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HTC Hero

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1737 reviews of HTC Hero. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the size and design are generally positive. The screen and portability are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the performance. The reception and sound get critical views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Hero is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Hero


alaTest has collected and analyzed 176 user reviews of HTC Hero from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Views about the screen and durability are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good views, but there are mixed views on the reception and reliability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for HTC Hero


alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of HTC Hero from The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Reviews about the screen and durability are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the portability and performance. The reception and size get less positive comments.

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54% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

HTC Hero


The most noticeable and oft talked about feature of the HTC Hero is the "chin", so it's a good place to start. It was there on the Magic and now we have the Hero chin: pronounced, strong, defined. HTC told us the chin was more than design quirk, it was...

Sense UI, build quality, design, integrated social networks, Android OS, 3.5mm jack

Few minor software quirks, video capture rudimentary, lacks onboard storage, no radio

Overall the Hero lives up to it's name: it's an easy to use device that out-of-box delivers much of the connected experience that other phones will have you scrabbling around to find apps for. Tying together contacts with your social networks is great...

Jul, 2009

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Stuff magazine


The third Android phone debuts HTC's ‘Sense' UI and sports a 5MP camera. Does it have the power to topple the iPhone?

The perfect phone for social butterflies and the first serious iPhone rival we've seen

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Gareth Beavis (

HTC Hero review


HTC takes aim at the iPhone again - but is the Hero a hit or a miss?

Excellent Sense UI ; Compact design ; Responsive screen ; Facebook and Twitter integration

Poor camera ; Lack of video codec support

A good effort that will become the de facto alternative to the iPhone

Jul, 2009


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HTC Hero review


HTC's Hero is a large touchscreen phone that runs Google's Android operating system. However, the manufacturer has adapted Android with its own interface, which it calls Sense.

The new Hero is fast, with a good screen and camera, and Android's unrestrictive software is complemented by HTC's Sense apps and interface.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

HTC Hero (Sprint) review


Editors' note: We have lowered the rating of this product in the wake of the HTC Droid Eris release.

The HTC Hero offers a highly customizable user interface thanks to HTC Sense. It also improves on past Android devices with Outlook e-mail, calendar, and contacts synchronization, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 5-megapixel camera. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS,...

The smartphone can occasionally be sluggish. Flash content didn't always work from the Web browser. Apps must still be downloaded to the phone's internal memory. Media syncing software would nice, as would be a file manager.

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.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Ross Cantanzariti (

HTC Hero review


Featuring HTC's Sense user interface, the HTC Hero is feels like a proper rival to the Apple iPhone 3GS, leaving the T-Mobile G1 in its wake. The HTC Hero is available on contract from Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone.

The HTC Hero design is distinctive, the user interface is absolutely superb and it's packed with all the latest features. Unfortunately, the Hero doesn't seem to have the hardware needed to keep up with its innovative software, resulting in a sometimes...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Editorial Team (

HTC Hero Review


HTC has a knack for making smart phones and the HTC Hero is possibly one of its best to date. Boasting Google's Android operating system and tonnes of features, is this the iPhone rival we've all been…

Aug, 2009

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HTC Hero test


H TC şu anda Windows Mobile smartphone telefon sektöründe lider olmasının yanında Google Android işletim sisteminin tüm potansiyelinin farkına varan ilk cep telefonu üreticisi firma özelliği de taşıyor. Bu bağlamda HTC hem Android cep telefonunu...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Mobiles (

HTC Hero review: Hero or Villain?


The Hero is HTC 's newest Android handset and a new addition to its touch screen range. Unlike the previous android mobiles, the new Hero has a completely customisable interface with multiple screens. Swipe your finger down the screen and the Hero...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Leigh Geary (

HTC Hero


I feel dirty in a way, and I'll tell you why. This is and always has been a Windows Mobile site. To be given a HTC Hero to play with for a couple of weeks? No.. we don't want it. Why? Because it's powered by Google Android - a new competitor for Win...

As my first ever Android handset this has shocked me, and it’s shocked me for all the right reasons. The HTC Sense system gels together with the Android OS extremely well and the user experience is fluid, understandable and polished. Sure, there’s a...

Dec, 2010