• ssb

    The screen looked pretty washed out in the video chat segment – is it that bad?

    • Anonymous

      Nah, that was more of a lighting issue on my part. My apologies.

  • Mgina_garcia

    All this was very insightful especially since iam trying to decided whether I should get an iphone 4g or the new my touch 4g. However how do i know if i have HSPA+ coverage? Do I have to ask my carrier?

  • http://twitter.com/carlosdavampire Carlos Reyes

    How funny is it when your “Cons” are pretty much limited to added features like track pad that you don’t use?

    • Anonymous

      Fair point. Not too much bad in this thing.

  • Phillip

    I’ve heard conflicting reports about the front facing –is it glass or is it plastic? Also, does the FM radio work “over the air” or does it work via wi-fi or the carrier’s signal?

  • http://www.scottstewartphoto.com Scott

    Based on your tech knowledge …….. Can the blurriness of the HD Video camera be fixed with software or firmware, or does it need new hardware.

    I like the phone but i have an 11 month old and I want to get his growing moments.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Mills/1297480565 Matthew Mills

    there is 3 videos of the video chat and they are all the same ones. Its fine that you show one and the audio it not working because some times there are glitches. But next time could you please make the next video of the video chat working because i am interested in seeing that. Thank you and i love checking your website everyday the reviews and videos are always great.

  • Bill

    The “when you have 4G coverage” point is a significant issue to consider. I got the Sprint HTC Evo in August when they first came out and 4G hadn’t hit any place in my home state of Missouri. Kansas City now supposedly has it and St. Louis just got 4G. Still no 4G in Columbia, Springfield or Joplin.

    Plus, when they say that they have 4G in any market, it is misleading. They are developing 4G tower by tower and the progress is slow. When they say that they have 4G in any city , they may mean that a few downtown towers have been switched over but you won’t have 4G all over that metropolitan area as you drive around. When I was in Atlanta and St. Louis recently, I turned on the 4G function excited to see the difference. As I spent about a half hour driving through the heart of both cities, I had 4 G for a total of about 5 to 10 minutes. Sprint has been pushing their 4G on commercials but most of us don’t have it yet. It seems that owning a Sprint Evo right now is sort of like having a Lamborghini before they built any super highways.

  • Bill

    The “when you have 4G coverage” point is a significant issue to consider. I got the Sprint HTC Evo in August when they first came out and 4G hadn’t hit any place in my home state of Missouri. Kansas City now supposedly has it and St. Louis just got 4G. Still no 4G in Columbia, Springfield or Joplin.

    Plus, when they say that they have 4G in any market, it is misleading. They are developing 4G tower by tower and the progress is slow. When they say that they have 4G in any city , they may mean that a few downtown towers have been switched over but you won’t have 4G all over that metropolitan area as you drive around. When I was in Atlanta and St. Louis recently, I turned on the 4G function excited to see the difference. As I spent about a half hour driving through the heart of both cities, I had 4 G for a total of about 5 to 10 minutes. Sprint has been pushing their 4G on commercials but most of us don’t have it yet. It seems that owning a Sprint Evo right now is sort of like having a Lamborghini before they built any super highways.

  • Bill

    The “when you have 4G coverage” point is a significant issue to consider. I got the Sprint HTC Evo in August when they first came out and 4G hadn’t hit any place in my home state of Missouri. Kansas City now supposedly has it and St. Louis just got 4G. Still no 4G in Columbia, Springfield or Joplin.

    Plus, when they say that they have 4G in any market, it is misleading. They are developing 4G tower by tower and the progress is slow. When they say that they have 4G in any city , they may mean that a few downtown towers have been switched over but you won’t have 4G all over that metropolitan area as you drive around. When I was in Atlanta and St. Louis recently, I turned on the 4G function excited to see the difference. As I spent about a half hour driving through the heart of both cities, I had 4 G for a total of about 5 to 10 minutes. Sprint has been pushing their 4G on commercials but most of us don’t have it yet. It seems that owning a Sprint Evo right now is sort of like having a Lamborghini before they built any super highways.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYOKTOKLKHBFB3EASFKJF6EUKU Vince

      This is a VERY good point about the 4G.

  • http://twitter.com/jeffster888 jeffster888

    Completely off topic but +1 for the Giants parade and ensuing riot.

  • http://twitter.com/jeffster888 jeffster888

    Completely off topic but +1 for the Giants parade and ensuing riot.

  • RODOLPHE

    i would like to know when and with who my touch 4 g will be available in canada i am from montreal

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lee-Bosset/100000366129902 Lee Bosset

    It’s really nice that you took the time to write this review. but I have a couple of quibbles about the video demo of video chat.

    First, if you’re going to attempt to “demo” something for others using video, make sure you can actually see what you’re trying to demo. Simply tilting the phone downward would have removed the reflection of the sky. Another option would have been to shoot the demo when you were indoors.
    Second, learn how to work the feature you’re attempting to demo. With QIK, the person making the call will have an on-screen button at the bottom of the screen, to the left of the red “hang up” button. You need to hold down that button for the other person to hear you. The person on the other end will not have that button and will not have to worry about it. It works like a walkie talkie. Why did they do this? No clue. You can download Fring and use that for video chat and not have to worry about sound. Otherwise, great job!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYOKTOKLKHBFB3EASFKJF6EUKU Vince

    Great review. I have this phone and it is very nice. The only disappointment is as you said the functionality of the video chat is highly dependent on having a strong HSPA+ signal, the little H to the left of your signal bars. But other than that it’s pretty damn nice.

  • Tim

    You need an optical track pad for FLASH.
    When you program for FLASH they have a situation called On MouseOver which mean your mouse pointer is floating over an active area and the program can sense that by testing for On MouseOver.
    So the optical pointer is for web browsing these type of sites. You have to have it for some sites.

  • Tim

    You need an optical track pad for FLASH.
    When you program for FLASH they have a situation called On MouseOver which mean your mouse pointer is floating over an active area and the program can sense that by testing for On MouseOver.
    So the optical pointer is for web browsing these type of sites. You have to have it for some sites.

  • Alexis Shaw

    question: I travel a lot to Europe and the Middle East and so my question for anyone that knows is will I be able to use this phone when I go overseas? With all my other T-Mobile phones, I was able to place a SIM in the portal for whichever country I was in….however, this phone has way more features and was wondering if I could enjoy full use of this device…prompt responses appreciated as I am thinking of purchasing one instead of the i phone.

  • Jeff

    This is weird

  • rtg

    Definetly NOT the king! Had to exchange mine out twice for software problems. The more texts/call log you have, the more it freezes (plan on re-setting 3-4 times a day). It’s never consistent.

  • Revs1227

    in ny i have 4g all the time everywhere!!!!!!! so this phone is KING

  • Power2peop

    i have the my touch 4G and i can say its great but its that T-mobile will only allow you to use 5gb of 4 G highspeed per month if you go over they dont charge extra they 3 g kicks in for the rest of the month though and 4g is no longer being used until the following month give me uninterupted 4g and nothing competes with the mytouch 4g

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