HTC Droid Eris Review

Posted by Stefan on November 14th, 2009 in Cell Phones | No Comments


The HTC Droid Eris is nothing but a rebrand of the HTC Hero. Anyone who has known the HTC’s Touch devices must be familar with  its style. They generally have rounded corners and are smooth to handle. They gave solid construct and give a feel of sturdiness. If you like mathematical figures HTC Droid Eris measures 4.45 inches x 2.19 x 0.51 and weighs 4.23 ounces – which is reasonably slim. The HTC also has a proximity sensor that will make the screen turn off when you’re on a phone call. This prevents any accidental misdials while you are on call.

The LCD screen of Droid Eris consists of 3.2-inch HVGA screen with capacitive touch screen. It has a resolution of 320×480-pixel and gives vivid color and brightness. As far as the operating system is concerned, the Droid consits of  Android OS 1.5 and the the latest version 2.0 or the 1.6 for that matter.

The phone has accelerometer which allows screen to change its orientation automatically from portrait to landscape and vice versa.This feature  works only in certain applications, such as photos,  Web browser.

The accelrometer also makes the onscreen keyboard change its orientation, depending upon phone’s position.

The capacitive touch screen allows you to use great feature including scrolling through long lists, or browsing through the various home screens.Droid Eris offers  multitouch support facilitated by its capcitive touch screen. You can zoom by pinching your fingers and by double-clicking the screen.

There are four navigation buttons below the display : Home, Menu, Back, and Zoom. These four navigation controls are touch sensitive and are not physical buttons.

The Droid Eris has a number of  feature that makes it comparable to the other Android phones in the market. It hasBluetooth, voice dialing,  voice mail, a calculator, a calendar, a speakerphone, Wi-Fi, PC syncing, USB mass storage, and a voice recorder. It also includes Google applications including Google Maps, YouTube, Google Calendar, Google search, and GT (  Google Talk) .

As far as the internals are concerned, the Droid Eris has the 528MHz Qualcomm MSM7600 processor. The phone performs reasonably good on most occassions except for the web browser loading. The rated batter life of Droid Eris is  3.5 hours talk time. The standby time is 15.5 days.

The phone is reasonably good design and for its price it deserves work a look.

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