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T-Mobile myTouch Review

T-Mobile myTouch

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Located on the back of the T-Mobile myTouch we find an average 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus. Its interface offers a handful of shooting scenes, face detection, and the ability to take panorama photos, which is enough to satisfy the needs of the casual photographer. Unfortunately, there is no LED flash, so forget about taking any pictures in dark environments.

Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Camera interface - T-Mobile myTouch Review

When looking at the pictures that we took outside on a sunny Florida day, we noticed that most of them had a bit of a cool-bluish hue. This causes colors to look unnatural and even washed-out at times. We also noticed there is a tendency for bright areas to be over exposed, which causes a loss in fine detail. Indoor pictures were problematic as well, as the Auto White Balance showed issue under artificial light. Detail was also poor and there was a lot of grain in low-light images. Overall, we’re not impressed with the camera, but for the price of the smartphone, it’s OK to use on occasion.

Outdoor samples made with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Outdoor samples made with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Outdoor samples made with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Outdoor samples made with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Outdoor samples made with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Outdoor samples made with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Outdoor samples made with the T-Mobile myTouch - T-Mobile myTouch Review

Strong - Indoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Medium - Indoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Low light - Indoor samples - T-Mobile myTouch Review

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Videos can be recorded at 1280x720p resolution, but the quality is below par. Details are missing, and videos look shaky even when holding the phone still with both hands. Even though videos are recorded at 30 frames-per-second, we did notice some trail-effects while cars moved across the screen.

T-Mobile MyTouch Sample Video:




Multimedia:

It may be rather basic, but the audio player that the T-Mobile myTouch comes with will get the job done. It can list your tunes by artist, album or by song name, and a set of media controls are always easily accessible through the Android drop-down notification bar. When it comes to playing back flicks, the built-in video player handles MPEG4 and DivX/Xvid videos of resolutions up to 720p HD. Thanks to the AMOLED display, watching videos on the LG myTouch is a fun experience.

Music player - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Music player - T-Mobile myTouch Review

Also included is the T-Mobile TV HD app, which you can use to play pre-recorded videos or stream live TV channels – though the live TV list is limited to only 26 videos channels (some of which are dedicated to only music videos). When clicking on a video, it buffers for about 5 seconds before starting playback. Image quality is good for the most part, but we did notice that occasionally the video would slow down for a few seconds and the speed back up to normal.

You can play pre-recorded videos or stream live TV channels with the T-Mobile TV HD app - T-Mobile myTouch Review
You can play pre-recorded videos or stream live TV channels with the T-Mobile TV HD app - T-Mobile myTouch Review
You can play pre-recorded videos or stream live TV channels with the T-Mobile TV HD app - T-Mobile myTouch Review
You can play pre-recorded videos or stream live TV channels with the T-Mobile TV HD app - T-Mobile myTouch Review


Software:

Additional apps that come installed on the myTouch are Slacker radio, SmartShare (for DLNA media streaming over home Wi-Fi), TeleNav GPS Navigation, Twitter, QIC Video Chat, Tetris, Yelp and Zino Reader. There is also Polaris Office that can be used to open Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, and Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Naturally, you can download a wide variety of apps from the Android Market.

Polaris Office - T-Mobile myTouch Review
Polaris Office - T-Mobile myTouch Review


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T-Mobile myTouch

T-Mobile myTouch

OS: Android 2.3.4
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PhoneArena rating:
6.5Good
Display3.8 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (246 ppi) AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz, Scorpion processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size4.82 x 2.50 x 0.40 inches
(122 x 64 x 10 mm)
3.80 oz  (108 g)
Battery1500 mAh, 9 hours talk time

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