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Jamosoma has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Look, it's not a BAD phone if your not using it for anything except for a couple apps and phone calls. Other than that it sucks crap... The one of the best things about it is that it is damn near impossible to break. You can drop it from my height (5"10" or 180cm) onto concrete and you lose no data or phone. You may have to go hunting for bottom which flies off.
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Worst Phone I ever had
arminius75 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Need to restart this phone on average ever 2 days, It will only support the bare minimum of apps cause of the small amount of system memory, if I wasn't locked into a 2 year plan I would have brought it back within a few weeks of getting it.
I'll never buy anything from HTC again.
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I've been using this phone for about three weeks now and I love it.The first thing is its great looks, fits perfectly in the hand and is quite light. The user interface on the legend is great and it has seven homescreens on which you can put many widgets and heavily customize it.The camera is great on the Legend( 5mp ) and it is extremely good with LED Flash you can easily see photos in darkness. The maps are also great with a built in GPS.The Legend runs android 2.1 which is extremely fun to use and the android market has lots of apps.One thing I dislike about the Legend is that it is very hard to see the AMOLED screen in direct sunlight although it is one of the best and brightest screens i've seen in normal lighting conditions.The Legend is a very fast phone with 600 mhz processor which is great for browsing the web. The phone itself is very responsive and easy to use.Another thing that the legend doesn't have is:live wallpapers.Overall I like the htc legend and I would recommend anyone to buy it.
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Bang For Your Buck
cdh3 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Overall this phone is better than I expected. I bought it for the price and durability, but I ended up getting a very capable android phone. The htc sense interface is very nice to look at and play around with, although experiences a little bit of stutter at times. Games run fine as long as you install a task killer to free up memory on the phone. The internet browser is better than my iPod touch's and it supports flash! The screen is a little cramped for typing but it doesn't matter because I can type so quickly due to the predictive text engine being so accurate. Screen is very responsive and aluminum body makes it feel indestructible I wish felt a little heavier in my hand, but that may be a plus to some people. Camera takes surprisingly nice photos also for a point and shoot, but remember it's still a phone camera. Reception could be better, used to get full bars in the basement with my Lg Rumor 2, but now in one part of the basement I don't get any on the Legend still with the same carrier.
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omalley has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
The phone is very cool ..........but it has some disadvantages .......like you cant install all games on it because most games work slow cuzz of it's CPU, and the internal storage is too low you can only install 20 applications on it even with the ffoyo update when you install on the sd card it gets really slow and boring, and not supporting the ad hoc networks is a really big problem for me,in the end if you are a guy who looks for a fast phone to play all games on it install too many programs this is not the right phone for you
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A superb phone with the ideal size
João Oliveira has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
In my opinion, the size of this htc legend is perfect. The build quality is awesome, all people look to my legend when i use, because its a beautiful phone. Call quality is the better i have had, the display is very god, but at the sunlight is bad. one of the cons is that not many people have a legend, so the community its not very active
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it is a very nice cell phone. just love the android 2.1 eclairwaiting for the upgrade version which is 2.2 froyo. amazing appsvery well builtbut not easy to find covers for this phoneits is very slippery because of the all metal body.Just love the phoneit is a iphone competitor
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Well, got this phone for two weeks now. It has a lot of toys and it's nice looking. Sound quality is better than my old Nokia 6300 and the ring volume is good enough to hear in noisy environment. Read some comments about the speaker being too close to the edge causing uncomforting feelings - didn’t caused problems for me. There are some issues with this HTC however. 1. AMOLED screen is nearly impossible to see in direct sunlight, brightness needs to be at the max for the screen to be barely readable. 2. Battery drains with a lightning speed, even with a very moderate use it does not last for more than a day and the unit switches off at 14% battery capacity. 3. Bluetooth is a big problem, the Legend refuses to connect to any of my Bluetooth devices (which perfectly work with each other) and, especially, to my car hands free – which is bloody important for me. Looks like its HTC Bluetooth implementation issues since this problem was reported by a lot of other people. Well, overall it’s more like “work in progress” rather than the final product.
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rasmus Hj. Andersen
Apple Lossless NOT supported!
I love my HTC Legend and the Android system, and the camera kicks *** and make me so happy that I switched from Iphone.But it's an error to claim m4a as the same as Apple Lossless.m4a is a container, which is supported by Android's mediaplayer, hence also supported by HTC Legend.Apple Lossless is using ALAC (I think the name is) which is NOT supported by Android or HTC, even though stored in m4a.So in short, Android and HTC Legend is NOT playing Apple Lossless out of the box, but the format can be played by the very limited application "andLess" available for free download. Played yes, but sure with hope for some development progress...
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Beautiful well made phone. A bit steep on the price for the average user, but well worth it. The pros:
great rich functionality
excellent overall weight/size balance
Nothing bad to say about the phone really, it is an excellent choice for every geek.
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HTC Legend - the name says it all
Well, I adore the phone, it's very easy to use.. it fits perfectly in your hands& it's extremely light. I'm a Hero user& comparing them together you feel the legend is much lighter& more stylish. As the review says, it's a very successful sequel to the Hero, since the lip is much smoother& the top part of the phone is very well designed for perfection& style. You get the feeling that the looks of the Legend is very well made, sharp on the internal edges (facing the screen) yet very smooth on the outside (to comfort your hands). The rubber parts stops the phone from slipping your hands even though they look a bit better on pictures. This is the first phone that has this shine that I've ever seen, it's taking a bit to get used to it but it's very unique and I wouldn't replace it for any other phone (well except maybe for the nexus one:))The screen is amazing, full of colors& very sensitive to your touch. HTC Sense UI is amazing, full of colors& very much customizable, I even downloaded "Color notes" where you can pin sticky colored notes on the wallpaper. Even though I've used all Android devices (starting Dream), HTC and Google have gone a long way, doing a great job& jumping a 100 milestones with each step.This is the 5th Android device for HTC, I don't think any other company manufactured that no. of Android phones so far, which is a reason why HTC is always on the lead with experience& innovation (Rock ON HTC...
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