HTC Droid ERIS is Android powered phones from Verizon. This phone looks quite similar to the cousin phone – Sprint’s HTC Hero. Both HTC Hero and HTC DROID ERIS have the specs. However, the display screen of the DROID ERIS displays 262K as compared to 65K of Hero. The phone is often compared to another Android powered phone – the Motorola DROID. The Motorola DROID is a better phone as it has 3.7 inches display with a display resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
HTC DRIOD ERIS has a 3.2 inch capactive touchscreen with a display resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Above the display, you can find a sensor that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen depending on the surrounding light level. When you keep the phone near your face while talking to someone, this sensor automatically turns off the display. The display fades when you view the display outside under the direct sunlight. Below the display, you can find the touch-sensitive buttons such as Home, Menu, Back and Search. Below these buttons, you can find the standard physical buttons such as Send, End/Lock/Power and a trackball.
The only button that you will find on the side of the phone is the volume controller. On the top of the phone, you can find the 3.5mm audio jack and at the bottom there is a miniUSB port. At the back, you can find the autofocus 5 megapixel camera without a flash. In order to access the microSD card, you will have to remove the battery. The phone is supplied with a 8GB card and it can easily read a 16GB card. One major difference between HTC DRIOD ERIS and Motorola DROID is that the former lacks a sliding QWERTY keyboard. However, the phone has a virtual keyboard which is easy to use and is kept simple.
The HTC DRIOD ERIS is powered with 1.5 version of Android OS and it provides you with 7 home screens to choose from. Each home screen can be customized by installing widgets, shortcuts and by creating folders. While opening any application, the phone lags a bit. When you hit the Search button, it will launch Google Search bar on which you can search either by writing text or through voice and the search results are based on your GPS location. The PIM apps found on this phone are alarm, world clock, stopwatch and countdown timer and lacks notes and tasks. You can visit the Android Market site and download the apps that you desire.
The 5 megapixel camera is neat and takes beautiful pictures but since it lacks flash, the images are not very clear. You can record videos at 352 x 288 pixels. All the popular music file formats can be played on the music player. You can connect to the net via Wi-Fi and 3G. The WebKit based browser with Flash Lite 3.7.1 gives a cool browsing experience. However, you will not be able to play YouTube videos directly but play them through HTC media player. The phone comes with v2.0 Bluetooth that can be used for transferring files and for listening to music. The Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery gives a talk time of 3.56 hours and 373 hours of standby time.
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