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T-Mobile MDA Compact IV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of T-Mobile MDA Compact IV. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the GPS navigation and size. The design and portability also get good feedback. Views about the screen and performance are mixed. There are some less positive opinions about the sound and battery.

portability, design, size, GPS navigation

battery, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile MDA Compact IV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV mobile phone - Pocket-lint


HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, interface, no sign of Windows Mobile 6.1, lighter

No external storage, no 3.5mm jack, battery life

Rather like a colour change, the T-Mobile version of the HTC Diamond doesn't really change much from the Diamond offering. In fact the only reason to opt for this variant over the original would be a preference in the casing.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Tech Staff (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV review


Compact and stylish mobile computing

Sleek styling ; HSDPA ; Good screen ; 4GB internal memory

Poor battery life ; Usability issues ; Non-expandable memory

A well-featured device which is let down by its dodgy interface

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV


We'd love to love it, but it's too much of a fiddle to use.

Looks stunning and is packed with features.

Falls over in the handling department and is short on battery life.

We'd love to love it, but it's too much of a fiddle to use

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV review


We had mixed feelings about HTC's Touch Diamond. It was a lovely smartphone on paper, but we felt it lacked in the usability department. But does T-Mobile's own-brand variant have the same qualities?…

Looks stunning and is packed with features

Falls over in the handling department and is short on battery life

We'd love to love it, but it's too much of a fiddle to use.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Andy Betts (

Review: T-Mobile MDA Compact IV


If the MDA Compact V seems familiar that is because it is essentially the same device as the HTC Touch Diamond2 we reviewed back in June. But is always the case with the MDA range, T-Mobile has put its own stamp on the handset, both in terms of...

The same can be said of T-Mobile’s other addition to TouchFLO, Mobile TV & Video, which is just a link to their website and encouragement to get you spending money on their services. To be fair, this is probably the only time T-Mobile's customisations...

Consumer review by: jay (

Perhaps they just tried to do a little too much


Well! The MDA range was kicking along nicely, then along comes the compact IV to kick us all in the teeth! The idea behind it is exeptional, wifi, gps, music and video player, touchflo to name a few...But it just doesnt handle the applications! f...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: Akin (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV




Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV


love this phone

Sound quality

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Zully (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV


Slim lightweight and stylish

Unfortunately this is definitely a product I would say is style over substance. Windows 6 needs to do a lot more with its user interface to match the standards set by the iPhone

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Barry (

T-Mobile MDA Compact IV


It is small and light weight and easy to use. It is easy to navigate round the phone


Oct, 2008

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen + QWERTY
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Operating System:Windows Mobile
Operating System Version:Windows Mobile 6
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:Unknown
Processor Number:Unknown