- Priya Ganapati , Wired
The Eris is a valiant attempt to make an Android phone widely available on a decent network. But the phone’s many flaws — its unresponsive physical buttons, middling call quality, poky performance — make it positively difficult to recommend.
Reviews (7.2/10 Avg. rating)
Natural call voice, buttons that respond better, durable optical trackpad, an excellent social networking aggregation service
The Desire is yet another fine piece of work from HTC – build quality is top notch as usual, and there's little to complain about the software except for the Flash performance. Some may argue that the Desire lacks freshness since the Nexus One's already shown it all, but we'd disagree – at the end of the day it's mainly about the software and service, plus the Desire is available from more carriers to begin with (outside the US, anyway).
So, circling back to our earlier questions, for the extra cost of the Desire over the Legend you get a larger and sharper s... Full review
Offer a slick and truly enjoyable user experience
For the average smartphone user who wants to stay connected with friends and family, as well as surf the web and watch videos, the HTC Hero for Sprint and the DROID Eris for Verizon are fantastic. Even without hardware keyboards, they are super easy to use and offer a slick and truly enjoyable user experience.
There are other devices out there with better hardware specs, like Motorola's DROID, but no Android smartphone on the market offers a better user experience than these two. I therefore give the HTC Hero and DROID Eris well deserved "Highly Recommended" ratings.
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Simple, yet handsome device
Despite its slim profile, the Eris' hardware is far from perfection. Most annoying are the four touch-sensitive controls (home, menu, back and search) that sit below the screen. These buttons easily blend into the screen and offer vibrating feedback for users. But they can be temperamental. Slight pressure is not always enough to activate an icon and it can get annoying to keep pecking at it to elicit a response. Also, you're pretty much hosed if vibrating feedback annoys you. There's no way to turn off that feature.
The Eris' major problem is that it feels sluggish. Running a Qu... Full review
love this phone
Not enough memory
Good except for some inconsistent software
Decent but multiple issues...
Battery doesn't hold out
Laggy and irritating
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- HTC Droid Eris Manual (PDF)
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