Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 199 reviews of Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and battery. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the size and reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation and screen.

performance, usability, portability, battery, price

reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

See all Samsung Cell Phones

Review analysis

(Based on 199 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 197 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 150 of 197 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (1)

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 140 user reviews of Samsung T-Mobile Sidekick 4G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and battery are overall positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the size, and there are some less positive views about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, battery, price

reliability

46% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: T-Mobile Samsung Sidekick 4G T839 No Contract QWERTY GSM Android SmartphoneT-Mobile Samsung Sidekick 4G T839 No Contract QWERTY GSM Android Smartphone

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Ziegler (theverge.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G review

 

You thought Sidekick was dead, did you? That'd be an easy assumption to make since Danger's servers are being turned off this month — and since it's the one of the most deeply-integrated cloud...

Stellar keyboard ; UI skin is, against all odds, not annoying ; Rock-solid hinge

Thick ; Plasticky ; Odd control / port placement (not a big deal for old Sidekick users)

Android has grown up — and T-Mobile’s lineup of Android devices is finally mature enough to support this kind of tightly-focused hardware

May, 2011

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (engadget.com)

Sidekick 4G review

 

It's been nearly two years since we last reviewed a T-Mobile Sidekick, and it would be a vast understatement to say things have changed. Then, they were

Stylish design ; Great QWERTY keyboard ; Fantastic value for the price

Smallish screen ; Social networking integration is flawed ; Slightly slower than Galaxy S handsets

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Samsung Sidekick 4G

 

The Sidekick is reborn as a fast Android phone, but it's got a few too many quirks to succeed.

Physical keyboard will keep thumb warriors happy. Tons of media options and chat features keep you entertained and connected. Speedy 1-GHz Hummingbird processor gets things moving: Games like Angry Birds Rio don’t stutter in the slightest. Battery life...

Screen-popping mechanism is a bit tricky. Button placement is downright poor. The mix of onscreen-touch and physical-button navigation is perplexing and redundant. It takes a lot of work to get a good photo –- if I wanted to mess with that many...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Review

 

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 crave...

Excellent keyboard, Advanced messaging features, Fast data speeds in 4G areas, Long battery life, Affordable price

Non-standard Android interface will confuse some, Occasional lag, Awkward power button placement, Some glitches with Group Chat feature

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

 

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has the best keyboard you'll find on any Android smartphone.

Excellent keyboard. Fast Internet. Well-built hardware. Unusual, great-looking UI design.

Awkwardly placed Power and Volume buttons. Some glitches in the setup app. Strong design flavor not for everyone.

Conclusions The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G isn't a Sidekick. The Sidekick was a device with a cool, simple OS and swiveling screen. That platform is dead. Instead, what we have here is a Sidekick-inspired Android phone with an awesome keyboard, a...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G review:

 

T-Mobile Sidekick users were probably a bit stunned when it was announced that data service for the popular messaging handheld would cease on May 31. Though the interruption of service is certainly inconvenient, it doesn't mean the end of the...

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G impresses with the addition of a touch screen and the Android operating system. The handheld also offers enhanced messaging features, great call quality, and a good camera.

The user interface won't appeal to everyone. The smartphone can occasionally be sluggish.

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

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Ginny Mies (pcworld.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

 

It's baaack. The T-Mobile Sidekick has returned (It00 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile; available April 20, 2011), 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...

Superb keyboard ; Excellent messaging features

Design is a bit on the heavy and chunky side ; Camera is just average

The Sidekick might not have the specs to compete with some of the high-end super smartphones out there, but it is excellent for social networkers or first-time smartphone owners.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

 

The T-Mobile Sidekick 4G has a lot to offer including the Android OS in a fairly compact package.

May, 2011

Expert review by: phonedog.com (phonedog.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Review Pt. 1

 
May, 2011

Expert review by: Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

T-Mobile Sidekick 4G Review

 

The original Sidekick was one of the first mobile phones to become a gadget icon. That said, it was really the Sidekick 2 and 3 that took off, ...

Fast 4G Speeds, durable hardware, solid performance, great display, camera lacks a flash, solid multimedia and social media integration

A bit on the heavy side, no built-in memory, doesn’t come running Gingerbread, interface and plethora of buttons is a bit confusing to operate

May, 2011