HTC Legend in the Test

Demanding mobile users avoid not only intrinsic values, but also a charming appearance in the restaurant or meeting the attention of seat neighbors is secured once the mobile companion comes to the fore. Here, HTC could score continuously in the past years:

  1. HTC legend in the test
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The former OEM ready has become the renowned and quality-conscious manufacturer for smartphones, just this balancing act is always better. Whether the latest litter of Taiwanese can honor his heroic name and become the legend, remains to be seen – the brand new Android has the potential to do so always.

So is his bowl made of aluminium from solid milled and form a very successful unit – with a comfortable weight and handy dimensions also if the housing material almost natural and unprocessed looks at the first moment.

Shaky components, creaking, fingerprints – all absent. The HTC legend is a very robust, compact and perfectly processed Smartphone.

Hard shell, soft core

The two rubberized plastic panels on the back give the legend optical profile, but first and foremost functional character. So hiding behind the lower Cap another plastic part, pushing the battery against the power contacts of the Board; When you take out of the current collector, exposed the SIM and memory card slot.

The demands on the upper panel are elemental nature. The plastic extension allows the integrated UMTS, GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth modules, to spark in the ether, aluminium would be here protecting. The 3.2 inch OLED display despite the slightly lower for smartphones resolution of 320 x 480 can be razor sharp and very clearly the received content pixels. Gravity and light sensors ensure that the screen is always correctly aligned and lit.

Also while chatting, nothing can happen: A rangefinder automatically locks the touch screen if the HTC is held up to the ear – so unwanted inputs with the ear or cheek are excluded. In addition to the touch-sensitive screen and the four Android typical control buttons directly below HTC has provided also legend an optical sensor instead of a scroll wheel for a most comfortable operation of the HTC. This is somewhat smooth in practice, but offers real added value after a short settling time as alternative control especially in online forms with small fields.

Individualization to measure

For inner beauty, the Taiwanese people of the Google Android operating system in the current version 2.1 with their own user interface have married sense and created as an almost optimal interface. Seven customizable home screens different widgets, folders, you can place shortcuts and applications according to the personal taste.

In addition, HTC bought already preset and more customizable “scenes” – a kind of profiles – for different situations: so various views with calendar and stock prices offered for the Office stay, while after work, for example, music player and photo album the homescreen must govern.

The integration of social networks is especially successful: all status messages from Facebook and co. can be bundled in a channel open and place per widget directly on the homescreen as a live stream – that is not only stylish, but also intuitive to use.

This also applies to the establishment of E – mailboxes: user name and identifier type – ready; It couldn’t be simpler really. Since version 2.0, Android communicates with Exchange servers, such as the business mail traffic. A google mail account already has Android 1.5 but not a must But anyone who wants to sync calendar and contacts and use the Android market, still needs a mailbox big brother.

Challenge to the competition

The ALU-phone by the laboratory completed a rather inconspicuous run: the radio properties are moving to decent levels, subjectively perceived neat acoustics could assert themselves in the measuring laboratory.

The endurance is scarce with around 4:30 hours run time in the typical mix of uses, however, and so also succumbs to the Smartphone disease legend and requires at the end of a labour-intensive day for an outlet.

In combination with 384 MB RAM, 600 MHz fix clock end with the processor and the very precise responsive screen reached that legend an ease can be compared loosely with the highly acclaimed concept of the iPhone. The sense interface turned over by HTC gives the overall very pleasing newbie further charm. Steve Jobs should already feel the breath of the Androids in the neck.

Technical data and test results

Operating system Android
Processor / clock speed (MHz) K.a.. / 600
internal memory (MB) 512
Memory card slot MicroSD
Phone / qwert keyboard / touchscreen / /
Battery type / variable Li-ion /.
USB host / client / /
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / / /
HSDPA / HSUPA 7.2 /.
Wi-Fi / standard / 802 .11b / g
… Headset profile / hands-free profiles /
… OBEX / SIM access-profiles /
Type Self. OLED
Resolution (pixels) 320 x 480
Number of colors 256000
Diagonal (inches) 3.2
Call list / ringing tones of groups of callers
Brokering / withhold /
Situation profiles: Number / flight mode 3 /.
Handsfree / mute /
Contact management
ANZ. Telephone number / Email / address 7 / 3 / 3
Image / notes field / date of birth / /
Appointment management
Day / week / month view / /
weekly / annual events /
Notes /… typed / ink… /… Outlook-sync / / /
To do list / with date /
Sync: Windows / Mac / SyncML / /
Look at Word / edit /
Consider Excel / edit /
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo / /
Email / POP3 / IMAP / /
Attachments send / receive /
SMS / MMS / fax / /
Web / frames / Java / Java scripting / / /
Home / Favorites /
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC / / /
Video player / full screen display /
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV / /
Integrated camera / resolution (mega pixels) / 4.5
GPS receiver
Dimensions (H x W x D in mm) 112 x 56 x 12
Weight (grams) 126
Endurance D power (hours) 7:19 am
Stamina E-Netz (hours) 9:18 am
Endurance UMTS (hours) 4:09
type. Endurance (hours) 4:34
Standby time days (days) 20
standard radiation factor / SAR value (-/ W / kg) -0.32 / 0,565
Endurance (max. 115) good (89)
Endurance conversation / operation (80) 57
Endurance standby (35) 32
Facilities (max. 175) satisfactory (129)
System (15) 8
Scope of delivery (10) 6
Display (30) 24
Connectivity (20) 18
Phone functions (15) 10
Messaging (15) 12
PIM (15) 10
Office (10) 8
Web browser (10) 9
Camera (10) 7
Music and video (10) 9
Features (5) 1
Navigation (10) 7
Handling (max 125) very good (112)
Manageability (30) 28
User interface (70) 62
Processing quality (20) 18
Documentation / support (5) 4
Measurements (max. 85) good (65)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (33) 23
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (17) 10
Acoustic measurements send (17.5) 17
Acoustic measurements receiving (17.5) 15
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points well (395)
tested in issue: 05 / 10


Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 05/10
CONNECT sentence maximum 500 points