Met up with Daphne few weeks ago to play with her new HTC Legend. It’s quite a good looking phone.
Perhaps the most unique point about the HTC Legend is that the body is made from a single aluminum block. Yeap, its the same thing that Apple did to their MacBooks. This allows the HTC Legend to be slim and light (11.2 x 5.63 x 1.15 cm and 126g) I guess the unibody aluminum casing also makes the HTC Legend pretty durable. But unfortunately, Daphne wouldn’t allow me to test it’s durability. (Hahaha)
The HTC Legend has a 3.2 inch AMOLED Screen. 600Mhz Processor, 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM. I’m surprised that HTC didn’t opt for the faster Snapdragon processor. And of cos you have the standard WIFI, Bluetooth, A-GPS and Digital Compass. 5 megapixel camera, microSD card slot and microUSB port for charging and data transfer. The version I tried is running on Android 2.1. Comes with the HTC Sense UI with everyone loves. The trackball is gone and replaced with a optical pad.
One thing you might want to take not is that you can’t hot swop the microSD card. The microSD card is positioned in such a way that in order to access it, you will need to open the cover that is holding the battery in position. Perhaps with practice, you can open the cover without causing the battery to loose contact. But then, how often do you need to hot swop your microSD card? I guess pretty seldom. So this should be an non-issue for most users.
Another thing I notice is that the side of the battery might get scratched if you keep removing the battery. This is another non-issue since you seldom need to remove the battery. Besides, it’s just some surface scratches on the side of the battery. Who cares anyway?
As a whole, the HTC Legend is a pretty good phone although I wish they could throw in a faster processor. Will talk more about it if I get a review unit.