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.
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
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 is now here.
Summary: Every few months — a year at most — we see a feature or spec introduced on a phone that represents a new standard, a baseline that future phones in the high end have no option but to match. If you go back a few years, you can build a list: the front-facing camera, the gigahertz processor, HD video capture, the WVGA display, the dual-core processor — all line items that set a new bar.
Pros: One of the best displays I've ever seen, LTE and processor really deliver, Feels a lot better than I thought it would
Cons: Sense UI isn't getting any better, Beats Audio isn't consistent across apps, Nearly twice as thick as a Droid RAZR!
Summary: Despite its absurd thickness and piss poor battery life, the Rezound's a solid offering from HTC and Verizon. Performance consistently matches the highest grade Android devices, and you can't go...
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. If I were looking to switch back to Android from my iPhone, I would definitely consider this phone. Go check it out at your local Verzion store and let me know what you think of it.
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
Conclusion: The Rezound is “the” Android phone to get in the here and now. The only problem is that the slightly less powerful — 300 MHz less to be exact — but the more future proof Samsung Galaxy Nexus is coming in mere weeks. In terms of sheer specs, the two phones are almost identical with the only big difference being in software. As mentioned above, the Galaxy Nexus will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Rezound won’t get ICS until early 2012.