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HTC Droid Eris review

7.2/10 AVG.
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HTC Droid Eris
HTC Droid Eris
HTC Droid Eris
HTC Droid Eris

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The HTC Droid Eris currently has an Informr score of 7.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 75 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
Operating system
528 MHz
528 MHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
5+ MP
5+ MP
1300 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


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 &ndas...

- Richard Lai, Engadget

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...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn

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.

- Priya Ganapati , Wired

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Common Questions

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC Droid Eris user manual here.

HTC backs up the Droid Eris with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Droid Eris has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The HTC Droid Eris's screen size is 3.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

528 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7600 528 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

147 MB

Internal memory is 147 MB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 17.5 days standby time, 300 minutes.

Droid Eris Specs

Release Date November 5, 2009
Regions Available USA
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7600 528 MHz
Internal Storage 147 MB
RAM 288 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.19 W/kg
Body: 0.78 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. A
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 16 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
CIF (352 x 288 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Proximity, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1300 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Up to 300 minutes
Standby Time Up to 17.5 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Urban Brown, Guinea grey
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.3 x 5.5 x 1.3 cm (4.5 x 2.2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 126 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Trackball, Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
ROM: 512MB
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA: Yes
Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: XT9
Voice Commands: Yes
Multiple Numbers Per Contact: Email address, Other fields
Auto Answer: Yes
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, AAC+, AAC, AMR, WMA, WAV, OGG
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Haptic Feedback: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: WEP
Viewable document types: DOC, PDF, PPT, TXT, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Timer, Calculator, Weather, Stocks, Maps, NotePad, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): HTC ADR6200, ADR6200VW
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