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T-Mobile myTouch Review

T-Mobile myTouch 6.5

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T-Mobile myTouch Review
Call quality on the T-Mobile myTouch was pretty good, as there wasn’t any background noise and voices sounded clear and natural on both ends. Reception was also good in our area, as we had 3-4 bars showing and we didn’t drop any data connections or calls.

The included 1540mAh battery is rated to provide 9 hours of talk time or 19 days of standby time. During our testing, we were able to get up to 6 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about 8-9 hours of mixed usage, which means you might want to plug it in to charge while you’re at work.

When running the Quadrant Benchmark app, we got a score of 930, which ranks it between the Samsung Galaxy S and the original Motorola DROID X. Meanwhile the AnTuTu benchmark produced a mark of 2785, which 3000 is average for mid-level smartphones.


When it comes right down to it, there’s a lot to like about the T-Mobile myTouch. It has an overall pleasing and simplified design, runs Android Gingerbread, and has the LG Optimus UI for some extra usability and eye-candy. The 3.8” AMOLED display is noticeably smaller than the more common 4.3” displays, yet does provide nice looking colors and clear text. 4G connectivity is also on-board, which allows for quick downloads, though Flash-heavy web sites can become slow and unresponsive. For under $80 with contract, it is clear that the T-Mobile myTouch will be a big seller for the budget conscious.

T-Mobile myTouch Video Review:


  • Good call quality
  • Eye-pleasing AMOLED display
  • 4G data connection


  • Flash site are sluggish
  • Mediocre camera and video quality
PhoneArena rating:
6.5 Good
User rating:
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posted on 29 Nov 2011, 04:19

1. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

Tmo can do better but why aren't they?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 06:37

2. mschmal (Posts: 19; Member since: 01 Sep 2011)

Wouldn't it make more sense to get a Sensation or a My Touch Slide?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 06:51 1

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

An entry-level device with an amoled screen, good build quality, a front facing camera, and 4G...
Why the heck did it get only a 6.5?
This is an awesome phone that you can get for free (at least online).
While the camera may not look great to you, it'll probably look just fine to any normal user who this phone is for. Did ya'll forget that this is an entry-level device? Or at least priced as such?

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 08:24

4. asder24 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

I don't recall the last time Phonearena gave a low to mid range phone anything over a 7.5 (Exhibit 4G II I think). If this came out last year it'd be considered high end. AMOLED display, 4G, good call quality, good sized screen at 3.8", and at $279 off contract it'd be a great replacement phone or something to tide you over until your next upgrade.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 20:04

8. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Agreed, considering the fact the phone is free on contract and only 279 off contract. You can easily buy a brand new one off contract without any worries. When was the last time you saw any smartphone in general at 279 off contract? Most of the even low end cheap ones are about 400 dollars off contract. So this should be rated by the price tag, not compared to the 300 dollar ON contract phones.

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 09:29 1

5. mukrenol (Posts: 92; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)

not an iphone... end of story... -____-

posted on 22 Dec 2011, 00:57

9. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 2009)

Dude... So many reviews I've seen or read on this phone has said, “3.8" screen? Meh...” But most of those same sites have gone giddy over the iPhones 3.5" screen. Hypocrites. This myTouch is a prime competitor to the $99 iPhone 4. Slightly larger AMOLED screen, faster 42Mbps HSPA+ radio than the 14.4Mbps AT&T radio, insane amounts faster than the Verizon or Sprint EVDO 700Kbps radio. Honestly I'm thinking if getting one to replace my HD7 because they're freakin cheap and I'd like a hotspot that has a 42Mbps radio instead of my 7.2Mbps radio...

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 15:57

6. joseg81 (Posts: 199; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

the myTouch line has seen it's ups and downs. this one is definitely a low...the biggest thing i see wrong is all the dead space around the screen. also what's the deal with a smartphone without a flash? really??

posted on 29 Nov 2011, 16:43

7. asder24 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

I don't think this or the Q is equivalent to the MT4G or MTS4G, but rather an extension to the MT line to include midrange options. I see it as more of a successor the Optimus T to be honest. The space at the bottom of the screen I think is an LG thing to prevent accidentally hitting the capacitive buttons. IMO it seems like wasted space and makes the screen seem smaller than it is.

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T-Mobile myTouch

T-Mobile myTouch

OS: Android 2.3.4
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Display3.8 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (246 ppi) AMOLED
Camera5 megapixels
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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