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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Vivo Nex Dual Screen – Triple Camera – Durability Test!

Remember that phone from last year with the
motorized pop-up camera – the Vivo Nex S? Well Vivo is back at it again with another
super innovative design, with both a screen on the front and back of their latest flagship. In the box comes with headphones, charger,
and a thick bumper case to protect the phone from drops. It's time to see how much thought Vivo put
into durability. Let's get started. [Intro] This is the second dual screen phone we've
seen. With the Nubia X, switching screens was a
carefully calculated, simultaneous double button press. But with this Vivo phone, pressing one power
button on the right side of the phone will activate whatever side is facing you much
easier. It also has a 3 finger side swipe to switch
between the screens on the go, which is as equally easy. So the whole point of a dual screen phone
is to one, look cool, but also to get rid of an notches or hole punches in the larger
front display. With an additional screen on the back, all
selfies can be done with the higher quality rear main cameras, instead of having lower
quality front cameras taking up space inside of a notch.

The main camera on this phone has 3 LED lights
for better lit pictures. Two of which can activate a circular lunar
ring for more even light during pictures or videos. You know, the same circular lights that YouTubers
might use during makeup tutorials. I'm going to leave the makeup tutorials to
the experts, but a ring light is definitely a cool addition to a cell phone camera. The included case has a solid fit. I always have a case on my personal device,
so I'm glad Vivo added some extra protection in the box. Speaking of protection, there is also an included
plastic screen protector on the front surface. The guys over at Vivo are getting all the
bonus points today. As you know, with my systematic durability
test, we check the scratch resistance of the screen with Mohs scale of hardness.

It's a pretty safe bet that if a company isn't
advertising sapphire, it's probably going to be tempered glass, which is where we start
seeing faint scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7. Vivo was the first manufacturer to come out
with an under display fingerprint scanner, and the same technology is here in this phone
as well. Underneath the front screen, protected by
the front glass, the display shines up onto your fingerprint. And the little sensor underneath the display
can tell if it's your finger or not so you can unlock the phone securely.

With two screens, we need double the testing
since there's twice as much real estate to cover. Let's scratch test the back. Dbrand should start making clear skins for
these dual screen phones. This side as well is covered by a screen protector,
which makes sense. Screen protectors not only stop scratches,
but also add a cushion layer of impact protection so brittle glass doesn't shatter right away
during a drop. This time after testing all the different
levels, we still find tempered glass covering the back panel, resulting in scratches at
6, with deeper grooves at a level 7.

The rear design of the Vivo dual screen phone
is unique. Instead of a metal lip around the camera lens,
the whole circular unit is glass and protrudes just slightly over the top of the rear glass
panel. With it's own little screen protector, the
circular camera lens is very solidly adhered to the rear panel. Even with some prying from my razor blade,
it doesn't want to come off. The back panel, surprisingly, does have it's
own earpiece, a bi-directional earpiece speaker shooting out both the front and the back. This will be fun to see from the inside. It's a thin little sliver, especially here
on the front side, to minimize the bezels. But the grille can come off on it's own. There isn't much adhesive holding it in place.

It's definitely interesting to see speaker
grilles on both sides of the phone. Speaking of sides, the material inside of
this dual screen sandwich is metal, the long volume button, and power buttons are both
made from metal. The bottom of the phone has a loud speaker
and USB-C charging port, along with a dual SIM card tray, with a protective rubber ring
around the opening to help keep water out. The Vivo Nex Dual Display doesn't have an
official IP rating, but it's good to see some steps were taken. This hole is protected and I'll have to check
the other holes from the inside during the teardown.

The far side of the phone is also made from
metal, along with the second tower button with Vivo printed on the surface. And what's this? Dost mine eyes deceive me? A headphone jack. You gotta love a phone with all the features. Another interesting design choice is at the
edge of the screen on both the front and the back are surrounded by a layer of plastic. Plastic as we know is much softer than metal
or glass, so it does provide a nice cushion layer between the hard metal sides and the
clear brittle glass. So if it does happen to get dropped, it might
not break as easy.

It's a good thing, and not something you would
notice at first glance. With the previous dual screen phone I tested,
the Nubia X, it had an LCD front panel, while the smaller rear panel was AMOLED. This phone, the Vivo Nex Dual Display, has
a larger rear screen than the Nubia at 5.5 inches and it's still a 1080p AMOLED. It's kind of sad when you think that the backup
screen on this phone is still higher resolution than Apple's iPhone XR. No permanent marks were left on the display,
even after my lighter was in place for 45 seconds. It might be the dual thickness of the clear
camera lens glass. But even with all that heat, there is no separation
of the rather unique circular lens. There's a 12 megapixel main camera, a 2 megapixel
depth sensor, and another 3D camera called TOF for Time of Flight for facial recognition
are all back here.

The TOF camera has some pretty cool 3D scanning
capabilities. I jumped into the camera app to check it out. It has the standard measure of banana features
that a lot of phones have. But it also has this pretty in depth 3D face
scanning unlocking thing that Vivo claims is better than Apple's. But I think we can all agree that this is
either super creepy or super awesome. Isn't that right, Digital Jerry? [Jerry nods] The front screen is a massive 6.4 inch, no
notch, 1080p AMOLED display. This time with different placement of my lighter,
and without the dual layers of glass, a white burn mark appeared at about 27 seconds and
never did quite recover. And now for the bend test. This phone has no moving parts, just one solid
hunk of glass, metal and plastic. And the whole contraption seems very heavy
and very solid, with only a slight bend during the flex, but with no creaks, snaps, kinks,
or cracks anywhere in the body, even when bent from both directions. I like where things are headed. This whole flagship phone with dual screens,
3D camera, headphone jack, and in-screen fingerprint scanner is still cheaper than Apple's budget
iPhone, the XR.

And Vivo's phone comes with double the internal
memory. Vivo's got my attention. I'm impressed and I'm excited to see what
they come out with next. Hit that subscribe button if you haven't already
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