If the name is anything to go by, HTC thinks a lot of their new Android smartphone. The HTC Legend is a super slick mobile powerhouse; the phone runs Android 2.1 with an HTC Sense paint job. The vibrant touch screen is super responsive and the aluminium casing is super durable, rosaroyse the device has been loaded with all the smartphone goodies would ever want; 3G, GPS and full social network management all play their part in the plentiful user experience.
The basic design of the phone was centred on the 3.2-inch capacitive, AMOLED display; the alloy uni-body casing frames the HVGA screen perfectly, with solid reliability. This device is incredibly pleasing to the eye and the single and has a luxurious feel to it. The Optical trackpad acts psykologidagene as the main action button for interacting with the phone’s interface; is both responsive and unique and contributes to the phone’s minimalistic design. The slight curve to the Legends casing makes it very palpable and the ultra-slim dimensions make it as pocket-able as it is comfortable to handle. The HTC Sense interface is fantastic and the device seems to get the best out of the 600MHz processor as it whips through pages without a hint of stammer.
The home screen is standard HTC make-up; with a huge clock dominating, you get a live weather feed, a settings toolbar and a selection of widgets providing shortcuts to the Legends key features. The Sense UI will allow up to seven individual home screens for users to work from, ringkollenparken with each one delivering its functionality. To view all these screens at once, take advantage of the HTC Leap feature by pinching a home screen, now you can have a full overview of all screens. One of the several screens hosts the FriendStream application; it enables users to log in to their Facebook, Flickr and Twitter accounts and check out their friends’ latest activities in one single stream of information; a clever feature for the many social networkers out there to keep track of there social circles on the move.
Information from your friends is also integrated into their relevant contact information on the Favourites home screen. Favourites allow you to assemble your, favourite friends, agnesblog into a grid with special functions automatically assigned to each; so if they update their profile picture on, let’s say Facebook, their contact picture will also be changed. The Google-based platform (Android) supplies Legend users with full access to the Android Market if they wish to build a collection of apps, there are also various other Google apps spread throughout the phone, with Google Maps covering navigation and YouTube supplying its services to the media conscious users. HTC have delighted messaging fans with integrated support for SMS, MMS, SNS, Exchange, Webmail and Instant Messaging.
E-mail accounts are very simple to set up while; the IM client can be used for a live chat via providers such as GoogleTalk and WindowsLive. The online aspects of the phone like the web browser and SNS compatibility are supported by 3G which is a welcome feature on any phone, but Wi-Fi also has a place in the Legend, and both provide super fast download speeds. As for multimedia HTC have the Legend well prepared with a 5MP digital camera system equipped with LED flash, autofocus and several image settings. The camera can capture VGA quality videos at 30fps, this is more than enough and the sharing facilities allow you to upload to your social networks and YouTube. Both the music and video players will manage multiple file types while an expandable memory (up to 32GB microSD) and a 3.5mm audio jack provide their multi-media support for space and sound quality.