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616 customer reviews

+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on battery life.

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8.2 out of 10 based on 616 reviews.
HTC Hero: with 5MP camera, Touchscreen and 320 x 480 display. See full product description

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Bristol, Rob Basic text and chat user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
I love this phone, it's really put me in the 21st century! Internet access is excellent, MP3 player is good, games are great, loads of widgets and apps to keep ya busy!
Bad points:
Camera is awful- No flash! Bit slow with texting due to typing with the on-screen keyboard. The MP3 player as trouble with displaying the album picture for each song.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser Business or web user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Nice design, use of Android OS.
Bad points:
No sensor to change the status of the phone when it is next to your ear / away from your ear - I got really used to this feature on my old iPhone.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Jul 2010

susan, brynmawr ebbwvale gwent Basic text and chat user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
i have found this phone so easy to use compared with others i have had, everything you need is at your fingertips no looking at instruction books absolutely great, would recomend it to anyone
Bad points:
if you play games and use the internet, you have to charge it quite often.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, lots of apps. Even takes dropping pretty well.
Bad points:
Does tend to disconnect in the middle of calls when my ear touches the screen.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Loss of 3G and no updates because of that.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 12 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser Basic text and chat user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
good typing interface
Bad points:
Very poor battery life although this is a problem across many smart phones
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Features 7.0
Battery life 4.0
Design 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2010

jackie, hull Basic text and chat user

Score 3.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
hard to use cant get into messages & phone as easy as other phones
Overall rating 3.0
Ease of use 1.0
Features 3.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 5.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Jul 2010

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Product Features

Operating system Android
Screen size (Inches) 3.2
Screen Resolution (pixels) 320x480
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad Touchscreen
Connections Bluetooth
Connections WiFi
Connections USB
Extra functions Satellite navigation
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Extra functions Camera
Band Quad
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 320
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 480
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 5
Talk time (Hours) 7
Stand-by time (Days) 18.3
Depth in cm 1.435
Height in cm 11.2
Width in cm 5.62
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus Yes
Weight (g) 135
EDGE Yes
FM tuner No
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) Yes
Java Yes
Release date 2009-07-15

Also known as: HTC G2, T-Mobile, HTC

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Manufacturer's Description

TC Hero is our first phone to embody HTC Sense – an intuitive, seamless experience built upon three fundamental principles – make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected.

Make it Mine
With HTC Hero, personalization reaches a level never before possible. Rather than burying important content under layers of menus, the HTC Hero lets you put it 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 your personality.

With Scenes, a new profile feature, HTC Hero becomes multiple phones in one. Create and switch between Scenes that reflect different moments in your life. Your Hero becomes a weekend phone that helps you relax with your choice of tunes, catch up with your favorite friends and capture some memories with HTC Footprints™. And when you go on a trip, your phone becomes your personal guide and gives you instant access to local time, weather and maps.

Stay Close
Today, staying in touch with the people in your life means managing a variety of communication channels and applications ranging from phone calls and emails to Facebook updates. HTC Hero makes staying close as simple as turning to your friend and saying hello. When you view people, you see the different ways to get in touch, you also see all your interactions like emails sent to your personal and work accounts. You can even check for social network updates and event notices as well as see the latest pictures your friends uploaded to popular photo sharing sites.

Discover the Unexpected
Many of the most memorable moments in your life are experienced, not explained. Even basic functions like the dialer will pleasantly surprise you on the HTC Hero. You can find a person by dialing their phone number or simply by dialing the first few letters of their name.

With HTC Hero, you can look at things through different perspectives. Your inbox is not just a list of emails, but a catalog of conversations, a collection of notes flagged as important, and a document library of all your emails with attachments. Your Album is not just the photos saved on your phone. It is also a gateway to online collections of you and your friends on Facebook or Flickr.

Search just about anything, anywhere on your HTC Hero. The dedicated Search button combs through tweets in Twitter™, locates people in your contact list, finds emails in your inbox, searches through appointments in the calendar and very nearly finds needles in haystacks.


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