HTC Magic

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HTC Magic
HTC Magic HTC Magic HTC Magic
Rs. 6,999 See More Prices
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Product Features:

  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • 528 MHz Processor
  • 288 MB RAM
  • 288 MB inbuilt memory
  • 3.2 inches, 320 x 480 px display
  • 3.2 MP Camera
  • Memory Card Supported
  • Android, v1.6
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Product Review:

  • Excellent touchscreen
  • Android upgrade
  • Easy messaging
  • Nice interface
  • Keyboard is good
  • Poor camera
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 year contract
  • Some touchscreen response issues
  • Some might find it slightly lightweight
HTC Magic is currently not available in any stores.
38
Specs Score
Very Poor
Group: Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 8,000
This Phone:
38
Average:
52
Maximum:
Group Rank:  #163 out of  172 mobiles
Overall Rank:  #910 out of  1834 mobiles

Quick Specifications

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  • General:
  • Android, v1.6
  • Display:
  • Touch
  • 3.2 inches
  • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera:
  • 3.2 MP
  • AutoFocus
  • Video Recording
  • Technical:
  • 288 MB Inbuilt Memory
  • 288 MB RAM
  • 528 MHz Processor
  • Connectivity:
  • 3G
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Extra:
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • 3.5 mm Headphone

Analysis Group Range: Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 8,000

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Technical

CPU Speed

below average
This Device:
528 MHz
Group Avg:
1 GHz
Group Best:
1.6 GHz
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RAM

below average
This Device:
288 MB
Group Avg:
512 MB
Group Best:
1 GB
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Memory Inbuilt

below average
This Device:
288 MB
Group Avg:
4 GB
Group Best:
8 GB
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Display

Display Size

below average
This Device:
3.2 inches
Group Avg:
4.3 inches
Group Best:
6 inches
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Display Resolution

below average
This Device:
320 x 480 px
Group Avg:
480 x 800 px
Group Best:
720p
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Display Ppi

below average
This Device:
180 ppi
Group Avg:
218 ppi
Group Best:
312 ppi
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Camera

Camera Resolution

below average
This Device:
3.2 MP
Group Avg:
5 MP
Group Best:
8 MP
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Camera Videosize

below average
This Device:
320 x 240 px
Group Avg:
864 x 480 px
Group Best:
1080p
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Front Camera

This Device:
No
Group Avg:
VGA (0.3 MP)
Group Best:
5 MP
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Battery

Battery Size

below average
This Device:
1340 mAH
Group Avg:
1700 mAH
Group Best:
4000 mAH
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Battery Standby

above average
This Device:
17.5 Days
Group Avg:
12.5 Days
Group Best:
31.3 Days
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Battery Talktime

average
This Device:
7.5 Hours
Group Avg:
6.8 Hours
Group Best:
24 Hours
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General

Thickness

below average
This Device:
13.7 mm
Group Avg:
10.8 mm
Group Best:
7.9 mm
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Weight

average
This Device:
118 g
Group Avg:
126 g
Group Best:
80 g
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Advantages

Display In Groups
Display
Has A Responsive Touch Screen
Capacitive
Touch Displays offer a more interactive experience.
Camera
Has Camera
3.2 MP with AutoFocus (Average: 5 MP)
Has a camera for taking photos.
Connectivity
Supports 3G
3G Enabled Handsets give you more download speed and a faster internet experience.
Faster Download Speed
7.2 Mbps (Average: N/A)
Faster Download Speed means stream videos at real time.
Supports WiFi
You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.
Supports Bluetooth v2.0
Bluetooth enables you to wirelessly listen to music and calls using bluetooth headsets.
Supports GPS
GPS is used for determining your location. You can get directions to a place with the help of GPS.
Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.
Extra
Has Accelerometer
Detects motion as well as the orientation of a device (horizontally or vertically).
Has Compass
Determines direction facing relative to North, East, West and South.
Supports Video Player
Watch your favourite video songs and movies in video player. It supports MPEG4, 3GPP file types.
Supports Music Player
Listen to your favourite songs in music player. It supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI etc. file types.
Battery
Long Battery Standby Time
17.5 Days (Average: 12.5 Days)
With long battery standby time, phone battery can last more days without charging in idle condition.

Disadvantages

Display In Groups
Display
Small Screen
3.2 inches (Average: 4.3 inches)
Gives an unpleasant experience while Reading, browsing internet and watching videos.
Low Resolution Screen
320 x 480 px
Images, videos and text will not look very sharp.
Not Very Sharp Screen
~ 180 ppi
Images, videos and text will not look very sharp. Text will be harder to read.
Camera
Low Quality Video Recording
320 x 240 px @ 15fps
Recorded videos will be of low resolution and quality.
No Front Camera
Front Camera enables you to take your own photos and do videocalling (on supported mobile phones).
Technical
Limited Storage Capacity
288 MB (Average: 4 GB)
Considering this phone's level of use, it has less amount of memory to store songs, videos, photos and applications.
Slower CPU
528 MHz (Average: 1 GHz)
Slower CPU has trouble in running graphics rich applications.
Limited Amount Of RAM
288 MB (Average: 512 MB)
Small RAM has trouble in running more applications at the same time, which makes the phone little slower.
Connectivity
Can't Output To TV
You can't connect your phone to a TV.
Extra
Doesn't Have A Gyroscope
Gyroscope Determines orientation and rotation and provides more accurate 3D motion tracking than an accelerometer.
Doesn't Have A FM Radio
You Can't Listen to your favourite radio stations on your phone.
Battery
Short Battery Talk Time
7.5 Hours (Average: 6.8 Hours)
With short battery talk time, you won't be able to talk continously on the phone for a long period of time without charging.

