HTC Rezound – Is Truly a High-End BeastCell Phones — on November 21, 2011 at 12:05 am | Comment Now
HTC Rezound is an amazing multimedia and internet machine, which fits into your pocket, but is a bulky piece of kit. It offers unbelievably sharp, gorgeous high definition 720p 4.3 inch display for Web browsing and videos, 1.5GHz dual core processor, 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash, front facing 2-megapixel camera, 4G/LTE speeds of Verizon and pair of Beats earbuds with Beats Audio algorithm engineered for enhancing sound quality. Along with Droid Razr and Galaxy Nexus, the Rezound is expected to be a strong competitor to iPhone 4S. It is considered as one of the solid feeling smartphones with gunmetal bezel; unique soft touch tiered back cover and curved corners.
With HTC Rezound, you can stream videos, music and movies at breakneck 4G/LTE speeds on the most reliable, fastest 4G network of America. Fire up HTC Watch, Slacker Radio or Rhapsody and leave the buffering behind. The Rezound is also equipped with Beats Audio, a technology, which brings out impressive sound quality in your movies and music, so you can hear every little detail. Its 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display boasts full 720p high definition, so you can watch videos and movies without distortion or cropping. With highest screen resolution in the market, the Rezound walks the walk and talks the talk. Make your own multimedia with rear facing 8-megapixel and front facing 2-megapixel camera. The camcorder of Rezound captures video in full 1080p high definition and plays it back in slow motion, allowing you to watch everything.
The HTC Rezound is not only engineered with Beats Audio, but is also designed with next generation HTC Sense and Android. While it might have a hefty build, the Rezound’s gorgeous screen, multimedia rich features and commendable performance makes it a top choice for Verizon customers. It is one of three astonishing Android smartphones headed to Verizon this season; the other two include Google approved Samsung Galaxy Nexus and superskinny Motorola Droid Razr. All of these devices are high end handsets with features galore, dual core processors and support for 4G/LTE network of Verizon.
The HTC Rezound is the first United States-bound smartphone equipped with Beats Audio feature, which the company designed after it bought majority stake in Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronics. It is a heavy handset with 720p high definition screen with attractive Sense 3.5 user interface of HTC. It is powered by Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system; however the company has assured Ice Cream Sandwich will be offered for Rezound in 2012. The Rezound comes with impressive eight-megapixel camera with f/2.2 sensor, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, two-megapixel front facing camera, 1080p high definition video capture and support for 4G LTE network of Verizon.
As compared to other 4G LTE smartphones, the HTC Rezound is quite heavy measuring 0.54 inch thick, 5.08 inches high and 2.58 inches wide, weighing 5.78 ounces. The clad in soft touch matte material is identical to that of Incredible 2 and Incredible with topographic back cover and curved corners, which add character to Rezound. With tapered edges and narrow bezel, it is pretty comfortable to hold in hand. Like Droid Incredible, the phones insides are red that complements Rezound’s black and red coloring. The company carries the touch of red to other parts like ring around camera lens, speaker grille, touch sensor lights and wired cord of Beast earbuds.
One of the exquisite features found on HTC Rezound is the 4.3 inch Super LCD screen that offers 1280 x 720 pixel resolution with buttery smooth text and images, vivid colors and amazing clarity. The video looks luscious on generous screen size, while Web browsing is a treat. The touchscreen is quite capacitive and responsive, with its 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. You will experience the snappiness while tapping and swiping, thanks to its pinch to zoom functionality with built in accelerometer, proximity sensor and light sensor.
Like HTC Rhyme, the HTC Rezound has HTC Sense 3.5 user interface. Other enhancements include three dimensional display home screen carousel, capability to remove and add home screen panels and refined applications. You can have seven home screens, and the main menu is classified into Verizon applications, all apps, downloaded apps and frequently used applications. Beneath the screen, you will find touch sensitive buttons for search, home, back and menu functions. The volume rocker button is located on the right hand side of the device, while micro USB charging port to the left that doubles as Mobile High Definition Link port. The 3.5mm headphone jack is on the top of the smartphone, while the 2-megapixel front facing camera is on upper right of the screen. The 8-megapixel rear facing camera is at the back with LED flash.
The HTC Rezound’s Beast Infusion of HTC is a software button, which toggles sound enhancement off or on. This button can be accesses from notifications pull down, while playing music in stock application. Nevertheless, it is not available for multimedia applications like Google’s own music app. Some of the Google’s array of services and applications include YouTube, Gmail, Latitude, Google Talk, Places, Google Search with Voice, Google Books and Google Maps with Navigation. Essential smartphone features are PIM tools such as calendar, alarm clock, calculator, task manager, to-do list, speakerphone and voice command support.
Verizon and HTC have packed the HTC Rezound with plethora of applications, including Amazon.com’s Kindle app, Facebook, Blockbuster, Friend Stream, Footprints, Let’s Golf 2, Hot Pursuit, Scan, Polaris Office, Video Surf, Slacker radio, My Verizon Mobile, NFL Mobile, V Cast Music, Mobile IM, VZ Navigator and V Cast Videos. It has 16GB of internal memory storage with 16GB preinstalled microSD card and supports up to 32GB. The eight-megapixel camera offers settings for automatic face detection, burst shot and panorama mode.
Standard features on HTC Rezound include 2G Network: CDMA 800 / 1900; 3G Network: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO; 4.3 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen that boasts 16 million colors and 720 x 1280 pixels; Multi-touch input method; Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate; Proximity sensor for auto turn-off; Gyro sensor; HTC Sense v3.5 UI; Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones; SRS WOW HD sound enhancement; Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall; 16 GB storage, 1 GB RAM; microSD, up to 32GB, 16GB included; 3G: Rev. A, up to 3.1 Mbps; LTE Class 13; Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth 3.0 Profiles: Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Object Push (OPP) and Phone Book Access (PBAP).
The HTC Rezound also gets 8-megapixel camera with autofocus, 3264×2448 pixels, Geo-tagging, dual-LED flash, image stabilization, touch-focus, instant capture and face detection; Android OS, v2.3.4 (Gingerbread); 1.5 GHz dual-core Scorpion processor, Adreno 220 GPU, Qualcomm MSM 8660 Snapdragon chipset (MDM 9600; SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM; Stereo FM radio with RDS; GPS with A-GPS support; SNS integration; TV-out; Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration; Digital compass; XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player; MP3/AAC+/WAV/WMA player; Adobe Flash support; Organizer; Document viewer and Predictive text input.
Also standard on HTC Rezound are Voice memo/dial/commands; Notifications: Polyphonic ringtones, Music ringtones (MP3), Flight mode, Vibration, Speakerphone and Silent mode; Web: Backup Assistant, My Verizon, Mobile Hotspot, Visual Voice Mail, Mobile IM, Sync & Connect, Next Generation Messaging, Media Manager, Media Manager, Amazon Kindle, V CAST Video, V CAST Music, Blockbuster, Blockbuster, NFL, Need for Speed, Slacker, Let’s Golf 2, VZ Navigator and Video Surf and HTML Browser: Adobe Flash Player. The maximum battery life of Rezound is up to 261 hours in standby mode and 6 hours and 24 minutes in talktime mode. Overall, its unique design and powerful features might be enough for you to drop $299.99 after two-year contract for it.