"Not a high-profile phone. It just does its job well!"4.5 starson by jhacker
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.