Pros amoled, nice design, robust
Cons battery life
Pros - Fast web browing experience, easy to zoom in and out
- Applications take the phone to greater heights
- Great music and video player
- good camera
- built in gps is cool
-good battery life
-great for calling
Cons - the startup is kinda slow
- the phone does get a little warm after a while
-the touchscreen keyboard can be annoying at times especially when your typing with the phone vertically as you can not always turn the phone horizontally to use the keyboard h
Summary The ability to download apps from the android market can add a whole new different dimension to the phone. Web browsing on the phone is great, loads up pages pretty fast. The built in gps still works if you don't have 3g or wifi turned on which is very useful. The widgets adds more depth into the phone, the screen is amazing its very crystal clear. Calling and messenging becomes quite fun with this phone.
Overall the phone is a joy to use, I spent hours playing around with the phone. The apps are the backbone of this phone they just add so much more spark into the phone!
Pros Great interface. Really slick looking and good quality camera.
Cons Sometimes lags which means that you will have to force close applications to improve the speed of the phone. Also, would be easier with a physical keyboard to do things like type smses.
"Beyond disappointing!"on by rvnw
Pros Durable case/body
Cons Slug slow.... old fashioned slow... super slow!!!!
Summary We bought this phone for our daughter for Christmas, the rest of us got iphone 4's. We selected this phone for our daughter because she is younger and we wanted a phone that would withstand a rougher enviroment. Now I don't know if the slug slow performance is the Android 2.1 operating system or the phone itself, but it PALES in comparison to the speed and connectivity reliabilty of the i4! There is no comparison at all. All 4 of our phones are through Virgin Canada, so it's not their issue, it's an Android/HTC issue. VERY disappointing. If you're thinking of an Android phone cuz you're sold on Android, or you see an Android phone at a better price or whatever reason, DON"T GO THERE! It is NOT worth it! Talk to people you know who have an Android phone and others who have an i4 and maybe get a first hand demo, you will not or should not go the HTC Android route. VERY disappointing! The i4 totally destroys the Android program! I will be contacting Virgin and try and get my daughter out of this sluggish chunk of tin. I'll let you know how that goes.Follow up to the above comment; we upgraded to Android 2.2 on the HTC Lengend when it was made available, I think it was April. While the upgrade made the phone "look" better, there were also some mild performance improvements.THAT lasted maybe a few days. Soon the Legend/Android started locking up causing my daughter to frequently remove the battery and replace. Messages, web pages, pictures sometimes never loaded, and when they did it was super slow most the time. On a few occaisions, the phone would pick 20-30 maybe 40 archived text messages and re-send them at random to their original recipients. And yes we maintained that phone! Always updated, used task killers, monitored running programs etc, still this Android/HTC was a dog. Also, some of my co-workers have other Android phones on other carrirers, Galaxy, Desire, Erickson, NONE perform up to the iPhone 4. So about 2 months ago we wangled a deal with Virgin to get her out of the Legend and into the i4. She's shockingly delighted
Updated on Oct 7, 2011
Pros Seductive Interface
Gmail Account Synchronizing (calendar, contacts, etc.)
Cons Phone Spontaneously Reboots
Sometimes have to pull the battery to end a call
Contacts Interface could be improved for sending text message to the right number
Summary Love the Aluminum chassis, screen and Android OS on this phone but unfortunately these features don't out weigh the crippling rebooting issue.
I love the feel of the phone in you hand it has a nice amount of weight and doesn't feel cheap. The screen is super bright and has great resolution.
While I'm in my home area I find I can use the phone most of the time without an issue, but when I travel in certain areas the phone renders itself useless. I've noticed in areas I frequent whenever a call comes in my phone (the HTC Legend) will ring once then reboot. This will occur for every single call. If I try to dial out and make a call I'll be able to talk for a maximum of one minute and then my phone will reboot.
I've tried various combination of using the phone with certain services off (i.e. WiFi, GPS, Mobile Networks, and Bluetooth) but this didn't make a difference. No matter what when in certain urban and rural areas the phone will reboot.
I sent the phone away for repair of this issue. The loner phone I received was a brand new HTC Legend and it too had the exact same problem as my phone constant reboots. This now shows that there's a severe problem with the HTC Legend since this brand new phone had nothing on it (no apps or add-ons) and continued to reboot as bad as my phone.
When my original phone was returned the service report said they had re-flashed the ROM and so going home from work that evening I called my wife and can you guess why my call was ended? Phone rebooted.
I guess another advantage for this phone that I forgot to mention is that you'll never have to press the end call button because the phone will reboot and end your call automatically.