Summary Box: Review of myTouch 4g Slide phone

THE GADGET: Over the past several years, cameras built into phones have improved tremendously and the myTouch 4G Slide ($200 with a two-year T-Mobile contract) is the latest smartphone that focuses on this feature.

THE DETAILS: The HTC-made smartphone has an 8-megapixel camera and lots of the settings you get with a standard digital camera. As with other phone cameras, there’s no optical zoom, but it does take crisp, bright pictures and is easy to use. It’s also a good Android smartphone overall.

THE BOTTOM LINE: If you’re looking for a smartphone with a great camera, the myTouch 4G Slide fits the bill. It’s not perfect, but in many ways it’s better than available low-end digital cameras.