Tag Archives: Sense

Sprint HTC Hero camera review

I heard from a lot of people who were frustrated by the camera coverage (or lack of it) from other Hero reviewers, so here’s what I hope is an in-depth review. The first video is me walking through the camera software. Below it are sample photos and videos from Hero. Other than switching video resolutions to show each of the available options, I left all… Read more

Your Hero Questions Answered, Part 4

Here is my 937th instalment of the DroidDog Hero series. Seriously though, I shipped the phone off today so if I missed a question that requires a video answer, it just isn’t happening. My speaking volume jumps up and down a bit depending on what time of day or night a given segment was recorded, so you’ll have excuse the Billy Mays effect. EDIT: Why did… Read more

SprintTV on HTC Hero

You asked for it, so here it is. I’m not counting this one as a questions video because the segment is five minutes long. As I said, I’ve got one more Q&A vid (may be two parts!), the camera review, and then the phone is gone. Ask those questions,… Read more

Breakthrough in Hero battery life issue

A resourceful user over at community.sprint.com has discovered the cause of, and solution to, a major juice suck evident in HTC’s Hero. Apparently, sending an SMS sends a signal to the dialer, then a bunch of complicated stuff happens, and your phone never goes to sleep. Thanks a lot, messaging app. To see how this is affecting your battery usage, go… Read more

Hero speed test and EvDo browser demo

I’ve had a lot of people contact me requesting that I run the speedtest app; both over EvDo and Wi-Fi. Results can vary wildly for both, so this really doesn’t reflect what you should expect. But you wanted to see it, so here it is. There is also a quick demo of the browser over EvDo. I have two Hero videos left: the camera review and final questions. I… Read more

HTC Sprint Hero: the browser

I ended up spending a lot of time on the browser because you all sent me a ton of questions about it and because it was the source of my most significant Hero complaints. After a factory reset, my focus has changed. The browser is actually fine under the right (unrealistic?) settings and circumstances. Sure, I’d like better performance, but this is no… Read more

Your Sprint HTC Hero questions answered – part 3

Visual voice mail, trackball comparisons, text message threading, and more. I think I’ve got about two more of these coming, and then we’ll move on to the in-depth camera and browser videos. Check out parts one and two. EDIT: You can sync individual groups in the people app, as per David’s comment below. But I don’t know if un-checking “sync all… Read more

HTC Hero, CDMA version

Specs: 528 MHz processor; 512 MB ROM; 288 MB RAM; 3.2″ 320 x 480 TFT-LCD capacitive touch screen; GPS; accelerometer; compass; bluetooth; 5.0 MP color cam w/ auto-focus; 1500 mAh battery Released by: Sprint US on Oct 11th, in store pre-orders began on September 13th. US cost: $179.99 after rebate from Sprint, $179.99 with no need for rebate… Read more

O.K., so you *can* use home replacements on Hero

I’ve had some people contact me to point out errors in my video, “Your Sprint HTC Hero questions answered – part 2.” Among them are links to photos of Hero(es) featuring “with Google” branding on the back (which I haven’t been able to get solid information on but will keep trying), testimonials of saving images from the browser via long-press (just how… Read more