Reviews and Problems with T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide / Panache / Doubleshot by HTC
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Review: HTC myTouch 4G Slide
20 September 2011
Excerpt: Smartphones can pull off all sorts of parlor tricks these days, but point-and-shoot cameras they ain’t. Fingering the culprit is a little tricky. Most notably, there are myriad hardware limitations: tiny sensors, sub-par lenses, lack of storage space, and poor battery life top of the list.
Pros: Shoots like a camera, thinks like a smartphone. Quick on the draw with barely perceptible shutter lag. Solid color in still images. Smooth 1080p video is better than most other smartphone offerings. Responsive and fast across a number of applications. Android Gingerbread (2.3.4) ships with Netfli...
Cons: Feature set calls for more than an 8GB memory card. No optical zoom. Power users may find photo effects too hands-on. Slow to boot. Ho-hum 400×800 resolution display. Optical trackpad is mostly useless. Generic Android “Search” key replaced with an imposter dubbed the “Genius Button” for launchin...
Excerpt: There are some of us who have had no problem adapting to the using the new touch screen only phones that have become so popular. Others have held on to the need to have a hardware based keyboard to be happy with their phone. The myTouch 4G Slide on T-Mobile by HTC is for all of us.
Conclusion: From afar, the MyTouch 4G Slide looks like just another Android phone, but this one packs some interesting strengths. It’s dual-core, has a full QWERTY keyboard, and an excellent camera. Did we mention it runs Android 2.3 and has a responsive 3.7-inch screen?
Pros: Low price, Impressive dual-core specs, Great camera, Runs Android 2.3, Hardware is solid, built well
Cons: Keyboard is flat, Front camera is only VGA, Phone is a bit heavy, Some built-in apps need updating
Conclusion: That being said, I feel as if it has a slight identity crisis. The sliding keyboard appeals to business types; the outstanding camera appeals to photography junkies; the power appeals to gamers and power users; the Sense UI appeals to smartphone newbies – who is this really for?
T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide – a seriously awesome QWERTY smartphone – user review
10 August 2011
Conclusion: All of these features come together to create one of the most attractive offers for power users, business users and consumers alike – the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide is one of the best smartphones on the market, no doubt about it, and it’s definitely THE best myTouch yet – if you need a powerful phone...
Summary: These days, a powerful smartphone that also comes with physical keys is a rare sight in a market swamped with touchscreen-only devices. T-Mobile’s new $199 myTouch 4G Slide breaks the trend, offering a full QWERTY keyboard to go along with its zippy 1.2-GHz dual-core processor.
Pros: Great camera quality, Plenty of shooting modes, Solid construction, Brilliant looking display
Cons: Stiff buttons with its keyboard, Average looking 1080p video capture, Some evidence of sluggishness with its performance
Excerpt: Today we have the latest update to T-Mobile’s myTouch line of Android smartphones. The HTC myTouch 4G Slide is naturally the upgrade to the older myTouch 3G Slide and there are a lot of new features that make it a worthy upgrade. The myTouch line has always had kind of a unique design aesthetic.
Pros: + Great 8 megapixel camera with quality software imaging enhancements
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.
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
Excerpt: With the HTC Sensation coming out last month, T-Mobile continues its barrage of new phones this summer with what they have been touting as the most advanced camera ever available on a mobile phone in the HTC myTouch 4G Slide. As…
Conclusion: The software design, like the industrial design, is one of the most infuriating things about the Slide, not because it’s bad, but because it’s impossible to use it without thinking how it could have been better if there had been less design involved.