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Our friends over at T-Mobile have sent us the T-Mobile myTouchQ for us to review. It is one of T-Mobile’s newest Android smartphones. It is being called a simple phone and it is designed to be easy to use and to be someone’s first smartphone. Now, let’s get started with the full review of the T-Mobile myTouchQ!

 

Hardware 

The T-Mobile myTouch Q is made by LG. On the top of the phone you have your power/sleep button, headphone jack, and micro USB port. The left hand side is home to the volume rocker, this is also where the slide out QWERTY keyboard comes from. Nothing is on the right hand side. Under the screen you have 4 touch buttons the menu, home, back, and Genius buttons. On top of the screen it says “myTouch”. On the back you have the T-Mobile and LG logo’s, a speaker, and a 5 mega-pixel camera with LED flash.The phone’s dimensions are 4.7 inches by 2.5 inches by 0.51 inches and it weighs only 5.6 ounces. It has a 3.5 inch TFT HVGA touch screen display, with a resolution of 320 X 480 pixels. The screen quality is very good and the colors have a lot of contrast. For speed it has a 1GHz Qualcomm Processor and it is running on T-Mobile’s 4G Network. For space it comes with a pre-installed 2GB micro SD card, however the micro SD card slot can hold up to a 32GB micro SD card. The T-Mobile SIM card and micro SD card can be found under the back cover. The only other thing back there is the myTouchQ’s battery. There is no front-facing camera on this device, however it has a 5 mega-pixel back camera with LED flash. This camera has face detection, digital zoom, and auto focus. It can also record 720pHD video. The myTouchQ comes in 2 colors gray or violet. We are reviewing the gray version. Overall, the hardware inside of the myTouchQ is great!

 

Operating System

The myTouchQ is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. With a special User Interface that makes it extremely simple to use. It has 3 unique features, those are Set-Up Wizard, Tips Widget and finally the Genius Button. Let’s start off with the Set-Up Wizard. This is a great feature that makes it very simple to use. It gives you simple instructions for how to set-up basically anything on the device. Like email accounts, social network accounts, and much more. Tips Widgets are what they sound like, they re widgets with helpful hints and tips on them. They pop-up regularly throughout the home screens and in certain apps. For instance when I first opened up the camera app, it gave me this tip:

“Tap To Focus”

They are simple tip’s that ultimately will help make the phone much simpler and easier to use. The Genius Button is a cool feature. It is powered by Dragon Dictation which is made by Nuance. Basically it is voice commands that are taken to a new level. This feature is also found on the myTouch. You can say call 555-555-5555 and it will call that number. You can also say text ,insert the name of someone in your contacts, and it will open up a text message to that person. You can also use it to search on the web. You would “Search For NJTechReviews” and it would pull up a search for that. It works pretty well but, at time it can mess up. Machines are never perfect. Overall, the Genius feature on the myTouchQ may be my favorite feature of the phone. In terms of pre-loaded apps it comes with the Google App Suite, 411 & More, Bejeweled 2, Bonus Apps, Car Mode(Genius), Facebook, Twitter, Lookout Security, Mobile life Organizer, More For Me, My Account, My Device, Polaris Office, Slacker, SmartShare, T-Mobile Mail, T-Mobile TV, Tutorial and FAQ’s, Visual Voicemail, Yelp, Zinio Reader, and more. Some of them you will enjoy, others you may never use. Overall, the Operating System and special features of the myTouchQ are great.

 

Bottom Line

The T-Mobile myTouchQ ia great smartphone that is extremely simple to use. It would be the perfect smartphone, for someone who has never had a smartphone before. The Genius Button, Set-Up Wizard, and Tips Widgets make the device extremely simple and easy to use. I would recommend the myTouchQ to someone who is getting their first smartphone and wants a full QWERTY keyboard. The T-Moible myTouch Q will cost you $79.99 after a $50 mail in rebate with a 2-year contract. Purchasing it with out a 2-year contract will cost you $279.99 . It is available for your purchase today. You Can Get Your T-Mobile myTouchQ, By Clicking Here. We would like to thank T-Mobile for providing us with a copy of the “T-Moible myTouchQ By LG”.

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