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.
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.
Hero becomes Legend with HTC's latest Android smartphone
Good Gear Guide.au
1 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: A fter being the first to bring a smartphone with the Google Android operating system onto the market, HTC also clearly shows the early experience with the Android platform in the latest models. Earlier, LetsGoMobile has had the pleasure to test the T-Mobile HTC G1, HTC Magic and the HTC Hero. The Android operating system is very hot and every brand is joining up in order to also have Android in their portfolio.
Summary: The HTC Legend lives up to its name. It's fast, fun, and manages to be easy to use and full of potential at the same time. The HTC Desire, among other phones, offers a bigger screen, but the Legend's smaller size and lower price may prove more palatable to your pocket
Pros: Good-looking, Fast Web browser, Great virtual keyboard, Flash support, Bright AMOLED touchscreen, Decent call quality
Cons: Some home-screen widgets need polishing, Android is still somewhat geeky, Short battery life
Excerpt: The HTC Hero was undeniably the handset of 2009, winning many industry awards, including Pocket-lint's own. It represented the pinnacle of HTC's Android smartphone assault and the launch handset for the HTC Sense user interface. The HTC Legend supersedes the HTC Hero, but at the same time, steps aside for a new flagship, the HTC Desire . The Desire's elevated status might cast a long shadow, but can the Legend still shine brightly?
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