I’m Bringing TmoNews YouTube Back…Starting With Some Hands-On Of The Galaxy S 4

That’s right, I’m bringing the TmoNews YouTube channel back from — wherever it’s been lately. I’m kicking things off with some content from the Galaxy S 4 unveiling and I know the videos are a few days late, but between traveling, learning iMovie, diaper changing and getting past my nerves it’s taken me a few days to get these ready. Clearly I need an intern.

Anyways, I know the videos are rough and I know I have a lot to work on, but I can promise two things:

1) I’ll get better with time
2) You’ll be seeing a lot more video, especially with each new phone release

Go easy on me, video isn’t easy to hit out of the park right away.

P.S. I know I overused the word “definite,” I blame the woman next to me who kept bumping into me with her purse. Yeah, that’s why.

P.P.S. There’s two more videos, including the full hands-on which should be up sometime tomorrow. Again, I apologize for the lateness, I won’t let delays happen again.

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  • Dxhp

    Thanks David for posting the video. I think video helps to show off a device much better than writing an editorial on one. Keep em coming. Don’t be so hard on yourself (or let the trolls get you down)

    • MacRat

      “I think video helps to show off a device much better than writing an editorial on one.”

      Keep in mind that the time David has to spend on video production is time taken away from research on news about T-Mobile.

      Best to leave the phone reviews to the phone sites.

      • Well, I’d like to think we are a phone site and phone reviews will continue to be a major focus for me. There are only a few high profile T-Mobile launches every year and that’s important to cover. However, given that there is a finite amount of T-Mobile news on any given day, there’s still time for me to get more into video and its an additional revenue stream I’d like to use to bring in some extra help and put toward giveaways.

      • thepanttherlady

        Actually, phone reviews have been requested by readers.

        I, for one, want to see more.

        • Phone reviews for me are dependent only on my ability to get the phones. The leaks on the site are a double edge sword, but I’m hoping T-Mobile will continue to see fit to have me in the first round of review devices for the One, Z10 and Galaxy S 4.

        • thepanttherlady

          Keeping my fingers crossed for the Z10!

  • Can’t wait :D

  • NYCTheBronx

    Nice one David. I’ve subscribed to your channel a few months back lol. Hey David, there’s an AD of a T-Mobile LG Optimus L9 and it has a 4G on the top? I’m not an expert at phones or know too much but how the LG Optimus L9 looks, it looks like the LG Google Nexus 4 layout on the top and notification bar. But this AD has a picture of 4G. In a nutshell, is it possible the LG Optimus L9 has hidden LTE that T-Mobile hasn’t acknowledged like the Nokia Lumina 810? Beside l Briar because I don’t know why T-Mobile would advertise the LG Optimus L9 with a 4G logo unless it has 4G LTE. And T-Mobile uses HSPA+ so the symbol should be H not 4G. Let me know if you got any info if T-Mobile said anything about the LG Optimistic L9 having 4G LTE. And congratulations on your baby.

    • Serotheo

      T-Mobile uses 4G for their icon because they market it as 4G.

      • NYCTheBronx

        I just find it funny that T-Mobile advertised the phone with that logo. If they advertise the LG Google Nexus 4, it would have H instead of 4G.

      • NYCTheBronx

        Depends who maunfactured the phone. Some will say 4G and some will say H. I think T-Mobile is falseley advertising the LG Opitums L9 with a 4G symbol instead of H. My LG Google Nexus 4 says H not 4G on the top.

        • Dion Mac

          the nexus 4 is not a tmobile phone. Thats why. Any phone with tmobile’s name on it with hpsa+ after they started marketing 4g, it says 4g. However tmobile did not touch this phone, only google therefore its only showing H because thats how google wanted it to.

        • NYCTheBronx

          That’s what I wanted to know. Thank you sir.

    • galaxydude

      It would have LTE not 4g if it had LTE i have had 2 LTE phones and both said LTE when i was in a area.

      • NYCTheBronx

        Have you not seen David’s post on a guy running 4G LTE on his LG Google Nexus 4 in New York City? It says 4G not 4G LTE. I guess it depends what company manufactured those phones and what will 4G LTE look like on those phones. I put my T-Mobile sim in my unlocked HTC One X and on the first day, I had 4G LTE on and off about four times whenever I kept going to a different location. Watch YouTube where LG Google Nexus 4’s run 4G LTE. The 4G symbol for that phone is 4G only not 4G LTE. And for T-Mobile’s supposed 4G, it says H as a symbol for phones like LG Optimus L9, LG Google Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy Nexus etc. T-Mobile advertised the Blackberry Z10, Sonic 2.0 Mobile Hotspot and HTC One with their new 4G LTE so now we know what the symbol looks like when T-Mobile launches their 4G LTE network. All I wanted to know if the LG Optimus L9 has hidden 4G LTE due to that advertisement I saw at a bus stop.

      • NYCTheBronx

        Silly question. Are you with T-Mobile? Or are you using 4G LTE phones and get 4G LTE at some spots? I have about three 4G LTE phones. T-Mobile LG Google Nexus 4, T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note II and an Unlocked HTC One X that was the know one that ran 4G LTE with my T-Mobile micro sim card.

