T-Mobile myTouch Q 2012 Review


If you’re seeking for the latest and greatest people, you ought to move right along seeing that the myTouch Q resorts to sticking it out with an outdated experience. On the surface, the Android 2.3.6 version is heavily covered by the myTouch skin, which is egregiously antiquated when compared to other custom UIs. Perhaps, things might be enhanced with the functions available with the Genius Button, but sadly, it only presents us with some basic voice recognition services like opening apps, placing phone calls, and searching the web.


Powered by the same single-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor that’s being used by its sibling, we’re surprised to find it navigating across the homescreen very smoothly with a graphically intensive live wallpaper. However, we do notice some performance issues, such as delays in opening apps and choppy movements in various operations, which stand out and remind us of its underpowered CPU. Rightfully so, its benchmark scores reaffirm our suspicions.

Quadrant StandardAnTuTuNenaMark 2
T-Mobile myTouch Q2040380629,7
HTC One S4867701260,7
Samsung Galaxy S III 53351201658,6


Sticking out like a sore thumb, the myTouch Q exhibits ways too much choppiness with its navigational control while surfing the web, which is even more evident with Flash heavy sites. Well, besides its jerky performance, it’s able to load pages in a timely manner thanks to its speedy HSPA+ connection.


Even if there’s nothing within reach, we’d seriously question using the T-Mobile myTouch Q for capturing photos or videos as a last resort – mainly because its quality is rather appalling. Not only are details extremely muddy looking, but it’s totally ineffective in capturing any reasonable shots in low lighting.

T-Mobile myTouch Q Sample Video:


Relying on the usual Play Music app, there’s nothing out of the ordinary with its functionality or presentation in playing some of our tunes. Still, our attention is sparked thanks to the strong volume output provided by its speaker – albeit, there’s a hint of sharpness with it.

Out of the box, there’s no support for videos encoded in H.264, DivX, or Xvid. Instead, we’re able to play our test video that’s encoded in MPEG-4 1280 x 720 resolution. Yes, it’s able to play it very smoothly, but due to the washed out appearance of its display, it doesn’t come off as pleasing.

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