Hands-on: T-Mobile myTouch 4G with Android, HSPA+ [HD video]

T-Mobile myTouch 4G hands-on review

We were able to get our hands on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G and this Android powerhouse will be able to go toe to toe with any of its competitors.

The face is similar to the myTouch 3G Slide but the lack of a physical keyboard enables HTC to create a sexy and slim device. The 3.8-inch touchscreen is not the biggest on the market but it’s bright, responsive and should satisfy most users.

You have the branding on the face above the screen and the standard menu, home and back buttons. Instead of the search button, the myTouch 4G has a Genius button which enables consumers to use voice controls. We asked the company about the relevance of this button considering Google will be baking in stronger voice functionality into Android itself and T-Mobile said it will stay ahead of the curve by offering features that Google doesn’t. One of these will be a complete hands-free mode, which can allows users to hear and respond to texts via voice, as well as a dedicated car mode.

There’s also a front-facing camera above the screen and this will let users make video calls on the go via the company’s HSPA+ network. The myTouch 4G will be able to make video calls to a variety of devices using Qik or Yahoo, which gives it a slight edge over the Apple iPhone 4’s FaceTime, which can only make video calls to other iOS devices or Mac computers.

The body of the myTouch 4G is primarily metal and it does have the feel of a premium device. It’s thin and sexy (as sexy as phones get, that is) and it has the right amount of weight in your hand. You have the standard headphone jack, camera button and microUSB port along the spines and top of the handset. The 5-megapixel camera module and flash are relatively subtle on the back but we wouldn’t have minded an 8-megapixel sensor.

Inside, the myTouch 4G is no slouch. It has a second-generation Snapdragon 1 GHz processor, WiFi (802.11 n support), GPS, Bluetooth, HSPA+ and 768 MBs of RAM. It will launch with Android 2.2 with a customized version of the Sense UI.

Check out the video below and the photo gallery and let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • http://ran.myopenid.com/ Ran

    Thanks for the video, very informative! Can you tell me if this customized version of Sense UI has the ability to be turned off if I want to use just normal Android? I know some phones with Sense has that option, not sure if this one does. Thanks you!

    • Android_Enthu

      Nope

  • Landongonsalves

    I don’t like Espresso (MySense,MytouchSense)…but your review just sealed the deal for me. MT4G is my choice over the G2…I love a real keyboard, but THIS thing is SEXY!!! Thanks so much!!!

  • Cellularcrazy09

    Wow…you call t-mobile’s 3G network “4G” on numerous occasions. You have already bought the lies. Secondly you keep saying that you can video chat from “everywhere” unlike the iphone. Last time I checked T-mobile’s “3G” network was very limited in coverage. So you couldn’t video chat from everywhere. This review is totally biased.

    • http://ran.myopenid.com/ Ran

      Yeah it’s not really 4G at all, but nobody really has 4G yet. Before Sprint got WiMAX (which isn’t 4G) they technically didn’t even have 3G (Same as Verizon) because of CDMA’s limitations. So 3G wasn’t really 3G and 4G isn’t really 4G. Sucks, I know. But that’s how it goes, and at least it’s fast. And no matter how spotty the 3G coverage is (not bad at all in my city), it’s still less restrictive by magnitudes compared to needing a WiFi connection. If you want to nitpick at the use of the word “everywhere” then go ahead, I’m sure no one has ever miss-used any superlatives when describing the iPhone.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

      • Anonymous

        You are wrong. 4G tech is superior. It uses single channel data streams rather than separate ones for voice and data with a purpose for VoIP which in theory makes it more secure not to mention it will likely be taking advantage of future !Pv6 technology. Further more 4G tech is MIMO which both current LTE and WiMAX comply with… HSPA+ is not never will be 4G, meanwhile WiMAX and LTE will fully fulfill the requirements and work with existing 4G phones.

      • Andrewk369

        Agreed. My dad has worked in the cellphone industry for the better part of his lif and that is why we have t-mobile. He worked for AT&T, Verizon, and voicestream(when it was called that). We have had voicestream(now t-mobile ever since I can remember).

