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HTC Magic (Google Ion)

We have collected and analyzed 156 expert reviews and 857 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 82/100. The average review date is Oct 24, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 2673680 reviews from other Cell Phones. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 11, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Magic (Google Ion)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of HTC Magic (Google Ion) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability. The design also gets good views.

design, usability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Magic (Google Ion)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of HTC Magic (Google Ion) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and screen. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

portability

screen, reliability

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Magic A6161 Android G2 Unlocked Phone with Quad-Band GSM, 3.2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with Warranty (HTC Magic A6161 Android G2 Unlocked Phone with Quad-Band GSM, 3.2 MP Camera, MP3/Video Player, and MicroSD Slot--International Version with Warranty (

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Kent German (cnet.com)

HTC Magic review

 

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.

May, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

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...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : ZDNet (zdnet.com)

HTC Magic

 

Parts of the phone are as the name suggests, magic. The design, the touchscreen and the internet experience are all first class. But the absence of outstanding multimedia seriously jeopardises the success of this latest Android.

Excellent touchscreen, Sleek design, Great web browser, Access to Android app store

Poor multimedia options, No 3.5mm headphone socket or adapter

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Nick Nelson (brighthub.com)

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...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Fudzilla (fudzilla.com)

HTC Magic tested

 

Table of contents « Prev All Pages Next » HTC Magic tested 2. Interface and Specs 3.

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Softpedia (softpedia.com)

HTC Magic Review

 

The second device launched by the joint-venture HTC and Google – HTC Magic aka G2, suggests that the new Android-branded phones have great potential on the smartphone market. Updated to the latest firmware version, including Cupcake 1.5, HTC Magic is...

Besides the fact that Android performs as one of the best operating systems for mobile platforms, especially in terms of speed and stability, I would also like to mention the stylish design of the device and the improvements that have been made to the...

There are still some basic features that the Android misses at the moment, such as: the Flash for the integrated browser, the compatibility with multi-gestures and Bluetooth data transfers. Besides that, I think a better autonomy of the battery...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Steve O'Hear (last100.com)

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

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Gizmag Team (gizmag.com)

HTC Magic review

 

The first Android-powered phone to market, the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream), was an awkward device with its main appeal derived from the fact it was Android-powered. The HTC Magic is the second Android device to reach consumers, and in terms of hardware,...

over at The Mobiler.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Mitchell Oke (geardiary.com)

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...

Jun, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1340
Battery performance:1340
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):660 / 7.5
Standby time (3G):6.6
Talk time (2G):420 / 6.66
Talk time (3G):660

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Rear camera type:Single camera

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:3.2
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Messaging

E-mail:Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio:No / Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G standards:HSDPA,WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:WCDMA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Video playback: Yes

Performance

Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.528

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Internal memory:512

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.535
Height:4.45
Weight:4.18
Width:2.17