Excerpt: The days of the dedicated MP3 player are dead and gone. Every smartphone ships with its own music player now, and a dozen other streaming music options are just an app download away. So it makes little sense that the headphones bundled with smartphones are usually crap.
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.
Conclusion: It's not flashy and it's not impossibly thin, but the HTC Rezound is a sturdy workhorse of a phone that just works. It has a solid data connection, average Verizon LTE battery life despite the lower capacity battery, a very good camera, a reliable data connection with good indoor LTE reception and a...
Pros: 720p display, fast, good LTE reception, Beats earbuds in the box.
Summary: The HTC Rezound is a powerful Android handset with a gorgeous display, but the real selling point is the support for Beats Audio. This release brings a few firsts to the US market via Verizon.