The HTC Legend is a phone manufactured by HTC Corporation in Taiwan for the Android platform. It was unveiled by HTC during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 16 February 2010[3] and went on sale on 10 March 2010.

HTC Legend
SloganSculpted by us. Personalized by you.
SeriesA Series
Compatible networksGSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz HSPA/WCDMA 900 2100 MHz
First released1 April 2010
PredecessorHTC Hero
SuccessorHTC One V
TypeSlate smartphone
Dimensions112 mm (4.4 in) H
56.3 mm (2.22 in) W
11.5 mm (0.45 in) D
Mass126 g (4.4 oz)[1]
Operating systemAndroid 2.1 eclair (upgradable to 2.2 Froyo) with HTC Sense. Unofficially to 2.3.7 with CyanogenMod 7
CPUQualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz processor
Memory384 MB RAM
512 MB ROM
StoragemicroSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
microSD slot: supports up to 32 GB
Battery1300 mAh
Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Display320 × 480 px (0.15 megapixels), 3.2 in (81 mm), 180 PPI, HVGA, AMOLED
Rear camera5 megapixel with auto focus, widescreen photo capture, geotagging
ConnectivityWi-Fi (802.11 b/g), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
Data inputsMulti-touch capacitive touchscreen display, volume controls, proximity and ambient light sensors, GPS
Hearing aid compatibilityM4[2]

The Legend is the successor to the HTC Hero and is slimmer and smaller than its predecessor with minor hardware enhancements. It has a 3.2 inch active-matrix OLED (AMOLED) display.

The Legend's body is made from one block of aluminium. It has a removable battery, which slides out from a compartment at the bottom of the phone. In North America, it was first offered by Virgin Mobile Canada and Bell.[4][5]

In Malaysia, the HTC Legend debuted on 3 major operators DiGi, Maxis and Celcom.[6]

At its release, the unit shipped with Android 2.1 (codename eclair). Starting November 2010, there was a firmware update to Android 2.2 (codename FroyO). The update was customized by various carriers to suit their respective networks, and as such has been released to different groups at different times. Most upgrades are expected to occur over the air.

Vodafone and Virgin were first to release the update to the European public on 15 November 2010.[7][8] HTC released the update to unlocked handsets throughout Europe on 9 December 2010[9] and throughout India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan on 15 December 2010.[10][11][12] The update was released to Canadian customers on Bell Mobility and Virgin Mobile on 16 March 2011.[13]

Reception edit

Early reviews of the HTC Legend have been mostly positive, with critics praising its design and improved HTC Sense user interface and increased performance over its predecessor, the HTC Hero. Critics have also praised the optical trackpad at the bottom of the phone which replaces the analogue trackball on the HTC Hero with a better design, whilst complementing the aesthetics of the phone.

CNET UK reviewed the phone on 8 March and awarded the phone 9.2/10.[14]

Gizmodo reviewed the phone on 8 March and praised it for its build quality, incremental hardware upgrade, improved responsiveness, and new features making it a good successor to the HTC Hero.[15]

Nonetheless, some users are reporting issues, notably with the antenna and call reception quality, and lack of consistent carrier support.[16]

See also edit

References edit

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  5. ^ Vlad Savov. "HTC Legend debuts on Virgin Mobile in Canada, glances furtively southwards". Engadget. AOL. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2017-08-29.
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  10. ^ "News". PC World India. Archived from the original on 2010-12-20. Retrieved 2010-12-19.
  11. ^ "News: Malaysia HTC Legend gets Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade now |". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-12-20.
  12. ^ "HTC Legend Froyo update now available in Indonesia and Taiwan". 15 December 2010. Archived from the original on 18 December 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  13. ^ "Virgin Mobile HTC Legend upgrade to OS 2.2 Froyo now available". 16 March 2011. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  14. ^ "HTC Legend Review". Flora Graham. CNET UK. March 8, 2010. Archived from the original on March 12, 2010. Retrieved March 8, 2010.
  15. ^ Kat Hannaford (8 March 2010). "HTC Legend Review: Frankly, It Feels Expensive". Gizmodo. Gawker Media. Archived from the original on 27 August 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  16. ^ HTC Legend Antenna Issues Archived 2012-12-09 at the Wayback Machine