Summary: Overall opinion: If it weren’t for the excessive battery drain, we’d rate this one of the top models within a 12-month period. We give it 9 out of 10 notches for its LTE capability and its camera.
Conclusion: The Rezound faces competition from the thinner, better-performing Droid Razr and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (*Est. $100 with contract) offering the latest version of Android. Neither offers the same high-density display as the Rezound.
Pros: Beautiful high-definition display, Snappy processor, Packed with multimedia features, Includes high-quality headphones, Improved sound quality with Beats Audio
Cons: Bulky design, Battery drains quickly while using certain features
Excerpt: In the massive world of smartphones there are a lot of Android phone options out there. Some are made to be powerhouses with video and boast about their large screens. Others boast about being social phones that keep you in touch with your friends. And still others are made to be easy.
Summary: The HTC Rezound is not the nicest HTC device to have been released thus far to the market here in the USA, but it certainly does have all the features that make it one of the best smartphones on Verizon, and certainly one of the top two LTE devices today.
Pros: Detailed 4.3” 720p display with 341 ppi, Great bundled headphones, Great calling quality, 4G LTE connectivity
Cons: It is thick and heavy, Not running Android 4.0 ICS out of the box, Camera and camcorder are not top-notch
Pros: Audio is superior to comparable smartphones. Camera has a boatload of effects and adjustable settings. Verizon 4G LTE makes for super snappy data transfers; webpages load quickly and app downloads take only seconds.
Cons: No volume controls on earbuds. Camera shutter is very slow when the flash is on. Massive amount of Verizon shovelware. HTC really needs to take its Sense UI down a few notches.
Excerpt: Now that Samsung and Motorola have shown their Android super phone hands for the holiday season, it was only a matter of time before HTC followed suit. After signing a $300 million deal to buy 51% of Beats Electronics back in August, HTC’s first Sense-skinned Gingerbread 2.3 phone with Beats audio...
Excerpt: The HTC Rezound is the first smartphone to have integrated Beats audio technology. It also features a dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch display, 4G LTE, and other high-end features. Should this[...
Pros: Cool looking and not too heavy, Excellent display, Very responsive, Excellent voice quality, Oustanding camera
Cons: Proprietary charging interface, Annoying volume button that is hard to operate, Screen is so reflective that it can be distracting, Slightly disappointing photo quality when using the zoom feature
Conclusion: I didn’t think I’d care all that much about the HTC Rezound, but I am surprised at just how much I like it and wish I didn’t have to return it to my Verizon rep. My two favorite things about it are the display and the camera. Better audio through headphones is a plus too.
Pros: Great 4.3in display, Snappy performance, Enhanced audio, High quality earbuds, Excellent camera
Cons: Volume and power buttons are small and hard to press