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HTC Legend review | Digital camera

Published on: Wednesday, August 11th 2010                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

HTC Legend review

HTC Legend review

HTC Legend smartphone menu

The HTC Legend smartphone’s menu can be accessed by holding down the menu key at the bottom of the start screens. A list with all programs appears. If something is being installed this shows up in alphabetical order. The menu key under the screen has a different function is each window, for example to start a search in Google Maps, changing the layout of the main menu, or adding a Widget to the start screens. The use of this menu key takes a bit of getting used to, but it is self-evident. The power key on the top can also be used to lock and unlock the screen. You do have to slide a tab in order to actually unlock the screen.

HTC Legend digital camera

HTC Legend digital camera

5 Megapixel camera phone

The HTC Legend cell phone has an integrated digital camera with a resolution of 5.0 megapixels. This way, you can capture your favorite moments anytime, anywhere. Because resolution is just one part of the package, we always test more aspects and make a test gallery of sample photos with each cell phone. The camera application can be started up by choosing camera in the menu. Additionally, it is also possible to create a direct access link in one of the start screens so that the camera can be accessed faster. Starting it up does not take too long: within two seconds you are ready to shoot.

 

HTC Legend camera application

HTC Legend camera application

HTC Legend photo settings

As the camera application is started you can use the whole screen as a viewfinder. Only a small arrow to activate the settings menu and two icons for the flash and the zoom are visible. The settings menu has a simple setup and is fairly easy to access. Luckily the flash can be easily adjusted. Further settings such as ISO-values, resolution and GEO-tagging are found in the menu. You can focus by pushing somewhere on the touch screen, and the actual photo is taken by pushing the optical joystick. It is pleasant that this is now done with an actual key, but I would have preferred to see an actual camera button on the side.

HTC Legend photo gallery

HTC Legend photo gallery

Mobile photography with the HTC Legend

The photos made with the HTC Legend cell phone are very nice. The colors are good and are not oversaturated. In many situations it is possible to take a good photo. Available light is often very important in mobile photography; too much or too little light may ruin the photo, but the HTC Legend smartphone can deal with this pretty well. The HTC Legend camera is especially suitable on vacation or for capturing other moments from daily life.

 

HTC Legend speakers

HTC Legend speakers

HTC Legend camera

HTC Legend camera

HTC Legend operation

HTC Legend operation

 
 
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