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Review: myTouch 4G on T-Mobile

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t mobile mytouch hd 1 e1302975393327 Review: myTouch 4G on T MobileThe T-mobile myTouch 4G is one of the best smartphones available on their network right now, along with Google’s Nexus phone, which we’ve already reviewed before.

The phone comes with Android 2.2 and HTC Sense on top which adds some pretty nifty widgets that many people like and think it improves the experience compared to the stock version of Android. What’s special about the myTouch 4G is that it can work on T-mobile’s fast HSPA+ network, which gives speeds several times faster than their regular 3G network. For people who browse the web a lot on their phones, this is the way to go, especially if you don’t want to suffer the battery life penalty that Sprint and Verizon’s 4G phones are getting.

One other things that makes this phone different from others is the Dragon Dictation from Nuance (one of the biggest companies in voice-to-text technology), which allows you to read or write text messages or e-mails, or do pretty much anything you need with your phone, through voice commands alone.

MT4G is running Android 2.2.1, but on top of it comes HTC’s Sense skin that makes the user interface a little more easy to use, with elegant widgets and more polished overall design.

The specs for this phone are on par with most high-end phones right now, but it’s not a dual core phone. It has a 1 Ghz 2nd generation Snapdragon chip, a 3.8″ display with a 800×480 resolution, 4 GB storage, 768 MB RAM, an 8 GB MicroSD card, a 5 MP rear camera, a VGA front camera, and video recording at 720p resolution.

MT4G’s hardware may not be the most cutting edge, but it’s good enough for most tasks and games. However, if you’re going to sign a 2 year contract for this phone, you should know that it won’t be that future-proof, and by the time your contract expires you’ll see phones that are 8-10x faster on every task, including rendering browser pagers and running more advanced apps on your phone that might appear in this time-frame. On the other hand, if you don’t care that much about the future capabilities of smartphones and just want a phone that works well right now, the myTouch 4G is a good option at T-mobile.

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