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T-Mobile myTouch 4G Review

I recently upgraded my cell phone from the T-Mobile myTouch to the T-Mobile myTouch 4G... WOW.. Let me just say this is one of the best phones I have ever had... I really liked my G2, but this new phone from HTC rocks...

The myTouch 4G feels great in the hand.  The device is made with premium materials, and the chrome accents and metal battery door are a nice touch.  At 5 ounces, the phone is a perfect weight, and the myTouch 4G runs Android 2.2 with an updated myTouch-themed version of HTC's Sense UI.  The Icons are boxed, there are a few new options in the phone application, and the myTouch version comes with seven "themes" for you to choose from.  At first, I missed the simplicity of the standard Sense, but the myTouch version continues to grow on me.  If you don't care for the myTouch version of Sense, there are several homescreen alternatives in the Android Market.


myToouch 4G


I've been impressed with the 5-megapixel camera, though I've noticed an interesting issue.  The autofocus does a great job and zooms in appropriately, but the picture often comes out slightly blurry.  I haven't tested video quality yet.  The myTouch 4G offers a front-facing camera for video calling (or taking pictures of yourself).

I fully expect the Android phone to take the market away from the iPhone in 2011. I feel the phone platform, and the apps and just the sheer number of Androids being sold, (4 Droids to 1 iPhone at last count), are far superior to the iPhone. I do have to say I have never owned the iPhone, but I do have an iPad..... One of the biggest advantages of going with a Droid vs the iPhone, in my opinion, is the fact you don’t have to use ATT... Almost every cell phone provider sells the Android platform phone...

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Comment balloon 6 commentsDanny Frank • January 03 2011 07:57PM


Does this phone have a way to hook on a lanyard ? that is important to us . Thanks for the review.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

No.. But I think the Otterbox case has one...

Posted by Danny Frank, The Real Estate Expert (Heritage Texas Properties) about 8 years ago

I'm jealous Danny. We don't even have 3G in all areas here in Michigan. Sounds good though.

Posted by Randy Ostrander, Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI (Lake and Lodge Realty LLC ) about 8 years ago

I was amazed at how much faster the 4G was comparied to the 3G.... Something I didn't talk about in my review was how fast the phone boots up... From the time you hit the on button, 7-10 seconds, you can dial a number

Posted by Danny Frank, The Real Estate Expert (Heritage Texas Properties) about 8 years ago

I have the T-mo G2...  I LOVE the HSPA+ network (4G).  It is blazingly fast where it is available.  I was pulling 5mbps tethering it to my laptop. 

Do you miss the slide out keyboard?  Or were you coming from the MyTouch G2?


Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) about 8 years ago

I just ran a speed test... 5506 kbps download and 1497 kbps upload....


And I did't have the slide out..

Posted by Danny Frank, The Real Estate Expert (Heritage Texas Properties) about 8 years ago