T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Review
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.
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:
- Good looking photos & videos
- Smooth video playback
- Uninspired design
- Cramped QWERTY
- Stiff buttons
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- 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)