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HTC Magic / T-Mobile MyTouch 3G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 526 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the GPS navigation and screen are generally positive. The responsiveness and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reception and connectivity.

design, usability, responsiveness, screen, GPS navigation

battery, camera, features, connectivity, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Magic / T-Mobile MyTouch 3G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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HTC G2 with Google (for T-Mobile) Review - PCWorld


The HTC G2 is the successor to 2008's much ballyhooed HTC G1 (aka the "Google Phone"), the very first Android smartphone released in the United States. It's also the first T-Mobile phone built to take advantage of the carrier's new, faster HSPA+ 3.5G...

Phone supports fast network speeds

T-Mobile network remains inconsistent

While HTC and Google have done well at updating the G1 handset, concerns over the reach and consistency of the T-Mobile 3G network may prevent some people from buying into the G2.

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HTC Magic review: Practical magic


A cool looking touchscreen carrying a new mobile OS was enough to get the attention of even the most hardened of them techies last time we checked. Fair enough, the HTC Magic isn't groundbreaking but the Cupcake-ful of changes it brings, promise a...

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 ; 3.15 megapixel autofocus camera ; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g ;...

No video-call camera ; No Flash support in the web browser ; No file transfers over Bluetooth ; No FM radio

Well, for starters the Android sure looks more human. The formidable and weapon-like G1/ HTC Dream needed every ounce of weight to stand its ground. With an honestly lighthearted and disarming approach, the HTC Magic is willing to play by the...

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Google Ion (HTC Magic)


Ever since we first heard of the HTC Magic, we've been waiting on the edges of our seats for it to land at T-Mobile. After all, the Magic would be our second Android phone for review and we were eager to see if Google and HTC could improve upon their...

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...

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...

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.


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HTC Magic Review


Last year, HTC released the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, but the second handset to run the OS is also an HTC product. Meet the Magic – a slimmer and QWERTY-less smart phone, running on the Android 1.5 Cupcake OS...

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HTC Magic Review: A Step Up from the Original G1


The HTC Magic is a Google Android based device that features a Qualcomm CPU, WiFi, GPS, a 3.2MP camera, 3G Data access and an excellent display with full touchscreen capabilities. A look at how it compares to the original G1 and all of its features...

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Review: HTC Magic (Google Ion, T-Mobile myTouch 3G)


Bluetooth on the Mac anyway works out of the box with most smartphone for file transfer and no need to fiddle with servers, IP addresses etc. But I really appreciate the link, looks promising as alternative. Keep 'em coming.

Bluetooth on the Mac anyway works out of the box with most smartphone for file transfer and no need to fiddle with servers, IP addresses etc. But I really appreciate the link, looks promising as alternative. Keep 'em coming

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HTC Magic Review Part 1: First Impressions


A few months ago I had the opportunity to test out a HTC Dream (unlocked version of the T-Mobile G1), and to be perfectly honest, I didn't like it at all. The software wasn't that great, the battery life was poor and whoever thought of that design...

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Review: HTC Magic for Vodafone review


Russell has had his hands on one of HTC's new Magic Android smartphones for Vodafone UK, and he likes it. It's not perfect, though. Learn more in his in-depth review, complete with three HD videos.


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HTC Magic - Revealing the Secret


Tricks and illusions aren't part of the deal with the new HTC Magic, as we found out when we dabbled with some of the latest features of the Google Android phone. Here are our thoughts on the second Android device from HTC, and the myriad of new...

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HTC magic launches in Spain


Vodafone HTC Magic's page in Spain has gone live ahead of schedule, 8 days before its launch in the UK allowing customers to order the Android handset. The Spanish Magic will come with a slightly higher price tag than its UK counterpart, ranging from...

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:Unknown


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: No
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

Technology:WCDMA (UMTS)


Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:65.536
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Android
Operator:Sim Free / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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