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PHOTOVIEW: HTC Legend Android 2.1 Smartphone
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 12.03.10 - 16:40:41 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 14795x
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HTC's brand new Android smartphone, the HTC Legend, is a real masterpiece of design. With its sleek unibody design, which is carved from a single block of aluminum, the device is extremely light and strong. And the brilliant AMOLED HVGA display is as bright and crisp as a LED display can be today. And while the 3.2" touchscreen is quite narrowed, in terms of the display resolution (the Legend only features a HVGA screen resolution at 320 x 480 pixel), the Legend is one of the handier smartphones in the market, measuring 112 x 56.3 x 11.5 mm only. Anything else is quite standard and state-of-the art: the 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and the 3.5 mm stereo headset jack on the top of the device.

Quite usable but not fitting too nice into the overall impression are the four black plastic buttons bellow the screen, especially because HTC is using an optical trackpad instead of a more traditional D-pad or trackball. Here it would be better if HTC has used touch sensitive buttons as used at the company's Nexus One or the Motorola Milestone.

Overall, the HTC Legend is rocking solid high class smartphone not only made for geeks which will enjoy the Android 2.1 operating system but also for demanding consumers which expect both from its smartphone: function and design!

Cheers ~ Arne

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Posted by Newbie on 13.03.10 - 17:23:05

Great looking device! Thanks for the high quality shots! How good is the HVGA only display?

Posted by Arne Hess on 14.03.10 - 11:01:55

@Newbie: Thanks to the AMOLED technology, the display is awesome bright and crisp and in regular use, you shouldn't have any problems that it is HVGA "only". In most cases you might only notice the smaller screen resolution in web browsing where you have to scroll more if you've zoomed in. Other than that, not a big deal at all but for sure - a bigger resolution would be better anyway. Nevertheless, it's quite usable and not disappointing at all!

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