T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

  • T-Mobile Sidekick 4G
76
Based on 13 scores, 20 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    2
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Great keyboard, Clear phone calls, useful text apps, Satisfying screen “kick”, Inexpensive
  • Fast 4G Speeds, durable hardware, solid performance, great display, camera lacks a flash, solid multimedia and social media integration.
  • Stylish design, Great QWERTY keyboard, Fantastic value for the price

Cons:

  • Outdated Android 2.2 install, Custom user interface doesn't enhance Android, Awkward button, audio jack placement, Anemic camera, Poor 4G speeds, Unnecessary touch pad
  • A bit on the heavy side, no builtin memory, doesn’t come running Gingerbread, interface and plethora of buttons is a bit confusing to operate.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Digital Trends on 65

All in all, while we like the screen and keyboard, the Sidekick 4G tries too hard to be...

By Chip Chick on -

The Sidekick 4G has come along way from the previous generation Sidekick running the Danger operating system. The device is not quite as simple to use as the original Danger OS, but it’s also a heck of a lot more advanced. There is pretty much...

By BrightHub on 60

Overall the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G ranks in as a very high "Average" ranking. If there was a way to rank in between "Average" and "Good" then the Sidekick 4G would slide in that area. While there will be those who do not like the Sidekick line...

By G4tv.com on 60

Video Review: The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G returns with its trusty keyboard, Android OS and 3.5" touch screen with thousands of apps at your fingertips. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey review the new Sidekick 4G with features like real time updates, a...

By Android Police on -

We all remember the T-Mobile Sidekick. It was the phone to have back before smartphones were a normal, everyday thing. It was the phone that did all the smartphone-y things first. It was built for one main purpose, though; messaging like a demon. It...

By Pocketnow on 80

While we were slightly disappointed with the lack of flash and the 3MP camera, overall the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has been a stellar addition to the Android line-up. The battery life alone made us wistfully look at our daily drivers and ponder why...

By Mobility Site on -

Less than a year ago, T-Mobile seemingly killed the iconic Sidekick brand when it announced that sales of all Sidekick devices would cease on July 2nd, 2010. But here we are in May 2011 with a new Sidekick review for you guys. There’s a lot of new...

By Engadget on 80

The growing Android empire has legions of slatephones big and small, and a growing stable of physical QWERTY devices led by the likes of HTC's G2 / Desire Z, Samsung's Epic 4G, and of course the Motorola Droid 2. All of those play at the higher...

By Brighthand on 90

Looked at solely on it's own merits, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is a very solid device. It's got nice build quality, a great keyboard, fast performance, and an ergonomically comfortable design for messaging. However, it's when you look at the...

By Android Central on -

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is a smartphone that since its announcement has intrigued a lot of us. While Sidekicks are usually associated with the younger generation, Samsung has definitely taken that voice and attempted to change it with the customized...

By MobileBurn on 80

Sponsored links, if any, appear in green. The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is an interesting device. It carries the name of a heralded messaging device, some might even say "the best" messaging phone, yet it runs a modern, internet-loving smartphone...

By LaptopMag on 80

The Sidekick is back in a big way. For just $99, this well-designed Android phone offers a wealth of messaging features, fast data speeds, and a superior keyboard, making it a great choice for smart phone hipsters on a budget. Android purists who...

By Phone Scoop on -

The Sidekick 4G is clearly not Samsung's best effort, nor is it Samsung's worst. It has a few nifty innovations, and one of the best keyboards I've used in a long time. It does well at the basics, such as call performance and battery life,...

By Phone Arena on 80

Rising back from a shallow grave, the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has enough fuel in its tank to supremely live up the expectations brought on by previous devices. Still embodying and placing a lot of attention on some of its beloved prime features,...

By Macworld on -

It’s . The T-Mobile Sidekick has returned ($100 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile; available April 20), and this time it has 4G speeds. As a former Sidekick LX user (and honestly, I kind of miss good physical keyboards), I was excited to...

By cnet on 80

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G continues the Sidekick's legacy as an excellent messaging device and also serves as a great entry-level...

By PC Mag on 80

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is a terrific messaging smartphone with a very strong, unique design viewpoint....

By infoSync World on 87

Check out our Sidekick 4G review here. Is this texting machine the most powerful Sidekick yet?Sidekick 4G Report The resurrection of the Sidekick emanated from left field, after the trendy texting machine seemed to have drifted into the witness...

By PCWorld on 70

The T-Mobile Sidekick won’t appeal to everybody: It’s certainly no dual-core, large-screen, enterprise-heavy superphone. But then again, that’s not really what the Sidekick brand is all about. It’s not really meant to be used in...

By Android Central on -

OK, all you boys and girls out there itching to get your hands on a T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. You can't have it yet, we got our fat little fingers on it for you. And for those of you unfamiliar with the Sidekick experience (that'd be yours truly),...