Good construction, good camera, solid battery life
The biggest hurdle that the HTC Radar 4G has to overcome is the fact that its user experience, and 98 percent of its software, is the same as found on every other Windows Phone that is being sold today or has been sold in the past. Differentiation is difficult for a WP7 device. Still, if you like Windows Phone and want a solid camera in an equally solid body, yet don't want to opt for one of the devices with a massive 4-inch or larger touchscreen, the Radar 4G is for you.
The HTC Radar is all the Trophy was and then some. With a great screen, comfortable, ergonomic design and an attractive interface not to mention all the advantages of Mango. The phone won't do everything an Android handset will, however, it's much easier to work your way around, and with the bonus of the decent 5MP camera and fantastic build quality, buy this and you're onto a winner.
3D movie and 3D game preloaded
The EVO 3D is an odd duck. The phone does certain things exceptionally well while other things rendered us perplexed. For instance, as a standalone smartphone, it's just as speedy an intuitive as the HTC Sensation 4G. Its dual-core Snapdragon, Android 2.3, and HTC Sense 3.0 hat trick will reel in any consumer. The phone also comes with a 3D movie and 3D game preloaded, and it performs quite well in that department.
Well-made and affordable Windows Phone
The HTC Radar 4G looked pretty good for the $99 with contract price tag when it first came out. But the new Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone on T-Mobile gives it a serious run for the money, so be sure to look at the Lumia 710 as well. We like the Radar 4G's sturdy build, bright display and elegant unibody design. We wish the battery were user replaceable though.
Great display, solid browser, blazing data speeds
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G for T-Mobile is an update of T-Mobile's popular Samsung Vibrant Android smartphone. It is virtually a clone of the original Vibrant, but comes with Android 2.2 Froyo pre-installed, has a forward-facing camera for video calls, and offers super-fast HSPA+ "4G" data speeds. It even has a larger battery than the original. The Galaxy S 4G does lose the Vibrant's 16GB internal SD card though, replacing it with a 16GB memory card in the microSD expansion slot.
Great battery life
We were fairly impressed with the Samsung Vibrant the first time around, and the Galaxy S 4G is pretty much the same phone with faster data speed and video calling abilities. Even in today's market the Galaxy S 4G slots in the upper echelon of handsets, even as the Galaxy S II is set to launch soon. The market is moving at a breakneck pace these days, and high-end handsets almost seem cookie cutter.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an evolutionary upgrade to the Vibrant. Think of it as the Vibrant with 2011 tweaks: 4G, a front video chat camera and Froyo with Flash 10.1. If you already own a Samsung Vibrant, you likely won't want to shell out the out of cycle upgrade price for the Galaxy S 4G, but if you're coming from a lower end Android phone like the myTouch 3G or a feature phone, the Galaxy S 4G has major appeal.
Know what you are getting into
In summary, root is almost required for this smart phone - root will take less than 30 mins. Other than that, with its amazing speed and powerful customizing ability from Android OS, I still have to figure out what it can do. This device is truly a personal computer + more in my hand. I like it a lot more than iPhone.
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is an entertainment powerhouse. If you're looking for a phone that can offer excellent photo and video quality, with excellent choices for live and on-demand TV, this is the phone for you. The screen is gorgeous, the battery life is impressive, the camera/camcorder capture everyday memories with excellent quality, and the gaming experience is fun.
4-inch Super AMOLED display is nice
The Samsung Galaxy S 4G is a nice upgrade to the Samsung Vibrant, with its zippy processor, beautiful Super AMOLED display, HSPA+ 21 Mbps support, and improved battery. Still, the myTouch 4G consistently performs better in processor speed tests, and the T-Mobile G2 can usually be found cheaper through third-party retailers. That, combined with the $199.99 price point, may sway prospective buyers to T-Mobileâ??s other Android devices.
A top-notch hardware design
I'll give it to you straight. If I was going to buy a new Android phone on T-Mobile today, I'd buy the myTouch 4G without a second thought. I would miss the Super AMOLED display on the Samsung Vibrant, but the myTouch 4G has a top-notch hardware design, its call quality was excellent, and its data speeds rock (even without having seen the full potential of HSPA+). Its battery life suited my needs for a full day of use, and its camera was fun to use.
Brilliant looking display
We're absolutely over the fact that the original myTouch 3G Slide wasn't all that much of a standout hit last year, but after looking meticulously at its successor, we're amazed at how the device has transcended on so many levels. Obviously, some might still be attracted to the equally capable HTC Sensation 4G on Tmo's lineup though, you'll be missing out with what the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide has to offer.
