Editors Liked

  • Subtle, elegant, longlasting design, Sense UI a significant help to Android, Good call quality on at least HSPA networks, Android more flexible for thirdparty apps, Multitouch and inbrowser Flash, Cheap on Telus and Verizon
  • Nice hardware, awesome integration with Google services including Google Voice
  • Excellent Interface, Responsive Screen, Great designa and good built, Tight integration with Google services and social networking sites, Excellent Browser, Multitouch support, 3.5 mm jack
  • Ergonomic design with solid construction, Sense UI is attractive and customizable
  • Design and build, display quality, interface superbly complimented by HTC Sense UI, music playback, integration with social networking sites, web browser
  • Fantastic interface design. Great Twitter and Facebook apps and widgets. Solid messaging features. Desktop-grade Web browsing.
  • HTC Sense Android OS, Multi-touch interface, Outlook contact/calendar sync, Visual voicemail, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Sooth and responsive UI, Very user friendly Widgets, Music player is superb, Video playback is great
  • Camera flaunts touchonly zoom with taptofocus. Responsive touchqwerty more or less comparable to iPhone. Battery lasts for DAYS (36 hours!). 3.5mm headphone jack. Flashenabled. Deadsimple USB mounting: Plug in, drag down top menu, and voila, the phone is
  • Excellent build. Capacitive touch screen. Lots of new, useful applications. Inexpensive
  • Great enhanced Android UI that's fun, fast and powerful. Capacitive display
  • HTC Sense provides great selection of widgets, Highly accurate touchscreen with haptic feedback, Very good Web browser, Sprint Navigation and Sprint TV included
  • 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,
  • Different, but ergonomic design, Teflon coating that protects the device from scratches and fingerprints, Customizable and intuitive Sense interface, Excellent browser, Facebook and Flickr connectivity and functionality, Handy screen keyboards, Awesome in
  • Great user interface – very customisable, Home screen widgets show live info, WiFi, GPS, HSDPA, Responsive touchscreen
  • Great UI, hugely customizable, 3.5mm headphone port, 5mp camera
  • Syncs perfectly with social networks, excellent internet features, super responsive touch-screen, one-touch access to Android Marketplace.
  • Epic customizability; well-designed home screen widgets with live updates; easy-to-use keyboard; convenient Android Market for apps; multitouch capability; Flash support; 3.5mm headphone jack; Facebook integration
  • Very well built. Responsive touchscreen. Web browser has multi-touch and flash support. Excellent social networking integration
  • Android handset, flash capable, ‘TouchFLO UI
  • Same beautiful display found on G1 and myTouch; optimized version of HTC's Sense improves performance over earlier version; possibly the best virtual keyboard design currently available (though it will require more powerful hardware to surpass iPhone

Editors Didn't Like

  • Still running Android 1.5, Same CPU as the Magic/myTouch 3G, Camera not much of an upgrade, Flash support somewhat oversold, Expensive on Sprint
  • Could use beefier processor, Not on AT&T but I am, Some key productivity apps still missing from Android Marketplace
  • Mediocre Camera, A little sluggish
  • Native Flash support didn't always work, Sluggish performance
  • Interface is still a bit sluggish at times, awkwardly placed BACK key, camera performance is mediocre, expensive, only 2GB card provided with phone
  • Multimedia playback, especially with pre-recorded videos, was difficult to manage. Camera was disappointing. Design could be more exciting.
  • Camera is slow and image quality is average, Phone was just a wee bit sluggish, Limited Bluetooth
  • SD slot is only accessible by removing cover. This Hero has Flash, but how about a camera with a flash? Optional haptic feedback is about as subtle as a 6.5 earthquake. Lack of image stabilization produces videos reminiscent of Cloverfield. 340 x 280 vide
  • Some bugs. Slow Internet speeds. Lousy camera
  • Needs a reboot every 3 days to keep things speedy
  • No camera flash, Lackluster camcorder
  • The smartphone can occasionally be sluggish. Flash content didnt always work from the Web browser. Apps must still be downloaded to the phones internal memory. Media syncing software would nice, as would be a file manager
  • Gets rather sluggish at times, Mediocre camera, Feeble video playback functionality, Bad sound quality through the boxed earphones, Teflon coating only available on the white version
  • Some issues with Flash video support, Some people may be overwhelmed by customisation options
  • No music player equalizer, no camera flash or night mode, poor video recording
  • Camera can’t capture night or motion shots; phone may slow down when storage fills up.Look and Feel
  • Sluggish at times; Flash video is dodgy; no easy way to back up and restore; button and menu overkill
  • Angled ‘chin’ design an acquired taste. Limited internal memory. Memory card slot under cover. Disappointing camera
  • Not able to update over the air; non-standard Google OS
  • RAM/processor duo are a bit tired in tomorrow's market, though not as bad as many claim; keyboard performance seems to break down long before other apps show signs of distress, and the keyboard should be prioritized; ability to multi-task and load the