Specs summary

Screen
3.2"

The HTC Magic+'s screen is 3.2 inches with 320 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
528MHz

There is a Qualcomm 7201A 528 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1340mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1340 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time, 450 minutes (2G), 400 minutes (3G).



It was a pleasure having the HTC Magic around. The little fella puts the young OS into a nicely-looking device...

- GSMArena team , GSMArena 

Reviews (8.6/10 Avg. rating)


Softpedia

Has one of the best operating systems for mobile platforms

from Softpedia

The second Android device coming from HTC is looking much better and the software improvements are more than welcome. Using it was a very nice experience, which means that HTC did a great job again. I strongly recommend the Magic to those that didn't have the chance to get the G1 last year. The last Android phones coming from HTC, Magic and Hero, have great potential on the market, but I'm sure that the Taiwanese manufacturer will surprise us pretty soon with more and better Android devices.

The Good

Besides the fact that Android performs as one of the best operating s... Full review

Wired

Top-to-bottom hardware redesign is a big win

from Wired

Hey, this Android thing may take off after all!

After wowing virtually no one with the hacker's delight T-Mobile G1 (one of the most egregiously ugly phones ever to hit the market), T-Mobile and manufacturer HTC have spent nearly a year re-educating themselves about what a cell phone should look like and how it should work. The result of that hard work is the myTouch 3G, a vastly better cell phone that finally gives the more mature handsets on the market a run for their money.

The most immediately noticeable thing about the myTouch 3G is its new styling. Gone is the cl... Full review

MobileBurn

Slimmer profile, better battery and more attractive design

from MobileBurn

Like the T-Mobile G1 before it, the T-Mobile myTouch 3G is a very enjoyable phone to use. It offers better battery life than the G1, and comes in a much more attractive design. Some people might miss the G1's hardware keyboard, but many people will prefer the new model, with its slimmer profile and on-screen keyboard.

While the phone is largely a success, it has some weak points. Battery life is still less than one would hope for, explaining T-Mobile's decision to sell battery extenders, and the camera performance still leaves much to be desired. We've also suffered from a bit of... Full review

GSMArena

Cool looking touchscreen carrying a new mobile OS

from GSMArena

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 conventional touchscreen rules. And may as well be eyeing massive sales. Compact dimensions and distinct styling, decent all round functionality and system expandability, the HTC Magic seems to have what it takes to keep both smart and feature phone touchscreens on edge. The second edition of the OS should have dealt with the issues of the forerunner a... Full review

Mobile Syrup

The closest to date of what people call the “iPhone Killer”

from Mobile Syrup

We’ve been playing around with the HTC Dream since launch date to give this device a good go around.

The Magic feels like it’s meant to be held. It only weighs a measly 116 grams and comes packed with everything you could want (e-mail, contacts, web, camera, video and the Android market). The overall dimensions of the Magic are 4.45 x 2.19 x 0.54 inches and has a distinguishable HVGA display of 3.2 inches (resolution of 320×480). The screen is a nice size and makes watching video (YouTube or your own) enjoyable. I must say with this one of the first devices to have... Full review

CNET

Parts of the phone are as the name suggests, magic

from CNET

We like the Magic, maybe even love it a little bit, but we can't deny being disappointed at the parts of this phone that are missing. The Magic is perfect for young, hip, tech-savvy types for whom the lack of decent multimedia will be a major turn off, especially when compared with the iPhone's excellent iPod capabilities. This wouldn't be such a huge problem if it shipped with an iTunes-like syncing and conversion software, but it doesn't.

Confusingly, the Magic will be released in Australia in two variants; one offered by Vodafone with a couple of consumer-focused additions like g... Full review

MobileBurn

Similar design to the white version of the G1, but without QWERTY keyboard

from MobileBurn

The HTC Magic is a great handset, and I thoroughly enjoyed using it. However, I can't help but think that the part I enjoyed was the Android UI, and not necessarily the handset itself. Sure, the trackball can be handy, but it isn't really necessary most of the time, as the Magic is a full touchscreen device. There's no 3.5mm headphone port, and the white plastic isn't to some people's tastes. The worst part of the phone was definitely it's battery, which needs charging daily with normal use. The Magic's camera was also a big disappointment, and the newly included video mode was nothing to g... Full review

TechRadar

Does the latest Android handset beat the original?

from TechRadar

Back in February HTC and Vodafone sprang a surprise in Barcelona with the launch of the HTC Magic, but TechRadar managed to get half an hour in the Spanish sun in the company of the latest handset everyone's talking about.

