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HTC Hero

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  • User Score (1421)
    8.3 8.3 from 1421 reviewers
  • Expert Score (50)
    8.0 8.0 from 50 reviewers
  • Design (40)
    6.9 6.9 from 40 reviewers
  • Value for money (86)
    6.5 6.5 from 86 reviewers
  • Features (86)
    7.1 7.1 from 86 reviewers
  • Ease of use (44)
    6.8 6.8 from 44 reviewers
  • Performance (5)
    5.8 5.8 from 5 reviewers
  • Sound quality (106)
    7.1 7.1 from 106 reviewers
  • Sound (4)
    6.3 6.3 from 4 reviewers
  • Durability (28)
    6.6 6.6 from 28 reviewers
  • Overall quality (53)
    7.0 7.0 from 53 reviewers
  • Looks (28)
    7.2 7.2 from 28 reviewers
  • Battery performance (46)
    4.9 4.9 from 46 reviewers
  • Display (10)
    6.1 6.1 from 10 reviewers
  • Build quality (4)
    5.0 5.0 from 4 reviewers
  • Camera (4)
    6.9 6.9 from 4 reviewers
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Users:
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HTC Hero

The HTC Hero is a smartphone that is powered by a Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz processor and Android™ operating system. The handset has a 512 MV ROM memory capacity with 288 MB RAM that it fitted into its 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm, 135 grams (4.76 ounces with battery) form factor. The smartphone supports a 3.2 inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320 x 480 HVGA resolution display and utilizes Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz network bandwith which pr…

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HTC Hero

The HTC Hero is a smartphone that is powered by a Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz processor and Android™ operating system. The handset has a 512 MV ROM memory capacity with 288 MB RAM that it fitted into its 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm, 135 grams (4.76 ounces with battery) form factor. The smartphone supports a 3.2 inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320 x 480 HVGA resolution display and utilizes Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz and HSPA/WCDMA 900/2100 MHz network bandwith which provides users with up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds (Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent). The smartphone supports a trackball with enter button for device input control, GPS with internal antenna, Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP connectivity for wireless stereo headsets, Wi-Fi® IEEE 802.11 b/g connectivity, and HTC ExtUSB™ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one) for PC synchronization. The phone also features microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) slot for memory expandability, a G-Sensor, Digital Compass, a 3.5 mm audio jack and a 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus. The smartphone also supports audio formats such as MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media® Audio 9, and MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media® Video 9 video formats. It is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (1350 mAh) that provides up to 420 minutes (WCDMA)/470 minutes (GSM) of talktime and up to 750 hours (WCDMA)/440 (GSM) of standby time.

Features

The HTC Hero is the first phone from HTC to utilize its HTC Sense™ concept that allows users to personalize the phone by putting its content 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 a user’s personality. A profile feature called Scenes allows users to create and switch between Scenes that reflect different moments in life. The phone becomes an extension to life by helping users relax with their choice of tunes, catch up with friends and capture some memories with HTC Footprints™. The phone also functions as a personal guide and provides users with instant access to local time, weather and maps. Users can also stay connected with friends via social network website updates and event notices as well as see the latest pictures uploaded to popular photo sharing sites.

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  • How do I correct echoing when I am using the phone?

    People I'm talking to on my Hero hear their voice echoing the whole time they're talking. What's the problem.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-11-24

  • Hero not working

    have one of these for two months. Was working then I went on holiday leaving it at home (didnt want any roaming charges). Came on phone switched on etc made all noises but couldnt view screen. Sent phone back and have now been told water damaged. Phone has never been near water not even used in the rain. Anyone had similar problems or have any ideas battery leak perhpas.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-09-06

  • HTC HERO memory

    I have a bb curve, memory is terrible and can't save apps on an sd card. Was wondering how many apps you can have on the htc, and if it is capable to store apps on the sd card.

    (No answers yet. Write an answer!) 2010-02-03

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