Small and lightweight
This phone is a good replacement for my current phone. It is my first smart phone, and will take some getting use to, but I'm up for the challenge. Haven't quite figured it out yet, but that is the challenge.
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
I love it
Verified purchase: Yes | Condition: Pre-owned
HTC myTouch 3G - Great little 3G Android Phone
I bought the phone as a replacement for my myTouch 3G that I had managed to drown in the sink. I like the myTouch for several reasons. It is very easy to use: The menu makes sense (at least to me) and the few hardware buttons and a very well balanced scroll button (not the Blackberry roller button nightmare) feel solid and give you great control over the phone. It also has the best connection of any phone I have had so far. I literally dropped 3 calls in a year. For comparison driving the same stretch to and from work I drop the call 5 times (every time i drive the stretch) with a Sprint Blackberry and 4 times with a TMobile Black berry. The latter is with the same SIM card I use for the MyTouch. My wife's Samsung behold II and Motorola Cliq also didn't compare in ease of use, reliability and connections. The main disadvantages of this phone are its hands free mode (speaker and headset). The microphone volume is very low so people have a very hard time to hear you. On speaker general environmental noise will be much loader for the other person than your voice while you will have great audio. However, using a Bluetooth headset (Plantronics) it is nearly possible to hear the caller no matter what line they are calling from. Not sure if this is an issue of this particular headset or of the phone's bluetooth mode. Second issue: processor speed. Depending on the apps you run it can get very sluggish. I used to run RoadSync for my company email and gave up as emails would take minutes (no exaggeration) to open. Running Touchdown this has become much better but I still would not consider it a fast phone. Same with other apps, an iPhone or the Samsung Behold II (an presumably most newer Android phones) will be faster for the same apps. Lastly, battery life is so so. Obviously depending on apps you run and the phone calls you make but using it for company and private email, some minor texting and IMing I have to charge the phone in the late afternoon to make it through the rest of the day. Without the applications and with just a few calls (maybe 1.5hrs total) the battery will last for a day or two. Overall, I would consider a nice little Android phone that runs a lot of apps fairly well though not blazingly fast and does what a phone should do better than many more expensive candidates. For the tech geek this is probably not the best choice but for someone who wants a good reliable phone that can do more this is a great option IMO.Read full review
Frustrating introductory smart phone
This is a good entry-level smart-phone. It's slow and full of glitches, so it quickly becomes very aggravating and unwieldy. Apps run slowly or malfunction, actions are delayed, call quality is unreliable, and it is very easy to make a mistake and lose data. This "smart" phone is often not very smart. The speaker phone function is touchy and quality on both ends is awful. Apps fail, web pages often load painfully slowly, text entry is delayed, and using the device in general is sometimes more laborious than older alternatives. This is mostly due to the fact that this device is not capable of handling its functions. It's like a supercharged engine stuffed into a weak chassis, as a T-Mobile salesperson told me. Some of the issues are not really the fault of the device. The Visual Voice mail app is extremely poor and can cause one to lose important messages, but this is mostly because of a lack of programming robustness from the developer. It is actually very durable and the battery life is comparable to other smart phones. The touch screen and casing are sturdy. The camera captures good quality images. The device is intuitive enough for a new user to figure out how to operate it.Read full review
A great phone with reasonable hardware to handle available Android software
This is the older version HTC Mytouch 3G without 3.5mm headphone jack, i.e model 32B original. Using tools available in market, both Radio and SPL firmware can be updated so that the latest Ginger Yoshi 1.2 (Android 2.3.4 ROM, as of today 06/19/2011) can be installed. It has integrated WiFi and GPS. Once the phone is rooted, WiFi can be used without a data plan. All those internet related functions can be done thru WiFi rather than phone plan. This phone has a lot of setting choices to choose from. If you just want a simple phone to make calls, those setting selections may be considered too much or too technical. For those who want to tailor the software and hardware settings to suit their needs, it is a fun phone.