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Critic reviews

7.8
11 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    9.0
  • Display
    8.5
  • Battery life
    8.7
  • Camera
    6.8
  • Ease of use
    7.2
  • Design and form factor
    7.9
  • Portability (size / weight)
    8.0
  • Media support
    5.9
  • Durability
    7.6
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

7.4
59 reviews
7.0
Engadget Jul 23, 2009

Given the combination of a few poor hardware choices and an OS which outclasses the device it runs on, we can only recommend that you enter at your own risk. HTC has an explosive entry in the smartphone category with what its done on the software side... now it just needs the hardware to match.

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8.0
Gizmodo Jul 21, 2009

It sets a new standard for the overall Android package by showing the potential for future phones with beautiful, powerful hardware and awesome custom interfaces, even if it falls somewhat short of brilliance itself.

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8.0
CNET Sep 16, 2009

While it could use a boost in the performance department, the HTC Hero is the most feature-packed Google Android device to date, bringing some notable improvements and a highly customizable interface.

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7.0
Gizmodo Sep 17, 2009

The princess might not kiss this Hero because it's kinda ugly, but at least it'll actually get the job done now. If you've been waiting for an Android phone not on T-Mobile, or one that's finally just about ready for primetime, this is it.

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8.0
CNET Asia Sep 14, 2009

A combination of good design and a fully customizable user interface make the Hero a great smartphone. A boon for the Android platform still in its infancy.

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Pocket-Lint Jul 21, 2009

Pocket Lint has a review of the HTC Hero, below is a section of their verdict. We love the design and the build too, and the flexibility of an open source operating system like Android excites us: the community is there, making applications to enhance the experience so the phone can give that...

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SlashGear Jul 21, 2009

Quite an exhaustive review of the Hero, complete with an amazing array of images and the gadget porn "unboxing" video.

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8.0
TechRadar Jul 20, 2009

"There's a lot to like about the HTC Hero. A lot. Be it the multiple homescreens, the option to change scenes to suit the time of day, the Facebook integration or even the responsive touchscreen." "However, there were lows, and some of them were pretty deep indeed. The 528MHz...

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GSM Arena Aug 6, 2009

In the beginning there was G1: the frontline trooper, the mean machine, the expendable GI. Elsewhere, in the HTC discourse, it was hope and vision. Well, it seems the dreamer's Dream is coming true and someone there is really proud with what they've done. HTC Hero is perhaps the most...

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rgbFilter Jan 5, 2010

I personally found the Hero a perfect marriage of form and function, and with my usage, which is mostly heavy data and app usage, I didn’t experience any slowdowns. As Doug says, with the phone $79.99 on a Telus 3 year contract, the Hero is the best Android device Canadians can buy today, and in...

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9.0
simoran simoran

The answer to the question is a clear 'No'. 'No' in the sense that it will not outsell the iphone. 'No' in the sense that it will not convince subscribers to leave their current network on mass. But 'No' in the sense that its inferior - not in my...

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10
asenangsyah asenangsyah

this phone is great...really happy with it...with heaps and heaps of features and functions..... just wish the phone ships with a huge internal storage which make it superb....its defenetly even faster than before (shipping rom..with a bit of lag)...and many functions being improve.... good...

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10
allenvr allenvr

I started with a Symbian phone, Nokia 3600 (http://gdgt.com/nokia/3600/) way back in 2003. I had a few phones since then including iPhone (2G), BB Curve, PPC6800 (WM5.0), G1, Palm Pre, Samsung Moment. I am enjoying the Hero the most so far. I have to say that I am a HTC fanboy now. I've had...

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9.0
fergus fergus

A brief summary of a review: I was fed up with my iPhone, largely due to the App Store restrictions and the interminable lag between doing nothing and trying to do something. I've found the Hero's overall experience to be much better so far, not just in terms of speed, but also the...

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10
henshen henshen

I've been using the Hero for about two months now. I've bought it in Taiwan and unlocked it in U.S for AT&T. This phone is really the first successful Android phone on the market. It offers the customization option from the Android platform while giving a well-designed Sense user...

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7.0
roberto roberto

The HTC Hero on Sprint was my first smartphone and first introduction to the Android OS. Although not as powerful as other devices that have come out since, it did a commendable job within its limitations. HTC Sense made the experience more user firendly as a beginner; since then I have grown to...

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9.0
Pmandia Pmandia

The Sense UI is awesome. It makes life easier with live widgets. It is so customizable its not even funny. There is pretty much nothing i can say bad about the OS except the marketplace. Its not there yet. It has some of the best apps though. only 5000 of the 65,000 apps on the App store are...

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9.0
aswan89 aswan89

This is the first device I've ever owned that feels like its more at home in a sci-fi movie than the present. The sheer amount of connectivity it brings to my everyday life continues to surprise me. Email, SMS, Phone calls, internet, twitter, you name it, is all seamlessly stitched together...

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6.0
kernco kernco

I got the HTC Hero the day it was released on Sprint. I was switching from my iPhone 3G partly because of better prices (especially since I was able to get a Sprint sero account) and a better network, but also because Android looked like it was in a position to overcome Apple's mobile...

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9.0
mitor mitor

[This applies to the newly updatd software] Great phone, overall my only gripes would be the sub iPhone build quality (still better than many phones mind), poor audio over the 3.5mm jack and not quite there typing on the virtual keyboard On the plus side, Android truly does feel more open and...

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10
im4gadgets im4gadgets

I have owned the 1st generation iPhone, HTC G1, iPhone 3GS, and now the HTC Hero (sprint) and would rank the HTC Hero as #1. Mainly because of the open OS (android) and strong momentum in development for android. Apple has the edge in software apps today but it will not be long before android...

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8.0
GreggN GreggN

I've had this phone for a couple months. The touch-screen responsiveness can be a bit sluggish. It's nice that it has a built-in, 5 mega pixel camera, but don't expect the pictures or videos to be as good as a real, 1 mega pixel camera. The synchronization with Google Calendar...

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9.0
Reeshar Reeshar

I've had one other phone I really loved for its physical design - the original Orange Nokia "brick". But the T-Mobile G2 Touch aka HTC Hero feels great, looks great and huge fun to use. It makes the iPhone look positive old-fashioned - and I'm no iPhone hater. Some people...

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9.0
beejreit beejreit

I've been waiting for an android phone on sprint for a while now, and this is it. The HTC Hero is a solid device. The android platform brings plenty of apps, and HTC Sense UI is not only very solid but also very nice to look at. The custom widgets HTC Bundles with the phone are top notch...

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7.0
tymmbee tymmbee

This was a great phone when I first got it. HTC's Sense UI is great and it does seem to slow the phone down any. The big problem is waiting for updates for this phone. When it first came out there were many bugs that were not patched until months later. The phone still uses Android 1.5 and...

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