T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Review

Posted: July 1, 2010
T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Review


With T-Mobile's strong Android options, the myTouch 3G Slide could be their best yet. Kevin Pereira and Alison Haislip take a look at the phone's new features, like their Faves Gallery, Genius Button, 3.4" touch screen and 5 megapixel camera for only $180 with a contract.

What You Need To Know

  • The myTouch 3G Slide has the familiar rectangular design of the myTouch series.
  • It's a little thicker than an iPhone and a little heavier.
  • The plastic case feels sturdy.
  • It has a 320 x 480 HVGA resolution, which is half of the iPhone 4.
  • The menu shortcut are along the bottom, while the camera and volume control buttons are on the side.
  • They really improved the Android interface with the last few updates, and this phone runs on Android 2.1.
  • The HTC's Sense interface makes it more user-friendly and adds its "leap" navigating feature.
  • It has a 3.4" touch screen with pinch and zoom capabilities, and it's quite responsive.
  • The Qwerty keyboard doesn't slide out as smooth as we'd like, but it locks solidly and the keyboard is spread out with large buttons, making it easy to type.
  • There's also an onscreen keyboard and a swipe feature for typing.
  • Overall, it does what an Android phone is expected to do.
  • In addition, you get the Faves Gallery, which is a shortcut to your favorite contacts.
  • There's also the Genius Button which allows for voice commands.
  • These two new features work okay.
  • The Faves Gallery keeps track of your calls and messages with the people you talk to the most.
  • It depends on how many friends you're constantly in touch with, or how often you message them, but this feature can be useful.
  • The Genius button works pretty well: sometimes it would get the wrong name or word, but overall it understood what we were saying or looking for.
  • The phone also comes with a 5 megapixel camera and flash, but we found the image and video quality to be mediocre.
  • Low light pictures came out blurry and daylight pictures looked dull.
  • There are thousands of Apps to download from the Android Market.


  • $180.00 with a 2 year T-Mobile contract.


  • 3 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • It's definitely a solid smartphone, but a little bit pricey for what you're getting, considering that you can get the Droid Incredible for $20 more on Verizon Wireless.

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  • suryu

    my girl wanted this phone but i got her the other one with two camras so idk that phone looks better than the iphone so i don't think you guys have the review to it yet

    Posted: December 16, 2010 5:21 PM
  • Antonio_r

    Ya when are you going to view the htc evo...!

    Posted: July 5, 2010 10:35 AM
  • SkeeteRX8

    Here's the thing-- T-Mobile's best Android is probably the Nexus One and then this...but it's no huge margin...just the Nexus One has a faster processor and dual-microphones.

    Same price though (I'm pretty sure)- so it's all whether you want the speed and voice quality, or the keyboard (in real world usage, it probably means little for the speed).

    Posted: July 5, 2010 7:23 AM

    to get longer battery life on the HTC EVO 4G

    just download Advaced Task Killer and got to its:
    settings(while in ATK)
    auto kill level=crazy
    auto kill frequency=30 min ....make sure the ATK ignore task that you need by opening ATK then touch and hold the clock or what ever you want the ATK to not kill for 3 seconds and a list will pop up and choose
    for me i ignore
    clock(cause i use the alarm-clock)
    music(one time the auto kill frequency killed during the solo in stairway)
    and ATK

    from home page goto settings
    Accounts & sync
    turn off Background Data

    add SETTINGS WIDGET page
    and have
    4G-------------------------- --
    Airplane mode l
    Blue-tooth l
    GPS l--press empty screen/widget/settings/choose all
    Hot spot l
    Moble Network (3G) l
    WIFI------------------------ -
    so its easy to turn on and off cause when i not using it it goes off get into this habit it pays off in the battery life big time

    set the screen brightness to auto and 1 min auto screen shut off

    use 4G only when you need it. I know its like driving a Lamborghini Murcielago and not flooring it all the time so back off the gas unless you are showing off to friends,co-workers, or Iphone4 users then by all means smoke the 4G tire

    with this set up the battery life was lasting me all day even with moderate use of 4G(just to show off). sprint has faster 3G than AT&T I know cause i canceled my AT&T contract(i had the iphone 3gs) to save $$ and get this phone and loving life at sprint

    no live wallpapers the darker the better
    Enjoy your super smart-phone

    Posted: July 3, 2010 10:26 AM
  • CaliforniaFirecrotch

    you guys should probably review the samsung vibrant for t-mobile when it comes out on july 21st

    Posted: July 3, 2010 10:16 AM

    i have the htc evo 4g and it rocks. but i think g4 is favoring the Iphone4

    Posted: July 2, 2010 11:22 PM
  • xxxblindxxx

    this is definitely not their best. when are you guys gonna review the evo 4g? video chat much?

    Posted: July 2, 2010 5:06 PM