The Washington Post has looked at the Sprint HTC Hero mobile phone and says that the handset is a big leap for Sprint and its Android line in hardware and software. However, the handset isn’t perfect with notable flaws like slow performance, unreliable video playback, and a hard to use touch keyboard.
The publication points out that the Sprint device looks like a different phone with a more rounded design and lacking the "chin" of the HTC original. The hardware buttons are rearranged and have a trackball in the center.
Build quality is good with a sturdy build and solid design. The multitouch function of the Hero earns high marks compared to other Android devices. In the end, the reviewer says the Hero is for the tech lover and a nice choice on the Sprint network.