Very good mainstream smartphone
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is a very good mainstream smartphone when it comes to its interface, still image quality, and HSPA+ speeds. But in a sea of smartphones that are all nearly uniform, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G does not stand out as one of the prized catches of the day. Instead, the phone is more like a satisfying shrimp cocktail'an appetizer that must work its way into the entree section of the menu. But this shrimp's got to get rid of its bugs before anyone will want to eat it.
The phone is incredibly snappy, both in the browser (over Wi-Fi especially) and throughout the software.
The powerful myTouch 4G delivers when it comes to multimedia and performance, but make sure you live in an HSPA+-supported area before purchasing it. The powerful myTouch 4G delivers when it comes to multimedia and performance, but make sure you live in an HSPA+-supported area before purchasing it. The standout of the Galaxy S phones, the Epic 4G offers some enticing features like a physical keyboard, front-facing camera and 4G network support.
T-Mobile has another killer smartphone on its hands with the $199 myTouch 4G Slide. It may be on the hefty side and lacks some of the Sensation 4G's interface enhancements, but this handset has an amazingly fast camera that's packed with high-end features. T-Mobile users clamoring for a physical keyboard who want something a little more grown up than the Sidekick 4G will find the myTouch 4G Slide to be a great fit.
everyone we spoke to on the phone were positively ecstatic about our voice quality.
Overall, the myTouch 4G hits almost every checkbox when it comes to features and functionality, but sadly misses the mark completely when it comes to aesthetic and "purity" of the Android vision. In T-Mobile's attempt to make a consumer-friendly phone, we'd argue they've driven in the other direction.
A great blend of technology along with customizability
Overall, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G by HTC is a bold new move by T-Mobile, not only in releasing a handset that people will take notice of, but also in their marketing department. T-Mobile has tossed their first stone at both Sprint and AT&T, as well as even Apple. Their latest commercial takes a stab at the Apple iPhone 4 and the burdening AT&T network, while their latest campaign of being the "nation's largest 4G network" is a strike at Sprint and their first ever 4G network.
Windows Phone 7 looks great on the screen
The HTC HD7 is an all in all pleasure to use. Unfortunately however, it isn't as much of a wow device as its Android 4.3" siblings, having been released far later than the EVO 4G, therefore lacking the edge and without the build quality of the HTC Desire HD or the new Sense UI's functional implementation. HTC's overlay upon Windows Phone 7 comes only in the form of HTC Hub, and is pretty underwhelming as it's not intended to be another Sense UI.
Easy to use OS.
The HD7 is one of the better looking large screen smartphones and feels speedy to use. We also like the modern looking and straight forward Windows Phone OS. However, the phone feels a bit like a missed opportunity, because what could have been a great entertainment device, is hampered by its disappointing screen and below par battery life.
great entertainment phone
The behemoth HTC HD7 has some impressive specs like a 4.3-inch screen, 16GB of storage, and a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture, but it does not support T-Mobile's speedy HSPA+ network. The behemoth HTC HD7 has some impressive specs like a 4.3-inch screen, 16GB of storage, and a 5-megapixel camera with 720p video capture, but it does not support T-Mobile's speedy HSPA+ network.
Design feels solid, including kickstand
If you're intrigued by Windows Phone 7, the HD7 is a tempting choice. It offers faster data speeds than the Samsung Focus (when you're within HSPA range), and its larger display makes typing and reading sites easier. However, we ultimately prefer the Focus because of its richer Super AMOLED screen and more pocket-friendly design.
The HD7 is the highest end looking Windows 7 phone at launch in terms of materials and design (the Samsung Focus is great looking but screams plastic).
If you're a T-Mobile customer looking to try a new Windows 7 Phone, the HD7 is a great way to start. It's not perfect, but the display size, classy looking hardware and kickstand are big pluses. Until the Dell Venue Pro hits retail shelves (if it ever makes the trip from online sale via Dell.com), the HD7 is also your only Windows 7 Phone selection on T-Mobile. There's much to like in Microsoft's brand new, clean slate OS; particularly the clean and stunning UI.
Massive screen gives you plenty of browsing space
Overall the Windows Phone 7 experience on the HD7 is presenting on the large scale, which fits it perfectly. Windows Phone 7, although in its infancy, does offer a compelling and competitive experience and we find ourselves waiting expectantly for a few apps to fall into place, such as YouTube to enable some degree of online video support.
such a nice phone
The HTC HD mini is a very capable handset. If you liked the look of the HD2, but couldn't sacrifice the pocket/handbag space, then the HD mini could be the answer. Despite a huge size reduction, the HD mini actually misses out on very few of the HD2's features. The only real differences to note are the smaller, lower resolution screen, slower processor, and lack of a flash for the camera.
