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HTC Legend or HTC Desire ?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by UNTAMEDKILLA94, May 20, 2010.

  1. UNTAMEDKILLA94

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    Should I get the HTC Legend or the Ddesire ?
     

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  2. Nodders

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    I considered both and plumped for the Desire (from a Hero). The reason? The Legend looks lovely, but spec wise it is only a small step above a Hero. The Desire however is a leap forward (and it shows in using it). I wanted a phone that would be able to throw anything lobbed at it for a year or so, and while that is nigh on impossible in this market seemingly, the Desire offered the best bet for a little bit more money. Oh and the screen is bigger.
     
  3. mirrorimage

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    You'd need to look at em first; which one suits you... obviously, the folks in here would say the desire... but it's down to what you want.
    The legend seems brilliantly made, and a solid piece of kit! The desire is all down to pure processing power, so which is it... form or function?
     
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    You can also check this posts with regard to Legend and Desire.

    AvidAndroider

    I agree that Legend is a solid piece. I have one and I love it!
     
  5. UNTAMEDKILLA94

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    Nodders and marrorimage, I want a phone that looks good and does the job well. The Legend looks better but the Desire has a faster processer, more RAM etc... Also, what is the internal memory on these two phones ?
     
  6. mirrorimage

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    Both have 512MB, and both are expandable to 32GB with a micro SD.

    I reckon for you, the Legend is the way to go; it does the job brilliantly, and looks great.
    Personally, the 600MHz processor would bug me after a while, because if you think about it, you'll have the phone for 18/24 months, and over that time, installing apps, deleting them, filling up your messages, phonebook and everything else; so the bigger the processor, the better the unit will 'manage' the running of the tasks.

    If you're looking at a 'stylish' desire, I think the black one is cool; not as pretty as the legend though...
    Decisions, decisions!
     
  7. SurfXombie

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    I have the Desire - its awesome
    My Daughter has the legend and would not swap for the Desire for anything

    Desire - power & performance, the gadget
    Legend - form factor & design, the accessory
     
  8. UNTAMEDKILLA94

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    Hmm, I'm taking mirrorimage's advice and going for the Legend. Thanks for your help guys !
     
  9. DCFC79

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    The legend does look nice but the desire does it for me,
     
  10. UNTAMEDKILLA94

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    I have another question.

    See because these phones update (Twitter, Facebook weather app, etc...) themselves, if you have an unlocked version of it and use a pay as you go sim card, will it use up your money to update these apps ?
     
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    yes i think so but dont quote me on that, you may be able to change the settings so facebook etc dnt update as often
     
  12. Bootsock

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    I have both but prefer the legend slightly due to its smaller size, nicer case and better battery life. Both are terrific phones though.

    90% of the time also you don't notice any difference in performance between the two.

    Sent from my HTC Legend using Tapatalk
     
  13. Bootsock

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    It will if you get charged for data on your tariff, you can turn sync off though and / or disable the mobile network unless you specifically want it on to do something to ensure you don't get any surprises. There are also some handy apps to track data usage too like 3G watchdog.

    Sent from my HTC Legend using Tapatalk
     
  14. OFI

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    I can't see the appeal of the Legend myself..

    It has one pro, the pretty alu case.

    The Desire has a bigger screen, higher res, faster processor..

    Every Legend/Droid/etc purchased slows progress for games that take advantage of the higher specced phones :p

    Is there a large price difference?
     
  15. mirrorimage

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    Just read that the legend wasn't on the list of handsets that was due a 2.2 upgrade this year, so I would check that first... it'd matter to me!
     
  16. c_man

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    I was in the same boat, torn between the two for about 3 weeks.

    Played with both phones extensively side by side for an hour or two, on two different days.

    Went for the Legend in the end. Build quality and looks won for me.
    I actually got the Black Desire and sold it in order to obtain the Legend!

    Obviously the Desire has better specs and does offer more future proofing but then I knew I wouldn't be keeping whichever handset I chose for more than 12 months [maybe 18 at a push]. ...and knowing the Legend will be more than enough until then meant there was no reason to not chose it :).

    Do not regret the choice one single bit :D.
     
  17. UNTAMEDKILLA94

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    Is there a Micro SD card supplied with the Desire ?
     
  18. kingvortex

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    Yes, it comes with a 4Gb card.
     
  19. dunbad

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    Id get the nexus one. wouldn't get a legend. Updates straight away!
    And not having to wait till winter!
     
  20. kboya

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    On payg u can get a number o net inclusive deals from most providers
     
  21. nx1977

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    The Legend looks very sexy, but speed wise the desire wipes the floor with it.

    As pointed out, if you want something sexy looking get the Legend. If you're gonna use it extensively for data and apps, get the desire.
     
  22. UNTAMEDKILLA94

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    nx1977, I want a phone (out of these two) that looks good and does the job well.
     
  23. nx1977

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    Then get a Desire! ;)
     
  24. UNTAMEDKILLA94

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    The Desire comes in the colour Graphite. What exact colour is that ?
     
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