Both the Hero and the Legend have 81mm (3.2-inch) 320x480-pixel screens, but the Legend has the AMOLED type. That means the Legend's screen looks much brighter -- but comparisons of the iPhone and the Google Nexus One have shown that AMOLED screens don't necessarily improve on the colour reproduction of LCD screens.
Nevertheless, in person the Legend's screen definitely has the wow factor compared to the Hero.
HTC has ditched the call and end buttons on the front and re-jigged the positions of the home, menu, back and search buttons.
It's also replaced the trackball with an optical trackpad, which we think will be equally useless, but looks and feels better doing it.
The chin on the Legend is less pronounced than on the Hero, giving it less of an arch. HTC promises the silver aluminium case will be tougher than a plastic case, but the texture of the Hero's Teflon-coated bod is hard to beat.
If you like the metal-wrapped MacBook, the Legend's case looks and feels similar to that finish.
In a quick test on the same Wi-Fi network, the Web browser on the Legend resolved the complicated CNET UK site almost twice as quickly as the Hero, and we spotted some differences in the Webkit browser.
For example, by default it rendered the page full-width, rather than zoomed in as on the Hero.