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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jersey221, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    so i got the samsung moment and for the first day i loved it but i dont like plain cupcake i like the speed and im really thinking about going to sprint tomorrow to switch i love the look of the hero i like the trackball its nice so im gonna make a pro/con list at the bottom

    moment(pros)AMOLED screen,800 processor led flash,

    moment(cons)i dont like the optical trackpad,no notification light,keyboard has a wierd layout,on screen keyboard isnt that usable,

    hero(pros)htc sense,7 screens,5mp camera,usable keyboard,custom roms,notification light,trackball

    hero(cons)small processor,dust under screen, thats all i know of.

    i really want to know about the dust issue should i be afraid of it happening will a case stop it from happening?

    and if i root my hero what apps should i take off to make it speed up?

    and with ces coming up should i wait and see what phones are announced like if there will be a cdma nexus one?

  2. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    really out of 18 views no one has an opinion on this?
  3. cbarth3

    cbarth3 Member

    Have you tried any of the home replacement or keyboard apps? That may change your view on those items

    I have some small pieces of dust under my screen but they are only viewable when the screen is off and you look just right. Since I started keeping mine in a holster and not my pocket it has not gotten worse.

    I have not rooted mine and it is my understanding really that removing stock apps wont really "speed" it up just allow you to install other apps due to increased space.

    Personally I love the size of the hero compared to the moment.
  4. acp

    acp Android Expert

    There are plenty of threads that address this, in fact you can even read my reasons for switching, just open my posts
  5. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i have tried home replacements and have downloaded better keyboard or whatever and i still dont like it...

    so does anyone know any way to help stop dust from getting under the screen cause i LOVE the hero but that would be the only thing im worried about.
  6. bikedogrun

    bikedogrun Member

    No dust under the screen on my Hero, I think this is an overblown concern. Sure it has happened, but it is not like 80% or 50% of Heros have it, perhaps 5% would be a good guesstimate.

  7. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    If you believe all of the complaining that goes on here, then I can see why you are hesitant to purchase a Hero.

    First thing: The Moment. My wife had one for a few days and I have to say, that phone is a brick and the battery life sucks! Also, boo! to the choice to put a MicroUSB port on the phone. No HTC widgets or SenseUI makes the phone a little bland compared to the Hero. My wife returned her Moment for a Hero. (Main Reason - very poor battery life)

    Dust? - If you are worried about dust under the screen, carefully examine the phone before you leave the store. They will power on the phone at the store before you pay. Ask to look at it. If you notice dust show the sales rep the defect and demand another unit.

    Processor speed - The Hero is a very "snappy" phone.
  8. stamets303

    stamets303 Newbie

    here's another for your pro con list...Moment has a flash where Hero doesn't. on the other side Hero is 5 mp and Moment is 3.2. I love my Hero buy I'd kill for a flash, I work third shift and I'm outside 90% of the time.
  9. boomhower

    boomhower Member

    MicroUSB is the new standard so you may as well get used to it. I have found MicroUSB to be more secure and durable. The slimmer profile makes it a easier to implement into smaller phones as well. Since the EU has made it a standard for phones across the pond the trickle affect will pretty much make it the same here as well.
  10. shawheim_a

    shawheim_a Android Enthusiast

    ive had my hero for about 2 months. i have no dust under my screen at all. i keep my phone in a rubber sleeve that u can get at sprint. most people that get dust dont have anything protecting their phone and they keep it int heir pockets and it gets in through the rocker switch and places like that. as long as you are protected u shouldnt worry about dust.
  11. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    i have the led flash on my list already....thanks for the input though

    so if i buy a case there shouldnt be a dust problem and...and so im guessing they havent made a fix to the dust issue.
  12. Droidone

    Droidone Android Enthusiast

    not sure where all the issues about dust come from but I have had my phone since launch and it's in my pocket 70% of the time and never had a dust issue. Maybe I am lucky
  13. impaler

    impaler Newbie

    I have dust under my screen on my Hero...but I've only really seen it when it's in direct sun.
  14. acp

    acp Android Expert

    Just lol @ 5%

    Even the dust or no dust poll thread in this forum indicates 25-30% of people have it. Why do people bother posting an opinion without doing even a small bit of research. I've seen 6 heros in 2 months, each one had dust
  15. jersey221

    jersey221 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    ok this thread can get closed or just let it die i got my hero and it is amazing

    just need some help with rooting and getting a custom rom i know a little bit about this stuff since i rooted the palm pre when it was a lil difficult when it came out...

    if anyone could help me root that would be great.
  16. cbarth3

    cbarth3 Member

    Here ya go
    Hero CDMA - xda-developers

    Haven't tried it yet but the Fresh Pre-kitchen is supposed to be an easy root tool

    [pre-kitchen] 12/28/09-0.1b | fresh pre-kitchen | fixed 'unable to open debug' error - xda-developers
  17. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    2 Hero household - 0% dust. How exactly does this dust thing happen? Has anyone ever posted pictures?
  18. txperfection

    txperfection Lurker

    I havn't had any problems yet with this dust issue. I honestly treat all my phones pretty badly due to partying too much. Usually leads to dropping and losing my phones all the time. I dropped my hero within 6hrs of having it in a rain soaked cvs parking lot. If i can make this phone last 6 months ill be happy!
  19. acp

    acp Android Expert

    Just curious... if you leave your phone sleeping, clean the screen and look at it outside during the day, do you not see any dust near the bottom left corner or anywhere under the screen? I see most of it that way, but there are also some large pieces now that I also see on a white screen. I'm not saying 100% of Hero's have dust, but it's a lot more than 5%.

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The HTC Hero release date was July 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7200A processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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