June 13, 2010 8:52am
The HTC Legend was just released and the design is really elegant – very similar to the HTC Hero that we saw TELUS release a few months ago. We took a quick look at the hardware in our first review but promised we’d show you another video specifically with a drop test. The Legend looks sleek with it’s 3.2 inch display and one piece aluminum case. The only plastic are the keys on the front and a couple small areas on the back: one is door cover for the battery, SIM and microSD card and the other for the speaker and camera.
You’ve got to think long term with these devices mainly because we have the dreaded 3-year contract and they’ve got to last (or you can buy this no contract). With everything so flush I decided to do a drop test because the Legend looks so delicate and I wanted to see if it shattered when it hit the ground. After 4 quick tests and the last one I launched the Legend from about 4 feet off the ground and threw it another 3 feet… only a few scratches on the case. Pretty durable. Check it here
Update: People have been asking if the Legend turned on and if it still works. The answer is yes with no problems. The aluminum case only has a few scratches and all the parts that flew off went right back on.