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Review: T-Mobile myTouch 3G

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Man, photos taken with the myTouch were no better than those taken with the G1. What a disappointment. White balance was iffy, at best. The camera could barely get white balance right when indoors, though it performed a little better outside. Exposure was OK, and sharpness was good — provided you hold the phone still enough.

I realize that we can't expect too much from cameraphones, but I've seen lots of 2 megapixel shooters out-perform the myTouch when it comes to picture taking. In terms of recent phone releases, the Palm Pre, iPhone 3GS and N97 all easily best the myTouch in picture quality. It will get the job done for sharing via social networking sites, but I wouldn't expect to see these images framed anywhere in my house.



Yes, the myTouch shoots video. No, it isn't all that great. Video captured with the myTouch was about what you expect from a low-end feature phone, not a $200 smartphone. It was grainy, full of digital artifacts, lacking in clarity and otherwise clouded. The video player also fails to correctly set white balance when indoors.

Don't get me wrong, the ability to upload directly to YouTube makes the whole video-shooting experience more fun and sharing is great. I just wish the myTouch captured video that, uh, looked a lot better.

3GPP / MPEG-4 format (viewable with QuickTime)


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