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. Form Factor Sticking, in part, to the traditional HTC design of the ‘chinned’ handset the Legend’s body is also constructed out of a single block of aluminum.
Excerpt: HTC has developed into one of the most exciting phone companies in the world. The relatively small Taiwanese company has worked with Microsoft and Google's operating systems to produce some of the best handsets we have ever seen. It's latest batch of phones includes the HTC Legend, a successor to the much-loved HTC Hero and the first HTC phone to feature a unibody aluminium casing. Read our review to see if it's worthy of its name.
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. Fortunately, this is not the case with the HTC Legend and it’s more like “Batman: The Dark Knight” – better than the previous iterations. At the same time, it’s not that different from them either.
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)
Hero becomes Legend with HTC's latest Android smartphone
Good Gear Guide.au
16 November 2010
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.
Excerpt: The HTC Legend, as the name might suggest, is a direct successor to the company's popular Hero, which formerly held the crown of Best Android Phone - that is, before Google brought out its own Nexus One. The Legend looks remarkably similar to the Hero in form, although its case is now carved from a single slab of aluminium, with a black, rubberised battery cover and the same material around the camera's lens and flash.
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. A year on and HTC Sense is still great fun, but becoming slightly less unique. The battery life will raise some eyebrows and you need to be aware of this limitation.
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