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37 reviews
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24 positive
5 mixed
8 negative
MSRP $149.99
Release date October, 2009
Brand HTC
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Description

The HTC Hero is the Taiwanese manufacturer's latest flagship smartphone, a touch-screen device launching in 2009 and attempting to rival Apple's iPhone. Powered by Google's Android operating system, the Hero features a 3.2-inch multi-touch LCD display with a 320 x 480 resolution. Navigation is achieved through a trackpad and onscreen keyboard in addition to the touch screen. The user interface is highly customizable, and aims to integrate basic applications like email and text messaging with social networking services Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter. The Hero enables a variety of multimedia content with support for Flash 9 (and later, Flash 10), not available on the latest iPhone. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera, 3.5mm audio jack, and microSD-expandable storage. Battery life is rated at 420 minutes talk time on WCDMA, and 470 minutes on GSM. It is available in the US via Sprint and Cellular South.

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Pros:
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3.5mm Headphone Jack.
+24agreedisagree

Expandable memory (Up to 16GB) via microSD slot.
+20agreedisagree

Support for (even fullscreen) Flash.
+17agreedisagree

Is not restricted in the media formats it can play, which means (unlike the iPhone) there is less time-consuming file conversion !
+16agreedisagree

The majority of the apps in the Android Market Place are Free !
+14agreedisagree

great integration in social networks
+14agreedisagree

5 megapixel camera
+13agreedisagree

Text reflows when you zoom in the browser so you don't have to scroll left-to-right
+12agreedisagree

video recording
+11agreedisagree

First phone to feature the HTC 'Sense' User Interface
+10agreedisagree

Highly customizable - including time-responsive themes (work, weekend, etc.)
+10agreedisagree

Has familiar "call" and "end call" buttons
+9agreedisagree

Trackball that doubles as an alert beacon
+9agreedisagree

Automatic adjustment of screen brightness using light level sensor
+9agreedisagree

Microsoft Exchange integration
+7agreedisagree

Has the most immaculate and original look.
+6agreedisagree

Recently release firmware update which completely removes lag and sluggish behavior
+6agreedisagree

new update coming to fix performance and add java
+4agreedisagree

Just cool and cute.
+2agreedisagree

Isn't Apple !
+2agreedisagree

WIFI support, excellent integration.
+2agreedisagree

GPS is fast & accurate.
+2agreedisagree

Open source applications, great software development suite, easy to install and use free software.
+1agreedisagree

Astonishingly huge battery life.
+1agreedisagree

Fantastic battery life.
+1agreedisagree

Gyro-sensors are easy to calibrate (one button calibration), and are very sensitive, making games & other applications very responsive.
+1agreedisagree

Internal compass is accurate, and easily incorporated into software.
+1agreedisagree

Touch-screen supports multi-touch zooming of web pages, etc.
+1agreedisagree

First real IPhne alternative on the market
+1agreedisagree

Is affordable.
+1agreedisagree

Cons:
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No camera flash.
+9agreedisagree

need a better processor
+9agreedisagree

Not all applications can switch to landscape mode. Most do, but a few cannot.
+2agreedisagree

Uses an older generation ARM 11 CPU, considerably slower than that used by Pre and iPhone
+1agreedisagree

If you don't buy it sim-free you will wait too much time to install the android updates
0agreedisagree




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