Pros HTC Sense 3.0
Cons Terrible phone signal
Summary I have never had problems getting a signal before with US Cellular. The HTC Hero S constantly drops calls and cuts out conversation.
Pros sense 3.0
very decent 3g single core processor speed
Cons when you finish with a call,the screen goes blank
off/on button issues
having trouble downloading music
Summary this is a ok phone. i only had it for a week and im not too happy with it. i might as well give the galaxy s2 or aviator a shot.
Pros Screen size, camera quality, call quality, battery life, internal ram and rom, overall phone size, speaker quality, the way the battery and SD card are covered
Cons cant honestly say there are any in my opinion, maybe that there are no future android or sense upgrades foreseen by HTC themselves
Summary I love this phone. I never have any issues removing the battery cover, the call quality is great, it has only dropped 2 calls since i bought it in mid December. The screen size is great, i dont really need anything larger than this screen. The mic and speaker quality are pretty good too. The power of the phone is fantastic, i havent had any issues playing any games at all so far. Since it is with US cellular, i found that if i use wifi and shut my mobile network off, i rarely use any of the data(5gig cap).
Pros HTC Sense interface, battery life, screen resolution, high-quality looks and feel, very adequate space for installation of apps
Cons Signal strength meter sometimes inaccurate, takes a lot of work to remove battery cover
Summary We recently moved to US Cellular from Sprint, and I chose the Hero S over the Motorola Electrify (almost the same as the Photon). Compared to my last Android phone (LG Optimus), this is a "Cadillac", when my Optimus was a "Vega". It has the capability to do just about everything I want it to do. For the first time, I have Flash capability in the browser, and on the camera. Out of the box, it has just over 1GB of space available to install apps. It works quickly, without stalling. The looks are high quality, with a good feel while holding it. Plus, it's thin enough to comfortably slip into your pocket, but with an adequately-sized screen. Call quality is average, not spectacular but not bad. The battery life is good. I can use the phone all day, and still have quite a battery life left. I find myself charging it about every 24 to 32 hours with average use. Plus, I like the HTC Sense interface over the stock Android offering. That is the main reason I picked this phone over the more powerful Electrify.
A minor drawback is that the signal display doesn't appear to be accurate. It can appear to have no signal, yet I can still make calls and suck up data. But, I can see 1 or 2 bars of signal, yet cannot make a call, or use data. The phone did freeze up on me quite a bit at first, but I found some corrupt files on the microSD card. I made the mistake of moving the card directly from the old phone to the Hero S. Once I replaced it, and restored to factory settings it has only locked up once or twice in over a week. In my Android experience, that's not too bad.
Pros -processor speed
-front and back camera
-custom options that only HTC has
-size and weight
Cons not really a con but more a personal thing.....Would like more internal memory but what comes on the phone is enough
Summary This is a fantastic phone and I would recommend it to anyone. I have went from the Mesmerize to the Electrify to the Hero S and could not be happier!