T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Reviews

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The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has an average user review score of 2 Stars out of 5 based on 1 review.

2 Stars out of 5

Okay phone

Reviewed on Tuesday April 17, 2012 by , United States
I have had this phone for about 3 months now, and I think I finally have discovered all of its quirks. I am not very picky when it comes to phones so I still think it is okay, but there are a lot of things that other people might get annoyed about if they owned it. So here's a laundry list of the things bad about it. To start off, the phone is very bulky. The biggest problem I have come across so far is the phone freezing a lot. Almost any time I try to open my photo gallery the phone will freeze, and needs to be restarted. Powering up the phone is a very long process, it takes a long time for the media scanner to update, so it will be a minute or two until it will work. So showing someone a "quick picture" can turn into five minutes of waiting. Also, there is no flash for the camera, but in good lighting the phone produces good pictures. The Keyboard on this phone is really nice, the letters are spaced well so that you wont make any accidents, and Swype is really convenient to use. Although, there are still some issues with texting. There is no horizontal touchscreen keyboard, you must use the built in keyboard. Sometime the auto-rotate can get buggy, but that doesn't happen too often. Also, the key board does not stay lit up which can make texting at night difficult. In the sun the screen gets difficult to read, and the heat activated scroll bar can get a mind of its own at times in the sun.I believe you can only answer a phone call using the touch screen. I have missed calls before because my fingers were too cold to use the touch screen, or the touch screen was not working right. One thing that is very inconvenient is that you can not switch from silent to vibrate using the volume rocker. You can either set the rocker so it will go from volume to silent or volume to vibrate, not both.Considering all of these flaws I would definitely say the $400 I payed for this phone is way too much.