The I Love My Hero thread


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  1. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've seen quite a few negative threads regarding the Hero and Android in general, let's hear some comments from those that want to praise it!

    For me it has to be the ability to run multiple apps at the same time and to replace any stock app I don't like with one I prefer. Also on the hardware side the phone call clarity and volume is amazing compared to my previous phone. Coming from a Linux and a Google apps background Android just fits so perfectly into me and my family
     

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  2. capuman

    capuman Well-Known Member

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    i totally love mine too :) ive had it for a couple of months now and i still cant stop playing with it. I love the apps, the sense ui, the quality of the phone..everything.

    The fact that it can multi task (unlike the iphone or the new ipad!!!) is a real bonus.

    Its awesom.
     
  3. Ziani

    Ziani Well-Known Member

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    Luv mine too...its a real pleasure. It just can do so much and more. I think for me its the fact I can customize it to excactly the way I want it, makes it very personal.
     
  4. vido.ardes

    vido.ardes Well-Known Member

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    I love the fact it's not WinMo :D

    Seriously, it's a great phone, easy to do the stuff you want to do with a phone (make calls & send texts) but it allows you to do as much as you want with it.

    I am constantly fiddling about with the widgets and making it my own too, another great feature of Android in general
     
  5. Elpelco

    Elpelco Well-Known Member

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    The level of customisation that's available.

    Sense UI; Android is awesome but sense UI just makes it that much more delicious.

    The shape; the 'chin' makes it nicer to hold.

    The usefulness of it; I use the calender, Twidroid and Email ALL THE TIME.

    Actually there are loads of apps I use all the time...

    Multitasking, for sure. I didn't realise the iphone COULDN'T do that until I got my Hero.

    Widgets! I am forever rearranging my homescreens for optimum effiiency...
     
  6. thisnameistaken

    thisnameistaken Well-Known Member

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    I like it more than I thought I would. I don't like having to turn off the internets all the time just to get my battery to last a whole day, but I suppose I do like being able to turn the internets on occasionally. I don't like how long it takes to sync but I do like having my mail in my pocket. I like the touch keyboard but not when I'm walking, etc.

    Swings and roundabouts. All in all it's less annoying than I expected and I'm easily annoyed, so well done HTC.
     
  7. dannywooly

    dannywooly Active Member

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    Totally love mine two BUT!

    1) Wish they would release the Android 2.1 soon as currently not as responsive as IPhone

    2) Wish Google would step in and sort out their market place.

    After that! Winning combination.
     
  8. ohmaynitseric

    ohmaynitseric Well-Known Member

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    Coming from a WinMo, Hero + Android tops it all off 500%!
    I couldn't agree more with the Sense UI, making it customizable to yourself and only yourself. The Widgets are tremondously awesome to the fact that I rearrange, add, delete my widgets different places almost every week or the little time i have throughout the week. I love how i can have my email, IM, skype right in my pocket all the time cuz i am a fiend of email and msn. The chin makes it more comfortable for my fingers to hold even tho my friends keep telling me that it's such an awkward design. the beautiful screen makes it look more in amazement when you have backgrounds that are like HD. ahhh! i can keep going but all i gotta say is, awesome. It may have its flaws but its regrettably awesome
     
  9. themorgs

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    Yep, love my Hero.

    Had it for a couple of months now. Can't stop fiddling with it. New apps, widget layouts, wallpapers etc.

    For me it's an amazing PDA with a perfectly good phone and messaging device. Integration with Google is something I obviously knew about but was pleasantly surprised by how good it is when you start using it.

    It does about 90% of what I use my home PC for plus its a phone plus it goes everywhere with me.

    LOVE IT!
     
  10. madpirahna

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    Before this I had a Samsung omnia on a 1g network . To me this phone is amazing. Winmo is awful.
     
  11. Sumo

    Sumo Well-Known Member

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    I think my Hero is the best phone i have ever had and i have had a few!
    I came here from a samsung galaxy with the worst customer support i have ever had and the worst phone,they will never see my money again.
    HTC have made a great well made quality product i can't be happier.:D
     
  12. dan330

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    +1 :d
     
  13. Jaffa

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    Sticky <3
     
  14. alinver

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    I love my Hero because:

    1. The touch screen is smoooooth and responsive.

    2. I decide what it looks like, the custom-ability is second to none.

    3. Multi tasking, simply a must on any phone or any device for that matter.

    4. The feel of the curve in my hand, it feels safe and it fits just right.

    5. It's not an iphone, don't get me wrong I had one for 18months and it's a good phone, but now EVERYBODY has one.

    6. Scenes, linked to #2, I can change the look and feel of the phone for different situations in a couple of seconds.

    Cons? Wide and varied, The Marketplace needs serious attention, the keyboard isn't that great, the browser is a little off, I can live with everything else.

    Oh and it's not an iphone, did I mention that?

    Cheers Al
     
  15. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

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    I love my Hero because

    1. Gmail sync is amazing Mail/Calendar/Contacts

    2. Uber custermisable

    3. The form is brilliant, an ideal size.

    4. App store everything I have needed so far I have found

    5. HTC supporting upgrades slowly but surely

    6. Managing Mp3's doesn't need iTunes!!
     
  16. Timanator

    Timanator Well-Known Member

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    I love my Hero.

    1. Beats the pants off the Touchpro 2 and BB 6530.
    2. FB, Gmail all functions perfectly and synchs with no issues.
    3. Apps are great.
    4. Love the voice to Text functions.
    5. Hardly ever have to reboot like the Windows Mobile carp.
     
  17. G8D

    G8D Well-Known Member

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    I love it because I have had it for 5 months and surprisingly am not bored of it yet.
     
  18. brykins

    brykins Well-Known Member

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    I'm gonna jump on this one as I do find myself moaning about Android a lot.

    My G2 (T-Mobile version of Hero) is bloody brilliant. I was a bit worried about the shape when I first got it, but the chin actually makes the thing really nice to hold. I love the feel of it, the finish and the weight. It feels good and solid.

    I love the Sense UI. I tried turning it off and using the "standard" Android and that seemed very slow, not nice at all.

    I love the apps - at least those that I have kept. There's a lot of dross but there are some real gems in there. K-9 Mail is working really well for me and handles my Gmail accounts, Hotmail via POP3 and a number of IMAP accounts as well. Twidroid is working really well as a Twitter app with Seesmic as a backup. eBuddy seems to be reliable, keeps a connection and is making me use IM more and more.

    BeebPlayer has great potential but very rarely play a whole show. Record It has saved me on a number of occasions from missing something. Not tried the Amazon MP3 store yet but that looks good.

    I have it on my person from just about the moment I get up to when I go to bed and that's not happened since I got my first Treo 650 a long time ago.

    So - my Hero is good. Very good.

    The way Google are managing Android though....that's another story.
     
  19. Bunjiweb

    Bunjiweb Well-Known Member

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    Got mine the morning they were available at the orange shop because I was so highly anticipating this phone. I spose that's pretty sad but many more did It for the iPhone. Suffice to say I don't feel let down, I could easily repeat all the praise others have already given but all I will say Is that I still havent stopped playing with it and making It my own.

    Ben
     
  20. dukeuk76

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    Information at my finger tips, thats what i love about the hero... :)
     
  21. mouldeeves

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    i have a hero and a 32gb iphone 3GS and I can say that the hero is so much nicer to use, and i can run spotify and web browse at the same time :)

    I cant wait for 2.1 :)
     
  22. rizzla

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    Love the phone just needs to be a little bit faster and handle background tasks a bit better hopefully HTC will address this in 2.1 when they decide to drop that stork from the sky.
     

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