Tech lovers and mobile gadget geeks can now realize their dreams of a magical phone that blows away the boredom of using smartphones. Enter HTC’s 3rd iteration into its Android mobile phone – the HTC Hero. It’s the smartphone hero everyone is waiting for – exactly the kind that can rescue the bored masses from using any other smart phone.
Starting with its design, the HTC Hero stands above its Dream and Magic predecessors with a sleeker more sexy touch screen form. It is the first mobile smartphone featuring HTC Sense, packing a host of powerful features and application over previous Android-based mobile phones.
One remarkably noticeable feature is its slim form using Teflon coating that makes it stand out in a pack of smartphones with similar form factors. The HTC Hero uses a trackball for controlling much of the functions.
It’s the first HTC smartphone to offer Sense – the company’s customization initiative of the Android OS that enables stunning UI visuals, navigation and impressive application features. The feature allows HTC Hero owners a new level of handset personalization well above any in the smartphone market. Sense enables profile settings that are unique in the industry, allowing users to really define their mobiles phones uniquely “their phone.”
It likewise features support for Flash animation and videos, as well as multi-touch internet browsing. Managing the usual phone information such as contacts takes the boredom from the typical controls and becomes an intuitive console seamlessly integrating text messaging, email, calls, social networking and other functions.
Hero’s mp3 playing experience is an immense improvement over that from your typical mobile players with the use of widgets right from the home screen. Moreover, HTC support the audio industry standards with the use of 3.5mm audio jacks, unlike other leading mobile phones using proprietary termination that keeps users away from high fidelity earphones.
Reading the spec sheet on the HTC Hero at first glance does really impress as much of the technical features are at par with those of high end smartphones. But high end it still is. You get a large display form factor using capacitive touch screen with HVGA resolution similar to what’s out there. No physical keyboard but the onscreen one is among the most response in the market, using haptics to let you know as if you’re actually typing.
And with HTC’s innovative touch, it brings smartphones to a new level of functionality and appeal.
The iPhone had bred a number of copycats and created a trend in touch screen smartphones in today’s cell phone industry. If you are looking for a mobile phone that works like an iPhone but something not overrated, the HTC Hero might just be the phone for you.
HTC Hero (also referred to as G2 Touch) works on an Android platform. If you are comfortable with the Windows Mobile OS, you might be on unfamiliar grounds on an HTC Hero, which is an Android phone. The HTC Hero is actually one of the first phones to use HTC Sense, a user interface for mobile devices running Google Android and the first phone to run Adobe Flash.
Features: One of the best features of the HTC Hero is its multi-touch capability. You can use your fingers or a stylus to switch from window to window. Although this is a touch screen phone, it doesn’t really work quite to well with touch (unlike the iPhone) and it works better with a stylus. If there is something to smile about the HTC Hero, it is its big screen size. It has a whopping 3.2 inches multi touch screen with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
For picture addicts and those who want multifunctional functions, the HTC hero boasts of a 5 mega pixel camera with auto focus feature giving you high quality photos on the go. This camera phone can also double up as a video recorder. It is also a good multimedia phone that can store 512 MB of data on ROM with 288 MB RAM and a provision for a micro SD for extra storage space. You can store thousands of contacts and call records to your phone- literally!
The HTC Hero also has great connectivity features. It has GPRS, works on EDGE and Wi-Fi technology, and can connect with other devices via Bluetooth and mini USB. You can also send SMS messages and MMS, e-mail, and instant messaging. You can play music and play MP3 and WAV files. With a 3.5 mm audio jack, you can use it as a portable music player, but surprisingly, it has no built-in radio.
Design: The design and layout of the HTC Hero is also something to brag about. It has a sleek and unique design. The placement of the buttons and the basic aesthetic of the HTC Hero are just flawless. It has a rectangular slant, which is by far, one of a kind. This phone also has a very solid feel when you carry it but it’s not really heavy, in fact, it only weights 135 g. The casing has a soft touch to it which makes it comfortable to hold.
Conclusion: If you want an android phone, the HTC Hero is one of the recommended phones that you can try. It comes in a sleek design with amazing features that you can readily use. It comes with different colors that would fit your personality. You can choose from brown, white, black, graphite and pink phones.