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T-Mobile Tap Review

T-Mobile Tap

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T-Mobile Tap Review
Performance:

Switching over to the phone calling side of the Tap, conversations were drowned out by the hissy static noise in the background. Even when volume was set to its lowest, we could still hear the noise. Placing that glaring issue aside, voices on both ends were clear to comprehend. When using the speaker phone, our caller’s voices did sound as if they were on a walkie talkie because of the high pitched static noise as we conversed. With so much interference during all of our phone calls, we were disappointed with its quality.

While testing out the T-Mobile Tap, we did notice that it held a better connection to the network than other phones. No dropped calls whatsoever and it retained better 3G connections as well.

By far the best thing that we tested out on the Tap was its battery life – we managed to get an astounding 12 hours of continuous talk time before the battery completed went dead. That’s some feat to achieve when you consider the manufacturer’s rated talk time of 5 hours and 240 hours on standby.


Conclusion:

Being still new to the US market, Huawei needs some work on future handsets if they plan on being competitive in this market. The T-Mobile Tap displays everything that a first time handset should not do if they really want to provide a compelling handset to customers. Facing stiff competition from other similar touchscreen phones, the T-Mobile Tap is littered with too many problems that need some fine tuning to become somewhat at least usable. Although Huawei has finally tapped into a major wireless provider in the US, its offering leaves us questioning whether or not they will survive with a handset like the T-Mobile Tap.


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Pros

  • Long talk time
  • Compact design

Cons

  • Unresponsive touchscreen
  • Poor call quality
  • Choppy video playback
  • Boring looking interface
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6.5Good
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display2.8 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (143 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.20 x 2.20 x 0.50 inches
(107 x 56 x 13 mm)
3.70 oz  (105 g)
Battery1150 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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