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Don't believe the reviews,
This review is from: HTC Hero Sim Free Android Smartphone (discontinued by manufacturer) (Wireless Phone Accessory)
...well, don't believe the reviews that mention "lag" on this device.
This is my first smartphone, and I'm glad I've got it. I find it very responsive and fast. A one second lag maybe when switching orientation, otherwise it's fairly quick. Certainly once it has opened a web page, you can scroll text faster than you can read it.
Being without a physical keyboard *does* take getting used to. But I don't think that can be blamed on the phone !
Battery life - it's been on all day next to me with WiFi enabled, there's over 60% battery left. Not too bad.
I've had this phone for a few days now, and I'm very happy with it. Best use Googlemail if you get one (I've set up my existing e-mail to forward to a Googlemail account), that way if you use the Google contacts, they will appear on your phone within seconds. Very impressive.
The phone appears robust and looks good. The "chin" is unnoticeable when slipped into your jeans, so don't worry about that.
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Initial post: 7 Aug 2009 16:58:27 BDT
B. Saleem says:
Thanks for the review, very encouraging. I am looking to get an unlocked one myself so if you don't mind me asking where did you buy your's from?
Posted on 20 Aug 2009 12:46:23 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Aug 2009 12:49:04 BDT
You said: "...well, don't believe the reviews that mention "lag" on this device. "
Why? I ordered this phone from Amazon UK last Friday (after reading your review incidentally), received it on Tuesday, and the reviews suggesting lag issues with SenseUI turned out to be 100% on the ball. Of course, it depends on how many net-connected widgets you have displayed, but even the HTC defaults (weather/twitter/mail/messaging/clock/qui
Really, this problem is blatantly obvious to anybody who owns the phone, and even if it wasn't, HTC have acknowledged the lag issue with SenseUI on the HTC Hero over the past 48 hours, so to say people shouldn't believe the reviews about lag is just disingenuous.
What are you motives for misleading potential buyers of a £400 handset? I have no idea. Maybe HTC paid you to write it (unlikely). Maybe you want to convince your iPhone owning friends that your phone is better (hey, despite this issue - it is!). Maybe you need to convince yourself that your investment was worth it (likely). But please, *please* don't mislead people into dropping so much money on a sim-free phone with such fallacious comments.
In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2009 09:21:55 BDT
I agree completely with the above comment. This phone can lag quite badly if you have net-connected apps on your home screens (I have since removed the default weather widget and twitter clients from the home screens, which has helped a lot).
I also find the lag on the keyboard to be particularly annoying sometimes. The predictive text is great, but once you have 'accidentally' typed a symbol into the word it seems to give up suggesting anything so you have to delete and start again.
I wouldn't be surprised if these issues used to be greater, which is why there was a bit of a delay in the phone's release while the improved things. Hopefully HTC are working on some updates to SenseUI/TouchFLO which will improve things further.
The phone is great, and I am glad I have it and think it's the best phone I have owned, but there is certainly room for improvement.
Posted on 31 Aug 2009 06:00:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Sep 2009 19:04:42 BDT
David Glasgow says:
(EDIT): UPDATE... a fix is on its way to help sort out the lag, for all HTC HERO Owners, please copy and paste LINK to browser....
On the HERO, Lag is really a minor issue at present, only a problem if you like a lot of multi-tasking with many apps running in background. However, HTC have a fully ironed out fix available soon, to sort it out.! - So, please don't worry... Just check the above link out. (video)
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