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.
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)
What the Critics Are Saying...
- Jen Edwards, 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 exceptiona...
- Nicole Lee, 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...
- Jeffrey Van Camp, 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,...
- Steve Kovach, 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 pho...
- Russell Holly, 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...
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HTC backs up the Rezound with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
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Manuals / User Guides
- HTC Rezound Manual (PDF)
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