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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eldroid, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. eldroid

    eldroid Lurker
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    For the past few months I've had my heart set on the Hero being my first smartphone. This largely had to do with the fact it was on sale for 250 pounds (a bit out of my budget) at amazon. However that price jumped to the legend's price for some odd reason and I've been waiting for it to fall back to it's initial price since. This doesn't seem to be happening as it's settled to about 290 pounds right now. Cheapest i can find one now is 260 pounds.

    However, just the day before, I discovered the Acer Liquid A1. I can get a brand new one in black for just 211 pounds, and it seems to be quite a good device. Price is a huge factor for me, and I'm not really seeing any reason now to go for the Hero aside from the Sense UI and the better build quality I suppose. So what do you guys reckon? Save a bit more and go for the Hero or just go ahead and get the Liquid?

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  2. Jaseamondo

    Jaseamondo Newbie

    If price is a concern why not grab one from ebay?
  3. SithSurfer

    SithSurfer Well-Known Member

    Honestly? Try to get Desire instead, Hero is getting slightly outdated right now plus it is sort of sluggish, especially when you'll use some of the recent Android devices.
  4. eldroid

    eldroid Lurker
    Thread Starter

    @Jaseamondo, I really don't want to go through the hassle of using eBay, and moreover I want a new rather than a second-hand phone.

    @SithSurfer, If i could afford it, of course i would have considered the Desire. However, as it stands now I can just barely afford the Hero.
  5. Jaseamondo

    Jaseamondo Newbie

    If you like Htc phones, what about the Wildfire. I think you can get it for about
  6. decobydesign

    decobydesign Newbie

    Yup, I'd agree with the Wildfire. I love my Hero ... but that doesn't mean it's the only option.
  7. eldroid

    eldroid Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Before I found out about the Acer Liquid i was considering the Wildfire as well. It seems to go for around 220-230 pounds and I fail to see any reason why I would possibly go for this one over the Liquid.

    @Jaseamondo, i don't particularly love Htc phones. I just thought the Hero seemed to be a pretty good phone that I could stretch my budget for.
  8. Jaseamondo

    Jaseamondo Newbie

    The acer looks like a cracking little phone m8, It's actually running an underclocked snapdragon processor(I did a little bit of googling) so it would be a good phone if you decide to root it at a later date and use a custom rom, I think its also due to get an official 2.1 update very soon (apparently). I think on specs alone it pips the Hero so if it's the phone you like and its within your budget I'd go for it.
  9. Jaseamondo

    Jaseamondo Newbie

    I just checked and it does not seem to have much support within the root community at the moment , this may change in the future however. Just another thing to consider. regards Jason
  10. eldroid

    eldroid Lurker
    Thread Starter

    As far as i know, 2.1's already out for it. Advantages to rooting would just be the ability to install custom rom's right? There seems to be enough going on at xda and modaco.
  11. Jaseamondo

    Jaseamondo Newbie

    I just meant in comparison to the more popular phones, but yeah installing a custom rom would be the only way to get full use of the underclocked snapdragon processor.(I think its 2.0 at the moment but 2.1 is imminent)

    EDIT Sorry 2.1 rom is available via there support website

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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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