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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Chiups, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Chiups

    Chiups Member
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    First off let me start by saying I love the Hero and all the features that go along with it, but one thing I don't love is the overall responsiveness of the phone. I've had my Hero for almost a month now so its coming down to the time where I decided if I wanna be a Hero or something else.

    My question to you all is, what made you decide to stay with the Hero? I really wanna stay with the Hero, because the lagginess isn't really THAT bad, but for and additional $100 and $10 per month extra the Droid isn't looking too bad at the moment.

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  2. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    340 over the course of 2 years would be enough to make me stay with it!

    On the euro hero, lag was huge when it was first released. An update significantly speed things up. It is possible an update could fix it but it could also make it worse.
  3. Chiups

    Chiups Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply! $340 doesn't seem like a big of a deal for me when im completely satisfied with a purchase (even though ill probably never be).
  4. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    Go to Verizon and play with the droid and see what you think. Ultimately only you can make that decision.
  5. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    "completely satisfied" are the keywords and it's a rarity with cell phones.
  6. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Android Enthusiast

    I switched to the DROID for the same reason, I switched back because the DROID is NOT faster.

    If you do a side by side, they are pretty much the same.
  7. Dreamliner

    Dreamliner Android Enthusiast

  8. Mauddib

    Mauddib Member

    I was at Best Buy today and picked up one of there display models. This of course was a non working model so this is just a hardware statement but I was surprised with the "oreo" effect going on. One of the major problems with the Pre was the wobble between the two halves of the phone and I was surprised to see the same thing. I know you will always have some wiggle on a slider but this was more than a little, granted it is a display model so lot of wear. I also have to say that it is one of the ugliest looking phones.
  9. cirehawk

    cirehawk Android Enthusiast

    Then I'm not sure what you want us to say to you. It would be one thing if you hadn't made a purchase yet and was asking for feedback to help you with your decision. But you have owned the Hero and don't seem that thrilled with it. At the same time, you seem quite enamored with the Droid. It's a personal decision that no one can really make for you. If I wasn't really happy with something, then I'd go get something that I COULD be happy with. Give the Droid a try for yourself and see how you like it. Personally, I love my Hero and haven't noticed any significant performance issues with it. There is an occasional lag I suppose, but it never lasts for long and it's noting that slows me down too much from doing what I need to.
  10. dbpaddler

    dbpaddler Android Expert

    does really all matter? If someone has enough of a personal preference for a phone that they're willing to switch providers and pay more money on a monthly basis than more power to them. Me personally, if coverage is fine and the price is right, no phone would make me switch providers. It's just a phone, and if it accomplishes the tasks I need, if another does it better in a different casing or whatever, I don't really care.

    That being said, having held the Droid, I was amazed at its size for the screen size & res and the slide out keyboard. I only hope Samsung and HTC take notice and create a much better 2nd gen CDMA device that will easily entice me to upgrade after my year with the Moment is up. I hope to see a much trimmer slider from HTC as I don't have a lot of faith in Samsung doing anything earth shattering for round 2.
  11. Chiups

    Chiups Member
    Thread Starter

    Thanks to everyone for their input! I decided to make the switch and I must say that I'm very pleased so far. This is what an android phone is supposed to be. I love how snappy and response it is, I feel that I can really push the phone and still get things done. If only it had the sense UI it would be the perfect phone. Ill be playing around with it much more till I get a feel for it.

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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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