Your Vote For Best T-Mobile Phone Of 2010?

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It’s been a great year for the T-Mobile faithful with plenty to cheer about in the Magenta world. We’ll have a year in review up soon to recap all the highs and lows that T-Mobile has undergone in 2010 but, for now, we want ask an important question to all of the T-Mobile world. What is the best phone of 2010? We’ve included a list of the likely suspects below but feel free to write in your own or ask me to add something else to the list. You can only vote once so think carefully. What phone did you truly lust over this year?

We look forward to T-Mobile greatly expanding their lineup in 2011 and, with CES just days away, we should get a pretty clear image of what T-Mobile has planned. Stay tuned!

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  • DH

    I own a samsung vibrant, & I did not vote for the vibrant b/c I’ve been so frustrated w the ridiculous unacceptably slow update to froyo, & samsung’s refusal to commit to eventually updating to gingerbread. I voted for the 4G b/c if I wish I had just waited to buy the 4G. HTC has done a much better job of supporting their phones w timely functional OS updates.

  • DH

    I own a samsung vibrant. I didn’t vote for the vibrant b/c I’ve been extremely frustrated w the ridiculous unacceptably slow update to froyo, & samsung’s refusal to commit to eventually updating to gingerbread. I voted for the 4G b/c I wish I had just waited to buy the 4G. HTC has done a much better job of supporting their phones w timely & functional OS updates.

  • Xen

    I would’ve voted but I can’t shake my off blasted Cliq XT. Never, ever again. But if I had to choose, the T-Mobile G2 since it’s the phone I would’ve liked to upgrade to.

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  • Bobert

    Sorry but TBLOW doesn’t deserve either the Nexus 1 or S on that list given they don’t offer support.
    For example they don’t plan on pushing out wifi calling.

    • Anonymous

      No but xda devs. Do ; )

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKOFXGTD7JPYHD4RM4DIPRFBDM J

    I would say the MT4G, but that Espresso UI turned me off. So my vote is the G2.

  • Goldsmith Gordon

    Sorry man. I wrote it on my phone and was not really paying attention to proper punctuation and spacing. My point was that I personally tested all four carriers with their top of the line phones. I paired each of the other three next to the G2. The G2 beat out the others in loading the same web page. At least in Louisville Kentucky I am certain that T Mobile has the fastest data speeds as of right now.

  • Wonk

    I challenge anyone to surpass me in a speedtest with the myTouch 4G vs my Samsung Vibrant.

    I’ve been speed testing 6mbit down / 1.4mbit up. Ive speed tested both 4G phones, they are poop. Im a sales rep I’ve seen it lose against my phone multiple times. Plus… Super AMOLED, take your dooky grey screen someplace else, LOL!

  • Anonymous

    lol people putting mytouch aka “im a mytouch 4g iphone killer” over Google Nexus S.

    Nexus S and G2 are the top android dogs on tmobile and in general. Mytouch afterwards. Expresso looks kiddie. The whole design of the phone looks inconsistent. Feels good in the hand but not stylish compared to iPhone 4, nexus one/Nexus S and G2.

    mytouch 4g and it’s expresso vs iPhone 4/nexus one/nexus s/G2? I mean seriously.

    I know iPhone 4 isn’t on tmobile, but seeing the mytouch 4g next to those, I mean cmon. If you think the mytouch looks better than those, your in denial. Or just personal opinion, not fact.

    • Axel14

      The Nexus S is horrible its hardware is worse then its predecssors the Galaxys the only thing it has going going for it is its updates. G2 is actually better than the Nexus S but still sucks in Speaker Hinge and Google bloatware that cant be removed. iphone 4 doesn’t even work like a phone you can only use facetime at home also Apple and ATT hold it back and even if it does go to VZW Apple will still hold it from its true potential. The Nexus One is the only good phone you mentioned. The myTouch is still better than it. truth fully the myTouch is T-Mo best phone and it has its problems such as bad speaker and slow updates but it blazes through every other phone in America unrooted so yea im pretty sure this phone compares and beats all phones u mentioned

      • Anonymous

        Lol you are funny and by funny I mean absolutely and completely stupid.

