Monday, July 6, 2009

HTC Hero & HTC Magic comparision





HTC Hero V.S. HTC Magic

I just bought my Magic. And HERO is coming out.
So is it better? How much better? taking a closer look

What's Better? What is more desirable
  • HTC hero has newer software - it is packed with latest Android OS, widgets & apps
  • HTC hero has flash & multi-touch support - according to a video demo by Adobe
  • HTC hero has better User Interface - it comes with HTC touch flow and nice U.I. designs
  • HTC hero comes with 3.5 mm audio jack
  • HTC hero has a bit more higher resolution camera - 5.0 vs 3.2
  • HTC hero has more video format supports - H.263, H.264 and WMV 9
  • HTC hero has larget battery capacity - longer battery hours
"HTC hero has beautiful user interface"


"HTC phone finally gets a 3.5mm audio Jack support"




"HTC hero is sexy"

What's less desireable?
  • HTC hero heavier - by 16.5 grams (58ounces)
  • HTC hero is wider in body size, but has same screen size
  • HTC hero is thicker - by about 0.03 inches
  • HTC hero is shorter in body length
To Summarize
  • Do I want HTC hero? well, yes for the extra ram, but NO for the rest. So, no, not really, considering its dimensions... I am happy with my magic. google provides software upgrades anyway so I'd be able to install Doughnut on my phone soon
  • HTC has started creeping into a more hip, trendy, and young market compared to HTC Magic, which was targeted more at the young professionals. I'd love to see more iPhone competitions.



Hero is a little more aggressive attempt for the mass market


HTC Hero

Qualcomm®MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
Android OS Doughnut
ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB

112 x 56.2 x 14.35 mm
( 4.41 x 2.21 x 0.57 inches)

135 grams ( 4.76 ounces) with battery
3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen
with 320×480 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

Trackball with Enter button

Internal GPS antenna

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

5.0 megapixel color camera with auto focus

MP3, AAC(AAC, AAC+, AAC-LC), AMR-NB, WAV, MIDI and Windows Media® Audio


MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 and WMV 9

microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A


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.)









HTC Magic

Qualcomm® MSM7200A™, 528 MHz
Android OS Cupcake
ROM: 512 MB
RAM: 288 MB
113 x 55 x 13.65 mm
( 4.45 x 2.17 x 0.54 inches)
118.5 grams ( 4.18 ounces) with battery
3.2-inch TFT-LCD touch-sensitive screen
32with 320×480 HVGA resolution


Network:
HSDPA/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

Trackball with Enter button

Internal GPS antenna

Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate

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)
NO 3.5 mm audio jack

3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus

AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC-LC, MIDI, OGG


MP4, 3GP

microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)

Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 47/63 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A

Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1340 mAh
Talk time:
  • Up to 400 minutes for WCDMA
  • Up to 450 minutes for GSM
Standby time:
  • Up to 660 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 420 hours for GSM

(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)





2 comments:

Acat said...

so if someone is contemplating on buying his first android device, would the magic be sufficient compared to the hero?

Gerd said...

Go straight for Hero - why would you buy something old?