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.
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
Nice hardware, awesome integration with Google services including Google Voice
Ergonomic design with solid construction, Sense UI is attractive and customizable.
Design and build, display quality, interface superbly complimented by HTC Sense UI, music playback, integration with social networking sites, web browser
Fantastic interface design. Great Twitter and Facebook apps and widgets. Solid messaging features. Desktop-grade Web browsing. ...
HTC Sense Android OS, Multi-touch interface, Outlook contact/calendar sync, Visual voicemail, 3.5mm headphone jack.
Sooth and responsive UI, Very user friendly Widgets, Music player is superb, Video playback is great
Camera flaunts touchonly zoom with taptofocus. Responsive touchqwerty more or less comparable to iPhone. Battery lasts for DAYS (36 hours!). 3.5mm headphone jack. Flashenabled. Deadsimple USB mounting: Plug in, drag down top menu, and voila, the phone is.
Excellent build. Capacitive touch screen. Lots of new, useful applications. Inexpensive.
Great enhanced Android UI that's fun, fast and powerful. Capacitive display.
The HTC Hero offers a highly customizable user interface thanks to HTC Sense. It also improves on past Android devices with Outlook e-mail, calendar, and contacts synchronization, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 5-megapixel camera. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,...
HTC Sense provides great selection of widgets, Highly accurate touchscreen with haptic feedback, Very good Web browser, Sprint Navigation and Sprint TV included
Different, but ergonomic design, Teflon coating that protects the device from scratches and fingerprints, Customizable and intuitive Sense interface, Excellent browser, Facebook and Flickr connectivity and functionality, Handy screen keyboards, Awesome in
Great user interface – very customisable, Home screen widgets show live info, WiFi, GPS, HSDPA, Responsive touchscreen
Great UI, hugely customizable, 3.5mm headphone port, 5mp camera
Syncs perfectly with social networks, excellent internet features, super responsive touch-screen, one-touch access to Android Marketplace. ...
Epic customizability; well-designed home screen widgets with live updates; easy-to-use keyboard; convenient Android Market for apps; multitouch capability; Flash support; 3.5mm headphone jack; Facebook integration.
Very well built. Responsive touchscreen. Web browser has multi-touch and flash support. Excellent social networking integration
Android handset, flash capable, ‘TouchFLO UI
Same beautiful display found on G1 and myTouch; optimized version of HTC's Sense improves performance over earlier version; possibly the best virtual keyboard design currently available (though it will require more powerful hardware to surpass iPhone.
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.
Mediocre Camera, A little sluggish
Could use beefier processor, Not on AT&T but I am, Some key productivity apps still missing from Android Marketplace
Native Flash support didn't always work, Sluggish performance
Interface is still a bit sluggish at times, awkwardly placed BACK key, camera performance is mediocre, expensive, only 2GB card provided with phone
Multimedia playback, especially with pre-recorded videos, was difficult to manage. Camera was disappointing. Design could be more exciting. ...
Camera is slow and image quality is average, Phone was just a wee bit sluggish, Limited Bluetooth
SD slot is only accessible by removing cover. This Hero has Flash, but how about a camera with a flash? Optional haptic feedback is about as subtle as a 6.5 earthquake. Lack of image stabilization produces videos reminiscent of Cloverfield. 340 x 280 vide
Some bugs. Slow Internet speeds. Lousy camera.
Needs a reboot every 3 days to keep things speedy.
The smartphone can occasionally be sluggish. Flash content didnt always work from the Web browser. Apps must still be downloaded to the phones internal memory. Media syncing software would nice, as would be a file manager.
No camera flash, Lackluster camcorder
Gets rather sluggish at times, Mediocre camera, Feeble video playback functionality, Bad sound quality through the boxed earphones, Teflon coating only available on the white version
Some issues with Flash video support, Some people may be overwhelmed by customisation options
No music player equalizer, no camera flash or night mode, poor video recording
Camera can’t capture night or motion shots; phone may slow down when storage fills up.Look and Feel...
Sluggish at times; Flash video is dodgy; no easy way to back up and restore; button and menu overkill.
Angled ‘chin’ design an acquired taste. Limited internal memory. Memory card slot under cover. Disappointing camera
Not able to update over the air; non-standard Google OS
RAM/processor duo are a bit tired in tomorrow's market, though not as bad as many claim; keyboard performance seems to break down long before other apps show signs of distress, and the keyboard should be prioritized; ability to multi-task and load the
By MobilesRoom on December 09, 2010
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...80
By MobileWhack on July 12, 2010
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...80
By PC Authority on May 05, 2010
An excellent smartphone at a reasonable price, the Hero is a fine alternative to the iPhone 3GS...83
By Geeky Gadgets on May 04, 2010
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 April 21, 2010
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 April 10, 2010
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...90
By ThinkDigit on February 02, 2010
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 December 11, 2009
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 December 09, 2009
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:...88
By Absolute Gadget on December 08, 2009
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...85