HTC hero 'Android' vs iPhone 3G S

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  1. mcmonkiez macrumors member

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    well just got HTC hero from orange and i have to say its brilliant OS android UI is great....

    well HTC hero is a free upgrade so dont mind having it... took my orange sim card out form my new iphone 3gs and tested on HTC hero and really great UI speed, camera, and other features are great too similar to iphone but some of the stuff is really cool in HTC hero.. so i would suggest have a go with HTC hero.. i am sure .. u will guys like it..

    for ur info...

    http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobiles/0,39030107,49303060,00.htm

    Samsung I7500 Galaxy at a glance:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_i7500-review-351.php


    * General: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
    * OS and CPU: 528MHz CPU with 128MB RAM running latest Android OS v1.5
    * Form factor: Touchscreen bar, no keypad
    * Dimensions: 115.0 x 56.0 x 11.9 mm, 119 g.
    * Display: 3.2" capacitive OLED touchscreen, HVGA resolution (320 x 480 pixels)
    * Storage: 8GB, hot-swappable microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
    * Camera: 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and geotagging
    * Connectivity: Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, microUSB v.2.0, 3.5mm audio jack
    * Misc: Accelerometer sensor, Gesture lock
    * Battery: 1440 mAh battery
     

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  2. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    What a detailed and thorough review. Thank you for your insight.
     
  3. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    I was thinking of getting one of these this payday.

    My two concerns are with Orange.

    Is there any Orange branding and how well do you cope with the 500mb data plan (if you have it)?

    Thanks for the post! Can we have some camera shots at all? :D
     
  4. mcmonkiez thread starter macrumors member

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    on mine no branding at all.
    I am on Orange 29 a month i know sound like 500 MB may be low but for mobile usage 500 mb is enough...

    i have been using all the time on iphone 500 mb work exchange push emails internet, mobile me emails and and most of use in a month about 300 MB and 3G speed on orange is very good.. page loads faster and seems everything is quick.. then o2..

    check the screen shot below.

    plus o2 say its unlimited usage but so slow crap service whats the point unlimited when u cannot use plus its says fair usage policy and if u go over 500 mb on o2 ur speed start slowing down to so slow u cannot even think.. well..

    i stink with orange no calls drop no issue at all.. using on htc and really work great and i just find HTc have loads of other UI new features i like to be on iphone but apple are very strict in terms of editing OS by developers. etc
     

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  5. mcmonkiez thread starter macrumors member

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ixkhFd4BHE
    i found a link on u tube u can see how it really works there are more videos on u tube check it out... HTC HERO..
     
  6. ChazUK macrumors 603

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  7. jersey macrumors regular

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    That is a nice piece. I think the gf needs one.

    However, that guy and his pronunciation "Heych T C" was making me crazy. If he has to say "Anne Heche" does he just short out and fall over?
     
  8. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Better looking than the pre!
     
  9. mcmonkiez thread starter macrumors member

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    spot on :p
     
  10. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I don't like the Pre that much but I think the Hero is uglier. It's too square and it looks like it has a big chin.
     
  11. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha...a chin? Lmao!:p
     
  12. macUser2007 macrumors 65832

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    HTC makes good hardware, and has a real talent for UI, too. I considered waiting for the Hero, but the 3.5" (larger than the Hero's) screen of the iPhone won me over.

    So, I just switched from an HTC WM6.1 to the iPhone 3G S, and I am a very happy camper, except for the lack of FLASH on the iPhone.

    With the new FLASH Player 10 Beta coming out for most major OSs (including Android) in a month or so, the iPhone will be the only one left out of a good portion of the web.

    Which is the only thing, that makes me regret my 3G S purchase. But it's a big thing :(
     
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  14. idunk macrumors member

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    Well their chins certainly match...
    haha :D
     
  15. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    I'm looking to get an HTC Hero to replace my 3GS if it runs on US 3G. Which isn't going to happen, so iPhone I am!
     
  16. Namek macrumors newbie

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    Agreed, ugliest smart phone so far in 2009.
     
  17. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    WOW?! are you serious?
     
  18. Namek macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'm serious. The chin made the phone ugly.
     
  19. lavinci macrumors 6502

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    I think we are all just spoiled on how straight the iphone looks. I like the fact that the chin is there to make the voice calls better and it looks more ergonomical
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I dig the chin, not too happy about the ears and nose though :D
     
  21. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    lol. The G1 is like that also. So it might be an adroid thing.
     
  22. SkillsToShow macrumors regular

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    I think it looks great, better than the iPhone, both the UI and hardware design. :p
     
  23. jrichie macrumors regular

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    I can't believe people are saying this is ugly!

    This is the best looking phone out at the moment [in my opinion]

    It is the Hero or the 3GS for me - and I can't decide..... I have a first gen iphone with 3.0 software on it, and to be honest I am quite bored of it now!

    The upgrade to a 3GS just doesn't feel exciting!

    however the Hero..... something new and different to play with.

    I think if they had changed the casing on the iphone and made it less gloss plastic and chrome, I would be getting it, but the Hero just destroys this for modern good looks.

    white teflon is super cool....

    BTW mcmonkiez, how is the email on it??? Do you use any pop accounts???

    Cheers
     
  24. DaGreat01 macrumors 6502a

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    From all that you've said, I think you would be better of the the Hero.
     

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