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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by solidkevin, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. solidkevin

    solidkevin Android Enthusiast
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    And live in the US, will I still be able to use the android market and download apps? I wanna get an android phone but im not sure which one to get, I want one that has good specs (like those 2) but most of all one thats future proof, one that will be updated for at least 2-3 years, I dont want to switch my phone in like a year when its obsolete.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. GalaxyMeh

    GalaxyMeh Member

    Of course, why not? I have both phones and I've installed tons of apps. The Hero isn't even rooted.

    I've compared the HTC Hero with the Samsung Galaxy, and incidentally I'm selling my Galaxy ([​IMG]eBay listing) because it only has T-Mobile 3G, which in my area is poorly covered.
  3. solidkevin

    solidkevin Android Enthusiast
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    Thanks a lot! Im thinking of getting the hero, just a few questions though if you will:

    How is screen quality? Im used to 640x360 resolution on my phones and I believe hero has 320x240.

    I have ATT so im assuming that I wont be able to us 3G correct, would this be a big deal?

    I heard that you can only install apps on the device not the SD card, is this true? Will I run out of space?

    Ive looked at many Vids and pics of it online, does it feel bigger or smaller in person?

    Is 3.2 inches a good size? Again im used to 3.5-7.

    Last but not least do you recommend the Hero, or should I wait for some other device like the nexus or X10, I just want a device that will last me a couple of years.
  4. ocxersMe

    ocxersMe Newbie

    Get the Hero please.
  5. solidkevin

    solidkevin Android Enthusiast
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    Uh....great response......
  6. GalaxyMeh

    GalaxyMeh Member

    This is not exactly a question of belief... Head to PhoneArena.com, search HTC Hero, and you'll see all the specs.

    You'll still be able to use EDGE, which will let you download at 8-12 kilobytes per second (tested with T-Mobile's access point epc.tmobile.com). To get an idea, you'll be able to have Google Maps follow you while driving at freeway speed, but only in map mode. In Satellite mode, the data will download too slow. EDGE doesn't work while a call is in progress.

    You can move apps to the SD card using Astro.

    It feels a bit smaller than the iPhone, and looks sleek. Got compliments from women on it.

    (Please spell "I'm" correctly). 3.2" is a good side, but you'll need a day or two to adjust from 3.5". After that, it will feel natural. I did GPS driving fine on that size, and web browsing as well.

    It depends. If you want 3G connectivity (T-Mobile only, though), or camera flash, or FM radio, get the Nexus One. It will be 2-3 times the price, though. If you want a solid phone, running Android 2, buy a used HTC Hero (I'm selling).
  7. solidkevin

    solidkevin Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the answers, I appreciate it! (no need to lecture me on spelling/grammar btw, I'm not writing a paper for school.....)

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