HTC Hero S Review

Score: 5.94/10
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HTC Hero S is a little outdated Android device released some years ago, in 2011, provisioned with a 4" multi touch capacitive screen, a fast processing unit clocking at 1200 MHz, a 5 mega-pixels back-facing camera and a 1.3 MP front side camera.

The HTC Hero S is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655 system chip, which holds a powerful 1200 megahertz processing unit and 768 MB RAM. The HTC Hero S counts with a decent 4 GB internal memory, which is fine knowing that it also has an external SD slot .

Apparently HTC forgot about weight optimization in this 4.59 oz phone. This device's thickness of 0.46" is a bit far from today's standards, but it still feels right in the user's hand. This cellphone is only 4.53 inches long and 2.35 inches wide, but it's able to fit a a 4" display.

HTC equipped the HTC Hero S with a good looking 4" screen, and a 960 x 540 resolution, giving this device a good level graphical experience. Its screen uses S-LCD capacitive technology, and is multi-touch enabled.

This phone is equipped with two cameras, a 5 megapixels back facing camera and a 1.3 MP front facing camera. It is capable of filming HD 1280x720 videos at 30 fps. The camera also features a couple of nice characteristics: auto-focus, flash and geo tagging.

This phone has wi-fi capability (and it can share it with other devices as a mobile hotspot) or 3G fast internet connection, supported by HSDPA, HSUPA, UMTS, EV-DO A and EDGE technologies. The HTC Hero S works with a SIM card for GSM services and it can connect using both GSM and CDMA networks.

This cellphone counts with a 1520 mAh mid capacity Li-Ion removable battery that provides this cellphone a good battery duration. This phone has an estimated talk time of 7.3 hs and a stand by time of 456 hours.

This phone also includes some interesting features like Bluetooth (3.0), GPS Navigation and NFC (Near Field Communication), and multiple sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer and Compass.

HTC sells this phone for just $ 80, which is quite cheap for this type of phone.

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 2.3
Dimensions:4.53 x 2.35 x 0.46 inchesMetric11.51 x 5.97 x 1.17 cmImperial
Weight:4.59 ouncesMetric130.12 gImperial
Release date:2011-09-28
Price:$ 80.00


Screen Type:S-LCD
Size:4 inchesMetric10.2 cmImperial
Resolution:540 x 960 pixels
Pixel density:275 pixels per inchMetric108.27 pixels per cmImperial
Touch screen:Capacitive, Multi-touch


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8655
Processor: Single-Core 1200 MHz
RAM Memory:768 MB
Graphics Processor:Yes
Internal Memory:4 GB
SD Card Slot:microSD, microSDHC (up to 32 GB)


Battery type:Li-Ion
Capacity:1520 mAh
Stand-by Time:456 hours
Talk Time:7.3 hours


Back camera:5 megapixels
Front camera:1.3 megapixels
Max video resolution:1280 x 720 (30 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Auto-Focus and Geo Tagging


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:SIM
CDMA Bands:800, 1900
GSM Bands:850, 900, 1800, 1900
UMTS Bands:900, 2100

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 3.0
Sensors:Accelerometer, Compass, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor