HTC is a brand gaining in popularity in Sri Lankan market. Although it is not well known to all the customers, HTC is popular among tech savvy Sri Lankan youth. HTC Hero is one of the phones we have seen few people use in the country.
Although we are not sure whether this is a officially launched model in Sri Lanka, many people buy HTC from other countries like US, Singapore, HongKong and Malaysia and bring it to the country. (We understand the similar models have different names in different markets. So we decided to go with the name Hero. )
One of the most striking design features in this phone is it’s mouth piece. This has a unusual look and subsequently taken out for the new models. But having said that, people used the phone liked this look and feel. Most of them said it did not became a problem when they use the phone.
This phone comes with a high sensitive capacitive 3.2 inch touch screen. It runs older version of Android(Version 1.5) out of the box. This is a very fast phone. Internet connection and wifi connection both are fast. It is good for surfing the web including watching video. This phone comes with a 5 Mega Pixel camera. Quality of the camera is very good. But there is no front facing camera. We found it to be little odd, not to have a front facing camera on a high end 3G smart phone. In addition, this phone doesn’t have a FM Radio. You will have to go online to listen to radio. If you are like me, listing to radio from your phone, this may not be the phone for you.
Playing games on this phone is fun. There are number of sensors working behind the scene to make your experience good.
If you are into high tech stuff, and low in budget to buy a iPhone or a Samsung Galaxy, HTC hero may be an alternative for you. This is a great fast phone with some unique features and truly unique design.
Below is a video review for HTC Hero. Please note this is not a video make for the Sri Lankan market. There can be slight differences between what is available in Sri Lanka.
Have a look at HTC Hero phones in Sri Lanka