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Palm Pre Versus HTC Hero in a Phonedog Comparison (Video)

Noah from Phonedog is at again, comparing two of the most important “iPhone 3GS killers”, HTC Hero and Palm Pre. What do the two hold against Apple’s shiniest toy? Multitasking? A hotter interface? Design? Find out from the video below:

For starters, Palm Pre shares iPhone 3GS’ 600 MHz processor, while HTC Hero comes with a 528 MHz CPU, that still manages to raise to the expectations. Let’s see Palm and HTC reacting when Apple will release the next gen iPhone, rumoured to sport a 1 GHz processor… Next, we have to put two multitasking devices to the test, since both HTC Hero and Palm Pre support this feature, one on its webOS and the other one on Android 1.5 (Linux).

Noah seems to be a fan of the Palm Pre, although we’d choose HTC Hero over it any day, as far as multitasking is concerned. Next, we come to the video resolution aspect, learning that both handsets (and the iPhone 3GS) support a 480 x 320 video resolution, so nothing much to mess with here. Storage space might be an issue, since Palm Pre sports 8GB of internal memory, while Hero comes with 512MB, but also with a microSD memory card slot.

An advantage of Palm Pre is its physical keyboard, that’s only matched with a virtual one on HTC Hero, but the Android smartphone fights back in the camera section, sporting a 5 megapixel autofocus module with video recording, versus Pre’s 3MP unit without support for video capture.

[via Phonedog]

  • justinxtreme

    Um why would people choose HTC Hero over the Palm Pre?

    People are not just looking for a phone with the best features but also a stable and really sleek OS (webOS as I see it)

    Cause HTC OS (Andoid is a maybe) are prone to hanging and crashing plus they aren't as visually nice as the webOS (considering the cards on the webOS looks way better to me)

    Meanwhile a update will be coming out soon to enable video recording and Adobe Flash so you should create this review again as soon as this update comes out

  • justinxtreme

    Um why would people choose HTC Hero over the Palm Pre?

    People are not just looking for a phone with the best features but also a stable and really sleek OS (webOS as I see it)

    Cause HTC OS (Andoid is a maybe) are prone to hanging and crashing plus they aren't as visually nice as the webOS (considering the cards on the webOS looks way better to me)

    Meanwhile a update will be coming out soon to enable video recording and Adobe Flash so you should create this review again as soon as this update comes out

  • Nicholas Castro

    I love the operating system on the Palm but I’ve had 6-7 of them since the original due to the poor quality of the product. I was starting to feel like I was the cause of Palm’s market down fall due to the amount of phones that I had gone through. I am hesitate on paying for the Evo and not liking the operating system. Sprint is letting me swap out my palm for a test run on the HTC Hero to see if I can adjust to it. I really did hope Palm would have done better, great system but poor phone.