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HTC Rezound Smartphone Review

The great new HTC Rezound was released in November 2011 amidst a while host of other phones making their way onto the market, but despite all these other phones trying to compete for peoples’ attention, the Rezound is making its name known on the market, thanks to its ability to be somewhat different from many other of the models out there.

This is a handset that is beating many other phones, even the iPhone 4 thanks to its larger screen (four inches) and the amount of pixels it can display   at any given time, but that’s enough talk for now. What you need to see is how much better the Rezound is, and for that purpose I have compiled a list of the specifications and the features that HTC thought you might like.

Features And Specifications:

HTC Rezound

Height: Just over 5 inches

Depth: Just over half an inch

Width: 2.5 inches

Weight: 0.170 Kilograms

Operating System: Gingerbread (Android 2.3.4) combined with the HTC Sense 3.5

Networks: The HTC Rezound is available on LTE 700 & DMA/EVDO REV.A

Available Network Carrier: Verizon

Memory: 1 GB of RAM & 16GB Of Storage including up to 32 GB of removable storage on an SD card

Cameras: Front-facing 2 mega-pixel camera with a fixed focus and an 8 mega-pixel rear-facing camera with an auto focus feature and a dual LED flash

Connectivity: Bluetooth & Wi-Fi

These are just some of the great features and specifications that you can expect to find on the HTC Rezound.

it’s clear to see even from this limited list that this is a surprisingly good and unique phone. ‘How much is it going to cost?’ I hear you ask well that can depend entirely on where you buy this handset but it is on average about $300 when you sign up to a 2 year contract, or about $650 if you buy it without a contract; if you think these prices are quite high then you could always wait a few months for them to settle down a bit but that will mean putting up with a phone that just is not as good for longer.htc rezound

One of the major functions of this phone that hasn’t been discussed yet is that it is tailored predominantly towards those who love to listen to music and the ‘Beats Audio’ system lets you hear the beats, rhythms and more a lot clearer than other phones do. You will also find a great pair of headphones in the box your phone arrives in and these aren’t just any old pair of headphones; they are really great quality headphones that HTC have kindly decided to make available to us right away.

What with the headphones, the capacity to store up to 32 GB of date, a sleek minimalistic look and a large screen, the HTC Rezound is guaranteed to be a great addition to your life.

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HTC Trophy is the first Windows smartphone by Verizon Wireless. The smartphone provides world roaming and has simple compact design. As Windows phone it is user friendly but disappointing thing is that it has poor Camera quality and battery life. The smartphone is not the high end HTC device but it is simple and user friendly. The smartphone comes boxed up with a preinstalled SIM, USB cable, AC Adapter and wired stereo headphones.

Design

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The design of the HTC Trophy is based on Candybar Form Factor with dimensions 4.67 height, 2.42 width and 0.47 thickness with weight 139 g. The smartphone is plain, slim, bit glossy and simple. The red back and battery cover also looks good. Trophy has color TFT display with resolution 480×800 pixels and supports 16777216 colors. The capacitive touchscreen has size 3.8 inch and is Multi-touch with Light sensor, Proximity sensor and has scratch resistant glass. The touchscreen is responsive but it does wash away in sunlight.

The virtual keyboard though looks small but it is really user friendly and is much better than Android’s keyboard. Below the display are present three touch buttons for Back, Start and Search. The right spine of the smartphone has a Camera button. The left side has volume controls with microUSB port below. Power button is present at the top of the smartphone with 3.5mm headphone jack. The back of the smartphone has a Camera with LED Flash light and speaker.

Features

The smartphone is running on Windows Phone 7 OS and has 1000 MHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 576 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM. As the Windows smartphone it has integration for Xbox Live and Zune with support for office and is really easy to use.

The smartphone supports SMS, MMS and Email messaging. Organizer of the smartphone has Calendar, Alarms, To-Do Tasks, Document viewer, Converter, Calculator and Notes application. Phonebook capacity depends on the system memory. Trophy has built-in memory of 16384 MB with no option for memory expansion. Internet browsing supports HTML and XHTML with built-in support for Facebook and Twitter services.

Music Player supports MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, M4A, M4B, MP4, AMR and MIDI formats. Video Playback supports MPEG4, WMV, 3GP and 3G3 formats. Trophy has FM radio and also supports video streaming. Camera features include 5 MP resolution with LED Flash Light and supports Auto focus. Video capture is provided with resolution 1280×720 (720p HD) and supports MPEG4 recording video format with continuous auto focus.

Trophy has support for location based services GPS and A-GPS with navigation. Regarding connectivity it has Bluetooth version 2.1, Wi-Fi (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n), microUSB for charging, 3.5mm headphone connector and DLNA. More features include Voice recording, Accelerometer sensor, Compass sensor, TTY/TDD and Hearing aid compatibility M4/T4.

Performance

The call quality of the smartphone is alright. The sound and voice is clear with almost no voice and distortion. The quality of the speakerphones is also the same that is clear even at high volumes. Moreover, the 3G speed of Verizon Wireless is pretty good. Camera quality is really poor and is really a disappointment. Pictures taken look bit out of focus, faded and also bit grainy.

