Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The HTC Rezound's screen is 4.3 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.5GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1620mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1620 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 0.5 days standby time, 404 minutes (2G), 490 minutes (3G), 316 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



Reviews summary

8.1/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 18 reviews

The HTC Rezound is a Verizon LTE device that carries much better specs than most high-end Android smartphones in its price range. It comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread pre-installed but can be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It boasts a speedy processor, more than enough RAM for multitasking, and extra features that make it truly distinguishable (true HD screen resolution and Beats audio, anyone?). Still, it hasn’t quite gotten the attention that it really deserves. Consider the following to see why the HTC Rezound is a great choice for anyone who needs LTE in an Android smartphone.

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For starters, the HTC Rezound comes equipped with a 720p HD resolution 4.3-inch touchscreen display. It also has an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and full HD video recording capability. Connectivity-wise, it offers Bluetooth 3.0 withA2DP, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, HDMI-out, and microUSB 2.0 support. And while the internal storage space tops out at just 16GB, this can be expanded further with up to 32GB microSD cards. To make all of these hardware features run smoothly, the phone relies on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor. An accompanying Adreno 220 GPU helps make sure that most games are playable. And all of this is kept humming quietly inside a casing that measures 14mm thick and weighs 170 grams, including the weight of the 1620 mAh battery.

The HTC Rezound is quite clearly one of the most powerful Android smartphones that have ever hit the market. On top of that, it also features LTE network support and is pre-packaged with Beats audio gear, which improves the overall music listening experience in one way or another. So how come other models are bigger sellers? Initially, it was priced rather high, but with store discounts, it can now be acquired for a bargain. In your search for a suitable LTE Android smartphone, don’t forget to leave a space for the HTC Rezound on your list.

Need To Know: HTC Rezound

1. The first LTE Android smartphone in the US to come with a true HD (1280x720) touchscreen display. (The Good)

2. The default operating system can be upgraded from Android 2.3 Gingerbread to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. (The Good)

3. The overall thickness and weight does not translate into sexy at all, and may get in the way of portability in some situations. (The Bad)

4. Included Beats audio earphones and software is seen by some users as unnecessary and only serving to jack up the final retail price. (The Bad)


Reviews (8.1/10 Avg. rating)


Brighthand

Sounds great, looks great, and performs exceptionally well in every respect

from Brighthand
The HTC Rezound is an impressive device and an all-around winner. It has landed the #1 spot on my "if I needed to buy a phone" list, and is probably at the top of any gift recipient's list that you might be shopping for this holiday season. It sounds great, it looks great, and it performs exceptionally well in every respect; if it weren't for the lack of micro-USB charging it would come very close to being the perfect device. If you can afford the relatively high price of admission, the Rezound is more than worthy of your consideration. Highly recommended... Full review
Cnet

HTC Rezound's beautiful display, commendable performance, and multimedia-rich features make it a top phone for Verizon customers

from Cnet

The HTC Rezound definitely holds its own against the other two Android superphones from Verizon. It has an amazing HD display, an impressive 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE speeds, a great camera, and plenty of multimedia features, and it ships with a nice pair of earbuds even if they don't seem the most durable. The Beats Audio software does boost the sound quality, but we're not sure if that should be the sole reason for purchasing the Rezound. We're also suspicious of its battery life, and its hefty build might put off those who want a slimmer handset. Yet, its powerful features and u... Full review

Digital Trends

Limited implementation of Beats Audio and the poor battery life

from Digital Trends

The HTC Rezound is a decent phone and certainly a solid buy if you’re on Verizon, but we can’t help but be disappointed with HTCs limited implementation of Beats Audio and the poor battery life of the Rezound. HTC is one of the best manufacturers on the market, but like the ThunderBolt, the Rezound just can’t hold a charge very well. Though we like the outward design and camera a lot better than the Droid Razr, Motorola’s new phone is a lot thinner, has a nicer screen, and gets unquestionably better battery life (and again, even it doesn’t perform that well, sa... Full review

Business Insider

Pricey, poor battery life, and heavy design

from Business Insider
Overall, my biggest complaints about the Rezound are the price, battery life, and heavy design. Otherwise, it has all my favorite aspects of an HTC phone, including the excellent Sense skin. Plus a free Ice Cream Sandwich update coming early next year.Unless you're absolutely dying for a new LTE phone right now I'd wait for the Galaxy Nexus reviews to roll in. Otherwise, the Rezound will make a decent buy... Full review
Geek