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Bill

      4G is a term for a specific technology that T-Mobile doesn’t have; this much is true. T-Mobile uses a high-speed technology called HSPA+, and it is actually superior to 4G (I’ll let you do your own research on Google.) T-Mobile recently demonstrated the technology in actual use at a consumer technology show, and it proved itself superior to all current networks. As for their coverage, you need to stop buying into lies and half-truths yourself. T-Mobile’s coverage maps are simply more honest. You may get a 3G indicator in more places on some networks, but that doesn’t mean you’re getting 3G speeds. The network can tell each individual node (tower) on the grid what its maximum allowable speed is for data; and each and every provider throttles those speeds WAY back out in the boonies. I’ve seen too many Sprint and AT&T phones drop calls in the middle of METROPOLITAN areas, let alone rural ones. Verizon has a decent network, but you have to pay for the over 1 billion dollars in advertising they do on an annual basis if you want one of their phones. T-Mobile’s network is every bit as “reliable” and broad in its coverage as Verizon’s, but their customers pay for FAR less advertising, and their rates are 30 – 50% lower as a result. High price, tons of advertising and slick instruments are worthless without decent coverage; which leaves Sprint and AT&T in dead last. And Verizon doesn’t offer value with their prices. T-Mobil has a superior network to AT&T and Sprint, MUCH lower rates than Verizon, excellent data performance relative to all other networks and the best voice quality and fewest dropped calls. Do your homework. I’ve worked in the cellular industry for over 10 years, and dealt with all major networks. If I am biased, I am biased by what I KNOW, not by what I think about commercials.

    • Moises1204m

      dude anywhere with 3g or wifi duh.

  • Droidman

    Thanks for the review and videos. Can you tell whether or not it supports having more than one Exchange account?

  • Zipl

    Can you video chat with people who have the evo or epic with the video chat app?

    • Android_Enthu

      yes

  • Guest

    can you please show us the wifi-calling feature?

  • Hugosaecunha

    when will this be available?

    thanks

  • Cellularcrazy09

    Ok, but Wimax is still in the general ballpark of 4G. It wouldn’t take much to upgrade Wimax to Wimax2 (which is 4G). HSPA+ is still a 3G technology period. No amount of upgrades to this technology would make it 4G. Just because its fast doesn’t give them the right to confuse people. Verizon and Sprint are spending billions to build new infrastructure and t-mobile is doing software upgrades. Somehow I don’t think that computes. Secondly, I am in no means an iphone fanboy. Just merely pointing out the slant that this review is giving.

    • http://ran.myopenid.com/ Ran

      Hahaha I agree that Tmo’s isn’t 4G, you’re preaching to the choir here. WiMAX isn’t 4G either, ballpark or not. Until it’s 802.16m it’s just not 4G. I don’t care how close it is. But really, that’s how advertising and companies operate, they put their own spin on it to sell thing. You’re an informed consumer, good for you, we’re all proud of you. The review called it 4G because T-Mobile decided to brand it as that. Same reason everyone used Sprint’s 4G branding vernacular. If that bothers you then maybe you should live in a cave, on Mars, with your eyes closed and your fingers in your ears.

      • Cellularcrazy09

        I might just do that…LA LA LA I CAN’T HEAR YOU!

      • Anonymous

        No Ran you are wrong. Sprint’s 4GT was compliant up until last week when the ITU decided that the 100Mbps was the minimum rather than suggested. At the time of creating the network Sprint’s 4G meet the current minimum spec. Also LTE and WiMAX are considers “Pre-4G” because their network structure is not 3G and surpasses it. HSPA+ is built on 3G tech is is merely considered advanced 3G or 3G-Advanced. The are fundamentally different not to mention the current 4G hardware is compatible with current and future 4G networks of which HSPA+ is not because guess what? Its not built on 4G technology…

      • Anonymous

        As a side note I’m not sure if you understand the 806.xx specs and certification process or you just read something on wikipedia. The 802.16m standard is just an amendment/add-on to the existing 802.16 set. Its 95% compliant with the NEW 4G standards set by the ITU. The HSPA+ network is compliant with ZERO/NONE/ZIP how does that constitute being called 4G if it meets NO requirements for it?????????????????????????? I suggest you crawl back into the cave you surfaced from.

        • Josh

          Guess what this consumer cares about? Speed. Right now T-Mobile has the fastest wireless network. In real world tests, it is faster than Sprint’s Wimax. If Sprint calls it 4g, by all means, let T-Mobile call it that.

          • Anonymous

            You can care about speed all you want just like I can like a lotus elise
            more than a corvette, just because it wins in the quarter mile race doesnt
            automatically make it a V8 engine. Same applies here you dumb F#c%…

  • Kevinphidden

    No it does not have the ability to turn off custom version of sense without rooting. Be careful should you try rooting the phone catastrophic results are common for novice programmers as well as those with an occasional fat finger.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHKZAFN4M4O2NVWS2MJW23D6U Robertokokokokokokokokokokokok

    not only is this phone a joke all you idiots out there who are into these things are losers. man, what a bunch of SUCKERS. easy prey is all you are. pop culture automatons being led to and fro by marketing companies. i have never seen so many dorks in my life.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2KHKZAFN4M4O2NVWS2MJW23D6U Robertokokokokokokokokokokokok

    this phone is a joke and all you pathetic twits daintily tapping away make me sick. you are pathetic. you are nothing but pop culture automatons being led to and fro by marketers. tap away you weak little nothings.

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