HTC Hero Android Phone Review and Specs

The HTC HERO has been the subject of talk on the android phone market for quite some time now and, as expected of HTC, the phone does live up to the hype that surrounds it. Its specs, which include a 5 mega-pixel camera, a 3.2 inch touch screen with a 320×480 HVGA resolution, 528 MHz processor, a G-sensor, digital compass, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and a 3.5mm audio jack read out like something a gadget maniac would dream up.

One of the best features about the HTC HERO is that it has one of the best user interfaces out there. The Sense UI of the phone is simply amazing and the user can customize the phone in whatever way they wish to do so. This phone also has some pretty amazing software as well, which ranges from various apps to the calendar and clocks already within it. It has a beautiful display with spectacular colors and hues and the 320×480 resolution only makes the experience that much better.

With the dimensions of 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm and weighing about 4.6 ounces (with battery), this phone is pretty slim and not that heavy to carry, so for those with a fetish for the thin-and-slightly-heavy-types of gadgets, this phone is definitely worth a second look. It’s also pretty firm and made out of soft-touch material, so the phone can withstand a couple of falls without damage. Overall, the phone’s design, from its evenly spaced buttons at the bottom, to its sleek earpiece and a 3.2 inch wide screen, is pretty stylish and modern.

The phone’s 5 mega-pixel camera gives pretty amazing results… as long as the sun is up. With there being no flash, taking pictures in the nighttime or in dark places can be a bit of a problem. Also, the phone lacks a specifically designed button for the camera as well. While the camera does perform extremely well, the same cannot be said about the video recording. It can only achieve a resolution of 352 x 288, so if you’re a big fan of recording videos, this phone might not be up to the task.

This phone also comes with a 528MHz Qualcomm processor, along with 512MB ROM and 288MB RAM, which make the downlink speeds up to 7.2Mbps while the uplink speeds can go up to 2Mbps. However, these speeds also largely depend on the network you are using. The Phone also comes with GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a quad-band HSPA chip.

The phone’s speaker is also pretty amazing. It gives a clear and loud audio, both when attending calls or listening to music, so we’ve got no problem there.

The battery life of the HERO is also worth mentioning. Compared to other HTC phones, it has a pretty long battery life. The talk time on the phone can go up to 420 minutes, while on standby; the phone can last up to 750 hours for WCDM or up to 440 hours for GSM.

Although this phone is about a year old now, it still is one of the best android phones out there. With an amazing display, a considerable battery life, an amazing camera (at least in the day) and an enormous amount of various software’s, this phone is definitely worth considering.