HTC Magic Review - The HTC Google G2 Phone is Just Magic

The HTC Google G2 Phone is the latest entrant into the android touch screen smart phone

line up of HTC. As it is a “special” one: this phone has not yet been released in the

United States, and has only a very limited release internationally, I have great

interest of full disclosure to let you know this mobile phone. The HTC Google G2 Phone

is known internationally as the HTC Magic, and it is a pretty snazzy phone.

Hardware
The HTC Magic smart phone Google G2 is enclosed in a cool white plastic case. It has a

slightly protruding bottom that does not hinder the sleekness of its design in any way.

A wide 3.2-inch touch screen sprawls on the face of the phone. The LCD TFT screen is

vibrant and colorful with its high HVGA 320X480 pixel resolution. The screen attracts

fingerprints but this is a commonly found blip in most touch screen phones in the

market today. There is also a trackball for navigation. The absence of a physical

QWERTY keyboard on this wholly touch screen operated phone has helped the phone knock

off some of its weight and appear slimmer.
Software
The alluring wrapping of the HTC Magic is augmented by the android software platform

that it uses as its brain. This software ensures fast and high performance of

applications of the phone. The superior quality android operating system also allows

you to add new applications and games to your HTC Magic smart phone through the android

market by exploring options like ‘shopping’, ‘arcade’, ‘social’ and ‘travel’.
Android software in the mobile phone also implies more customization- users can tailor

the handset to meet their specific needs by swapping the home screen, applications or

even the dialer style. The Android software also lets you access third party

applications and not just the core applications and data on the phone. This makes the

HTC Magic more open.
The phone has integrations with Google applications. Google Talk, G mail, Google

search, Google calendar are some of the applications accessible via the HTC Magic.

Google Street view has been integrated with the phone’s mapping applications making it

possible to view streets virtually to find out the way. The phone’s GPS facility

supports efficacious working of maps.
Multimedia
The HTC Magic has a 3.2 Mega pixel auto focus enabled camera for the masterpiece

photograph.. Its powerful video recording capabilities allows you to post videos

directly on You Tube or share videos with friends via e-mail or MMS. It is capable of

playing media files including videos and audio files. The video looks perfect with the

480x320 pixels screen and the music sounds beautiful. It supports only video formats

like MP4 and 3GP which is slightly less when compared to the current standards of

android mobiles. That’s doesn’t matter, third party software like

Nidesoft DVD to Mobile

Converter
can convert DVD videos to HTC Magic video and

Nidesoft Video Converter can

convert all other formats video to HTC Magic video. It also supports rang of audio

files including MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV and OGG, and the third party software can also be

used for audio files.

Other interesting features:
The phone has high performance Internet mettle due to the presence of HSDPA with a

speed of 7.2 Mbps and Wi Fi support. Fast downloads make your mobile Internet

experience on the HTC Magic a joy. Stereo Blue tooth connectivity is also present in

the phone.
The battery life of HTC G2 is much longer than HTC G1. The stand by time is 660 hours

for WCDMA and 420 hours for GSM. The talk time is 400 minutes for WCDMA and 450 minutes

for GSM. The 1340 mAh Lithium-ion battery is rechargeable.
Conclusion
Based on what I’ve seen, the HTC Magic seems like a really solid device. We like the

Magic, maybe even love it a little bit. But it is a little disappointed at its price of

about 6oo dollars, much higher than the new iPhone 3G S and the new Palm Pre.