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81
Global
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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90
herdsmc
I should start off by saying that my last 3 mobile phones have been the Samsung...read more
80
leebrook
Reviewing the HTC Magic or My Touch as it will be known in the US is as much...read more
80
Jvmonjo
Good usability and (with root access) high customization possibilities. Probably...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Android
Screen size
3.222
Internal memory
5127
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2G
Carriers (US)
T-Mobile
Model
Google Ion

Carriers

Regions offered
North America

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM

Hardware

RAM
192 MB
Model

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Trackball

Power

Talk time
2G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
420 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1340 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (3.2 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (No)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
512 MB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america, Oceania (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
3.2 inches
Screen resolution
320 x 480
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
Other / proprietary
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
528 MHz
CPU cores
Single-core
RAM
192 MB
ROM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No
TV-out
No
Model
T-Mobile myTouch 3G

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Im, Maps, Notes
Model
Rogers Magic

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Trackball

Power

Talk time
2G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
420 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1340 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (3.2 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (No)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
512 MB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
North America (Canada)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
3.2 inches
Screen resolution
320 x 480
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
Other / proprietary
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
528 MHz
CPU cores
Single-core
RAM
192 MB
ROM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No
TV-out
No
Model
Rogers HTC Magic

Carriers

Regions offered
North America

Hardware

RAM
288 MB
Model
myTouch 3G

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Trackball

Power

Talk time
3G
Standby time (max)
420 hours
Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes

Location

Location support
Yes

Storage

Internal memory
512 MB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR

Carriers

Regions offered
North America

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM

Display

Screen size
3.2 inches
Screen resolution
320 x 480
Screen type
LCD

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
Other / proprietary
Speakers
Mono
Voice dial
Speaker dependent
Model
myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Trackball

Power

Talk time
2G (up to7 hours)
Standby time (max)
420 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (Removable) (1340 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (3.2 megapixels) (Video, Auto focus, Digital zoom, Contact pictures) (No)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc, Compass)

Storage

Internal memory
512 MB
Memory card
MicroSD (MicroSDHC)

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
UMA support
No
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (MPEG-4) (Streaming / internet) (JPEG)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML (Javascript)
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Maps, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Rings / alerts

Custom ringtones
Yes (Polyphonic, Mp3 audio, Contact)
Vibrate mode
Yes
Sound profiles
Yes

Carriers

Regions offered
Asia, Europe, North america, Oceania (US)

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa) (Yes)
Subscriber identity
SIM card

Display

Screen size
3.2 inches
Screen resolution
320 x 480
Screen type
LCD (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes) (No)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
528 MHz
CPU cores
Single-core
RAM
256 MB
ROM
512 MB
USB
2.0 (Other / proprietary) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Proximity sensor

Controls

External controls
Keylock

Other features

Flight mode
Yes
FM tuner
No
FM transmitter
No
Infrared port
No
Kickstand
No
NFC or RFID payment
No
PictBridge
No
Ruggedized
No
TTY / TDD
No
TV-out
No
Model
HTC Google Ion

General

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen
Predictive text
Yes
Navigation type
Trackball

Power

Talk time
3G
Standby time (max)
420 hours
Battery type
Li-ion

Camera

Camera
Yes

Location

Location support
Yes

Storage

Internal memory
512 MB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes
Bluetooth
2.0 + EDR

Carriers

Regions offered
North America

Radio type

Comm standard
GSM

Display

Screen size
3.2 inches
Screen resolution
320 x 480
Screen type
LCD

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
Other / proprietary
Speakers
Mono
Voice dial
Speaker dependent