    • MMC

      This is why I took my myTouch4G back in a hurry. Crap design and crap UI. Pure google is the only way to go. Nexus S is wonderful. Even with its made of plastic I would rather carry that around than some phone that looks like it was designed for a 12 year old

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  • Johnsondon37

    nexus s in the worst of them all, total fail

  • Rob

    This is a tough call on phones because T-mobiles has the best phones on any carrier with the Nexus S, MT4G and G2.

    For me though its about longevity. The phone that will be most relevant when your 2 year contract is up is going to be the Nexus S. You know your going to get all of the Android updates. With the MT4G users will be lucky to see any update before summer. And this phone will be just about forgotten when the next Mytouch line phone comes out.

    The G2 makes me wonder. Its not a Nexus, but it is vanilla, so will it be updated in a timely fashion? So far no word on 2.3. The phone is the best constructed phone and has a great keyboard. I almost bought it in November.

    I could have gotten the MT4G for $99 from best buy when I bought my Nexus S. The reason I was willing to spend the extra 100 and some odd dollars was for the updates. Not only do I know the phone will receive them but I know they will come in a timely fashion. Which to me makes it the best phone in T-Mobiles line up. Even though I prefer keyboards and the MT4G has better hardware(beside the screen).

    • petchao

      NEXUS S HSPA+ ….FAIL

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      I have to agree with Rob because I have a Vibrant. Since they are both made by Samsung and I enjoy the Vibrant, I think the Nexus S, as a variant of the Vibrant, is and will remain a significant phone through 2011.

      While the Nexus S has features that the Vibrant does not — FFC, first with Android updates, etc. — I have to say that there’s a few things the Nexus has that I don’t like, over the Vibrant.

      Probably most significant is that Google is going the way of Apple and locking out users from tinkering with the Nexus S. Microsoft is doing the same thing with its Windows Phones 7 Series. Sadly, this may be a trend with all manufacturers and carriers. I guess they tire of XDA and Android hack sites.

      This all bothers me because I like to tinker with phones. This started back in the days of trying to download photographs off my phone when otherwise one had to pay Sprint 10 cents for each saved and downloaded photo.

      At least with phones like Windows Mobile HD2 or the Vibrant one has a fighting chance to hack and crack the phone so it can be used as a modem and one is not automatically at the mercy of the manufacturer and carrier on whether or not they want to provide the modem software.

      Another issues is Google is also mimicking Apple by taking away external storage, a MicroSD slot. That means one is restricted to the phone’s 16 GB storage, which after the OS and other files is about 14 GB. That is not much in today’s time of storing music and two or three movies.

      I know someone who has a 16 GB iPhone and she complains about not having enough room on the phone and having to delete files to make room for others. And she is not technical. She did not even have any movies on her iPhone. So if she runs out of space on her 16 GB iPhone, I imagine the Nexus S storage limitations will be an issue for the power users in here — I assume that the power users are mostly the people buying the NS currently, what we call the first adopters.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      I have to agree with Rob because I have a Vibrant. Since they are both made by Samsung and I enjoy the Vibrant, I think the Nexus S, as a variant of the Vibrant, is and will remain a significant phone through 2011.

      While the Nexus S has features that the Vibrant does not — FFC, first with Android updates, etc. — I have to say that there’s a few things the Nexus has that I don’t like, over the Vibrant.

      Probably most significant is that Google is going the way of Apple and locking out users from tinkering with the Nexus S. Microsoft is doing the same thing with its Windows Phones 7 Series. Sadly, this may be a trend with all manufacturers and carriers. I guess they tire of XDA and Android hack sites.

      This all bothers me because I like to tinker with phones. This started back in the days of trying to download photographs off my phone when otherwise one had to pay Sprint 10 cents for each saved and downloaded photo.

      At least with phones like Windows Mobile HD2 or the Vibrant one has a fighting chance to hack and crack the phone so it can be used as a modem and one is not automatically at the mercy of the manufacturer and carrier on whether or not they want to provide the modem software.

      Another issues is Google is also mimicking Apple by taking away external storage, a MicroSD slot. That means one is restricted to the phone’s 16 GB storage, which after the OS and other files is about 14 GB. That is not much in today’s time of storing music and two or three movies.

      I know someone who has a 16 GB iPhone and she complains about not having enough room on the phone and having to delete files to make room for others. And she is not technical. She did not even have any movies on her iPhone. So if she runs out of space on her 16 GB iPhone, I imagine the Nexus S storage limitations will be an issue for the power users in here — I assume that the power users are mostly the people buying the NS currently, what we call the first adopters.