Full Specifications

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General
Sim Type:GSM
Dual Sim:No
Device Type:Smartphone
Release Date:February, 2009
Design
Dimensions:113 x 55 x 13.7 mm
Weight:118 g
Form Factor:Classic (Candybar)
Display
Type:Color TFT screen, 65K colors
Touch:Yes
Size:3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels
PPI:~ 180 PPI
Memory
Phonebook:Unlimited
Internal:288 MB inbuilt, 288 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM
Card Slot:Yes
Connectivity
GPRS:Yes
EDGE:Yes
3G:Yes, 7.2 Mbps Download, 2 Mbps Upload
Wifi:Yes
Bluetooth:Yes, v2.0
USB:Yes, miniUSB v2.0
Extra
GPS:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass
3.5mm Headphone Jack:Yes
Camera
Camera:Yes, 3.2 MP with autofocus
Video Recording:Yes, 320 x 240 px @ 15fps
Front Camera:No
Technical
OS:Android, v1.6 (Donut)
CPU:528 MHz, Qualcomm MSM7200A Processor
Browser:Yes, supports HTML
Multimedia
Supports:MMS, Instant Messaging, Voice Recording, Voice Commands, Calendar
Email:Yes
Music:MP3, AAC, AAC+, WMA, WAV, AMR, OGG, MIDI
Video:MPEG4, 3GPP
FM Radio:No
Battery
Size:1340 mAH, Li-ion Battery
Standby time:17.5 days
Talk time:7.5 hours
77
Expert Rating
Good
Based on 6 Reviews
Positive:
5
Mixed:
0
Negative:
0
NA
July 15, 2009
HTC Magic review: Practical magic

It was a pleasure having the HTC Magic around. The little fella puts the young OS into a nicely-looking device with much broader appeal than the G1. The Magic performed quite well, all the more so considering that its platform is just about coming of age. It does have a few flaws and they do count against when choosing your next handset but the handling and the novelty are a huge point in favor.

So, the HTC Magic is a reasonable purchase now, and has the potential to a become a bargain in the future. read more →

  • Android OS v1.5 Cupcake
  • 3.2" capacitive touchscreen of HVGA resolution
  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A 528 MHz CPU, 192/288 MB RAM
  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
  • 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA 2Mbps
  • No video-call camera
  • No Flash support in the web browser
  • No file transfers over Bluetooth
  • No FM radio
80
June 1, 2009
The second Google Android phone finally lands: with new features and an upgraded interface, it's a belter

In short, this is a very good upgrade from HTC, which has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 18 months, and all we can do now is salivate at the prospect of a year chock-full with new Android handsets. However, they'll all have to go the extra mile to beat this new kid on the block. read more →

  • Excellent touchscreen
  • Android upgrade
  • Easy messaging
  • Nice interface
  • Keyboard is good
  • Poor camera
  • No 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 year contract
  • Some touchscreen response issues
  • Some might find it slightly lightweight
75
July 8, 2009
HTC Magic Review

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. read more →

  • 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
80
May 29, 2009
HTC Magic review

The Google Ion is the Android device for which we've been waiting. A few complaints remain, but its eye-catching design and interface, improved features, and satisfying performance make us excited about Android's full potential. read more →

  • The Google Ion (aka the HTC Magic) has a sleek, attractive design with a gorgeous display, tactile controls, and an easy-to-use interface. Features include stereo Bluetooth, seamless integration with Google apps, Wi-Fi, quick access to music and application downloads, and a broad degree of customization. Call quality is excellent and the 3G speeds are zippy.
  • The Google Ion lacks full Outlook-syncing support and a standard 3.5-millimeter headset jack. Video quality is uneven and the HTML browser interface could be refined. Camera-editing and personal-organizer options are slim, and the landscape keyboard isn't available in all applications.
73
June 22, 2009
HTC Magic

The new Android 1.5 software adds quite a number of features to this smartphone compared with the Dream, but HTC needs to iron out a few niggles to make it better. The 1,340mAh battery in the HTC Magic gave it a battery life of about 1.5 days on a single charge. This was better than the one day we got with the Dream, but would still require daily charging, especially if you use a lot of data and turn on mail auto-sync. read more →

  • Compact form factor
  • sharp touchscreen display
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • onscreen numeric keypad for one-hand typing
  • Marketplace for apps and widgets.
  • QWERTY keypad needs improvement
  • no 3.5mm audio jack
  • camera lacks flash
  • battery life not great.
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