• Sprint Hero
85
Based on 73 scores, 130 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    32
  • Good:
    36
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Subtle, elegant, longlasting design, Sense UI a significant help to Android, Good call quality on at least HSPA networks, Android more flexible for thirdparty apps, Multitouch and inbrowser Flash, Cheap on Telus and Verizon.
  • Nice hardware, awesome integration with Google services including Google Voice
  • Excellent Interface, Responsive Screen, Great designa and good built, Tight integration with Google services and social networking sites, Excellent Browser, Multitouch support, 3.5 mm jack

Cons:

  • Still running Android 1.5, Same CPU as the Magic/myTouch 3G, Camera not much of an upgrade, Flash support somewhat oversold, Expensive on Sprint.
  • Could use beefier processor, Not on AT&T but I am, Some key productivity apps still missing from Android Marketplace

Expert reviews and ratings

By MobilesRoom on 80

HTC Hero ReviewLooking for an Android smartphone with killer looks and rock-solid features? Try the HTC Hero, one of the most powerful offerings from HTC mobiles. Read the HTC Hero review and find out what this smarphone has got.Ever since the...

By MobileWhack on 80

So the folks out at Wirefly sent me an HTC Hero to try, and though it took me a while to ultimately get the hang of it, I still found plenty to like about this Google-driven phone.The HTC Hero is a candy bar style smartphone that offers conference...

By PC Authority on 83

An excellent smartphone at a reasonable price, the Hero is a fine alternative to the iPhone 3GS...

By Geeky Gadgets on

The HTC hero is the first Android smartphone we have tested at Geeky Gadgets that features HTC’s Sense UI, and it was HTC’s first smartphone to feature the Sense UI, the version of Android on the HTC Hero is Android 1.5The HTC Hero features...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Third time's a charm for Android? HTC Hero is the third phone with the Google-made operating system to hit U.S. shores. Our European reviewer likes it. The Hero As A PhoneBlock your ears! The Hero speaker is really quite powerful: 20% volume is...

By Recombu on 90

The HTC Hero Pink is superb and the best iPhone competitor we've reviewed so far. Our only disappointment is that HTC didn't use a faster processor. If you're not bothered by the slight lag though then we couldn't recommend this phone...

By ThinkDigit on

The HTC Hero is a path-breaking smartphone that introduces the HTC Sense technology to the Google Android operating system. HTC Sense promises to take the Android's user-experience to the next level. With features such as multi-touch and wide...

By IT Reviews on

The HTC Hero is the best Android based handset we have seen to date. The abundance of home screens may be difficult for some to master, but you only need to use what you want to and can ignore the rest. Battery life might be a concern to some,...

By ZDNet Australia on 88

With excellent web browsing, email and access to apps, the HTC Hero is one of the few mobiles to truly challenge the iPhone this year. Editors rating:...

By Channel News Australia on 80

18 months ago, I moved to using an iPhone, prior to that I had been a Motorola; as a Windows Mobile user, the difference between the two platforms was like chalk and cheese.Click to enlargeWith the iPhone you had touch, big buttons for a keypad and a...

By Absolute Gadget on 85

Overall, the Hero is very impressive and on first looks could have been a proper contender to the iPhone's crown. But there are too many little faults that need to be addressed, but hopefully with the arrival in the near future of Android 1.6...

By Electronista on 80

The Hero has a knack for creating an oddly emotional attachment with its owner. While we've had gripes with the strictly average performance or the lackluster camera, the subtle but unique design and the customizations to Android make it feel like a...

By GadgetRepublic on

Battery power can drain easily if you switch on all updates and it can run a little sluggishly if you've lots of applications open at once, but if you're looking for a powerful smart phone that has a world of great apps at its fingertips and...

By InsideHW on

Despite the fact that every Android smartphone is Internet oriented (Google), and Hero sure isnt exception, HTC managed to include decent multimedia features. Solid camera, with great picture quality and very good display with decent sound...

By Expert Reviews on 100

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....

By CIOL on

After learning a few lessons from the HTC Magic, HTC has pulled up their socks with the Hero. As far as Android hardware goes, this is a big step in the right direction. A very well built device, the Hero has a large 3.2-inch capacitive...

By SmartPhone Today on

The much-anticipated HTC Hero is a top contender in today's exploding touchscreen smartphone line-up. At Sprint, the HTC Hero is now battling the Samsung Moment for Android supremacy, advancing this open source platform from "nice try" to...

By Gear Diary on

To watch the commercials for the Verizon Droid, being released tomorrow morning, one might get the impression that this is the very first android handset to be released. It certainly has garnered more attention and excitement and previous devices,...

By PCWorld India on 82

Excellent design and interface made the Hero a top notch Android's...

By Skatter Tech on

The HTC Hero is a powerful smartphone and has a lot to offer. The hardware is excellent and the Android software is truly flexible. If you are currently in the market for a new phone, I would highly recommend taking a look at the Hero. I would...