  • Hoppysport

    I had originally voted for the Dell Venue Pro, having used it for a couple of days, coming off of a Blackberry 9700. The Venue Pro is a magnificent piece of hardware…without a doubt the best build quality I’ve ever seen next to the iPhone 4.

    That said, coming off of a Blackberry, I just can’t get used to drilling through 4 menus to do something that takes on press on the Blackberry. I applaud Microsoft for their design attempts, but it’s half-baked. No copy & paste…and complete blasphemy…no support to sync to Outlook. Geez Microsoft, you only own and sell the damn Outlook program. Blackberry syncs perfectly to Outlook, yet it’s your product and you can’t? Nice work!

    The Venue Pro had excellent multi-media capabilites and a gorgeous screen. But for everyday use, from bluetooth syncing with my Blackberry VM-605, AutoText, Dictionary, e-mail, messaging and so much more, the Venue Pro let me down. A shame really. But that’s software, not hardware.

    Dell, I applaud you for designing and manufacturing such a beautiful device…but would you really drop a Chevy Aveo engine in a Ferrari? Looking forward to seeing the Venue Pro with Android. Even better, looking forward to Blackberry getting their act together and producing a Torch with a 3.7-4-inch Amoled screen, plenty of internal memory, their great keyboard…and putting it on T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T.

  • true g2 loyal tmo customer

    G2 best phone hands down!!

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  • Axel14

    I cant believe the myTouch 4G is winning. I kenw I picked a good phone but I sure wasn’t expecting phone of the the year WE ARE AWESOME.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      “Phone of the year?” The “MyTouch 4G is winning?”

      This is a small poll on a T-Mobile fan site.

      Almost 12 million Samsung Galaxy S phones alone have been sold, the Vibrant included. And how many of the listed handsets has T-Mobile sold in 2010? 50 million?

      Compare that with the TOTAL votes for ALL handsets in this poll?

      Time to calm down there. ;)

  • David2185

    I would say the nexus one because it was the first of it’s kind then the g1 cause thats all we really had going into 2010 then the mytouch slide cause it gave hope to people in tmobile and first htc sense phone on tmobile and then the g2 because it’s like nexus one but on crack

  • mt4g2

    omg so many in the forum xda and tmobile complaining with the mt4g screen. go their and read and exchange yours if you have it.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      It is a chuckle about the MyTouch 4G display issue. While people have voted in here about it being the bomb, fact is, there’s lots of people on the Internet complaining about the build quality, specifically about the DEFECTIVE display.

      While I always give manufacturers some forgiveness for phone defects on any new device, what amuses me is people in here always cussing out Samsung for its issues with the Vibrant, but saying how HTC is better and can do no wrong.

      Don’t get me wrong, I have an HD2 and Slide, and many other HTC phones. HTC is the best handset maker in the world, I think. And HTC made others step up their manufacturing game lest they watch HTC pass them by.

      All phones have problems and growing pains when they first debut, although I would be frosted about the MT4G’s washed out display — the defect depending on where it was manufactured.

      Here’s some discussion of the issue:

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=868605

      http://community.htc.com/na/htc-forums/android/f/101/t/8180.aspx

  • QuikZilver

    Nothing out there can hold Mytouch 4g’s strap….. Haters gon Hate.

  • http://twitter.com/balazamon0 Jonathan White

    Ha I would take my HD2 over everything on that list! I know its not a phone for everyone since you really need to be able to tinker with sense to make it reliable but its a blast. Being able to boot android 2.2 whenever I want is a plus. All the while having spec’s equal to or better then every phone that has came out since is amazing.

    • Grammatica di Polizia

      Excellent point Johnathan. I have an HD2 too, along with two other super phones). I will never sell the HD2, it’s simply too versatile and can be customized, hacked and cracked to no end. And the new HD7 is the HD2 with a different OS.

      I think people should admit it, all these current phones on the list — and the HD2 — are very nice handsets. I think the poll should be to vote for the phone or phones you like most, not which phones are the best. To me, people are not voting in here on which are the best phones, technologically or whatever. They are simply voting for a phone because they own one or they dream about owning one.

