have it the more I like it. Now I have had it for two weeks and I think I have found the perfect phone for me. After reading this review, it just makes me like it even more. Way to go TMO! You scored on this one....

3. Guest unregistered

Ummm, since when did "the things that matter most in a phone", NOT include voice call quality????? Funny review, I don't think you can call the MT4G a clear winner if you are someone who actually uses your phone to make phone calls.... The "S" cleans the MT4G's clock in that arena. Oh, and just to keep the record straight, the "S" has Internet calling build in natively to the OS, that is why most people don't realize it can do it. Look in call settings for Internet Calls....

4. Whichtochoose unregistered

I want to buy one of these phones off Craig'slist but i dont know which to pick. The MT4G is cheaper, has more ram, sd card slot, and better camera. The Nexus has an amazing screen, better call quality, i think it looks better, bigger screen, curved display, and capacitive button (which i like). Which one should I choose?

5. ChrisF unregistered

The MT4g they use in this review has a bad screen. The first MT4g I bought had the same issue. You can see it in the clock numbers when they have the phones tilted back. See the white line in the middle of the numbers? That's a bad screen. I took mine back and was able to get one with a nice crisp screen. If you are buying one from Craig's list you might want to ask about the screen and get a picture if you can.

7. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

dumbass its an htc sense clock&weather widget it is a classic its supposed to do that

6. RobertG unregistered

that's knot a bad screen dodo it's made to look like a flip numbered clock.

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