Product Type: HTC Smartphone
Newest Review: ... of the past. When you buy your Android phone, I really recommend you take processing power into account. So the HTC Hero. A true Hero ... more
Member Name: gemma1309
Advantages: Android OS, numerous apps
Disadvantages: Laggy, crashes often
I have had my hero since October. As mentioned in other reviews this phone is supposed to rival the IPhone, well as someone who has had experience of using both the HTC hero and the IPhone, I can safely say until HTC can provide better hardware to run the android OS on, it has no chance.
The software on the phone is amazing quality, the use of the 'HTC sense' provides a good user interface, with numerous screens available for you to place your most used and liked apps on. The android market provides hundreds of apps for you to download as well, although if you run too many of these apps at the same time, the phone will become slow and many apps may 'force close'.
This is the biggest issue for me with this phone, the hardware spec is basically the same as the previous android phone, the G1. This means that a newer operating system has been placed on hardware which cannot really cope with it. Due to this, the phone often lags. For example when sending texts, when typing, the characters don't come on screen straight away. Often the 'HTC sense' interface will force close itself and reload the phone, this can be annoying as it always seems to happen when in a rush to call/text someone back.
Overall, this phone has great software and I would definitely recommend it, just don't be surprised when it runs slowly or crashes.
Summary: Software vs. hardware
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