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August 23, 2012

Resolution Issues for myTouch T-mobile Phone Cameras

By Daniel Brecht, Contributing Writer

The new myTouch and myTouch Q T-Mobile (News - Alert) devices which are made by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a Chinese telecommunications equipment maker and manufacture of communication devices for the consumer market, have less resolution than claimed.

According to reports in August, “The phones' rear-facing main camera, supposedly offering 5 megapixels (5MP), actually offers a maximum resolution of 3.9 megapixels.” Both T-Mobile and Huawei (News - Alert) are aware of this issue and will take appropriate action soon. As of today, no date has been mentioned of when the software to correct the problem will be released.

This news about Huawei's T-Mobile myTouch devices may prevent further sales as most smartphone camera users already know that the more megapixels the camera is able to produce the richer, deeper, and fuller photos can be; therefore, to achieve higher resolution, one must rely “on a software fix [soon] so that the myTouch camera can live up to its 5MP potential.”

Up to this point, and before extensive testing was done on the myTouch model smartphones, thier low cost has made them a popular sold item. They are sold for $49.99, after having filled out and submitted a $50 mail-in rebate card; another requirement is agreeing to a two year-contract with T-Mobile.

The $50 “budget” myTouch models, which are Wi-Fi-enabled 4G operating devices, may be suitable only for new smartphone users, but they do meet several user requirements to perform daily calls and computerized tasks. Extensive testing reveals there is nothing wrong with the myTouch devices other than the camera not being able to support the 5MP that is previously noted.

Regardless of the camera resolution issue, the T-Mobile myTouch smartphones do have decent specs. They have 1.4GHz processors and a slide-out keyboard, a WVGA touchscreen with a 480x800-pixel resolution, and are powered by the Android (News - Alert) 2.3, Gingerbread OS platform. They are of good size (4.5 inches tall, 2.46 inches wide and 0.41 inch thick) and weight (4.94 ounces) too.

Both myTouch model smartphones are user-friendly; the one-touch Genius (News - Alert) Button by Nuance makes them simple to use. Besides, many of the important apps one needs on the go have already been preloaded. For a mere $50, Huawei's T-Mobile myTouch phones, which includes many useful and amazing features but has the one low pixel resolution issue to overcome, is a cost-effective solution for end-users who multi-task on the go.

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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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