HTC Rezound 4G Review

Category: Cell Phones - by Edwin C - Date: July 12, 2012

The HTC Rezound (formerly codenamed the HTC Vigor) is a smartphone offering carried by Verizon Wireless in the United States and other CDMA-compatible carriers in North America (the only continent that it is available for sale in). It is meant to be an Android-based competitor to Apple’s iPhone 4S and was released around the same time as it on November 14th, 2011. Its specs, features and design all make it a worthy opponent to the iPhone 4S and other high-end smartphones on the market right now.

Hardware

The HTC Rezound features a Qualcomm MSM8660/MDM9600 1.5 GHz processor, 8MP 1080p-capable video camera, 1 GB of DDR2 RAM and 16 GB of built-in storage, as well as a pre-installed 16 GB microSD card. The Dezire runs Android 2.3 (“Gingerbread”), which is slightly outdated considering its very recent release date. While somewhat of a disappointing drawback, the Rezound’s other features should still put it up for consideration among consumers looking for a high-quality smartphone on a CDMA carrier.

Design

The HTC Rezound’s design doesn’t differ much from most of the company’s other smartphones except in terms of colors. The Rezound has a nice shape, large 4.3-inch screen with 1280 x 720 (720p) resolution, and even a virtual QWERTY keyboard, all of which are highly desired in current smartphones.

Camera

There is an 8 megapixel rear camera that shoots videos in 1080p high definition. The front facing camera, which is ideal for self portraits and video calls, is 2 megapixels.

Size

The Rezound weighs a mere 170 grams and has somewhat impressive dimensions at 129mm x 65.5mm x 13.65mm. It could undoubtedly be a bit thinner, but its current size isn’t much of a problem either.

Battery

A 1620 mAh battery can be found within the HTC Rezound, although poor battery life is something that is often complained about by owners of a Rezound in online reviews of the device.

Conclusion

Overall, the HTC Rezound is a decent Android-powered device. Most of the hardware features are reason enough to look into buying one, as long as you don’t mind running an older version of the Android software and can deal with an apparently subpar battery life. Choosing to buy an HTC Rezound is really all dependent on what your priorities are in a smartphone’s features.

Here’s some additional pics of the HTC Rezound 4G for Verizon:

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