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HTC Magic Google 2 A6161 Smartphone


Overall Rating

4 out of 5

General Description

The HTC Magic is an Android-powered mobile with an advanced list of capabilities. Its chic design and lightweight form factor powers up a suite of Google services such as Mail, Search and Maps.

The HTC Magic is a true entertainment and media powerhouse with support for iTunes. As with any touchscreen, the HTC Magic takes a bit of getting used to but you will love it once you have a bit of experience.

Love the big type font for the contacts list!!


Form Factor

  • 3.2-inch touch-sensitive screen - easy to drag items and icons
  • HVGA (320 X 480 pixel) resolution - very clear and great brightness
  • Lightweight - 119 grams
  • Onscreen keyboard - best used in landscape mode

Key Features

  • 3.5 G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G HSDPA 900 / 2100
  • Wi-Fi with seamless transition to open networks.
  • Touchscreen interface - responsive and carefully thought-out
  • Android OS is fast and responsive
  • Can create a 2D barcode for quick information sharing
  • Can view multiple windows

Media & Apps

  • 3.2Mpixel camera with Vdeo capture
  • Support for tunes via Bluetooth wireless headsets
  • View PDF files via included PDF Viewer
  • QuickOffice applications - view Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync with push email, alendar and contact synchronization with your online Google account


Up to 5 hours of talk time, up to 240 hours (10 days) of standby time.

Price Range

Starts around $600 for unlocked International version, but subsidised offers vary by Telco access plan


What could be better on the HTC Magic?:

  • The search function is a bit tricky - activate by pressing the seach button and tapping the screen.
  • Browsing can be a bit erratic - due to connection issues
  • Camera lens not outstanding
  • Warranty on international unlocked version


The HTC Magic Android is a great competitor for Apple and Microsoft equivalents with the power to add even more application potential. Well worth checking out

Overall Rating: 4/5

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