The phone has a single core 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM and 2 GB of internal storage. You can expand that by up to 32 GB with a microSD card. These are distinctly mid-range specs.
Obviously the main feature is the secondary display and it’s supposed to allow you to easily multi-task. You could be watching a movie or surfing the web on the main display and simultaneously check your messages on the secondary display. Alternatively you could be web browsing and the secondary display would allow you to cycle through your bookmarks or open a new tab. It’s not a bad idea, but do people really want this kind of functionality? The Kyocera Echo offered a similar idea with the dual displays, but it didn’t prove very popular.
The main 5 megapixel camera is in fact the only camera; there’s no front facing camera which is a bit of surprise on a phone that supports T-Mobile’s 4G HSPA+ network. There’s an LED flash and the camera also supports video recording at 720p and 30 FPS. The photos aren’t great, colors aren’t especially vibrant and it struggles in low light conditions. Video is pretty decent looking, but audio recording is poor.
Connectivity support is fine with Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b, g, n and A-GPS. It also works as a Wi-Fi hotspot and T-Mobile offer Wi-Fi calls that don’t deduct from your call minutes allowance. There’s DLNA support here as well.
Multimedia support is quite good and there are no problems with the email or messaging. The Internet browser can just about handle Flash and on the whole it offers a reasonable web browsing experience.
There are quite a few pre-installed apps, some good and some useless. DoubleTwist is a welcome inclusion, obviously your standard Google apps are all there, but T-Mobile’s own bloatware is less welcome.