The HTC Hero is a candy bar style smartphone that offers conference call capability, voice recorder, a trackball navigation system, speakerphone, Sprint TV, calendar, calculator, mobile email, mobile web with WiFi capability, a Twitter application called Peep, a stock ticker, YouTube browser, five megapixel camera with automatic focus, GPS, MP3 player with video playback, 3.5 mm headset jack, and a battery capable of yielding four hours and ten minutes of talk time on a single charge.
Like I said, in the beginning I had a rough time getting this one to even work.Â But after a while, we just started to click, that HTC Hero and me, and the end result was a surprisingly pleasant package that held my interest nicely.Â The camera was easy to work with and the music player had good sound for a cell phone music player.Â The battery has a life span that can best be described as the low end of decent and there are a variety of good quality options here.Â It’s safe to say that the HTC Hero is a good quality cell phone.
Andwill offer you one of these incredible phones for $449.99, unless of course you’re a Sprint customer.Â Then it’s $19.99.Â I know, that’s a pretty pronounced price drop, but still–it’s a good quality phone you can really get behind.
Plenty of solid features
Decent battery life
Difficult to control at first
Tendency to respond sluggishly
Score 8 / 10