Hero or no?
My Sprint upgrade comes up next month and I just had a few things on my mind.
1. I think I want an Android phone, pretty sure actually... As far as my choices with Sprint go I can get the "Evo", "Hero" or "Moment".
The Evo is just simply too big for me no matter how great it is, its just too big, so its a no.
The Moment has a sliding keyboard that I am not a fan of after messing with it in the store for a while, I found it thick and bulky also.
That leaves me with the Hero. I have played around with a few of them and I like them for the most part, but its been out for a while and I was hoping for something a bit newer. However, if it is my best choice I will still go with it (new for me).
Talking it over with my friend earlier today though, he said the Hero is about to be discontinued. Apparently a Sprint store rep told him so and he said a few stores no longer carry it.
So, basically I was wondering if anyone had any input for me as what to do.
- 07-05-2010, 11:41 PM #2
Well, the Hero had pretty much hit the end of the line. HTC nor Sprint will be throwing out anymore major updates for it. What exactly do you intend to use you phone for? Texting, mostly? Internet browsing? Or as an actual phone? Tell us these things, and we can probably point you in the right direction.This post has +3 to topic derailment.
- 07-06-2010, 12:29 AM #3
- What exactly do you intend to use you phone for? Texting, mostly? Internet browsing? Or as an actual phone? Tell us these things, and we can probably point you in the right direction.
Is the Hero "gingerbread" capable?
Any news of other new Android phones on th way for Sprint other than the Moment 2?
- 07-06-2010, 09:33 PM #5
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no the hero has 2.1 and thats it . tech wise its at its limits and it is worthless if you buy. its like buy a 2 year and 11 month old car with 45,900 miles not out of warranty but just about close to the 3 year 36k warranty limits ...get an evo if you have to update ...samsung moment is garbage . i had it replace 5 times because of internet freeze issues
- 07-06-2010, 10:31 PM #6
There is the Samsung Epic coming, which looks to me to be a super powered moment. I imagine, size wise, it's on par with the Evo.This post has +3 to topic derailment.
- 07-07-2010, 08:06 AM #8
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- 07-07-2010, 11:19 AM #9
Anyhoo, check out gbhil's root guide. He can answer any questions you have on rooting your phone.
gbhil's root guideThis post has +3 to topic derailment.
- 07-07-2010, 01:11 PM #10
i would wait a few weeks then see what comes out by then.The new samsung is pretty slim from what i can tell.As for the hero it is getting old and we won't be getting anymore updates.Yes the hackers/geeks have 2.2 going for the hero but gingerbread is out of the question we don't have the hardware from what i understand.I love my hero and will probably always mess around with it,but it's about time to get a new phone.If it were me i would wait a little while see what comes out,then make a decision.
- 07-07-2010, 11:40 PM #11
Froyo is coming from the dev community, Sprint is abandoning the phone. Nothing "wrong" with it. I love mine. But I can't wait for the Epic personally. Its bigger, but not much and its not as thick as the moment, and does have a slide-out keyboard.
- 07-08-2010, 03:39 PM #12
I, too, would wait just a little. I love everything about the EVO except for its size and the $10 premium so that some guy in Iowa can have a 4G network. I got really really bored with my Palm Pre, so I found a bunch of Heros for sale online and picked one up pretty cheap. I love the phone so far, but I've rooted (hacked) it and done a bunch of things to avoid the frustrations that most people have with it (myself included - I ran it stock for a week and it drove me nuts). My biggest complaint with it: it doesn't have a proximity sensor. Honestly, this may sound like a nitpick, but it drives me nuts.
Would I do it again? Probably - but not a new one. The build quality is great, and it's a great entry-level Android phone. But it truly has reached the end of its shelf life. The only support you will get on the Hero is on this forum.
Personally, I'd try to stay away from the lower end Samsung phones - but I'm really anxious to see what HTC puts out next for Sprint that isn't the size of a minivan. And I don't wanna pay that extra $10/month.
- 07-08-2010, 07:51 PM #13
- 07-08-2010, 08:59 PM #14
I really need a phone in the next few days and as it goes now. I only like the Hero in terms or Android in the current line up, for the reasons I stated. Also, I didn't realize the Hero had no proximity sensor.
I know its a jump, but... any thoughts on the Palm Pre or Pixie?
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- 07-09-2010, 12:27 AM #16
Garbage for phones. I have a Hero now cause I went through 5 of them in 5 months. Horrible battery life, about 30 seconds or so for google maps to load with their recent updates. It just seems like every time they updated the phone, they made it worse. The Pre plus isn't as bad with the Too Many Cards open, but the Sprint Pre is absolute garbage. I would get that error and not have a single app open. They have ****-poor memory management, and not a single memory killer app to prevent painful 5 minute reboot which is necessary. Plus, since no one at Palm could design a proper slider for it, it will either come already oreo'd or will oreo shortly after you buy it.
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- 08-14-2010, 10:49 PM #21
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Faster processor on the EVO and 2.2 Froyo, it does make a huge difference; read all the issues with stock 2.1 on the Hero making calls, way too laggy if not rooted. Also, if you will use GPS, go with the EVO, more real estate as far as screen goes. I wish my Hero had a bigger screen when using GPS.
As far as the extra $10 for 4G, Sprint only charges you if your area has it available. Is still not available here in South FL, so no extra $10 for me if I were to get it right now.
My daughter has had the Moment and it doesn't look anything like the Hero, even though the Moment has better hardware, is ironic but true.
If I were you, I would wait until 8/31, the Epic 4G comes out and I would compare head to head to the EVO at the store.
One last thing you should consider is the ithing haters, when they see you with a Hero they laugh at us (even though their phone doesn't have a lot of capabilities the Hero has), but they never say anything against the EVO, they know they can't! If you want to abuse them, get the EVO, it keeps them quiet. Or wait for the Epic.
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