We’ve been lusting after the HTC Legend ever since we had a little play with one at MWC back in February, so we’re thrilled to have got our hands on one for a more in-depth look at last. Check back soon for our full review, but here’s a quick look at the gorgeous handset and its accoutrements.
The handset is slimmer than you might expect and has the familiar curved end you might remember from the Hero, although the Legend’s is less pronounced. It comes with a pair of standard HTC headphones but it has a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can use whatever cans you fancy. The microUSB connection means you just need one wire to connect either to the plug socket or to your computer.
Running Android OS with HTC Sense user interface, the Legend’s 3.2-inch AMOLED display is really crisp and bright.
The menu is chock-a-block with apps and programmes, and it’s a one-touch process to move your favourites to one of the home screens.
Typing is pretty accurate considering the size of the display, and the capacitive touchscreen is wonderfully responsive with a reassuring vibration to let you know it has registered your touch.
Sometimes it’s the little things that impress us: we really like the clever battery, SIM and microSD card compartment. Instead of wrenching the entire back panel off and fiddling about for ages, you simply remove the bottom foot, flick open the compartment and slide everything in. Tidy.
Button-wise, we’ve got an almost-flush track pad for scrolling as well as the home, menu, back and search buttons. There’s also a volume control on the left side and power/screenlock button on top.
That’s a 5-megapixel camera with flash and autofocus mounted in the middle of the back speaker panel.
The power button doubles as the screen lock and sits on the top alongside the 3.5mm headphone jack, which just out ever so slightly over the back.