      • NYCTheBronx

        I forgot to add that when I was running LTE on my One X, the icon said “4G LTE”. While people in Canada were running 4G LTE on their Nexus 4 before the 4.2.2. LTE patch update. The Nexus 4 would have a 4G symbol only for 4G LTE not a 4G LTE symbol. Sorry for the many responds. :/

  • thepanttherlady

    Great job!

  • yourmamma23

    smart gesture is STOOPID… i mean, unreliable and whats the point if you have to do it several times for it to work and very close.. you are better of actually *touching* the screen! just a gimmick. the technology kind of it’s there but not practical at all.

    • whiteiphoneproblems

      What I don’t get is how the camera is supposed to even “see” your hand when you start the sweep way down at the bottom of the phone… does it have that wide-angled of a “view”? (Based on this demo, it’s not clear that it can or does…)

    • kev2684

      you need time to learn all these new features. i didn’t get how “quick glance” work until 3 days after having my Note II. you can see the huge delay when david waved his hand through the whole phone and it doesn’t work when his hand’s shadow stay on top of the phone and move back down. this implies that the sensor that houses this feature is the front-facing camera or the one next to it, like how quick glance work. and on samsung story album he opened, it looks like it scrolls from left to right as opposed to up and down gestures he was doing at first.

      Samsung is pretty good at introducing features but they lack explanation on how things actually work.

  • George

    Nice one indeed!
    However, after watching this video i am under the impression that this feature is worthless (unless according to David, it just needs a little more practice) I still don’t see the point in moving my hand above the screen when I can touch and flip the page or picture… Now if it only worked based on telepathy… that would be a totally different story!

    • Adrayven

      Agreed, gimmick. Not impressed with this feature. Mainly an iteration / upgrade. They mostly seem to think bigger is better. They had the note, why keep making the screen bigger? LOL.

      • Might as well call it “hover-screen” instead of touch screen. :-) …It’s great the Sammy is going way out of its head with all these features when 90% of it won’t be used in real time. I’m still giving HTC a try, for one last time, with the One. I just hope I won’t regret it. I just can’t wait to get my hands on that sexy beast.

    • George

      Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of Sammy that’s probably why I am more critical in my comments in regard to this phone. Constructive criticism is always a good driver for better inventions. I was just hoping to see a little more difference between S3 and S4. Just my personal opinion…

  • David , off topic, can you tell me when will the HTC One be released for T-Mobile?

    • I can promise once I know the answer to that it will definitely get posted on the blog!

      • Thank you sir, by the way, nice to know you’re doing phone reviews and videos again. Keep up the good work.

      • superg05

        Hello good sir since your site moderates every comment with a link can you bring photo support since it would be moderated sometimes i would like to post screenshots of speedtest to shut the TMO-Haters down thanks in advance please consider my request

        • I block the comments with links because it’s a spam thing and Disqus either allows all of them through or none at all so it’s not like I can whitelist stuff. It’s super annoying. I can look into picture support, but in the interim, check out services like Droplr or Cloudapp to try and easily post screenshots.

  • ghulamsameer

    How ironic is it that I visited the Tmonews channel today! I watched the entire GSII Gameplay video.

  • ghulamsameer

    David, the videos are great. I would recommend cutting the intro clip. It’s a bit lengthy.

    • Dion Mac

      Lol, I agree… well somewhat. Don’t cut it, but shorten it by 4 or 5 secs.

  • Dion Mac

    Nice to put a voice with the editorials. Sweet.

    Although I think what some have commented about gestureing over the camera area, I still think, as previously mentioned, that this feature is useless. Kinda like voice recognition 4 or 5 years ago. It was there but who would use that worthless thing at the time that couldn’t understand a word you said unless you spoke like a perfect english speaking robot. Now unless this will evolve into something were you can gesture a good foot away from you phone and it understands the first time what your are trying to do… uhhh… you coulda kept that!!!

  • Richard Yarrell

    Hey David great patients to deal with the handset. Pre production software offers glitches from time to time. The Galaxy S4 will be a wonderful device when it launches with final software before hitting stores. I like video concept and look forward to the Galaxy S4 review. Samsung definitely has a great device in the S4.

  • i don’t see the point at all of smart gesture .. is it not easier and common sense to touch the screen and move it lol .. why go through the trouble of slightly not touching it to move it when a millimeter more you can just drop your finger and touch it lol

  • rob

    I remember thats how I found TmoNews some years back, through YouTube, there was only two-three videos(short clips) I think and one was about the G2 if I remember correctly. Hope to see many more videos in the future.

  • AndroidProfit

    That into graphic is pretty badass!

  • James

    Subscribing right now!!!

  • Esmail Sewid

    David, Why are you such a boss?

  • scotty137

    I’ll be your intern lol. I know iMovie and I love to travel and am a gadget geek. Not sure how I feel about the S4. Gonna wait to see what Google has up their sleeve at I/O.