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Review: HTC Legend

HTC Legend

The HTC Legend was announced (together with the HD mini and Desire) at Mobile World Congress in February. The successor to the popular HTC Hero was recently launched and VR Zone has the opportunity to check out the new Android 2.1 touchscreen smartphone. So will this phone live up to its name? Read on.

The Hero is HTC’s third smartphone based on the Google Android platform, and it was the first in the series to offer a 3.5mm audio jack, multi-touch capability and HTC Sense user interface. The Hero has gotten favorable reviews last year and banking on its popularity, its no surprise that the manufacturer has come up with its successor, the HTC Legend.

So how different is it from its older sibling? Before we move on, let’s take a look at the Legend’s specifications as compared to the Hero:-

HTC Legend HTC Hero
CPU 600MHz 528MHz
Memory ROM: 512MB ;RAM: 384MB ROM: 512MB; RAM: 288MB
Screen size 3.2-inches AMOLED  3.2-inches 
Display resolution 320 x 480 (HVGA) 320 x 480 (HVGA)
Camera 5.0-MP camera w/ auto focus 5.0-MP camera w/ auto focus
Connectivity 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB, 3.5mm audio jack, micro-USB,
  3G, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 3G, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0
Expansion slot microSD memory card microSD memory card
Battery life 1300mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion 1350mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion
Talk time 490 min (GSM); 440 min (WCDMA) 470 min (GSM); 420 min (WCDMA)
OS platform Android 2.1 Android 1.5
Dimensions 112 x 56.3 x 11.5mm 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm
Weight 126g 135g

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