HTC Magic doesn’t look too different from the G1 although it does up the ante in terms of style. The phone is thinner and lighter: the full QWERTY keyboard of the G1 has been taken out. The original G1’s pronounced ‘chin’ has been smoothed for a much sleeker look. In terms of specifications, the HTC Magic is very similar, using the same Qualcomm MSM7201 processor, a 3.2 inch LCD touchscreen and 3.2 megapixel camera. Internal ROM has also been doubled to 512MB. Obviously the initial battery life issues of the G1 did not go unnoticed, and the Magic will ship with a 1340mAh battery meaning increased talk time.
When it comes to the exterior of the phone, the Magic looks neat and well built, or as they say: “simple yet stylish device”. It seems to be more fingerprint rezistant than other shiny phones, even in the black version. The curvy design allows the phone to sit confortably in the hand, despite it’s size, being a little larger than the average smartphone.
From the official HTC Magic page:
The HTC Magic, powered by Android™, is designed to turn heads with its chic looks, and command attention with its advanced list of capabilities. It provides the Google suite of services like Gmail, Search, YouTube and Maps geared up for use wherever your life leads you. Further enhanced with Outlook® synchronization, Smart Dialer, and an onscreen keyboard with predictive text, the HTC Magic is a true entertainment and communication powerhouse.
HTC Magic Specifications
|Processor||Qualcomm MSM7201A, 528 MHz|
|Memory||ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 192 MB
|Expansion Slot||microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)|
|Display||3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 320×480 HVGA resolution|
Trackball with Enter button
|Camera||3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus|
AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC-LC, MIDI, OGG
(Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)
Bluetooth 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
|GPS||Internal GPS antenna|
Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1340 mAh
113 x 55 x 13.65 mm
( 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.54 inches)
|Weight||118.5 grams ( 4.18 ounces) with battery|
|Special Features||Digital Compass, Motion Sensor|