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HTC Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1576 reviews of HTC Hero. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The screen and portability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the performance. The sound and reception get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Hero is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HTC Hero

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of HTC Hero from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good comments, but the reception and reliability get mixed views.

usability, performance, portability, durability, screen

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Hero Sim Free Android SmartphoneHTC Hero Sim Free Android Smartphone

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Hero

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of HTC Hero from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and durability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but comments about the portability and performance are mixed. Many are negative about the reception and size.

usability, price, design, durability, screen

reliability, size, reception

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Hero Android Phone (Sprint)HTC Hero Android Phone (Sprint)

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

HTC Hero - Pocket-lint

 

Sense UI, build quality, design, integrated social networks, Android OS, 3.5mm jack

Few minor software quirks, video capture rudimentary, lacks onboard storage, no radio

Overall the Hero lives up to it's name: it's an easy to use device that out-of-box delivers much of the connected experience that other phones will have you scrabbling around to find apps for. Tying together contacts with your social networks is great...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

HTC Hero review

 

HTC takes aim at the iPhone again - but is the Hero a hit or a miss?

Excellent Sense UI ; Compact design ; Responsive screen ; Facebook and Twitter integration

Poor camera ; Lack of video codec support

A good effort that will become the de facto alternative to the iPhone

Jul, 2009

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

HTC Hero review

 

HTC's Hero is a large touchscreen phone that runs Google's Android operating system. However, the manufacturer has adapted Android with its own interface, which it calls Sense.

The new Hero is fast, with a good screen and camera, and Android's unrestrictive software is complemented by HTC's Sense apps and interface.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Ross Cantanzariti (pcadvisor.co.uk)

HTC Hero review

 

Featuring HTC's Sense user interface, the HTC Hero is feels like a proper rival to the Apple iPhone 3GS, leaving the T-Mobile G1 in its wake. The HTC Hero is available on contract from Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

The HTC Hero design is distinctive, the user interface is absolutely superb and it's packed with all the latest features. Unfortunately, the Hero doesn't seem to have the hardware needed to keep up with its innovative software, resulting in a sometimes...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

The third Android phone debuts HTC's ‘Sense' UI and sports a 5MP camera. Does it have the power to topple the iPhone?

The perfect phone for social butterflies and the first serious iPhone rival we've seen

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Editorial Team (recombu.com)

HTC Hero Review

 

HTC has a knack for making smart phones and the HTC Hero is possibly one of its best to date. Boasting Google's Android operating system and tonnes of features, is this the iPhone rival we've all been…

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: letsgomobile.org (letsgomobile.org)

HTC Hero test

 

H TC şu anda Windows Mobile smartphone telefon sektöründe lider olmasının yanında Google Android işletim sisteminin tüm potansiyelinin farkına varan ilk cep telefonu üreticisi firma özelliği de taşıyor. Bu bağlamda HTC hem Android cep telefonunu...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Mobiles (mobiles.co.uk)

HTC Hero review: Hero or Villain?

 

The Hero is HTC 's newest Android handset and a new addition to its touch screen range. Unlike the previous android mobiles, the new Hero has a completely customisable interface with multiple screens. Swipe your finger down the screen and the Hero...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: AllHTC (htcphones.net)

How to Synchronize HTC Hero and Windows 7?

 

Many owners of the smartphone HTC Hero have faced many difficulties associated with connecting Hero to the PC, after the installation of Windows 7 on their PCs.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: AllHTC (htcphones.net)

HTC Hero vs Motorola Droid (Milestone) (Video)

 

In the following video HTC Hero and Motorola Milestone – the two most popular Google phones of this days – compete in speed, performing the same operations. Which one will win?

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1350
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):12.5
Talk time (2G):7

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Brown / White
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:320 x 480
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, MIDI, MP3, WAV
FM radio:No / Yes

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:WCDMA

Other features

Ringer type:Polyphonic

Performance

Operating system installed:Android

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.528

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Internal Memory:512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.44
Height :11.2
Weight:135
Width:5.62