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The Android device for which we've been waiting. A few complaints remain, but its eye-catching design and interface, improved features, and satisfying performance make us excited about Android's full potential. quote


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Critic reviews

7.9
9 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.6
  • Display
    9.2
  • Battery life
    8.1
  • Camera
    6.4
  • Ease of use
    7.8
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.7
  • Media support
    5.7
  • Durability
    7.8
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.1

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User reviews

6.9
31 reviews
8.0
CNET May 29, 2009

The Google Ion is the Android device for which we've been waiting. A few complaints remain, but its eye-catching design and interface, improved features, and satisfying performance make us excited about Android's full potential.

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8.0
Gizmodo May 28, 2009

Unless you absolutely need to have a hardware keyboard for massive text entry, there's no real reason why Android seekers shouldn't get the G2 when it debuts on T-Mobile soon.

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8.0
Wired Jul 27, 2009

In all, the myTouch has smoothed out nearly all of the G1′s numerous rough edges. We may not be dumping our iPhones for it just yet, but at least the open source crowd no longer has to be embarrassed about its top-of-the-line handset.

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7.0
PC Mag Jul 22, 2009

The T-Mobile myTouch 3G with Google is the closest thing T-Mobile has to an iPhone, which will win it a lot of fans.

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8.0
CNET Asia Jun 22, 2009

Though it isn't perfect, Android 1.5 is a significant improvement over the first version, and software-wise, the Magic is much improved over the Dream. It does have a few niggles that require sorting out, especially for text input.

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8.0
TechRadar Aug 12, 2009

In short, this is a very good upgrade from HTC, which has enjoyed a meteoric rise in the last 18 months, and all we can do now is salivate at the prospect of a year chock-full with new Android handsets. However, they'll all have to go the extra mile to beat this new kid on the block.

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8.0
Last100 Jul 3, 2009

Bottom line: if you want a phone to surf the web on and can’t afford the expense of an iPhone, or are already overly reliant on Google apps (that’s me by the way), you won’t be disappointed with the HTC Magic.

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9.0
herdsmc herdsmc

I should start off by saying that my last 3 mobile phones have been the Samsung SGH-I300, HTC TyTN II and then a SE Xperia X1, all very good phones with thier own pros and cons. The reason for me having an HTC Magic is that i dropped my Xperia and killed it. I don' t purchase phone insurance...

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8.0
leebrook leebrook

Reviewing the HTC Magic or My Touch as it will be known in the US is as much about, if not more about reviewing it's Android operating system than it is the device itself. Based on that I'll split the review down the middle, Hardware then Software. I'll try my best to keep the...

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6.0
ggrell ggrell

I've been quite pleased so far with this myTouch 3G. It has been quite reliable, battery can last up to two days as long as you're careful about turning off GPS, lowering back-light, not running too many background apps. My biggest problem comes from a twofold limitation: Android OS...

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8.0
jvmonjo jvmonjo

Good usability and (with root access) high customization possibilities. Probably cupcake (Android) is not the best OS in the world, but like an Linux OS, you can change it, and you have a great community behind. Join the community and help us to improve this great device. Otherwise Google is hard...

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6.0
manveru manveru

This would be a great little phone if it weren't so damn slow. The problem was when they upgraded the version of android that was on it. Instead of the faster 1.6 that it started with, they upgraded it to something newer, and unfortunately the phone's specs just couldn't keep up. It's so slow...

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8.0
jubbjubb jubbjubb

The Magic, or as it is sold in the states, the MyTouch 3G, is a phone that got less attention than it deserved, but it is now considered old hardware. The G1 got credit for being the first android phone, but the magic, the second, did a lot of things better than its older brother, like improved...

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8.0
shanmac shanmac

I have used the HTC Magic for a few months and am generally satisfied with the build quality. The best thing about this phone is hands down the Android OS. There is just so much potential there. I actually like that this phone does not have a physical keypad as I don't like the look and...

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9.0
brett brett

I've had the myTouch 3G for around 4 weeks now and it's my favorite phone that I have ever owned. I have found it to be very responsive and speedy. It could definitely use more RAM though because once you get a few apps going, the device does show some lag. The myTouch is also...

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6.0
Dub Dub

I desperately needed a new phone and I run my small business on Google Apps so it made sense to upgrade to an Android device. The mytouch is a nice little phone with a beautiful screen and I love Android as an OS. It's comfortable to hold and doesn't feel like a brick in your pocket (I...

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9.0
jwchen jwchen

I like it, you actually can tell that htc, google, and t-mobile is trying very hard to win your love. As a freelancer with a list of clients and vendors, apps like google voice and other google apps really makes my life easy. And did I mention it's not on AT&T? the bad - under power...

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