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More than just a new Hero
on 7 March 2010
I disagree with the last review. It's ridiculous to give this handset 1 star and say it's outdated... especially if you haven't even used one. I have a HTC Legend here with me now, and pretty much the entire phone has been upgraded from the Hero.
The processor is actually faster than before, albeit only very slightly, but you'd be silly to expect a 1GHz Snapdragon processor in the Legend, because it's a much smaller handset than any Snapdragon phone. Therefore, I disagree that the phone is outdated at all. It's just not meant to have the fastest processor. Instead, focus has been put on design, keeping the handset smaller and having an attractive aluminium unibody, whilst keeping all the functionality of the Snapdragon handsets, albeit some things might be a little slower to load.
Also, it has a new AMOLED screen that no HTC Android phone has previously had, a new optical d-pad, and is the first HTC Android phone to have a flash for the camera. Oh, and it has the latest version of Android (2.1 Eclair).
So, how it's not an up-to-date phone, I'm really not sure. It has all the latest tech, it just doesn't have the fastest mobile processor currently available, which is due to size constraints. Regardless, the processor in the Legend (600MHz, just like the iPhone 3Gs) is perfectly adequate for purpose and helps the Legend function well. Web pages scroll smoothly and everything is a breeze to use. Plus, it's worth noting that the Legend will be cheaper to buy than any comparable Snapdragon handsets, and possibly use less battery as well.
Anyway, if you're after a really nice looking phone with a great OS, AMOLED screen, and a reasonable price tag, then you'll struggle to beat the Legend. If you have a little more money to fork out and want something slightly faster, but don't care about fancy looks and pocketability, then perhaps the HTC Desire will be more up your street. Either way, the Legend certainly isn't a 1 star phone, and certainly isn't old tech - quite the opposite, in fact. This comes from someone who has used the Hero and is currently using a Legend.