With the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G, consumers now have a pretty well-made Android smartphone with a keyboard and great messaging capabilities. I’ll state right away that this phone isn’t for everyone, but keyboard lovers and new smartphone users should take to this smartphone right away. The phone does have its quirks, but it is an overall great smartphone addition to T-Mobile’s lineup. Here’s the review.
In my opinion, the Sidekick 4G looks vaguely reminiscent of the LG Voyager from years ago. The phone features a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a slide out keyboard. Multiple navigation buttons exist on the phone too. Unfortunately, the phone is a bit plasticky, so not everyone will like the look of the phone. Still, the phone is durable and won’t break easily. Using the touchscreen is simple as it is responsive, but it isn’t as beautiful looking as the Samsung Galaxy S phones or the Motorola Atrix 4G. As for the keyboard, it is extremely easy to use, so texters will love this device. The buttons on the keyboard are spread out from each other, so anyone of any size can use the device. Sadly, the 5 megapixel camera on the device is a bit lacking.
Browsing the Internet or downloading a song is extremely fast due to T-Mobile’s 4G network. On top of that, navigating with the touchscreen works like a charm. The Sidekick 4G runs on Android 2.2.1, so it does have some kick to it – it isn’t a baby of a phone. However, the phone truly shines through when it comes to texting and messaging. Typing on the keyboard is lightning fast, so smartphone users that swear by keyboards are in luck because there probably isn’t a better Andriod smartphone with a keyboard when it comes to messaging.
During calls, the phone sounds as good as any other phone. Very few calls get dropped on the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. Messages and e-mails send and receive quickly too. At some points though, the smartphone can start to slow down if you run tons of applications or something like that. Otherwise, the phone has very few issues. The camera isn’t great, but it isn’t horrible. Having an Android phone with a great keyboard will be enough for plenty of users.
So then, T-Mobile users have another great smartphone in their clutches. The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G might not look as slick as other smartphones, but it does perform with the best of them. Also, the phone has very few flaws, but the camera could be better, and some users won’t like the interface of the phone. Despite those minor issues, the Sidekick 4G is a great phone that smartly combined the Sidekick, 4G, Android, a touchscreen, and a physical keyboard.
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