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HTC Hero Sim Free Android Smartphone now down to £299.99 @ Amazon

£299.99 @ Amazon
The price will no doubt keep falling with the arrival of the Desire but this is the lowest ever for the unlocked Hero from Amazon. In case you need a bit of product info... Product Features … Read More
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7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
The price will no doubt keep falling with the arrival of the Desire but this is the lowest ever for the unlocked Hero from Amazon.

In case you need a bit of product info...

Product Features

* 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen
* 5 megapixel color camera with auto focus
* Customizable interface
* Full-featured mobile browser that displays Flash-based sites

Technical Details

Processor Qualcomm® MSM7200A, 528 MHz
Operating System Android
Memory ROM: 512 MB RAM: 288 MB
Dimensions (LxWxT) 112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm ( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)
Weight 135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery
Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen with 320x480 HVGA resolution
Network HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz Up to 2 Mbps up-link and 7.2 Mbps down-link speeds
Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz (Band frequency and data speed are operator dependent.)
Device Control Trackball with Enter button
GPS Internal GPS antenna
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate and A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g HTC ExtUSB (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
3.5 mm audio jack Camera 5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Audio supported formats MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media® Audio 9 V
ideo supported formats MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and Windows Media® Video 9
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1350 mAh
Talk time: Up to 420 minutes for WCDMA
Up to 470 minutes for GSM
Standby time: Up to 750 hours for WCDMA Up to 440 hours for GSM
(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)
Expansion Slot microSD memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz DC output: 5V and 1A
Special Features
G-sensor
Digital Compass
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#1
Like you said Desire, and Legend around the corner ;-)
#2
Tom Pickering
Like you said Desire, and Legend around the corner ;-)


But this one will always be my HERO! :thumbsup:
#3
cold for me sorry - follow link - its cheaper here
http://www.savertronics.co.uk/shop.php?c=09&n=676193011&i=B002BWPWRQ
#4
davenkim;8088245
cold for me sorry - follow link - its cheaper here
http://www.savertronics.co.uk/shop.php?c=09&n=676193011&i=B002BWPWRQ


Depends what company you trust ;)
#5
davenkim
cold for me sorry - follow link - its cheaper here
http://www.savertronics.co.uk/shop.php?c=09&n=676193011&i=B002BWPWRQ


Yes registered in Thailand and the address supplied is a mail drop address.
#6
davenkim
cold for me sorry - follow link - its cheaper here
http://www.savertronics.co.uk/shop.php?c=09&n=676193011&i=B002BWPWRQ


Never heard of this company, but they've got a pretty expensive location for their registered office..35 Brompton Road, South Kensington.
#7
KingCampo
Depends what company you trust ;)


Yeah, cheapest is not always the BEST for a deal.
#8
Tom Pickering;8088720
Never heard of this company, but they've got a pretty expensive location for their registered office..35 Brompton Road, South Kensington.


If you trust Savertronics, it's at your own risk! And if you REALLY think they're based in South Kensington then you should do a bit more asking before you buy things! Check the WHOIS database for Savertronics.co.uk:

Domain name:
savertronics.co.uk

Registrant:
TIMOTHY WALKER

Registrant type:
Unknown

Registrant's address:
998 - 179 Baan On Nut
Suan Luang 30 - 32
Sukhumvit 77
Bangkok
10 250
Thailand
#9
Not voting one way or the other. I'd like a Hero, but why would I get this instead of getting one on contract from Vodafone for £126 and £10/month? Is it just a network thing?
#10
Desire and HD2 for me.
#11
I have a hero, great phone, only downsides is the camera which isn't good in poor light (no flash) and the battery life, I charge it every night (although i do have wifi/mobile internet on all the time)
#12
Think I'll stick with my magic for now. :thumbsup:
#13
how does the touch screen interface compare with the iphone interface?
#14
This is not a great deal considering it is almost 1 year old and the processor speed is half that of the nexus or the desire etc.

I would expect this phone to now retail around £150 if not less in the next few weeks.
#15
can you get tomtom sat nav on these?
suspended#16
Great Phone
#17
brilliant phone. got it from T-Mobile last week on contract. can barely fault it.
#18
zainuluk
This is not a great deal considering it is almost 1 year old and the processor speed is half that of the nexus or the desire etc.

I would expect this phone to now retail around £150 if not less in the next few weeks.
I got over £100 for my O2 Stellar on Ebay just before Christmas, and that was 2nd hand & two years old. If this goes for £150 new, its a steal- don't forget the iPhone 3GS is almost a year old too :)
#19
I've had this phone for last 3 months. top phone if you ask me. agree about the poor camera though
#20
Silent__Bob
I've had this phone for last 3 months. top phone if you ask me. agree about the poor camera though


best phone ever IMO:thumbsup:
#21
redondo5
how does the touch screen interface compare with the iphone interface?