Camera is very nice and the phone just plain feels good in the hand

from Geek

The HTC Rezound is the most complete thought from an HTC phone running Sense UI that I have experienced yet. The overlay doesn’t cause the phone to become sluggish, even after extended periods of use. The camera is very nice and the phone just plain feels good in the hand thanks to the weight and the soft touch coating. Almost a year ago now, HTC described an intention to make it so their phones all look the same as you used them, regardless of what version of Android is running underneath. I believe that the Rezound is the first potentially successful attempt towards that goal, and w... Full review

Complex

The best sounding smartphone you can buy

from Complex

The HTC and Beats By Dre marriage is a match made in mobile audio heaven that caters towards media-centric smartphone consumers. Beats audio integration truly enlivens the listening experience and the fact that HTC bundles the phone with a pair of exclusive in-ear headphones is pretty cool. Qualcomm’s dynamic chip gives the Rezound a boost in multimedia performance unparallel to any other smartphone, plus the generous allocation of memory and wireless support leaves room for endless entertainment options. Though the handset is a media powerhouse, its 4G service doesn’t garner si... Full review

Phone Scoop

Aside from a couple of crummy buttons, the hardware is nearly perfect

from Phone Scoop

The HTC Rezound is mostly rock solid. Aside from a couple of crummy buttons, the hardware is nearly perfect. Sure, it isn't as slim as the Motorola RAZR, but the trade-off is better performance than the RAZR in almost every other category.

The 720p HD display looks razor sharp and is crisp and clean, though its LCD isn't as bright as the Super AMOLED's on other phones. The sound quality of voice calls was excellent, and the signal performance on both 3G and 4G networks was as good as can be expected. The Rezound also happens to have a fine camera and video camera.

The... Full review

Laptop Magazine

Booming Beats Audio, a 720p display, and a great camera make the HTC Rezound yet another top-notch Verizon smartphone

from Laptop Magazine

The Rezound has everything you want in a top-notch Android phone--blazing 4G LTE, 720p display, and a very capable 8-MP camera--plus Beats Audio for maximizing your listening pleasure. We just wish that the design were slimmer and that Beats Audio worked with third-party apps and Google Music downloads. Verizon Wireless customers have two other very compelling options. The Droid RAZR sports a much sleeker design for the same price along with slightly faster performance. And the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus does 720p while packing Google's new-and-improved Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Nevertheles... Full review

Gizmodo

Nice boost in audio performance and screen is gorgeous

from Gizmodo
It's definitely recommendable, with caveats. The screen screen is nice enough that everyone I showed it to went "Ooooh," and it's a nice boost in audio performance for those to don't have the patience to learn how to tweak it themselves (which is most of us). The caveat is that a slough of HD Android phones are coming very soon. Some won't have Sense. Some will have NFC built-in. So, if you want a new phone right now, I'd take this over any other phone on Verizon. But at this point, you're probably better off holding out for that Galaxy Nexus... Full review
IntoMobile

Beautiful screen, awesome audio, and other top-notch internals that will make the geekiest of geeks swoon

from IntoMobile
Overall, the Rezound has a lot going for it. It may lack a stark design found on the Droid RAZR and the latest version of Android found on the Galaxy Nexus but the Rezound gets a lot right. The HTC Rezound can easily compete with the likes of the Droid RAZR and Galaxy Nexus and it really just depends on personal preference when choosing between the big three. Either way, it's a great time to be a Verizon Wireless customer... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 14, 2011
Regions available USA
Networks
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
EV-DO Rev. A, LTE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (Update Available: 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 dual-core 1.5 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 1 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.25 W/kg
Body: 1.12 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1620 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 303 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 316 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
404 minutes (2G)
490 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 0.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.9 x 6.6 x 1.4 cm
(5.1 x 2.6 x 0.6 in)
Weight 170 grams
(6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry XT9
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript Yes
Flash Yes
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 3.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out HDMI
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA Pro, WMA, WAV, OGG, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM/RDS)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, TXT, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks Yes
Maps Yes
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): HTC ADR6425, HTC ThunderBolt 2, HTC Droid Incredible HD, HTC Vigor

16GB microSD card included
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