Still, the fact that the phone can load and launch these two hours-plus movies in a few seconds is pretty impressive.
Overall, the HD2 is probably not the best fit for someone looking to stay in touch with social networking sites all day long, someone looking for a slim device, or someone that wants a simplistic layout for their phone, with functions like messages grouped together. The phone is a good fit, though, for people interested in having an entertainment powerhouse in their pocket and staying in touch between books and movies.
Picture viewing on the HTC HD2 was fantastic.
With its massive, high resolution screen and the polished HTC Sense interface running, the HTC HD2 is clearly gunning for top billing in the smartphone world. It represents the best that HTC can accomplish, and HTC makes the best smartphones on the market right now (to check out reviews of our favorites, ), with one Outside and in, the phone is packed with innovative features and great performance, including some things we've never seen before, like Wi-Fi network sharing and the blazing,...
The HTC HD2 is a gorgeous multi-media device with lots of points in its favour, not least its impressively huge screen, Sense UI, Windows mobile 6.5 and social networking functions. The camera still isn't up to much, and we'd have liked to see the social networking apps integrated a bit more intuitively into the system. And, of course, we'd have liked the price to be a wee bit lower, but it does almost everything really well, making it a worthy contender for the iPhone.
When your friend calls, HTC Caller ID displays their Facebook profile photo and latest update, as well as a reminder if their birthday is fast approaching.
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the phone sounded fairly clean, and callers had no trouble understanding us.
The Nokia E66 is a fine business phone, and a great, small alternative for users who want a slick design inside and out, paired with loads of great features. The phone has great options for business users, including Exchange server support and a robust Office suite, though not everything is as easy to use as it might be on a carrier-supported phone, and we found ourselves frequently searching for server settings, additional apps and instructions, all to get the phone working on this...
The back is rounded and feels comfy in your hand, plus it sports a matt finish that is relatively good at what itÂ´s supposed to do, i.e. prevent the phone from accidentally slip out of your hand.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is a well made cell phone with great build quality. The plastics it's made from appears proper and robust. The chrome framing is an enjoyable counterpoint and lends color to the overall design. Those of you with keen interest in the exact impression they make will be happy to find out that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will indeed attract the attention of people around you...
Despite its beefy processor, the X10 stuttered through a few menus.
The Xperia X10 impresses with a slick design and hefty specs, but its lack of multitouch and its adoption of an outdated version of the Android OS prevent it from challenging other high-end Android phones for best in show. The Xperia X10 impresses with a slick design and hefty specs, but its lack of multitouch and its adoption of an outdated version of the Android OS prevent it from challenging other high-end Android phones for best in show.
As youâ€™d expect from a phone with a 1GHz processor, the Xperia is a fast phone, even with pre-release firmware.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a is undeniably a solid high end Android phone. It's great looking, well made and the specs are positively top notch. The camera handily beats the Nexus One and the Samsung Captivate. Our review unit had stronger cell reception than the Nexus One and similar reception as the Captivate. But the Samsung Captivate is the brighter shining star: it has a newer version of the Android OS, it's faster, it has that fantastic Super AMOLED display and it's thinner.
Camera, big screen is great for watching videos
Packed with the tech specs to make it look good on paper, unfortunately the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 doesn't measure against its lesser-specced rivals. Unless the X10 can plug some of these holes, we can't promise that the X10 will deliver an experience on par with the rest of the pack
I spent some hands-on time with this device at a recent Sony Ericsson event in New York, and this phone is indeed very impressive.
The Xperia X10 is Sony Ericsson's best mobile phone to date, though not the best Android-based phone on the market.
If Internet communication (especially social networking) and multimedia capabilities are features you primarily look for in a mobile phone, you will be more than satisfied. However, if you want other functions like multi-touch, look elsewhere.
Overall, its speed, and notably its screen, will likely satisfy many users.
Scratch resistant touch screen
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini is a great combination of being small yet powerful. In fact, this is one of the best mobile phones that have arrived in the recent times. The handset called XPERIA X10 Mini is so light weight that you can use it, play with it, and pocket in comfortably. The other phones with somewhat similar specifications are bulky and big, which is not the case with XPERIA X10 Mini. In fact, Sony Ericsson has announced two strikingly similar mobile phones in this range.
superb, polished phone
The Nokia N97 wouldn't be such a disappointing device if it weren't supposed to be the flagship multimedia smartphone for the largest handset manufacturer in the world. It has some great specs, including that impressive 32GB of storage (expandable to 48GB), a solid, smart design, and hefty battery power. However, the touchscreen interface seems more like a few touch controls laid atop a standard Symbian S60 interface. When the Nokia N97 gets things right, they are right indeed.
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