Reviews and Problems with HTC myTouch 4G / Panache
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HTC myTouch 4G Slide (T-Mobile) Review
31 July 2011
Summary: The HTC myTouch 4G Slide from T-Mobile is one of the best Android phones we’ve tested. It’s brilliant camera, fast performance, and overall build quality makes it an enjoyable experience to use every day. Unless you really don’t want a fully QWERTY keyboard, this should be the phone for you on T-Mobile.
Pros: Incredibly fast phone running the latest Android 2.3.4, Brilliant screen and usable buttons, Amazing 8 MP camera with great features, Feels sturdy and well built
Cons: Not the thinnest phone we have tested, Full QWERTY keyboard might not be right for everyone
Summary: The myTouch 4G definitely lives up to the hype. As we saw last week, it ousted the G2 as #1 in PhoneDog's “Best Smartphones” rankings. About a month or two ago, I remember saying I couldn't use a device with less than a 4-inch screen as I have big thumbs, but the 3.8-inch screen on this device felt fine. It fits well in the hand and has a great feel to it.
Pros: The T-Mobile myTouch 4G has a very friendly form factor and size; great battery life in comparison to other Android devices; very loud speaker; no lag; unobtrusive custom user interface that comes with a few different theme choices out-of-box; bright, crisp display; 4G speeds; front-facing camera for self-shots and video calling; trackpad for those spelling mistakes since there is no physical keyboard.
Cons: The camera auto-focus has issues; hard to tell whether you're running on HSDPA or HSPA+; altered Sense UI may not appeal to all; trackpad is insensitive.
Excerpt: The new T-Mobile myTouch 4G by HTC was released on November 3rd along with an aggressive marketing campaign from T-Mobile. Has T-Mobile taken the first step towards success with the myTouch 4G or will it be the beginning of their swan song?
Conclusion: I really like the HTC myTouch 4G. As you go down the feature checklist, it has almost everything you could want—large 3.8-inch display, high-speed network access, Flash support, mobile hot spot support, front-facing camera, etc.—in a slim, compact design. The only drawback over my previous favorite, the Samsung Vibrant, is that it packs a little more weight into its solidly built chassis and the display isn't quite as...vibrant. But I can live with that.