A phone that is not quite as powerful as its operating syste ...
1 February 2012
Summary: The HTC magic was one of the earlier Android phones - when they were still being marketed more as Google phones. This phone was part of the second wave of Android phones, the first wave being very prototype. Having had this phone about 4 years ago, and digging it out recently to get some images off the phone - I was reminded of why I disliked it. The phone itself looks great, the build is actually pretty good.
Summary: I have 1 of these. I totally agree that android is the best system out there at the moment. It's truly brilliant and I think it's better than the Iphone although that comes down to personal taste in the end. My issue is that my Magic has died having just come out of warranty by only a few days. I put it on charge as usual and now it has locked up completely. Nothing will work with it and HTC have refused to help.
Summary: I may have just been unlucky, but this is the worst phone i have ever had. In a period of 4 months i have 5 replacement phones. Three of the phones stopped charging and wouldnt charge at all, one kept loosing signal and vodaphone service centre said it was likely to be a fault with internal antena. The last one just kept freezing. The phone feels very plasticy and not robust enough for todays society.
Summary: I've had one of these phones for two years. Well constructed, good battery life, call quality. Has lasted well but very out of date in terms of technology, slow and too little ram to run newer apps. I removed my previous positive review and put something more relevant now this phone is old and still on the market for some reason. Newer phones at this price point are somewhat better in terms of performance.
Summary: Bought this phone about a month ago and so far I am disappointed in it. Firstly, it was $18 more a month on the $49 contract, while the iPhone 3GS was $5 more (3 Australia). For so much more money, it should be better than the iPhone, right? No. It only has 200+ MB internal memory. The iPhone comes with 16GB. The Magic has a 2GB microSD card and is compatible up to 32GB, but IT CANNOT INSTALL OR RUN APPS OFF THE SD CARD. More on lacking basic functionality.
Pros: Small size, good screen, trackball, runs background apps
Excerpt: ...ridicola la FAQ sul sito HTC in caso di problemi (attaccare, staccare 20 secondi, riattaccare con la modalità debug accesa... ma si può?). tra l'altro se non ci si connette, non si può fare il download del software di aggiornamento. e se non ci si connette via cavo, scordatevi di connettervi via bluetooth. disastro. "Display" Bello, ampio, luminoso. dispositivo touch abbastanza preciso. avrei preferito tasti + grandi per gli sms (e la digitazione ...
Pros: il display ampio e luminoso
Cons: audio, durata batteria, connessione pc e audio, wireless, impostazioni cellulare