T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide
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Released by HTC earlier this year for the T-Mobile network, the MyTouch 4G Slide looks a lot like the MyTouch 3G Slide, featuring a smooth plastic body, four physical buttons, a touch pad and a slightly protruding chin at its base. Compared to its predecessor, the new model is a little bit taller and thinner, measuring 4.8 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches and with a weight of 6.5 ounces.
The extra size accommodates a 3.7-inch WVGA Super LCD screen which has a resolution of 800 x 400 pixels. Above it rests the front-facing VGA camera along with an LED indicator light that will flash green when you have received a new message. Below the display are the Android buttons: home, menu, back, along with the Genius button that fires up voice-to-text voice functions and commands.
On the right side of the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide is the camera shutter, while on the left spine holds the volume rocker and the microUSB charging port. Up top sit the power button and the 3.5 mm jack. On the back is an 8 mpx camera that has a dual LED flash and can do 1080p HD video recording. Once you remove the battery cover you will have access to the microSD card slot that can accommodate a card up to a capacity of 32GB.
One of the best features of this smartphone would have to be the slide-out QWERTY keyboard that has a full-size configuration. The keys however are flat and not as comfortable as you might have hoped, but there is enough spacing between them and their size is quite generous. The device is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and on top of that is HTC’s Sense 3 interface. You get to choose from one of the six available themes which give you plenty of variation.
Let’s talk about features and mention that the phone has 4G speeds, Wi-Fi calling, Bluetooth, GPS and support for mobile hot-spot. In addition, it can do both text & multimedia messaging, e-mail, and comes with the usual Google services. You’ll also find other apps like Netflix, Qik, T-Mobile TV, Polaris Office, DoubleTwist Sync, Zinio Reader, Zid Zone and Bejeweled 2.
The smartphone is powered by a dual core 1.20GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor which is a lot more powerful than the 600Mhz processor found in the MyTouch 3G Slide. As for the battery, the 1,520 mAh lithium-ion unit performs just about the same as other models in this segment. The phone’s digital SAR rating is 0.68 W/kg. As a phone, the call quality is very good on both ends of the line, with enough volume level and a clear line, with no crackles and breaks at all.