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Review: Huawei myTouch and myTouch Q for T-Mobile

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The Huawei myTouch and myTouch Q are both fine little phones. They don't aim to beat the leaders of the smartphone pack, and are instead gunning to place well in their bracket. They do.

The hardware is conservative and shies away from being flashy. That simply means these phones won't stand out in a crowd. I like the hardware, though I wish the keyboard on the Q were a bit better. Basic features, such as the screen, battery, signal performance and sound quality, were very good, with the exception of the speakerphone.

Every feature I tested on the myTouch and myTouch Q worked as it should without problems. Some of the software is a bit finicky and has odd limitations, but overall the phones get the job done.

Taken as a whole, Huawei did a commendable job with the myTouch and myTouch Q. Perhaps the biggest detractor is the fact that these phones won't be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Sure, that may not matter to first-time smartphone buyers, but for some it could be enough reason to pick another device.

One thing's for certain: with a cost of just $50, the Huawei myTouch and myTouch Q offer a lot of performance for the price.

Our Ratings

3
Overall
3
Reception
3
Battery Life
3.5
Hardware Usability
2.5
Hardware Quality
2.5
Display
2.5
Interface Speed
3
Audio Volume
3
Camera
 

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