The Legend is similar in both size and shape to the HTC Hero but this times there’s an “alloy unibody” making it very solid with a slide-in battery. The “chin” is still there but, instead of the trackball, there’s now an “optical trackpad” on the chin. Specs include a 600Mhz processor and an all-new version of the HTC Sense interface sitting on top of Android 2.1.
the full specs ..
– 3.2″ 320×480 HVGA AMOLED Capacitive screen with pinch-to-zoom.
– 600Mhz CPU
– 1300 mAh battery
– 512MB ROM, 384MB RAM, microSD storage available (32GB max)
– Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC Sense
– 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash and geotagging
– 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB charge / sync cable
– G-Sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
– Internet tethering / sharing through USB, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR
– FM radio
– Widgets, including downloadable widgets, YouTube, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter
– WiFi, quad-band GSM, dual-band 3G / HSPA
The first time we got to see the HTC Legend was on the day it got launched. We were in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress to take a wobble-cam look at the new handset. Features include the ability to auto-backup your data to the storage card, so no more lost info if you upgrade or reset your phone!
The silver metal body gives a cool feel to the handset and it speeds along thanks to Android 2.1 now running apps from the storage card – not the internal memory as before. There’s four main keys up-front, the home, menu, back and “search” key which operates differently depending what application you’re in.
Getting the battery, SIM card and microSD into the phone is performed by popping the rubber base off the bottom. This is actually the antenna – you can see they connectors just on the right of the photo below.
On the left you’ll find the volume up / down controls whilst on the top there’s the power key and a 3.5mm audio port. You get the handsfree headset too, so it’s a way to make and receive calls while you’re on the go.
OK, let’s move onto to the videos. I’m writing these “mini-reviews” because hot new handsets like this are only loaned to us for a couple of days. We get just enough time to use them and grab a few photos, so here’s the four videos we recorded during out time with the Legend. The AMOLED screen is very bright and crisp. Once you get used to how clear everything is you’ll probably never go back to a normal screen. It makes everything stand out a lot more on these videos too.
Do check out our photo gallery which has a LOT more pictures of the phone, plus our photos taken on the Legend. Overall I was very impressed with this handset and the design of it. Click on to see more of my impressions in the videos below.