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T-Mobile Pulse Mini

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of T-Mobile Pulse Mini. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and GPS navigation. The portability and size are also mentioned favorably. The text input and apps get mixed comments, and many are critical about the sound and camera.

price, size, portability, GPS navigation, design

battery, screen, performance, camera, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the T-Mobile Pulse Mini is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of T-Mobile Pulse Mini from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers really like the price. The screen is also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and portability.

usability, screen, price

portability, reliability

45% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini review


Android on a budget - get a Googlephone for £100

Budget phone ; Free sat nav ; 3.5mm headphone jack ; Android 2.1 ; 6 months free internet

Sluggish performance ; Low-res screen ; Juddery internet ; Constant crashing ; Slow to wake from sleep

The problem with all this cool new stuff on mobile phones is that the cost of actually having one keeps going up - £400 is a reasonably low price for a current Android device.

May, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini Review


T-Mobile is known for its love of low-cost Android handsets, and its latest branded offering is no exception. But with a smaller, resistive screen and lower-cost styling, how will the trimmed down T-Mobile…

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: (

T-Mobile - Pulse Mini


T-Mobile has updated its original Android-based Pulse Pay As You Go handset with a smaller, newer model, the Pulse Mini. It lacks all the features you will find on top-end Android handsets like the HTC Desire ...

T-Mobile's attempt to bring Android to a wider audience via this PAYG handset have resulted in a phone which is small and neat. You may find the screen just a bit too cramped though, and the processor is too easily hobbled.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Michael Gabriel (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini


Looking at the prices of mobile phones coming out now, it is easy to believe that a feature-packed one would easily cost more than GBP400. And this is where the T-Mobile Pulse Mini stands out. At roughly a quarter of the price of other comparable...

For one, the Pulse Mini is run on Android 2.1, has GPS capability, flash camera, and push email. And that is just the tip of the iceberg.

May, 2010


Expert review by: Damien McFerran (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini


Android 2.1 for under £100 – so what's the catch?

Cramming Android 2.1 into a PAYG handset is quite an achievement and it's fantastic that budget consumers are able to join the Google phone revolution, but the Pulse Mini cuts one too many corners to be considered a true front-runner

May, 2010

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini budget Android smartphone


Budget PAYG Android smartphone that includes the latest version of the Google OS and lots more besides.

At the bargain price of £100, the Pulse Mini gives you the bells and whistles and the very latest version of Android, all wrapped up in small, light and robust little package. For a hundred quid, I'm almost tempted to buy one myself despite the...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Alun Taylor (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini


Review 'Smartphones For All' is the thrust of T-Mobile's latest marketing campaign, and destined for the sharp end of its crusade to get the pay-as-you-go brigade on board is the Pulse Mini [1], a fully functioning Android handset with a PAYG price tag...

At the bargain price of £100, the Pulse Mini gives you the bells and whistles and the very latest version of Android, all wrapped up in small, light and robust little package. For a hundred quid, I'm almost tempted to buy one myself despite the...

May, 2010

Expert review by: Ben Sillis (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini review: Android 2.1


The T-Mobile Pulse Mini Android 2.1 phone packs a lot of promise into a handset that costs under a hundred quid on Pay As You Go. While the specs might not turn heads, no shortcuts have been made on the software front, as it packs the very latest...

Stacks of homescreens and multiple Gmail account support

On screen keyboard is sticky, impractical

The HTC Sense skin is still preferable on something so small

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: Miles J Thomas (

T-Mobile Pulse Mini Review


The Pulse Mini is a nice-looking handset with lots going for it

A decently-priced handset that looks and feels good and offers a shedload of home screens

The resistive touch-screen feels like a real comedown from the original Pulse, and the phone is slow

If you want a small smartphone on a budget, the Pulse Mini could be worth a look, but you will have to put up with its snail's pace.

Apr, 2010

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T-Mobile Pulse Mini review


We don't have to tell you that is currently the star of the show as far as mobile phone operating systems are concerned.

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications


FM radio: Yes


Battery Capacity:1200
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:29
Continuous video playback time:5.45
Standby time (2G):300 / 331
Standby time (3G):340
Talk time (2G):4 / 5 / 5.4
Talk time (3G):5.5

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: No
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera:No / Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera: Yes
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: No


Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar / Slider


Display diagonal:4.57 / 7.11 / 7.62
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours / 262144 colours / 65536 colours
Display Resolution:160 x 120 / 240 x 320 / 320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Navigation key: Yes


Flash card support: Yes
Flash memory:2
Internal RAM:0.5


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, OGG / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AMR, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Video formats supported:3GP, MP4 / 3gp, MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA / HSPA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HSF, HSP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Data network:3.5G, 3G / 3G / GPRS
GPRS multislot class:10
GSM bands supported:900,1800
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Camera included: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Google Voice Search\nGoogle Talk\nGoogle Mail\nGoogle Calendar\nGoogle Gallery 3D\nGoogle Maps
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.3
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Video call:No / Yes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB version:2.0


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):400
Talk time (2G):8.8


Processor family:QUALCOMM
Processor frequency:0.6 / 1
Processor Model:MSM 8255


Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:2.1 / 2.3


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:128 / 320
Internal RAM:512
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes

Technical Details

Colour of product:Silver


Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.2 / 1.4 / 1.8
Height :10.1 / 10.6 / 9.2
Weight:106 / 136 / 76
Width:5.3 / 5.7 / 5.8