HTC Hero

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

PhoneArena Rating:

9.0
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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 6.1 oz (173 g)

Features:

Trackball

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5 mm jack

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm MSM7200A

Processor:

Single core, 528 MHz

RAM:

0.3 GB

ROM:

512 MB

Storage expansion:

microSDHC

OS:

Android (2.1, 1.5)

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

2.0, EDR

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g

USB:

miniUSB, USB 2.0

Location:

GPS

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Compass

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Cellular

UMTS:

900, 2100 MHz

Data:

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

Battery

Capacity:

1350 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Talk time:

7.83 hours
the average is 21 h (1250 min)

Stand-by time:

18.3 days (440 hours)
the average is 21 days (493 h)

Talk time (3G):

7.00 hours
the average is 23 h (1373 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

31.2 days (750 hours)
the average is 26 days (614 h)

Phone features

Notifications:

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

Other features:

Voice recording

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

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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