HTC Rhyme review: sleek and purple with a little charm
12 October 2014
Excerpt: From the very first time we heard about the HTC Rhyme, it was clear it would be a phone unlike any other. HTC has a reputation of creating new phones with amazing features and specifications that are hard to rival. But the HTC Rhyme isn’t anything like the HTC EVO 3D, HTC Sensation or any ...
Excerpt: The HTC Rhyme was announced and it looks like a great mid-range phone for fashion-conscious users. HTC Rhyme: Design The Rhyme doesn't feel small, per se; it's just not as gargantuan as all the 4-, 4.3- and 4.5-inch handsets we've been manhandling lately.
Excerpt: Over the past several months I have been given the opportunity to use a handful of smartphones. HTC late last year released the HTC Rhyme, which is much smaller than the average Android smartphone. This phone is specifically geared more towards women with its plum colored body, and size.
Summary: HTC Rhyme is a nice handset. Its simple design is lovely, it has enough performance to get by, and the included speaker dock is a nice addition. However, the charm accessory and headphones don’t really add much to the package, and given you do pay a small premium for them, it becomes hard to...
Pros: Updated HTC Sense UI 3.5, Compact design, Above average 5MP camera quality, Stereo earbuds are included
Cons: Some might not like the color, Bit of a background “hiss” in calls, Battery cannot be removed, Lighted charm seems useless
Excerpt: The HTC Desire is officially out and the new HTC Rhyme has just replaced it. It’s nothing really new in terms of the specs but the whole packaging and the new color tones bring new life to a rather old line. Check out our full review of the HTC Rhyme after the jump.
Conclusion: Obviously, the HTC Rhyme is a smartphone for a specific taste. If we can say so, this phone is expressly feminine: it is more focused on young or middle aged girls and women, who are not spending their free time reading tech reviews and benchmarking their devices.
Excerpt: I laugh every time a see a commercial for a smartphone. For the most part, they are entirely unhelpful, and recently seem to involve robots fighting and things getting sliced in half. Oh, and they don’t tell you anything about the phone.
Excerpt: The other day one of my friends (who is going to be buying a new phone soon) made this comment to me: “Hey Aaron, all smartphones are pretty much the same… right?” Whoa!! Immediately my techy mode kicked into overdrive. I posited my gaze directly at him. “Are all cars the same? Are all cities alike?