The 1GHz Snapdragon processor is responsive and provides smooth navigation through screens and menus. Applications launch without any delay. HTC Trophy is powered by Lithium ion battery with capacity 1300 mAh. Battery provides average Talk time of 5 hours and Stand-by time of 12 days. The battery life is also not very impressive.

Conclusion

HTC Trophy is the good choice for those who want to have the experience for Windows smartphones but it certainly will not appeal everyone. Some features like Zune and X-box integration are pretty good and also its compact design and ease of use.

HTC Droid Incredible 2 Review

HTC DROID Incredible 2

HTC Droid Incredible 2 by Verizon Wireless is the latest smartphone running on Android OS 2.2 Froyo. In comparison, the smartphone is more like HTC Incredible S, the international GSM phone version released in February. The smartphone offers a few nice improvements as compared to its predecessor smartphone HTC Droid Incredible which was released in 2010. Now, the Incredible 2 has large 4 inch capacitive touchscreen. The other major features include rear-facing camera of 8 MP with 720p HD video recording capability, improved browsing experience with support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1. The smartphone offers world roaming and 3G mobile hotspot capability.

Design

The major upgrade in Incredible 2 from Incredible is of design. The design of HTC Droid Incredible 2 is simple and plain but it is tougher, solid and more elegant with aluminum body. The Incredible 2 is 4.75 inches tall, 2.52 inches wide, 0.48 inches thick and has weight 4.77 ounces. The display is capacitive touchscreen super LCD technology with size 4 inches and resolution 480×800. Moreover, the display is mulittouch with Light and Proximity sensors due to which the overall response is really great while scrolling and launching applications.

The left spine of the HTC Droid Incredible 2 has microUSB port with volume control on top. The right side has no controls and ports. The headphone jack is present at the top of the smartphones with a power button. The smartphone has no physical keyboard.

User Interface

HTC DROID Incredible 2

The navigation on the smartphone is powered by HTC Sense which provides faster and smoother navigation and booting with many UI customization options. HTC sense does add nice aesthetics to the Froyo OS with some really cool widgets that include Weather application, Group Contacts, Friend Stream social network and Leap screen navigation system which provides the thumbnails of the home screens. Other preloaded applications include Adobe Reader, City ID, HTC Footprints and NFL Mobiles along with Verizon’s VCast applications.

Moreover, the smartphone has virtual keyboard which is not very fast but the keyboard layout is spacious which is really easy to use. Four shortcuts are present that are Home, Menu, Back and Search at the bottom of the screen below the display. Orientation can be either portrait or landscape and nice thing is the icons also rotate if you rotate the phone and change the orientation.

Features

The main feature of HTC Droid Incredible 2 is its world roaming capability. The smartphone is dual mode and have support for both GSM and CDMA networks. The Incredible 2 has the ability to detect that the CDMA network is no longer available and automatically switch to GSM network. The smartphone comes with preinstalled SIM card that Verizon Wireless unlocks after certain period of time and after confirming that the user is financially strong or stable.

The smartphone has music player and has support for MP3, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A, AMR, OGG and MIDI formats. Video playback feature is really good and videos are played smoothly without any distortion. Supported formats for videos are MPEG 4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP and 3G2. The smartphone has FM radio and also YouTube player.

HTC Droid Incredible 2 has 8 MP rear-facing Camera with Dual LED flash and has Auto focus, Face detection and Geo tagging features. There is also an additional 1.3 MP front-facing Camera. The smartphone has Video Capture feature and provide resolution 1280×720 (720pHD) with video light. In addition, Incredible 2 is Skype phone with video calling ability. The smartphone has speakerphone for video and conference calling and multimedia messaging.

 

HTC DROID Incredible 2

Regarding connectivity, the device has Bluetooth, WiFi (802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n), microUSB port for USB charging and connecting mass storage device, and 3.5 mm Headphone connector. The smartphone can be used as the WiFi hotspot for 5 devices. The Incredible 2 has 3G support which is bit disappointing when there are Android smartphones out there with latest OS 2.3 Gingerbread running and has 4G support. Moreover, the device has support for Location based services of type GPS, A-GPS and E911 with navigation.

Phonebook capacity depends on the memory available and users can assign Ring ID and Picture ID to the contacts, can search the contacts by either first or last name, can create caller groups and can assign multiple numbers per contact. The Organizer applications include Calendar, Alarms, Document Viewer, Notes, Calculator and Stopwatch.

Performance

Call quality of the HTC Droid IHTC DROID Incredible 2ncredible 2 is really fine. Users will not experience any voice distortion and noise because the smartphone supports the noise cancellation technology. Overall the audio and video quality of the smartphone is pretty decent.

The Incredible 2 is running on 1000 MHz Qualcomm MSM8655 Snapdragon processor with 768 MB RAM. Though the smartphone does not have dual core processor but application launching speed and navigation speed through menus and screens is really smooth and quick. The battery capacity is 1450mAh with 6.5 hours talk time and 15 days of stand-by time.

Conclusion

At the end, HTC Droid Incredible 2 has no doubt had good enhancements and upgrades. The major upgrade is its dual mode capability that is support for both GSM and CDMA networks. However, the users who are more excited about the new Gingerbread OS or want to have 4G network support should check out other Android smartphones like HTC Thunderbolt.