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HTC Hero vs. Motorola Droid.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Elpelco, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Elpelco

    Elpelco Well-Known Member
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    I was just wondering if anyone has had a chance to compare? It's not out in the UK, ay least not yet. For some reason all the people I know seem to either have iphones or dumbphones.

    So yes, how does it compare to the Hero? Is it prettier, is the UI better or worse, is it faster, how's the camera? Things like that. I know it has the cool HAL startup thingie which looks GREAT but that's as far as my knowledge goes.

    oh yes and I know it's got Android 2.0 :D
     

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  2. afonja

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    I think physic qwerty keyboard is a good point for Droid, as I've been testing N97 mini today and really enjoyed it...
     
  3. TheBrit

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    The same thing surely :D
     
  4. MartinS

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    I believe that the Droid runs on native Android 2.0, so no fancy SenseUI or MotoBlur type experience.
     
  5. vido.ardes

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    The Droid does have 2.0, but so will the Hero very soon (with Sense UI added in).

    The only thing I would say about the keyboard debate is that I had a Touch Pro for 18 months (great phone BTW) and I was really worried switching to the Hero that I would miss the hardware keyboard, as I found it so useful when I had it. As it turns out, I don't miss it at all. The auto correct HTC has added to thier keyboard is so awesome that I don't notice any differance when typing.
     
  6. MartinS

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    Really? I must have fat fingers...
     
  7. daveybaby

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    It's not necessarily a matter of which is best, it's a matter of which is best for you. Some people absolutely must have a physical keyboard, whereas i, personally, dont see the need, and so would rather have a thinner/faster/cheaper/longer battery life phone (delete as applicable).

    That's the good thing about android - you actually get a *choice*.
     
  8. andy d

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    Sorry but I find the keyboard on the hero is rubbish especially if your trying to do a Google search.

    Why won't it let you type in landscape mode?.
     
  9. vido.ardes

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    Mine does
     
  10. Monkey

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    It does Andy, you have to hold it on its side and after a few seconds the screen dims and you get the Landscape Keyboard.
    It does take a few seconds though but well worth it with my
    Packet of Pork Sausage Fingers. :)

    Peace,
    Andrew.





     
  11. htchero123

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    maybe you've disabled the orientation option?
     
  12. andy d

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    Thank you I've checked that.
    I'm typing this reply in landscape mode no problem.
    It's when I'm searching in Google it will only let my type in portrait mode.
     
  13. Monkey

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    I don't think the phone lets you use Landscape in All
    Applications sadly Andy.

    Peace,
    Andrew.




     
  14. daveybaby

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    All the phone can do is let the app know what orientation it's in - it's entirely up to the developer to write their app so that it actually utilises landscape mode. Although since in this case the developer is google, that's not a very good excuse.
     
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