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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 28/05/2011 | 12Jamie34
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Pro Timeless, feature packed, easy to use
Cons Case will deteriorate over time, phone will slow down, battery is poor when running games
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Value for money

"Review of a Year with a HTC Hero"

If you are someone that loves a phone that is full of features HTC Androids are the way to go. They are full of customisable options that I feel makes this a good phone!
When I was looking for a phone after my previous contract had expired I wanted something that was never boring full of features and something that wouldn't get old. I was not disappointed with what I got.

Look & Feel

This phone is a very good looking phone. From the trackball that lights up when you get a text to the chin that hugs your face when you are on the phone. Everything about this phone is lovely. The downside though to the hardware is the buttons I feel that the buttons are very fiddly and when you want to use them with one hand this could prove very hard.
Durability & Robustness

I have had this phone for over a year now and I can say this is very robust. I'm not very good with phone's I don't keep them in cases with screen protectors so i often end up after a year with a very shabby phone. this one has taken a few knocks and it is looking very scratched but the point is that it has been dropped a fair few times and it isn't broken.
The bad side I would think would be the fact that the back cover is held in place by a very few flimsy plastic clips. These have now broken on my phone and the case doesn't sit as snug next to the phone as it used to.
The phone is still functional but after a year’s use it is starting to slow down considerably. I recently did a benchmark and the results were extremely low to how it used to be when I first got it. I have re-installed everything but it still doesn’t run as smoothly as I would like it to.

Battery standby time

I have put low mark here for a very good reason the applications that you get with the phone are extremely power hungry and they will suck the battery dry. When I used it when I first got it I was very excited connected it up to the wi-fi and downloaded and used loads of apps. This drained the battery and I was playing for about 3 hours. This said I feel that the standby time is quite good and the speed of the charge is very good indeed there is no need to have to change it overnight.
Value for Money

I got this phone free on a contract where I was spending £35 a month. This phone I feel with the amount of features that it offers and also with the fact that it is timeless and doesn’t go out of fashion is worth every penny.

Range of Features

Android phones have a huge variety of apps that you can purchase making your time with this phone never dull. The home page is fully customisable which I felt made this phone even better because you can change it and it feels like you have a whole new phone. It has all the top features such as wi-fi and 3g meaning that when you are roaming and still need the internet the information will get to you very fast. I have downloaded many apps and have always been able to find something that has caught my attention and kept me occupied.

To conclude if you are looking for a beginner phone for android this is the one not too many features and very easy to use but if you are a power hungry run all the apps at the same time kind of person like myself you may want to consider paying a little bit more money and getting newer generation phone.


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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

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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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