T-Mobile myTouch Review
Over the past two years, T-Mobile has introduced a variety of Android based smartphones under their “myTouch” label. Now it’s LG’s turn with the newest version simply being called the T-Mobile myTouch, which is basically a US variant of the LG Optimus Sol. This new myTouch smartphone has a contract price of $80 (though it can be purchased for less during holiday sales), and includes a modest band of features, including a 1GHz processor, 3.8” AMOLED display, and a 5MP camera, while the device is running Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread.
Included in the retail box is the T-Mobile myTouch by LG smartphone, 2GB microSD memory card, 1540mAh battery, wall charger with microUSB cable, and user guides.
Unlike other inexpensive smartphones that may have a cheap and flimsy feel to them, the T-Mobile myTouch actually feels well-made and sturdy for the price, though plastic is used throughout.
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Its all-black monolithic design won’t win any fashion awards, but we welcome the soft-touch coating on the back, which provides a nice grip, and its overall thinness at 0.39” thick.
As we mentioned earlier, the front of the T-Mobile myTouch is predominantly occupied by the 3.8” WVGA 480x800 resolution AMOLED display. It is able to provide saturated colors and pure blacks so that images are eye-pleasing, and text is also crisp looking. We were also pleased with its outdoor visibility in sunny conditions.
Located above the display is a front-facing VGA camera, and at the bottom are three capacitive buttons for accessing the menu options, home, and back. Our only complaint here is that the buttons only light up for 5 seconds when pressed and then go dark, which means if you using the phone in a dark environment, you have to fumble around until you press one of them so they will light up. The top side of the smartphone is populated by a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB port protected by a removable cover, and a power/lock button. There is also a secondary microphone for noise cancellation, which often isn’t included on lower-priced smartphones. However, the volume rocker on the phone's left side could have been exposed better, as it feels flush with the surrounding plastic.
battery cover will allow you to gain access to the SIM card slot and the pre-installed 2GB microSD memory card.