HTC has brought many great phones to the market over the last year and it has left many other phone creators scrambling to compete. Not only have the HTC ThunderBolt and Sensation 4G drawn business away from the smart phone titan, Apple, but the upcoming release of the HTC MyTouch 4G Slide has Samsung wondering if its recent Galaxy S2 release will be threatened.
The Samsung Galaxy S 2 was supposed to be the type of smart phone that finally knocked the iPhone off its high horse, but it looks like the myTouch 4G may even trump it.
As far as screens go, the Samsung Galaxy wins. It has a larger screen at 4.3 inches and has a Super AMOLED display with 800x480 screen resolution. Although the myTouch has the same screen resolution, it's on a LCD screen which are more prone to discoloration.
Both phones have 1.2GHz processors, but the myTouch's dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon has been an industry favorite since its release. With the 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, myTouch users don't have to worry about waiting around on buffering movies, videos, or games regardless of how many apps they have open.
However, the greatest feature that is to be included in the myTouch 4G Slide is the camera. The myTouch 4G Slide has a rear-facing 8MP camera and a VGA front-facing camera. Although the iPhone5 is expected to have a camera featuring dual-LED flash, HTC's cameras have been almost incomparable in regards to quality. Cameras in the HTC 4G Android Phone series have nearly all had the capability to snap excellent photos, but the myTouch 4G slide takes it to the next level by offering:
- Great low-light and bright-light photo quality
- Zero shutter lag
- SweepShot for wide panoramic shots
- Ability to capture multiple photos in one shot
In addition to the two cameras, the myTouch 4G slide also has a 1080P HD Camcorder. Users can easily shoot footage, edit it directly on their phones, and then hook up their phones to their flat screens for private viewings of their homemade movies.
As expected the myTouch 4G Slide will either offer the Android 2.3 or Gingerbread Juice operating systems, but to keep in line with HTC's UI, will use the HTC Sense 3.0.
What some may consider a drawback is the lack of internal memory provided by the myTouch. HTC phones generally don't contain a lot of internal memory, and the myTouch 4G Slide is no exception. The smart phone comes standard with 8GB of memory, but this can easily be expandable to 32GB. The size of the myTouch 4G Slide's RAM has yet to be released.
All in all, the HTC myTouch 4G Slide will be tough to beat. Although the Samsung Galaxy S2 currently holds the title for being the fastest smart phone on the market with a Quadrant score near 3,053, the myTouch 4G Slide's excellent processing abilities and HTC efficiency may have the new phone stealing the title from the Galaxy.