The new device by T-mobile is at $49.99 with a two year contract, it lacks the specs as compared with the T mobiles high end mobiles. It comes with 1.4GHz single-core processors, 5-megapixel cameras, and 4-inch 800 x 480 displays and a slide out Qwerty keyboard. Its kind of an entrylevel smartphone, but whether its worth buying?
It has soft, grippy rubber back and gray plastic edges which feels good in ones hand. They have took some aspects of their design from the HTC One X, the chin at the bottom. Just above the chin there are four capacitive, Menu, Home, Back and theres one additon of a green Genius button that launches a Siri-like voice control. Theres a power button on the top along with a 3.5mm headset jack, a volume rocker on the left side and a dedicated camera button on the right. On the bottom there is a Micro USB port for charging the device, the speaker rests on the back of the Touch Q along with a LED flash. The SIM card and a micro SD card slot is hidden behind the removeable back. At 4.8 inches tall, 2.5 inches wide and 10.8mm thick makes it quite aheavy device to carry. The Qwert keyboard slides out which is kind of just to make it cool, the keyboard has no backlight.
The MyTouch’s LCD is a good one, with solid viewing angles and a decent color reproduction. But the resolution creates all the problem, all the high end phones go for 720 p but when you see the 800 x 480 display it makes you feel bad for this mobile. The small text looks jaggy, makes icons enormous and you can not watch any HD video, hence its surely a cost cut strategy. The sceen responses to touch thats one goos thing about it.
Both the cameras are good cameras but they do a good job at this low price. Photos are still soft and noisy and in low light the camera is unusable but gives you sharper pictures if you have a perfect light. Ypu can also shoot 720p videos with the rear camera, the front facing VGA camera is just good for video chat.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
Its not acceptable to launch a mobile in August 2012 with a Gingerbread which is 3 major revision of Android behind. Gingerbread is slow, less powerful and lags on the apps. T mobile made it even worse by adding a UI skin all over the Gingerbread, lots of menus and icons are customized and the worst is the huge toolbars, a large bar to remind you that you have a T mobile phone. And there a huge list of bloatware apps pre installed and dozen of branded apps which are of no use at all. Performance wise there are some lags and slowdowns and its not good for multitasking as far as the speed is concerned. Games are playable but lags now and then.
BATTERY LIFE AND CALL QUALITY
Call qualtiy is amazing, the sound is crystal clear and there is no disruption and the speaker is good as well. Battery life is sufficient, a full day is easy achievable on MyTouch, but day and a half is quite a problem.
Well the My Touch Q is not a good option as far as the quality is concerned but for some cheap buyers it may be a good option