HTC Hero

Announced:
Jun 24, 2009
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Jul 23, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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HTC Hero

Announced: Jun 24, 2009
Market status: Released
Release date: Jul 23, 2009

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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  • Display 3.2" 320 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm MSM7200A, Single core, 528 MHz
  • Battery 1350 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

Display size:

3.2 inches

Resolution:

320 x 480 pixels

Pixel density:

180 ppi

Technology:

TFT

Screen-to-body ratio:

48.49 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

5 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

352x288 (CIF)

Design

Dimensions:

4.41 x 2.21 x 0.56 inches (112 x 56.2 x 14.3 mm)

Weight:

4.76 oz (135 g)
the average is 6 oz (172 g)

Features:

Trackball

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm MSM7200A

Processor:

Single core, 528 MHz

RAM:

0.3 GB

ROM:

512 MB

OS:

Android (2.1, 1.5)

Battery

Capacity:

1350 mAh

Talk time:

7.83 hours
the average is 21 h (1278 min)

Stand-by time:

18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 21 days (499 h)

Talk time (3G):

7.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1382 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

31.2 days (750 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, UMTS

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

2.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

miniUSB

Location:

GPS

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Notifications:

Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice recording

Multimedia

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Dec 22, 2009

FCC ID value:

NM8HOT link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

0.44 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

Body:

1.57 W/kg

Measured in:

1900 MHz

This device is also known as T-Mobile G1 Touch

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.56 inches)
  • The camera lacks flash
  • No front-facing camera
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (180 ppi)

Description

The HTC Hero is the first Android phone of the manufacturer to run the personalized Sense interface. It changes the overall appearance of the OS and adds a number of new features. The Hero is also the first Android phone to support Flash and is powered by a Qualcomm 528MHz processor and 288 MB RAM/512 MB ROM. Additional functionality includes a 3.5mm jack, trackball, GPS, Bluetooth 2.0 and Wi-Fi. It is a quad-band GSM and dual-band 3G handset.

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