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HTC Magic in Black and White – Same HTC Android Phone, Different Exterior

HTC Magic in Black and White – Same HTC Android Phone, Different Exterior

The HTC Magic is an Android powered mobile smart phone from HTC and Vodafone. The phone runs all chief Google applications in an impeccable manner thanks to the Android Operating system, this new touch screen phone is also referred to as the Google G2.

There are two colour variants of the new HTC Magic that are available on Vodafone, both the Black and the White edition offer exactly the same features, technology and design but simply exchange the colour of the casing to dictate their model name.

The Appearance

The HTC Magic has pocket friendly dimensions of 117.7 x 55 x 13.7 mm. It is extremely light weight at 118.5 grams. The white plastic encasing is attractive and interesting to look at with a slight jutting at the phone’s bottom.

There is a conspicuous 3.2 inches wide TFT capacitive touch screen on the face of the phone. The touch screen supports 65K colors and has a high resolution of 320X480 pixels. The touch screen has an accelerometer for enabling auto rotation. The touch screen is extremely tactile responsive. The phone has a track ball for scrolling menus in addition to the touch sensitivity of the screen.

Operating System

The HTC Magic runs on the Android operating system. The interface uses the new cupcake version of Android. The phone being an Android phone it has convenient access to all Google applications like Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search and You Tube. It can mark messages in Gmail, and allocate them to a label or delete them if required.


The newMagic also known as the Google G2 has a 3.15 Mega pixel camera with a high resolution of 2048×1536 pixels for taking brilliant photographs. The camera’s auto focus feature also enhances picture quality. The camera is also able to support video calling. The lack of a flash for photography in dark conditions is a disappointment.


The HTC Magic is equipped with HSCSD, EDGE, 7.2 Mbps 3G HSDPA and Wi Fi technologies to enhance the mobile internet experience. The browser of the phone supports html technology for enjoyable browsing. This Android web browser is built on a web kit. There is a plus and minus zoom icon for zooming in and out of web pages.

Though the HTC Magic does not have a radio it does possess an MP3 player which you can use to listen to your favorite tracks. The phone allows download of polyphonic and WAV ring tones. The phone has Bluetooth connectivity to provide headset support only.

The Magic supports recording of video too as well as supports games for added entertainment.

Memory and Battery

The HTC Magic has a 512 MB ROM and a 192MB RAM. Memory can be augmented up to 16GB using the micro SD memory card slot.

The Magic is powered by a standard Li-Ion 1340 mAh battery that proffers a stand by time of up to 420 hours and a talk time of 7 hours 30 minutes.

Other Features

The HTC Magic has a GPRS facility coalesced with Google Maps. This feature along with a digital compass aids navigation. The new street view feature has been added to Google Maps. The feature loads quickly on the phone and is very expedient as it lets you visit each street virtually. It also has USB ports that promote connectivity with other devices.