      Oh, Mr. David of T-Mobile News, why didn’t the HD2 get put on the list? After all, it went on sale in March or April of 2010, so it is a 2010 phone. And even though it has Windows Mobile on it, that is still a great OS, I think, simply because one can make it a dual platform phone, Windows Mobile for business and Android for play. How many 2010 super-phones can be made dual platform?

      Also, the HD2 with Cookies Home Tab Editor makes the WinMobile HD2 a very cool phone. While I love Android on the Vibrant, a customized HD2 is just as fun, I think.

      Like I said above, I will never get rid of my HD2. It will be a super superphone for a long time.

    • uDummy

      That’s silly. We’re talking about consumerism, not hobbyist. Motor Trend does not choose a car of the year based on hobby, but based on overall consumer value. If car magazines applied your logic to vehicles, the Porsche Carrera would get voted car of the year over things like the Honda Accord or Ford Fusion. That’s not the point here. even if you did add the HD2 to the list, the overall base of HD2 users is so small, it would still be last. And this is coming from a fellow HD2 owner who loved his HD2.

      • Grammatica di Polizia

        I don’t think the user base of HD2 is small. I was under the impression, from what I read, that the HD2 was a significant success for HTC. Remember, it went on sale in November 2009. Then it debuted in the U.S. in March-April 2010. I read that T-Mobile sold a lot of HD2 handsets.

        If anything, the user base might be decreasing on the HD2 because it is not a 13 month old handset, ancient and old news in the electronic world.

        Do you have any data to show that the HD2 user base is “so small.” Just because some people don’t like Windows Mobile operating systems does not make insignificant the millions of users who do like the HD2.

        This poll was for the “best phone” of 2010. Naturally, from a popularity perspective, meaning not taking into account technological innovation, phones that were hot in November 2009 and April 2010 are not going to be tops in December 2010, when other phones are at the forefront of consumers’ minds.

        It’s just like cars, movies or last year’s fads, only the most recent are considered hot, tops or in the running. So the HD2, even though it was much talked about and celebrated from January to July 2010, I guess in any December 2010 poll memories will have faded, despite the HD2 being “THE PHONE” for about four months.

        But that’s a product and the natural course of “consumerism,” that you mention, and not because the HD2 was a deficient phone.

        • http://tmonews.com David

          I did leave out the HD2, that was not intentional, most definitely not intentional as I actually liked that phone! I guess its to late now but I’m definitely at fault for not adding that phone in. I did compile a list and I don’t know how I missed it, sorry HD2 owners!

  • Steven Alvarez618

    The best phone out of all of them is a tie between the nexus s and nexus one. Then id say the vibrant followed by the g2. The mytouch 4g shouldn’t even be on the top five the phone is horrible.

    • Ed

      Nexus one maybe, the Nexus S is not much of an improvement in specs over the N1, and feels like cheap crap just like the rest of the SGS.

      The G2 is a decent phone, with massive radio problems, false advertising, and new anti-rooting measures.

  • Ed

    It is interesting how they forgot to put the first big screened, 1ghz CPU smartphone (on American shores) on the list.

    Afterall, what other phones can run WinMo, Android, Ubuntu, and Meego?

    HD2 is 2010′s best phone, and unless they do something awesome, it’ll still be the best phone in 2011.

  • Grammatica di Polizia

    To give this poll some perspective and since this article deals with rankings here is some interesting information — I think it is interesting — consider that in 2010 1.3 billion handsets will have been sold. Since fourth quarter numbers are not in yet, including the holiday sales, this article looked at numbers up to and including the third business quarter.

    Top Five Mobile Phone Vendors

    1. Nokia maintained the top spot in the overall mobile phone market despite year-over-year unit shipment growth of less than 2% in new chief executive Steven Elop’s first quarter at the helm. The company grew converged mobile device shipments 61% in 3Q10, but average selling prices for the device type dropped to €136, compared to €190 in the same quarter last year. Nokia attributed the plunge to price pressure from competitors and its stated desire to reach more customers. Nokia hopes the C8 and C7 devices will boost ASPs in future.

