Thursday, June 17, 2010

My First Smartphone - HTC Legend

I had been following Android news for sometime now, I really liked the concept of an open-source mobile OS and the features provided by the Android OS and it was time I got a new mobile phone because I had cracked the screen of my faithful, 4-year old Sony Ericsson W700i a few months back. So, last week after doing some research on low-budget Android-based mobile phones I finally chose Samsung Galaxy Spica which costs around INR 12,000 but unfortunately Spica wasn't available in Kolkata, so I went ahead with HTC Legend which costed me more than double the price of Spica, but it surely is worth the money.

The HTC Legend sports an aluminum unibody casing, AMOLED capacitive touch screen, 600Mhz processor, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, 3G-ready , HTC Sense UI & Android 2.1 (Eclair). The customization HTC given to UI is really nice. Played with it a bit, installed a few apps, I'm lovin it :-)

Here are a few drawbacks of the phone I think are important,

  • Internal memory is less.
  • Applications can't be installed on the SD card ( will be solved to some extent when updated to Android 2.2 aka FroYo )
  • Front buttons' build quality & feel could have been better.
  • Option to customize unlock button ( currently it's the power button )

Here are a 2 pictures of the phone & at the end of the post some links to HTC Legend reviews.

Links to some reviews:

After some more tinkering with the phone, I plan to post about some useful apps for Android phones.

1 comment:

Naveen said...

Cool phone and a cool review :-) Nice to see someone around laying hands on an Android device. My next buy should be an Android too, but don't know yet which model :P