HTC Rezound Review
The HTC Rezound is the first HTC device to sport a720p display and will be the First device on Verizon Network to have a HD display. Its got a 4.3-inch 720p Super LCD display (yes a HD screen). Powered by a 1.5 Dual-core Processor. It camera has an F2.2 lens with low light sensor at 8 Megapixels. recording at 1080p and a VGA Front Facing Camera for video chat. Storage; its got 32GB (with 16GB microSD and 16GB on-board storage). Its got Sense 3.5 and the U.I experience so far seem looks and feels fast. The HTC Rezound is also a 4G LTE device on the Verizon network and doe sallow user to create a Hotspot for up to 8 devices.
The HTC Rezound is also the first US smartphone to sport Beats audio by Dr Dre; which is know for its premium studio audio. So what does it add to the device, in terms of audio? Short answer is Yes. But I can tell you first hand that the audio quality off the Rezound is impressive, with or without the Beats by Dr Dre headphones provided with the Rezound, The sound quality is clean clear and without distortion. Now we know every smartphone out there has a built in music player, but that doesn’t guarantee it sounds good or you would love to listen to your favorite tunes on the devices. I can tell you that is just not the case with the Rezound. Music is vivid and fresh, movies feel like your right in the thick of things in the middle of all the action. In short the addition of Beats by Dr Dre add and extra entertainment dimension to the HTC Rezound.
So we know listen to audio on the device is great, how about the new Super LCD 720p HD display. Yes this is actually the first device on Verizon network to sport a 720p HD display, before the Galaxy Nexus. I can tell you the screen has its ups and does., it shines well with movies, especially watch a movies that is bright and has fewer dark scenes; with photos you really don’t notice the difference. Though the 8 Megapixel camera with its F2.2 lens takes some very and I mean very Stella photos and I mean stellar.
Battery life is an area where HTC has improved a lot with the Rezound, I got upwards of 16hrs with heavy use and about 24 hrs + on standby. Which is huge improvement from some other HTC device that barely last 8 hours. As you know this is also a 4G LTE device on the Verizon network, clocking speeds of up to 25Mbps downloads and 8Mbps uploads. Over the HTC REzound has some flaws, with an ok HD display and poor audio the on HD recording(serious HTC please fix this).
On the flip side, listen to music and watch movies on this device is and audio dream with clean crisp sound and the battery life is also great. So in all though flawed, the HTC Rezound provides and audio experience second to non-in the smartphone space.