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HTC Hero is the first phone to embody HTC sense - an intuitive, seamless experience built upon three fundamental principles - make it mine, stay close...

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Review of "HTC Hero"

published 02/05/2010 | cpgreen1
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Pro nice to look at, lots of apps, usb charger, sat nav, can be used as iPod
Cons low battery life, feels fragile
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"HTC Hero and Me"

I recently got this phone on a contract with 3 and so far I like what I see. I does basically what an iPhone does, I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of what this phone is capable of doing. There are so many applications available to download, that I don't know where to start. I have so far downloaded games and games only as I am enojying how well they play on it! I love snooker. Its addictive.

I am amazed at how at my fingertips I suddenly have Facebook, Twitter and a Sat Nav that I can use as I'm walking down the road. It's fantastic.

The layout of the phone is really nice, I was dubious about getting a touch screen as I wasn't sure if I would be able to use one without getting frustrated but I actually like this one. Its easy to use and when dialling a number, the numbers are big enough for a finger to press them so you dont start accidentally pressing the number 3 when you want to be pressing the number 2 which is one thing I really didnt like about touch screens.
There is also a nice little roller function button at the bottom of the phone so if you dont like the touchscreen this can be used as a mouse almost. I like the freedom of being able to choose.

The phone is a nice layout and I would describe it as a pocket laptop. It does everything. I really cannot fault the design, look or anything. Its a nice phone.

I will say though that the battery life is quite bad but the phone can be charged up through USB link so is easy to plug into a friends laptop if out or your own if indoors. It can also be used as a modem when plugged in as well, so an all round ok on that one. I am not sure about the robustness of this phone as it seems fragile. I'm terrified of breaking it, but we'll see on that one.

Overall its a nice phone, has a fairly decent camera and video recorder which is always nice and the apps for it are extremely good, so many I don't know where to start. I'm going to download BBCi Player tonight :)

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  • Little-Lily published 02/05/2010
    sounds good - but i do love my iphone! -great review!x
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Product Information : HTC Hero

Manufacturer's product description

HTC Hero is the first phone to embody HTC sense - an intuitive, seamless experience built upon three fundamental principles - make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected. With HTC Hero, personalization reaches a level never before possible. Rather than burying important content under layers of menus, the HTC Hero lets you put it at glance view, with a selection of widgets that can be placed right on the home screen. The widgets themselves can be personalized with a variety of designs and sizes that best match your personality. With scenes, a profile feature, HTC Hero becomes multiple phones in one. Create and switch between scenes that reflect different moments in your life. Your Hero becomes a weekend phone that helps you relax with your choice of tunes, catch up with your favorite friends and capture some memories with HTC Footprints. And when you go on a trip, your phone becomes your personal guide and gives you instant access to local time, weather and maps.

Product Details

Product Description: HTC Hero white - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Hero urban brown - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Hero brown - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Hero 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Hero silver grey - 3G GSM - Android Phone, HTC Hero absolute white - 3G GSM - Android Phone

Product Type: Android Phone

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.6 cm x 1.4 cm x 11.2 cm, 56 mm x 14 mm x 112 mm

Weight: 135 g

Colour: White, Urban brown, Brown, Silver grey, Absolute white

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Wireless Interface: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.2" - TFT

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Operating System: Google Android

Playback Digital Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, MIDI

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card

Talk Time: Up to 470 minutes

Standby Time: Up to 750 hours

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

User Interface: HTC Sense

General

MPN: 99HHM005-00, 99HHM061-00, 99HHM073-00, Hero, 99HHM085-00, 99HHM009-00, 99HHM060-00

Product Type: Android Phone

Form Factor: Touch

Integrated Components: Digital camera, digital player, GPS receiver

Width: 5.6 cm, 56 mm

Depth: 1.4 cm, 14 mm

Height: 11.2 cm, 112 mm

Weight: 135 g

Body Colour: White, Urban brown, Brown, Silver grey, Absolute white

Aerial: Internal

Image Colour Disclaimer: The image of the product displayed may be of a different colour

Cellular

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Service Provider: Not specified

Operating System: Google Android

Input Device(s): Touch screen

Phone Navigation Buttons: Trackball

User Interface: HTC Sense

Messaging & Internet

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, SMS

Messaging & Data Features: Macromedia Flash support

Supported Social Networks and Blogs: Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Communications

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Media Player

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WAV, WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3, AAC +, MIDI

Supported Digital Video Standards: MPEG-4, WMV, H.264, H.263

Processor

Type: QUALCOMM MSM7200A

Clock Speed: 528 MHz

Memory

RAM: 288 MB

ROM: 512 MB

Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 5 Megapixel

Focus Adjustment: Automatic

Navigation System

Navigation: GPS receiver

Display

Type: LCD display - colour

Technology: TFT

Diagonal Size: 3.2"

Display Resolution: 320 x 480 pixels

Connections

Connector Type: Data port - 11 pin HTC ExtUSB

Battery

Technology: Lithium Ion

Capacity: 1350 mAh

Run Time Details: Talk - up to 470 min ¦ Standby - up to 750 hrs

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Phone Features

Additional Features: Integrated digital compass, Widgets support

Sensors: Accelerometer

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call

Organiser

Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock

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