After more than 2 weeks of using HTC Hero, I getting more and more comfortable with the mobile phone functions as well as the UI.
Apps that I installed and prefers :
– ChompSMS – but still unable to show Facebook photo contacts. However, I also installed Handcent SMS, still comparing the pro and con between the two.
– Taskiller – A must for android user, it kill unncessary programs running in background.
– SG Buses – For Singapore’s bus traveller, I have been testing and using it this few days and so far very accurate!
– HanDict – English-Chinese Dictionary for chinese user or for those who understand chinese.
– Backgrounds – To change your background wallpaper whenever you are bore with your current one. Now can save wallpaper (finally) – but it take time to load the image, best to use wi-fi not GPRS.
– vizBattery – a simple battery % indicator.
– TouchPal – a much better keyboard for typing.
I really appreciate and applause HTC on the linking of all contacts (sms, email, facebook, call history and all personal information) under ONE contact. It’s really a useful tools and that’s what I call a smartphone.
The available of free apps (1000’s) in android market are really useful and fun to use. And with it and the highly customise UI, I bet you can’t find 2 identical HTC Hero screen in the world!!! 😉
Things for Improvement :
– Music player seem like draining battery fast (an hour listening reduced the battery by 10%).
– Photo Album is good but abit slow to load up and certain lags, furthermore the picture not that sharp.
– Flickr or internet image can’t be downloaded (or I don’t know???)
– Internet can’t find refresh function.
– Camera and camcorder can be improved although it doesn’t bother me much.
I must comments that the phone functions, UI and form factor are really pleasing to use and for the eye. I enjoys (which I never felt before) using HTC Hero on everyday basic. With the new OS Android v1.6 (aka Donut) coming to Asia soon, it should improved the performance further and as a new or young OS, it future are bright & exciting and something to looks forward to.
Lastly, I find the lags are gone!!!??? haha…
Thanks for the reading. Pardon my writing style and english! Cheers. 🙂