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Want to buy, have a few hang-ups. Please help!!!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by patch321, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. patch321

    patch321 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 8, 2010
    i will be a new sprint customer so when i found i could get the phone for $0.01 i couldn't stop drooling. but i have a few major hang ups

    1. every review i've ever read on this phone is that it is really laggy. that is one thing in a phone i can't stand. does rooting, or updating the frimware help this problem at all?

    2. small screen. the iphone has 3.5, evo 4.3. this phone has a 3.2" screen. has that been a problem for anybody yet?

    i really hate lagging from my phone so that would be my biggest concern. i would love an evo but i think right now that is just a bit out of my pricerange. can't beat 1 cent afterall. please help me guys!!!


  2. xevious

    xevious Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2010
    Looking for a way to save humanity
    Near NYC
    You need to see the phone first hand before buying it. Not doing so may lead to disappointments. Not everybody likes this phone. You have to see if it meets your specific needs. You need to experience the screen size and see if it works for you.

    If you're going from an iPhone or Touch Pro2 sized phone to the Hero, you might be disappointed having gotten used to the larger screen. If your current phone is smaller than the Hero, you probably won't be disappointed. The screen rendering is very crisp and clear, with great color. It is very responsive. I browsed a number of web pages and was able to control the font size very easily (using that pinch/stretch finger maneuver used on the iPhone). Personally, I like the screen. It's large enough for my purposes. Yes, the EVO screen would be a blast to have, because it's larger... but that makes it more unwieldy. If I wore a suit to work every day and always had a place to tuck my phone that wouldn't be in my pants pocket, I would be more inclined to get the EVO. But for over $500 across a 2 year period (factoring the extra $$ per month on the EVO), it's not worth it. I'd rather buy an iPhone Touch for separate multimedia to have along with a nice phone like the Hero.

    As for the lag, yes there are some reports of this. It is a matter of perspective, what you've been used to. If you aren't too concerned about violating your warranty, you can always root the phone and improve the performance. Many people have done that with success. You can always put your phone back to OEM status if there's ever a problem, so Sprint won't consider your warranty as void.
  3. tazcollins

    tazcollins Well-Known Member

    Jan 21, 2010
    Ft. Worth, Tx.
    We've had two Hero's for six months. They're still 1.5. Lag? Fast enough for us. I looked at the Evo and it is big. What a belt case it would take in dress clothes. Plus you really need to go to that forum and read about all the problems they're having with it. The Hero is still a great phone. TC

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