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HTC Magic (Google Ion)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 809 reviews of HTC Magic (Google Ion). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and performance. The portability and design also get good opinions. Many are less positive about the reception and sound. The reliability and apps get mixed views.

usability, design, portability, performance, size

battery, camera, connectivity, sound, reception

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Magic (Google Ion) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (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. People are impressed by the usability. The design also gets good feedback.

design, usability

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

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Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability, whereas some have doubts about the reliability and screen. Opinions are divided on the usability.

portability

screen, reliability

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

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Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

HTC Magic review

 

The second Google Android phone finally lands: with new features and an upgraded interface, it's a belter

Excellent touchscreen ; Android upgrade ; Easy messaging ; Nice interface ; Keyboard is good ; Tight Google integration ; Slim and lightweight

Poor camera ; No 3.5mm headphone jack ; 2 year contract ; Some touchscreen response issues ; Some might find it slightly lightweight

A very good performer from the Android stable that will just keep on pleasing from the box.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Magic - Pocket-lint

 

A good phone and one that will do well, just don't expect to feel grown up owning it

Touchscreen responsive, small and light, easy to use,

No flash, plastic design unlikely to last your contract, no 3.5mm jack

The HTC Magic is a very enjoyable and fun handset to use. It’s quick, nimble and has the potential to be so much more thanks to the addition of Market – Android's app store.

May, 2009

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Magic - First Look - Pocket-lint

 

Compared to the first HTC G1 outing it's a vast improvement

HSDPA, Wi-Fi, thinner than G1, Android

Onscreen keyboard looks fiddly, no flash, no 3.5mm jack, gloss finish looks cheap

The HTC Magic, or "G2", will be available in the UK, Spain, France and Germany exclusively on Vodafone and from multiple operators in Italy in April. The handset, which will sit alongside the BlackBerry Storm, is yet another alternative to the iPhone,...

Feb, 2009

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Magic review

 

This is the second handset to use Google's Android OS and is exclusive to Vodafone; the first handset, the G1, is available only from T-Mobile.

Jun, 2009

Recommended!

Expert review by: Niall Magennis (trustedreviews.com)

HTC Magic

 

Can the HTC Magic help Google's Android take over the world? Niall finds out.

The Magic feels very much like the phone that Google should have used to originally launch Android. It's far superior to the G1 in terms of looks and usability, while enhancements such as the addition of the dedicated search key and tweaks to the user...

May, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

HTC's second Google phone loses the QWERTY keyboard in favour of video recording and a slicker design. Does it have the iPhone's number?

Finally, a game changer – suddenly the iPhone isn't the only amazing touchscreen phone out there

May, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

HTC Magic Review

 

The second Google phone arrives: smarter looks, a neater shape and a better button layout. It uses the improved latest Android software (version 1.5, sweetly called Cupcake). Android is slick and effective,…

May, 2009

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

HTC Magic incelemesi

 

G ünümüzde cep telefonlarında kullanılan pek çok uygulama, tüm bu işlemleri yapabilecek bir işletim sistemini gerektiriyor. Çünkü işletim sistemleri donanımın yanında cep telefonunun "ruhu"dur. İşletim sistemleri, cep telefonlarının kullanım kolaylığı...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: What Mobile (whatmobile.net)

HTC Magic Review

 

Early adopters rarely have much luck when it comes to technology. Take the first iPhone, lacking 3G, or the rather ugly and bulky G1 Google phone on T-Mobile. There's a hefty price to pay to be first, but there's usually a great reward for waiting for...

At the time of writing, the choice of Android devices is pretty small and every single phone has been made by one manufacturer, HTC. The Magic is pretty similar to the new HTC Hero (available on Orange and T-Mobile) but has a cleaner look and feel,...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Steve (tracyandmatt.co.uk)

HTC Magic review

 

Edit: Now they can be seen at around the £350 mark it makes it a lot more interesting, wait for the Sammy and the Hero though and see where we are then

Jul, 2009

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity: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

Design

Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Touchscreen: Yes

Messaging

E-mail: Yes
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): Yes
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 (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:1.36
Height :11.3
Weight:118.5
Width:5.5