Conclusion: We are happy to say the HTC Legend is certainly not a victim of the sequel syndrome. Hard facts of life, you know. Traditionally, first episodes of acclaimed movie series tend to be the best, with sequels proving to be progressively worse.
Pros: Awesome build quality and spectacular design, Really snappy (with almost all applications), Capable camera, Excellent in-call quality, Partial Flash support
Cons: Limited video playback capabilities, Mediocre audio playback quality, Discomforting display (in direct sunlight)
Excerpt: There are those few instances when a mobile handset comes my way and I honestly enjoy actually using it not merely for test purposes but on a personal level. The HTC Legend was one of such handsets. It’s designed to look good, feel good and function exactly the same way. Here’s a closer look.
Summary: The Legend is encased in a slick aluminium unibody accented with black rubber pads at the back, and the battery, SIM and memory card all slot into the bottom of the device. Android 2.1 sits at the heart of the Legend and this eminently usable operating system, coupled with HTC’s Sense skin, makes...
Pros: Excellent social networking, web and email features, friendly user interface, responsive touch-screen, good multitasking, high build quality, improved camera with flash
Cons: Web video doesn?t play well, bundled headphones pretty low quality
Summary: The HTC Legend may lack the extra-large screen of the flagship HTC Desire, but the unibody aluminium casing is a superb piece of industrial design. The Legend is an excellent smartphone and a solid improvement over its predecessor.
Pros: Superb industrial design and build quality, excellent AMOLED display, great user interface, snappy performance, excellent Web browser
Cons: On-screen keyboard isn't as polished as the iPhone's, limited multimedia capabilities
Summary: An excellent phone that’s powerful, fast, user friendly and good looking. It’s what all smartphones aspire to be.
Pros: Where to start? Superb internet, email, social networking, an intuitive user interface, a responsive touch-screen, powerful multitasking abilities, a solid and attractive build and a five-megapixel camera with flash.
Cons: Adobe Flash makes web video jumpy, and the bundled headphones aren’t great.
Conclusion: The HTC Legend has the looks and offers the type of user experience that will turn heads, without a doubt. It takes what the HTC Hero started and continues, offering a compact device with plenty of power and an interactive experience that sets the pace for smartphone manufacturers to follow.
Pros: HTC Sense, intuitive, easy to setup, build quality, touch response, onscreen keyboard is excellent
Cons: Battery life, video capture, video codec support, sharp top edge makes for uncomfortable calling