Performance:

There was some faint static noise which could be heard in the background on our end when conversing with someone – it's especially audible when there is dead silence. Thankfully though, our callers did say that we sounded natural and clear on their end. However, we did notice that voices sounded extremely muffled when using the speaker phone, but the volume was more than powerful to distinguish spoken words from a far distance.

When compared to other T-Mobile phones, we noticed that the myTouch 3G Slide had a tendency to slightly fluctuate in signal strength, but luckily it did not impact the overall connection to the network while we tested it in the greater Philadelphia region.

As we set the phone to automatic brightness and used the handset normally after a full charge, we managed to get out at least a good day before it required a recharge – but to tell you the truth, it definitely did not last as long as other Android handsets like the HTC Aria. By the time we were in bed, it was already at 10 percent, while the Aria was at a healthier 30 percent. The manufacturer has the myTouch 3G Slide rated for 7 hours of talk and 384 hours of standby time.

Conclusion: 

As a whole, we're somewhat bummed by the myTouch 3G Slide as it doesn't feel quite as compelling as other Android handsets packing a physical QWERTY. It's by far one of the bulkiest looking Android smartphones to date as it boasts a size that's almost similar to the G1 while packing on more weight than most handsets. Plus its design is rather uninspiring and the choice of materials doesn't leave one well assured about its durability over the course of two years. In the end, its price point of $179.99 already borderlines the high-end premium category, which is another reason to possibly look at other models such as the Motorola CLIQ for an inexpensive solution or look to the recently launched Samsung Vibrant with its superior performance and larger screen.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Video Review:

Pros

  • Good looking photos & videos
  • Smooth video playback

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Uninspired design
  • Cramped QWERTY
  • Stiff buttons

PhoneArena Rating:

7.5

User Rating:

8.0
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11 Comments

1. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

The Slide has been out for a few months and now you release a review?

2. lookitdisguy

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Yeah really you guys slipped up on this one...

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Cramped keyboard? I have used one before and the keyboard is great.

4. effdee1121

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 05, 2010

you guys give this phone a 7.5 and you gave the HTC Aria an 8?

7. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

Right? This was a pretty bad review. Like Rory said also, the keyboard actually feels great.

5. chris23

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Yea i actually have a problem with this review its extremely late, and everyone else seems to love the keyboard in fact its the best one around and they say its cramped, they are saying its bulky when its thinner than the G1 and probably some of the other phones out there....It did not seem that much thicker than the Droid. The only thing that i can agree with is the stiff buttons on the phone, but even that is not a major issue. This is actually a great phone, that even i almost passed up on, if you have a mytouch already this is actually a great upgrade because of the 600 mhz processor and 512 RAM and ROM

6. hoods

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

actually if you go into personalize you can expand it to 7 screens... i don't like the numbers sharing space with the top row of letters but it is still a great keyboard and it really isn't that big....

8. betheelynn unregistered

I recieved my phone on August 8th. I couldnt send or recieve MMS- pic messages. called tmobile and they said it was a known issue, Went through trouble shooting and was told that I should get an update by the 18th. August 19th no update. I called them again and they decided to send me a new phone. I recieved the new phone adn that dosent work for mms either. I recieved the update today 8/28 and the MMS still does not function. I have logged 47.5 hours on the phone with tmobile trying to get this resolved and all that i recieve in return is more bs. This phone is horrible and the customer service from tmobile is even worse.

9. yila unregistered

Seriously, why would you choose someone who stutters so badly and has an obvious speech impediment to do the video review? At times, it sounds like he's speaking another language. Also sounds like he had too much caffeine.

10. mhmd unregistered

It's an amazing technology.Thanks a lot HTC organization

12. rawr unregistered

my sister and me have this phone. Its been dropped on subways,sat on,fell on gravel, and onto a laminite floor. Theres only one scratch,and it works fine. My phone was only dropped once, onto the carpet. It can take a fall relativly well (idk about the touchscreen,and we ddidnt have a cover or anyhting)
myTouch 3G Slide
  • Display 3.4" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 600 MHz
  • Battery 1300 mAh(6.70h talk time)

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