T-Mobile myTouch Q 2012 Review

Call Quality:

In order to hear the crisp voices on the other end of the line, we’re required to jam the earpiece up close and personal to our ear just because its volume output is extremely weak. Using the speakerphone, however, its strong volume enables us to handle conversations with no issues.

Testing out the myTouch Q in primarily high-coverage areas, it’s able to maintain a steady signal strength of -79 dBm. Luckily, we didn’t experience any dropped calls or fluctuations with its connection.


Battery:

Power users will obviously need to charge this one constantly, but for those of you who aren’t as demanding, its battery life is average enough to get by through a single day with normal usage.


Conclusion:

Frankly, there’s nothing special about this latest myTouch Q smartphone – aside from the fact that it’s bearing one likeable $49.99 on-contract price. As we’re all too aware, pricing can really entice some people into buying a particular device, even more when all the core functions of Android are available with it. Simply, that’s what we find here with the Huawei-made T-Mobile myTouch Q. Folks, it’s not going to shake things up, but for those who yearn for a passable QWERTY-based smartphone, the myTouch Q should deliver enough of the goods to get most people by. At the very least, its solid design is a vast improvement over some of the entry-level devices we’ve seen put out by the Chinese manufacturer.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.6
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-perf
Build Number: U8730V100R001C85B837SP01

T-Mobile myTouch Q Video Review:



Pros

  • Inexpensive price point
  • Well-sized physical keyboard
  • Clean design and sturdy build quality

Cons

  • Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Washed out display
  • Somewhat bulky

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5

User Rating:

9.0
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