The first impression is one of weight, or lack thereof. The decision to strike off the QWERTY keyboard might have helped make it more svelte, and has certainly contributed to a thinner design, but it makes the whole thing feel a little lightweight.

However, we're sure that a lot of people will be enjoying the fact it could slip into your pocket unnoticed,... Full review

Vodafone

Can't live without Google Search, Google Maps and YouTube? You need the HTC Magic

from Vodafone
Packed full of cool, easy to use features, it's an entertainment and media powerhouse for those that live their life online. And it's exclusive to Vodafone - so you won't get your hands on its smooth curves anywhere else. Read on for our review of the Magic..... Full review
Gizmodo

Nice finish, great form factor

from Gizmodo

HTC has got a very smooth phone, which feels great on your hands and in your pants' pockets. While it's sightly thicker than the iPhone, the narrower, rounded body, and weight makes it feel the same size. For sure, a lot less bulky than the G1, which looks like a brick next to this. And as you have seen in the shots, the final HTC Magic is quite pretty. Have no doubt: This thing alone will make many consumers put up with the less-than-ideal software keyboard.

Overall, the first feeling is that we got a potential winner here. If they can manage to make the software keyboard better, A... Full review

Just bought this phone from Primus Canada for a 3 year contract and I do recommend this phone if you don't mind that you can't upgrade to Android 2.2 but this phone has all the smart stuff you want in an Android phone which is great.
Just bought this phone from Primus Canada for a 3 year contract and I do recommend this phone if you don't mind that you can't upgrade to Android 2.2 but this phone has all the smart stuff you want in an Android phone which is great. Less

HTC Magic on Rogers - wait and see

The HTC Magic is a great Android phone, and I am loving it. Easy to use, with a sleek design, it is responsive, has a great screen, and I feel good using it. The phone itself I rank 8/10 because it lacks a 3.5mm headset jack, and because Android itself has some quirks that need to be worked out. If... More
The HTC Magic is a great Android phone, and I am loving it. Easy to use, with a sleek design, it is responsive, has a great screen, and I feel good using it. The phone itself I rank 8/10 because it lacks a 3.5mm headset jack, and because Android itself has some quirks that need to be worked out. If you are thinking of buying this phone with Rogers in Canada, beware! As of 12/11/2009 Rogers still has not updated the OS on our phones from 1.5 to 1.6. This update has been out since the beginning of October, and many users around the world, including the US, already have it. Not having this update means losing out on some functionality, and not being able to use apps designed to work only with ver 1.6 and above. So far Rogers has been unwilling to say whether or not they will update our phones to 1.6, so you may want to wait until there is official confirmation on their web site that 1.6 is available for Rogers Android phones. Don't trust what the customer service reps tell you, or the sales reps in the stores, as we have been talking to reps in the office of the president of Rogers, and we are getting conflicting information. Less

The HTC Magic, Is Google Phone

All it takes is to power up the phone and you already know its Google Magic, Yes you can't call this one HTC Magic because its all Google, Great Product It takes time to get use to the Operating System, Lots of Goods on this product, Google Map, Google Earth, Google Gmail or Just Search from the pho... More
All it takes is to power up the phone and you already know its Google Magic, Yes you can't call this one HTC Magic because its all Google, Great Product It takes time to get use to the Operating System, Lots of Goods on this product, Google Map, Google Earth, Google Gmail or Just Search from the phone I would recommand to anyone looking for cool pda, i purchase mine from http://www.selectgsm.com/ Less


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date February 17, 2009
Regions available USA, Canada
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android

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Processor Qualcomm 7201A 528 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 288 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.95 W/kg
Body: 1.87 W/kg
Languages English, French, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1340 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
450 minutes (2G)
400 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 17.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Black, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 5.5 x 1.4 cm
(4.5 x 2.2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 118 grams
(4.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution 320 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Trackball, Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Google Android
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM (AIM, MSN, Yahoo)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): T-Mobile myTouch 3G, HTC G2, HTC Sapphire, HTC Magic

An update for the 1.5 OS is available.
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