Calling Quality:

Aside from the weak volume output of its earpiece, we’re quite content of its calling quality, as we’re greeted with clear, distortion-free, and audible voices heard on both ends of the line. Switching to the speakerphone, we’re able to carry on conversations thanks partly to its powerful volume.

Maintaining a solid connection to the network, it seems to hover around the -85 dBm mark in high coverage areas. Moreover, we didn’t experience any dropped calls during our testing.


Battery:

In this day and age, a 1,500 mAh battery won’t get that much attention, but we’re able to get by at least a solid day with normal usage nevertheless. Still, it’s something that requires nightly charges in order to retain a sufficient level in the morning.


Conclusion:

We all know the target demographic that T-Mobile myTouch is attempting to attract, and surely enough, it’s not those who are looking for the latest and greatest. Naturally, we can complain about its outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience, and various performance hiccups but for those who can tolerate them, they’ll still be presented with all the rich features attached with Android. Factoring its attractive $49.99 on-contract price point, there’s enough value found in the Huawei-made myTouch to make it a decent entry-level offering – just don’t expect to find it as gracious with its performance over other offerings. Did we mention that we’re impressed with its build quality, considering this is something from Huawei?

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Android Version: 2.3.6
Kernel Version: 2.6.35.7-perf
Build Number: U8680V100R001C85B837SP01

T-Mobile myTouch Video Review:



Pros

  • Solid construction for an entry-level device
  • Affordable $50 price point

Cons

  • Outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread experience
  • Washed out display
  • Snaps terrible photos & videos

PhoneArena Rating:

6.5

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless