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T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide review: Best camera around?

HTC laid some serious claims on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide's camera chops. How did the Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone do?

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HTC is mighty proud of the 8-megapixel camera and accompanying camera software it put on the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide, enough so that it beat its chest that this phone has the most advanced camera on any smartphone around.

We haven't had the phone in our clutches long enough to perform every test, especially against all our other smartphone cameras (but stay tuned--we will!) We did, however, run enough tests to know an overblown claim when we hear one.

The 1080p HD video capture, dual-LED flash, HDR camera software, and extensive other shooting modes are great, don't get us wrong. We just didn't experience the zero shutter lag, notable low-light compensation, and great HDR that HTC had prepared us for. Had the company calmed its braggadocio and simply presented us with a really good camera phone, we'd have been independently impressed with the software options.

Beyond the camera, the MyTouch 4G Slide has a speedy dual-core processor, fast data speeds, and pretty good call quality. The keyboard is probably the phone's single weakest point. You can view all the photos and get all the details in our full review of the T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide by HTC.