Summary: HTC has tagged the Rhyme with an MRP of Rs.29,999, but you can find it in shops for Rs.27,500 or maybe even a bit less online. The problem is that, it’s arrived to the party a bit late, since there are more powerful phones priced above and below it, forcing one to think twice before buying it. Your other choices are the Xperia Arc S, which sits at 29K, the Xperia Pro which is 26K and HTC’s own Incredible S, which is cheaper at 25K.
Conclusion: With its gorgeous build, unusual colour and the inclusion of a charm (while gimmicky), the Rhyme seems to be aimed at a female demographic, some (not all) of whom would prefer its plummy charms it that of a standard black/grey smartphone. What’s really refreshing is that despite focusing on style, HTC hasn’t compromised on features and performance. Sure there's no dual-core processor, but that's missing the point about the Rhyme.
Pros: Fantastic build quality, 1Ghz processor feels fast, HTC Sense includes some useful features, Useful charging/speaker dock
Cons: Uncomfortable headphones, Poor HD movie quality, Screen resolution could be higher
Conclusion: The phone comes with 4GB of internal storage but only about 1GB may be used but HTC have generously included an 8GB microSD card in the bundle. It also comes with 768MB of RAM. The dimensions are 119 x 60.8 x 10.85 mm and it weighs only 130 grams. The phone feels slimmer though as it tapers at the back near the edges. The HTC Rhyme comes with a 5mpx camera with auto focus and an LED flash that is capable of taking videos at 720p.
Summary: My overall experience with the Rhyme was fantastic. I can honestly say that I've enjoyed my time with this phone. Now, I don't know if that's because it's simply a great phone, if it's because HTC did their job in creating a device that would appeal to women, or if I'm simply buying into the marketing. Either way, I am impressed.
Pros: As usual from HTC, excellent hardware design; crisp Super-LCD display; additional camera features on top of great camera quality; Sense UI; included accessories are high-quality and useful; fast processor.
Cons: Charm wasn't as useful as HTC hoped it would be; non-removable battery; poor HD video quality.
Summary: Overall, the HTC Rhyme is a nice handset. Aside from the colour, it doesn't really do enough to stand out in a crowded smartphone market, but if you like the styling, and can find a good deal, then it's well worth a second look.