HTC Magic





Market status: Released

Release date: 27 Apr 2009


Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (180 ppi)
  • Slow processor (528 MHz)
  • Too little RAM memory (288 MB RAM)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera

Description

The HTC Magic is QWERTY-less thinner variant of the G1. It also runs on Android OS and has similar features. GPS, Wi-Fi, HVGA touch screen, 3.2-megapixel camera, microSDHC slot, Internet Browser and Email.

Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.54 inches (113 x 55 x 13.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.18 oz (118 g)
      the average is 4.4 oz (127 g)

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density – The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 180 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology – There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes.

    Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed.

    Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 7.50 hours
      the average is 11 h (650 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 17.5 days (420 hours)
      the average is 18 days (444 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1340 mAh

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip – Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm MSM7200A
  • Processor:

    Processor – The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 528 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory – System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 288 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Auto focus
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning – This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS.

    GPS – This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather.

    A-GPS – A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization.

    GLONASS – GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 17 Feb 2009

By Phonearena Staff