If you have not used HERE maps and stick to Google maps you do not know what you are missing,as a user of both i find them both great to be honest but HERE has the edge,often i would try out the both services and compare them and HERE offers a smooth experience for users and of course off-line as you can save your maps data to your device.
HERE for Android is a free app with fresh maps that truly keeps working even without an Internet connection: your location will be still found via GPS, and browsing the map, searching for places and offline navigation will also keep working, even if you’re not connected.
Forget cumbersome caching of small areas and enjoy the possibility of downloading entire countries or regions.
Can’t search for places or plan routes with your other map when Internet coverage is spotty or unavailable? No worries, HERE has you covered with full map functionality available offline, like when you’re underground or in rural areas.
Keeping your maps stored on your device also means that they are super fast. Because they’re instantly available, you can pan them, rotate them and zoom in and out without any lag. HERE will be the maps app you can always rely on.
When you search for a place with HERE, you’ll have the option to drive, walk or take public transport to get there. You can adjust options to get the best route according to your taste. If you want to take a car, for instance, you can exclude toll roads and you get up to 3 different route alternatives.
You can read the full announcement HERE Pun Intended.