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HTC Magic Review

HTC Magic

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In our tests, the HTC Magic has excellent call and data connectivity.  It could find and hold the signal and no dropped calls.  The call quality is high with no echo, both callers on either end enjoying clear audio.

Battery life for the HTC Magic is rated for 450 minutes of talk time and up to 420 hours of standby for the GSM version.  Using the phone moderately over the course of several days only required one recharging, so the Magic seems very power efficient.  Obviously, heavy use of data and media result in shorter battery life, but average use should get you through the entire day and into the night before needing a recharge.


In a nutshell, the HTC Magic offers a slimmer and smaller form factor than the G1 but lacks a QWERTY keyboard. Software wise, they are almost identical (once the G1 is updated to Android 1.5) and there isn’t anything too cool about the Magic. It is a nice phone - it feels nice in the hand, the on-screen keyboard is well-implemented - but we are disappointed that it is lacking the Sense UI that would really give it the “WOW” factor.  We can only hope it will be available as a software update. 

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  • Much smaller size than the G1
  • Expandable memory
  • Access to App Market for purchasing and downloading apps


  • Same old interface as the G1
  • miniUSB connector requires an adapter for using a traditional 3.5mm headset
  • Awkward connectivity to a computer
  • Lack of multi-touch
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HTC Magic

HTC Magic

OS: Android 1.6
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Display3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels (180 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Qualcomm MSM7200A, Single core, 528 MHz
0.3 GB RAM
Size4.45 x 2.17 x 0.54 inches
(113 x 55 x 13.6 mm)
4.18 oz  (118 g)
Battery1340 mAh, 7.5 hours talk time

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