HTC Rhyme review: sleek and purple with a little charm
18 November 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: This slim and stylish mid-range phone adds plenty of bells and whistles for its pricetag, including its cranberry color (a hit with consumer testers) and accessories such as a desktop dock and a purse charm. Camera tools and settings include face detection and fun effects such as distortion.
Pros: Intuitive user interface, Clear display, Good call quality, Extremely helpful instruction manual
Cons: Relatively poor picture quality, Small screen compared to phone’s overall physical footprint, Relatively big, heavy design, Difficult to remove casing and battery
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.
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
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?
Excerpt: This is HTC's Android smartphone that targets women. It's plum-colored, attractive, not too large and it comes with a healthy selection of accessories including a dock and a charm with LED that lets you know of missed calls and notifications.
Pros: Plenty of accessories in the box, good quality materials.
Cons: Ultimately you're paying for the accessories more than the phone.
Summary: The HTC Rhyme is an Android smartphone aimed squarely at the female market. It focuses on style over substance with an unusual look and a number of dedicated accessories. The question is – do the specs let it down?
Summary: It’s easy to admire the assortment of accessories HTC has bundled with the Rhyme. The Charm is a neat gimmick, and provides a point of difference that will appeal to some, but it’s the dock that’s the real winner.
Pros: Excellent Android dock, Good range of accessories, No fuss charging system
Cons: No scratch-resistant glass, Performance can lag
Conclusion: The Rhyme is the kind of high quality midrange handset we've got very used to seeing from HTC, distinguished by its distinctive look and bundled set of accessories. It's a pity about the poor quality headphones, especially since they match the handset so neatly, but otherwise it'll make someone a...
Pros: Nice design, latest HTC Sense UI, bundled docking station and accessories, good battery life
Cons: Poor headphones, camera not great in low light