Summary: I bought this used, as an inexpensive upgrade to my old Samsung basic flip-phone. I use a tablet for mobile internet connections so although the myTouch connects easily, it's too slow for any serious surfing, and without a firewall, is too insecure. Running the browser exhausts the battery in a few hours. In order to extend battery life, turning off the browser and most of the background apps lets it run for up to 3 days.
Great smart phone for a smart user - save a few hundred dollars and buy me.
21 August 2013
Summary: Older android phone, but very well made and easier to use than most. The slide out keyboard makes texting much more efficient and the touch screen is a snap to navigate. Sound quality is excellent even through my car's system when driving. Pictures are good enough, although not comparable to my camera, and videos are quick and easy to start and stop. I set this up on my plan in minutes, and had no trouble activating. This saved me a bundle.
I would not buy this phone for more than $35, I paid $51 and it hurt me.
8 December 2012
Summary: I´ve used it a couple of times I´ve seen that the software doesnt work that well, is slow sometimes, battery doesn´t last long specially if you are browsing the internet, also watching videos. The sounds (ringtones) options are not that good, in fact its very poor. Video quality is excellent and sound also. For a small phone it has a big screen.
Summary: This is a good entry-level smart-phone. It's slow and full of glitches, so it quickly becomes very aggravating and unwieldy. Apps run slowly or malfunction, actions are delayed, call quality is unreliable, and it is very easy to make a mistake and lose data. This "smart" phone is often not very smart. The speaker phone function is touchy and quality on both ends is awful.
The Darkhorse that Apple, Rim and palm need to worry about!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: HTC Magic is the darkhorse running in the smartphone race, As more people look at this phone and its features many will turn away from the competitors. The Magic is a sleek, sexy candy bar phone with a touch screen interface. With its many built in apps, it is very accomadable to your business or pleasure needs. The phone has a 3 page operating system with a slide up menu. Offers a very good quality camera, however missing a flash. A MP3 and video player.