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HTC Legend review

HTC Legend - Does It Live On?

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Overall rating 8.5/10
Design:
9.5
Features:
8.5
User-Friendliness:
9
Performance:
8.5
Value:
9
THE GOOD
Sturdy, lightweight, and beautiful exterior
New HTC Sense UI
Reasonable Battery Life
THE BAD
Smudge-Friendly Screen
Sub-par Imaging Quality
Mediocre Video Playback


Introduction

Here Comes a New Hero...

The development progress of Google's Android platform is charging at full force and its 'partner-in-crime', HTC, is still continuously showing love for this popular open source operating system. Now, why do we say that?

Having experienced the awesome HTC Hero (of which, we presume the Legend heavily borrows its namesake from) that released July last year, barely a year later today, the Legend has already begun - well, wordplay here, but you readers should get the drift. And of course, there were a number of other Android HTC phones released between, but for now, we shall let the HTC Legend revel in its rightful place: center stage.

Before we delve in, let's break down what's so special about ze HTC Legend. First off, it comes loaded with the latest Android 2.1 (Éclair) operating system and the latest HTC Sense UI. There's nothing much to rehash about the Eclair since it has already been covered quite extensively in our previous online reviews. However, the new, upgraded HTC Sense UI does bring more to the table, including deeper social networking integration within contacts and different networking platforms.

Read on for the full details and check out the specifications tab should you want our usual specs breakdown.