    2. Samsung marked a new milestone during the third quarter, pushing through the 70 million unit mark for the first time in the company’s history. In addition, the company more than doubled the number of converged mobile device shipments from the previous quarter. Driving this was the worldwide release of its Galaxy S i9000 converged mobile device, as well as its bada-based Wave model. Looking ahead to the fourth quarter, Samsung appears poised to bring more smartphones to market, with a new Wave 2 awaiting launch and more mass-market devices for emerging markets.

    3. LG Electronics missed its 3Q10 total mobile phone and smartphone shipment growth targets, resulting in an overall double-digit shipment decrease when compared to the same quarter one year ago. LG has yet to make a significant impact in the smartphone category unlike its competitors. Although operating margin returned to the same levels as a year ago, sales and profitability both fell significantly. By the end of the quarter, LG replaced its CEO Nam Yong with Koo Bon-Joon, head of LG’s trading firm, LG International.

    4. Apple leapt ahead of several vendors in 3Q10 including RIM, which it surpassed by 1.7-million units, and Sony Ericsson by 3.7-million units. The company’s record shipment performance can be attributed to the introduction of the iPhone 4 in 17 new countries last quarter. The record performance came despite “Antennagate,” the name used to describe the controversy around alleged iPhone reception problems, in July.

    5. Research In Motion posted a record number of unit shipments in 3Q10. The BlackBerry maker continues to grow in Latin America, for example, due to the success of the Curve 8520 entry-level model, which has helped drive growth in most emerging markets. The vendor’s results were also boosted by the introduction of the higher-cost Torch in the United States, a key market due to the size and intensity of competition.

    SonyEricsson, which shipped 10.4 million units in 3Q10, fell off the Top 5 list.

  • ceas

    n1, g2, mt4g are #1… thats it ALL OTHERS ARE GARBAGE!! the Nexus s is nice but not sd card = fail …

  • http://twitter.com/DrBaconator Drox

    Nexus S ALL THE WAY BABY! LIKE IF YOU AGREE

  • http://twitter.com/BiGMERF Marvin Feliciano

    Nexus S, hands down…

  • Jay

    I dont think the Nexus S qualifies personally. T-mobile is not supporting the phone in any way. But now that I’ve got the Mytouch 4g and G2 I’ve got to say the g2 spanks the mytouch 4g!

  • Findone

    lol have to say the line up is nice but still wont compair with big screen duel os windows 6.5 and any android you want working 100%, sure window 7 ok nice but no removable sd card at the customers hands, iphone a thing of the past sorry try again, 4g? sure still not real just a fake hspa+ and dont lie it wont get you anyware, so all that said you know what am talking abut.

    • Chrisvaios

      what?

  • Oprah

    Tmobile phones sucks.

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  • Happy with Verizon

    I agree with Oprah, Tmobile sucks. They won’t update OS’s, they seel you stuff then want you to upgrade when that one isn’t supported, all in all, go with Verizon

    • Bbraider

      You Idiot this is not Vote for the best Verizon phone!

    • NoMore

      yeah go with verizon if you are an idiot who like wasting money on mediocre phones and a sub par network. not to mention worst customer service ever. verizon is great if you are 1) mentally deficient and 2) a flat out moron.

  • MARK D

    1 VOTE FOR WORST PHONE VIBRANT=CRAP

  • MARK D

    1 VOTE FOR WORST PHONE VIBRANT=CRAP

  • MARK D

    CAN I VOTE AGAIN ? ILL GIVE ANOTHER WORST VOTE TO THE VIBRANT BECAUSE IT IS THAT BAD

  • ben

    there is no way the mytouch 4g can be the best phone. My corporate email does not work on this phone. That is what a smart phone is supposed to do, and it failed at the most basic and important task.

  • frankbaronne

    sorry but mt4g isnt the best. its def #2 or #3 but not #1. if it didnt look almost exactly like the mytouch slide and didnt have that dumb genius button or plasticky look to the front, it might’ve got #1. but as far as overall package goes(performace, specs, batt life, and aesthetics), it would most likely go to the G2 .

  • NiKo

    Nexus S for sure! Check out online radio app xiialive it’s hot on this phone!!! http://www.xiialive.com

  • NiKo

    Nexus S for sure! Check out online radio app xiialive it’s hot on this phone!!! http://www.xiialive.com

  • NiKo

    Nexus S for sure! Check out online radio app xiialive it’s hot on this phone!!! http://www.xiialive.com