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HTC Droid Eris

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Overall 8
7.6

HTC Droid Eris Reviewed - Alternative to the HTC Hero

Bright Hub
14 September 2011
  • Excerpt: The HTC Droid Eris is a close cousin of the HTC Hero which runs on Android 2.1. It has nice hardware specs and sports a 5 MP camera. It is offered on the Verizon network.
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Droid Eris (Verizon Wireless)

CNET
14 May 2010
  • Summary: Though its performance wasn't completely top-notch and we would prefer a more recent Android OS version, the HTC Droid Eris is a satisfying Android device that offers a nice contrast to the Motorola Droid. And you can't beat the price.
  • Pros: The HTC Droid Eris offers a slim design, plentiful features, and satisfying performance. It also has pinch and zoom multitouch.
  • Cons: The HTC Droid Eris has mixed multimedia quality. It comes only with the Android 1.5 OS, there's no file manager, and internal performance was occasionally sluggish.
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Droid Eris Review

Digitaltrends
21 April 2010
  • Excerpt: If the Motorola Droid is too much and too expensive an Android phone for you, Verizon now offers an entry level Android phone, the HTC Droid Eris, for half the price ($99 with contract and post-rebate). Even though oddly named for the Greek god of strife, Eris provides anything but.
  • Pros: Slim, compact design, 5 MP camera, Pre-installed 8 GB card included, WiFi
  • Cons: Short battery life, Android 1.5 instead of 2.0, No dedicated camera shutter release button, No camera flash
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Droid Eris (Verizon Wireless)

PC Magazine
16 April 2010
  • Conclusion: The HTC Droid Eris has a few lessons to teach the Motorola Droid, but ultimately it falls short with a lower-resolution screen and weaker multimedia abilities.
  • Pros: Polished interface. Good call quality. Has multitouch pinch-to-zoom. Supports all Android apps.
  • Cons: Poor camera. Poor video playback. Slower and lower-resolution than Motorola Droid.
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC DROID ERIS Review

Phone Arena
17 November 2009
  • Conclusion: When everything is said and done, the HTC DROID ERIS is a worthy smartphone, as it has a lot of features packed into a slim and attractive device. The Sense UI makes it unique from the Motorola DROID, as it allows for more customizations, but the lower resolution display and lack of a physical keyboard may keep some from going to it.
  • Pros: Sense UI customizations, Device feels comfortable in the hand, Good call quality and signal reception, Produces nice looking photos
  • Cons: Display shows pixelation with text in the web browser, Lag when opening or changing between programs, Not as much talk time as the Motorola Droid
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Droid Eris (Verizon Wireless) Review

LAPTOP Magazine
16 November 2009
  • Summary: The HTC Droid Eris has a lot going for it. We love its Sense user interface and slick design. Assuming you don't need a hardware keyboard, the Eris is a better choice than the Motorola Droid for those who want to travel light. If you're already on Verizon, the Eris is the carrier's best smart phone under $100. However, if your contract is up (or almost up) the HTC Hero on Sprint is an even better deal.
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Overall 7
7.0

HTC Droid Eris

MobileTechReview.com
7 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The Droid revolution has come to Verizon, starting with the Moto Droid and the HTC Eris. While the Moto Droid captivates us with its seductive display, strangely modern industrial design (where ugly almost merges with sleek) and very fast CPU; the Eris says "I'm a phone and I'm friendly to use and hold". HTC's industrial design has been spot-on lately and the Eris is attractive and ergonomic.
  • Pros: Compact and comfortable phone, HTC Sense UI., Looks great and feels great in the hand. Fairly easy one-handed operation. Display is quite bright and sharp. Capacitive display is responsive and HTC has added pinch zoom in the web browser. Great web browsing, excellent support for Google services, can sync to MS Exchange and Outlook on the desktop. Very customizable. We still love Android's elegant and unobtrusive notification system.
  • Cons: Has a GPS but no VZ Navigator, just Google Maps., Media players lacking and there's no media syncing (you'll have to drag files to the microSD card yourself). No corporate grade security features like remote wipe. Android Market is weak in the games department. No VZ Navigator or V Cast services.
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Overall 9
8.5

If you can live without a hardware keyboard, the HTC Droid Eris is an affordable and feature-packed alternative to the Motorola Droid

Good Gear Guide.au
5 May 2010
  • Summary: If you can live without a hardware keyboard, the HTC Droid Eris is an affordable and feature-packed alternative to the Motorola Droid.
  • Pros: Direct outlook synchronisation, bright and sharp display
  • Cons: Ships with Android 1.5 instead of 2.0, front panel softkeys difficult to find
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Overall 8
8.0

HTC Droid Eris

Pocket Lint
15 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Software-wise you'll get all the usual apps, with Verizon only choosing to install its Visual Voicemail service on the phone. Like the Motorola Droid, this is a clean handset. Otherwise there is very little difference between the HTC Hero released in Europe, the HTC Hero on Sprint and the Verizon version. Where the difference appears is in the hardware and cosmetic design of the handset and this will come down to personal preference.
  • Pros: Quick, multi-touch, Android, Verizon network, proximity sensor, Sense UI
  • Cons: Smaller battery than the Sprint version
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