Miles better!!! I've had both, currently on iphone 3g but would rather have my Hero back :p

Homescreen is miles better on Hero with active widgets, Iphone is just boring icon after icon. Cruitially the Hero multitasks like a smartphone should do, Iphone closes apps if you get a phone call or reply back to a text message :x
#22
How much per month would I look at paying for this phone, on a contract basis?
banned#23
Ridiculous price for a mobile phone
#24
It's defiantly a good phone. If you're going to spend £300 on it though I'd still advise to spend the extra £85 to get the HTC Desire.
#25
seefman
Ridiculous price for a mobile phone


I agree 100% if you purely want a mobile phone. If you want a mobile internet device however, its worth considering.
#26
kobirulali
Miles better!!! I've had both, currently on iphone 3g but would rather have my Hero back :p

Homescreen is miles better on Hero with active widgets, Iphone is just boring icon after icon. Cruitially the Hero multitasks like a smartphone should do, Iphone closes apps if you get a phone call or reply back to a text message :x


Agreed, Android is a far more 'open' OS.... It does lack some of the polish of the iPhone OS though. Multitasking isn't always a good thing too, as it can slow your phone down and you have to use task killers to kill backround processes, but its nice to have option and have the flexibility and control over it. I wish Android 2.1 could be ported to the iPhone hardware, that would be immense!
#27
mikepegg
It's defiantly a good phone. If you're going to spend £300 on it though I'd still advise to spend the extra £85 to get the HTC Desire.


Yes this is a good point. Either wait a month and get this hero for £150 (Max) or if you really want a phone now pay the extra and get the latest desire. It will last longer as the apps and the operating system wil only get more memory/processor hungry.

Also the Desire has the latest 2.1 Android build where as the Hero has 1.6? or 2.0 version. Not sure if that has officially been upgraded yet. But when it does the Hero will struggle unless HTC optimize the pants off it.
banned#28
£235 for one at CEX. I got mine from there and it was brand new, unused and comes with 12 month warranty.
#29
Best phone I ever had - until I get the Desire :)
#30
As other comments have said, the phone is amazing but this should be closer to £200 considering the Desire is right around the corner.
#31
I'm not sure how much the price of a Hero will drop once the Legend comes out. Play.com is taking pre-orders of the Legend at £369.99
http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/13665747/HTC-Legend-Android-Sim-Free-Unlocked-Mobile-Phone/Product.html

I would be patient and wait 2 weeks
#32
Tom Pickering
Never heard of this company, but they've got a pretty expensive location for their registered office..35 Brompton Road, South Kensington.


Which is probably a solicitors or one of those answering services where you can register you company to a given address, I could have done the same when I formed my limited company it costs peanuts to do
#33
nice phone and a good showcase for Android but when used to (what should be) its full ability, gets frustratingly jerky and slow.
#34
Great phone. Ordering my HTC Desire on pre order tomorrow..
Hopefully it won't take long to be delivered.
#35
Is this better than the Touch Diamond2?
#36
zainuluk
This is not a great deal considering it is almost 1 year old and the processor speed is half that of the nexus or the desire etc.

I would expect this phone to now retail around £150 if not less in the next few weeks.


OK, we'll wait for the 50% drop in a few weeks. Don't forget to post it as a deal now!
#37
kobirulali
Miles better!!! I've had both, currently on iphone 3g but would rather have my Hero back :p

Homescreen is miles better on Hero with active widgets, Iphone is just boring icon after icon. Cruitially the Hero multitasks like a smartphone should do, Iphone closes apps if you get a phone call or reply back to a text message :x


fancy a swap then dude my hero unlocked for your iphone?
banned#38
kramvic
can you get tomtom sat nav on these?


Go with CoPilot instead - quite a reasonable price at about 25 quid, has traffic built-in that you have to pay extra for with a TomTom, nice interface, quicker to reroute than TomTom (fact not assumption - I put my Hero with CoPilot up against TomTom on a 150 mile route and the phone chose a shorter route, and rerouted very quickly when I went off it). Also has a graphic representation of motorway junctions etc to help you stay in the right lane, which is only available on the newest (most expensive) TomToms. Only downside is it is a bit of a powerdrain app, especially when I'm running it alongside the (free) GPS Tracker so my wife at home could see on a live Google map how I was doing for time. On the other hand since you're in the car you can obviously recharge it at the same time anyway so no great loss.
Hope that helps
#39
mikepegg
It's defiantly a good phone. If you're going to spend £300 on it though I'd still advise to spend the extra £85 to get the HTC Desire.



Where can you get the Desire for £385 out of interest? Tempted by both but might wait a few weeks to see if the Hero get a price drop.
#40
So does it make phone calls for £300?

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