HTC Hero

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.56 inches
Weight 0.3 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.2 inches
Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 1.5

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 4.41 inches
Width 2.21 inches
Thickness 0.56 inches
Weight 0.3 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Brown, Black, Gray, White, Pink
Noise cancellation No

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 3.2 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100
Max WWAN downlink speed 7.2 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 2 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Model MSM7200A
Clock speed 528 MHz

GPU

Model Adreno 130

Memory

RAM size 288 MB

Storage

External type microSD

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash None
Focus type Autofocus

Software

Operating system Android
Launch OS version 1.5

Interface

Video out No
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Mini USB

Battery

Capacity 1350 mAh
Removable Yes

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  • 6.0
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    Reviewed by BenDTU (Previously owned)

    The HTC Hero was my first experience with Android. It was a strange device which I loved, until it decided to do terrible things to me.

    Out of the box, the first thing I noticed was "Huh... that's not very smooth. My friend's iPhones are better than that." Alas there was a waiting update which helped, but didn't quite fix the smoothness. Everything else ran pretty spectacularly though. Overall I was happy with my purchase - Sense was nice back then (Shock!) and had a pretty uniform feel to it.

    That was - until the incident.

    The HTC Hero was promised the 2.1 upgrade before I had purchased it. Alas, 6 months later it finally got it - which subsequently DESTROYED any performance the device had. By the time I upgraded to an iPhone 4 a mere 6 months after using the device, my Hero was barely usable - I couldn't even put it up on eBay for fear of backlash from the buyer.

    TL;DR? The HTC Hero was generation 1 hardware which was running generation 2 software. While it paved the way to the seemingly-much-better HTC Legend, the Hero itself basically a stopgap between the G1-based devices and the high-end HTC Desire.

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    • Design 5
    • Display 7
    • Camera(s) 5
    • Reception / call quality 7
    • Performance 4
    • Software 6
    • Battery life 5
    • Ecosystem 5
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