HTC Magic Mobile Phone – Part 1 – Unboxing & Review

HTC Magic Mobile Phone – Part 1 – Unboxing & Review

 

this is the HTC magic I purchased this from a company called shx Limited on eBay and I paid just under 290 pounds for an unlocked HTC magic now although this is vodafone branded they all come unlocked so you can put any SIM card inside one of these handsets now apart from the handset itself you also get we just cut the Box open a really nice little pouch which I’ll show you a little bit closer in a minute we also get a warranty statement Quick Start Guide which introduces you to the handset and the user interface also get a UK charger three-pin plug on this end and then on this end a USB connector I also get a hands-free kit it’s not a three-and-a-half millimeter audio jack on this end though sir proprietary USB mini USB connection HTC developed so it’s a slightly different shape to normal mini USB connector so if you want to use normal earphones or headsets then you’re either going to have to buy an adapter or stick with a bluetooth headset you also get a standard USB cable in the box as well so you can charge the handset with your computer or a USB charger or you can use this for connecting the device to your computer for transferring files across as well so now let’s take a look at the HTC magic itself now before I move on to shown you the handset in great detail just want to pop back to this little pouch it’s a nice soft finish pouch and I just want to show you that it’s a really nice fit for the handset now back to the HTC magic it’s a very sleek device on this side here all we’ve got is a rocker switch for the volume controls this is nice slimline switch integrated into the side of the handset the front is the gorgeous 3.2 inch screen which runs a 320 by 480 resolution we also got some extra controls on the bottom of the handset here we have a home button which takes you back to the main home screen menu button which gives you various access to different options depending what application you’re using we’ve got a call start and a call end button the call end button also doubles up as the power on/off button we’ve also got a back button a search button there and also a trackball which you can also push in acts as an enter button as well this side of the handset is completely clear as is the top and then the bottom just sports that USB connector and the microphone around the back of the handset we have lanyard connector here and we also have the 3.2 megapixel camera so open you just slide down the back and then if I show you under here we’ve got the 13 hundred and 40 milli amp hour battery which in my test so far has been performing very well indeed is giving me two good days of use between charges in this slot here you can put a micro SD or SDHC memory card the shx deal that I purchased comes with a 2 gigabyte card which is great for getting you started you can add up to 16 gigabytes through that slot there it’s also worth mentioning that the HTC magic is quoted on the HTC website for the European version as having 512 megabytes of ROM storage and 192 megabytes of RAM well when I go into my settings here and have a look at the memory usage on the phone it’s actually reporting that I’ve got two hundred and forty three megabytes available so this may well be the 288 megabyte ram version that’s available for the rest of the world now don’t quote me on that but certainly as far as I can see this could be that 288 megabyte ram version now this HTC magic runs the Android operating system for mobile phones and this is running version 1.5 which is also known as cupcake now what cupcake gives you is three home screens which you can customize as you wish to customize one of the screens we’ve got a lot of blank space here which is touch and hold and then you get a choice of adding shortcuts widgets folders or wallpapers if I choose widgets then for example I could choose to add a search widget which I can then hold and drag into a new position if I decide that I no longer want this widget then I can drag it into the bin at the bottom of the screen so this allows you to customize your phone as you wish and it makes it very useful to be able to do this because you can put shortcuts to all of your favorite applications on your home screen there things run very smoothly they launch very quickly as well and it really is a joy to use it’s loaded with features you’ve got that 3.2 inch screen you’ve got the 3.2 megapixel camera on the back you also got Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well and don’t forget this GPS built into this handset so look out for my future review of copilot life the sat-nav application running on this HTC magic believe me it runs very nicely so rather than the contract from Vodafone I’ve got this unlock from SH X and it works perfectly with the O’s whose SIM card there was a few settings to change for the APN settings to allow me to access Internet wife’s out and about but certainly it’s proving to be a very nice phone it comes highly recommended and the Android Marketplace really does make the phone deliver certainly a very similar user experience to the iPhone I should also really be showing you this notification bar at the top now as well as the normal symbols you get on a mobile phone for just run across these at the moment we’ve got Wi-Fi signal we’ve also got the fact that I’m in silent mode my mobile network signal strength battery left and also the current time we’ve also got notifications over here and this acts like a draw that you actually pull down and it tells you I’ve got one new unread email and I can click into that and go into my email application to get rid of the draw I simply slide it back out of the way it works in a very similar way to the drawer at the bottom which I can put up to reveal all of the icons for my various applications if I scroll down here I can for example go into my shop savvy application and this particular application which I will cover in a separate review allows me to scan in products with the barcode reader and search for better prices to buy the product either locally or online so everything works as I would expect it gives me a viable alternative to the Apple iPhone and for two hundred and 89 pounds or just under that 300-pound mark I’m getting a very nice handset it feels nice to hold it performs very well it’s got the same 528 megahertz processor as you’ll find in HTC’s latest hands at the hero in a slightly different package well thanks very much for listening come back soon and check out more reviews on geek androids Co dot uk’ this video review is sponsored by easy draw making drawing fun on Mac OS 10

 

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