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HTC MyTouch 3G Slide

6.9/10 AVG.
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6.9/10
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The HTC MyTouch 3G Slide currently has an Informr score of 6.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
600 MHz
Screen Size
3.4"
Camera
5+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


PhoneArena

It doesn't feel quite as compelling as other Android handsets packing a physical QWERTY

- PhoneArena Team, PhoneArena
MobileBurn

The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is the second HTC-developed Android smartphone to wear the T-Mobile myTouch badge. This time around myTouch gets to brag about a hardware keyboard and a pretty current Android 2.1 operating system with HTC Sense user interface extensions. That's not too shabby...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn
Engadget

Like it or not, T-Mobile has now officially turned its myTouch brand into an entire franchise, thanks to the addition of a second model and an entire line of styled accessories -- but it's not just about the hardware. Far from it, in fact: with the myTouch 3G Slide, the carrier has actually buil...

- Chris Ziegler, Engadget
Phone Scoop

The camera is a touch on the slow side, but it performs well. The music player has been refreshed a little bit in terms of appearance, but doesn't add enough new functionality for me. At least the Amazon MP3 Store is on board. In the end, I think the decision really comes down to form factor....

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop


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HTC released the MyTouch 3G Slide on June 7, 2010.


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HTC backs up the MyTouch 3G Slide with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
3.4"

The HTC MyTouch 3G Slide's screen size is 3.4 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
600 MHz

There is a ARM 11 600 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.1 operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
512 MB

Internal memory is 512 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 10 days standby time, 540 minutes.

MyTouch 3G Slide Specs

Overview
Release date June 7, 2010
Regions available USA
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
1700/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 7.2
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.1

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Processor ARM 11 600 MHz
Internal Flash Memory 512 MB
RAM 512 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.75 W/kg
Body: 0.65 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1300 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 540 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 10 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors White, Black, Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.6 x 6.0 x 1.5 cm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)
Weight 164 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.4 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY, Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption WEP
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels)
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PDF, PPT, RTF, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Pre-installed ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): HTC Espresso, T-Mobile myTouch2

Android OS 2.2 upgrade available
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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

A distant relative to the first Android phone ever

from PhoneArena

As a whole, we're somewhat bummed by the myTouch 3G Slide as it doesn't feel quite as compelling as other Android handsets packing a physical QWERTY. It's by far one of the bulkiest looking Android smartphones to date as it boasts a size that's almost similar to the G1 while packing on more weigh...More

As a whole, we're somewhat bummed by the myTouch 3G Slide as it doesn't feel quite as compelling as other Android handsets packing a physical QWERTY. It's by far one of the bulkiest looking Android smartphones to date as it boasts a size that's almost similar to the G1 while packing on more weight than most handsets. Plus its design is rather uninspiring and the choice of materials doesn't leave one well assured about its durability over the course of two years. In the end, its price point of $179.99 already borderlines the high-end premium category, which is another reason to possibly look at other models such as the Motorola CLIQ for an inexpensive solution or look to the recently launched Samsung Vibrant with its superior performance and larger screen.

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MobileBurn

The phone is not perfect, though it tries pretty hard to be so

from MobileBurn

The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is the second HTC-developed Android smartphone to wear the T-Mobile myTouch badge. This time around myTouch gets to brag about a hardware keyboard and a pretty current Android 2.1 operating system with HTC Sense user interface extensions. That's not too shabby....

More

The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide is the second HTC-developed Android smartphone to wear the T-Mobile myTouch badge. This time around myTouch gets to brag about a hardware keyboard and a pretty current Android 2.1 operating system with HTC Sense user interface extensions. That's not too shabby.

The phone is not perfect, though it tries pretty hard to be so. The keyboard has great feel, but is visually flawed. The build of the phone just isn't as rich feeling as it could be, either. But there is still a lot to love. The 5MP auto-focus camera works pretty well, and the upgraded display is a winner. In spite of a few software missteps on T-Mobile's part, the apps, home screen widgets, and overall customization options on the phone are great.

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Engadget

It's among the best QWERTY Android sliders to date

from Engadget

Like it or not, T-Mobile has now officially turned its myTouch brand into an entire franchise, thanks to the addition of a second model and an entire line of styled accessories -- but it's not just about the hardware. Far from it, in fact: with the myTouch 3G Slide, the carrier has actually b...More

Like it or not, T-Mobile has now officially turned its myTouch brand into an entire franchise, thanks to the addition of a second model and an entire line of styled accessories -- but it's not just about the hardware. Far from it, in fact: with the myTouch 3G Slide, the carrier has actually built a custom skin on top of HTC's Sense for Android 2.1, and all kidding aside, this phone represents one of the deepest carrier-customized experiences we've ever seen. Seeing how this phone arguably represents the true successor to the G1 -- T-Mobile's (and the world's) first retail Android device -- it's pretty important that they get this right, particularly considering how critical it is for a carrier's bottom line to capitalize on the meaty, profitable midrange of its smartphone lineup. Does the myTouch 3G Slide live up to the G1's good name?

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Phone Scoop

Adds a physical QWERTY keyboard for those seeking additional hardware, but comes at the cost of extra weight and size

from Phone Scoop

The camera is a touch on the slow side, but it performs well. The music player has been refreshed a little bit in terms of appearance, but doesn't add enough new functionality for me. At least the Amazon MP3 Store is on board.

In the end, I think the decision really comes down to...More

The camera is a touch on the slow side, but it performs well. The music player has been refreshed a little bit in terms of appearance, but doesn't add enough new functionality for me. At least the Amazon MP3 Store is on board.

In the end, I think the decision really comes down to form factor. Do you want the real keyboard and slightly bigger screen, or is something like the Nexus One more your style? It's a tough call. I'd recommend you go to a T-Mobile store and spend some time with the Slide before making a final decision.

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User Reviews


Phonedog

Good as long as you don't make calls

from Phonedog
Pro: This phone takes great pictures and has great features for viewing and sharing photos. The full key board is great for texting. Having a touch screen is also a bonus. Con: The phone frquently had problems including: frequent and radomly timed dropped calls, reboots when trying to make a call (a...More
Pro: This phone takes great pictures and has great features for viewing and sharing photos. The full key board is great for texting. Having a touch screen is also a bonus. Con: The phone frquently had problems including: frequent and radomly timed dropped calls, reboots when trying to make a call (average of 3 reboots per call), puts itself on airplane mode, and displayed no bars of service despite other phones on the same carrier had full bars. Using experience: 9 months I got this phone in September of 2010. Since then I have had to trade in the phone 5 times, replace countless SIM cards and batteries. Also factory wiping the phone didn't improve the quality of the phone. When the phone worked it worked great but when it didn't it really malfunctioned. Don't get this phone! Less
Phonedog

Mytouch slide

from Phonedog
Pro: Powerful phone Affordable Nice Keyboard Con: only has 2.1 memory is used up because of sense UI the sliding of the phone feels very cheap Using experience: 2 months This was my first android phone on 2.1 and the overall experience has been great. It has many different ways to input txt from s...More
Pro: Powerful phone Affordable Nice Keyboard Con: only has 2.1 memory is used up because of sense UI the sliding of the phone feels very cheap Using experience: 2 months This was my first android phone on 2.1 and the overall experience has been great. It has many different ways to input txt from swype to htc touch and dragon dictation and if that isn't u can just slide that keyboard out and start tapping away. Although this phone doesn't have a snapdragon processor its extremely snappy which make transitions very smooth with as little lag as possible also things like pitch to zoom moves very well. This phone is a must have although its number 2 in tmobile's line up right now we can expect so much more with the release of 2.2 for this phone. Less

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