Those of you looking for a 4G/LTE device from Verizon that aren’t sold on the upcoming Motorola RAZR or Samsung Galaxy Nexus likely have the HTC Rezound in your sights. The handset is now finally official and should easily be able to go toe-to-toe with about any handset in the market today.
Featuring a 4.3 inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p), 4G/LTE, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Beats support on board, even calling the Rezound a beast-phone sounds like an understatement. It may lack the larger 4.5 inch display we’re beginning to see more of (and love), the handset should me more approachable than other handsets due to its 4.3 inch display that consumers are more than used to at this point in the Android space. The Rezound also ships with an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera, capable of recording in 1080p HD, and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera for video chatting. Other innards of the Rezound include 32GB internal memory and 1GB of RAM.
Of course, what would a HTC phone be without
bloat the Sense UI? Running on top of Android 2.3.5, the latest version of Sense is found on the Rezound and is said to be “Ice Cream Sandwich Ready.” Well, we’ll believe that one when we see it but the combination of beautiful hardware and software may distract many from the fact that it doesn’t have Android 4.0 at launch.
Music fanatics may love the fact that the handset ships with Beats audio support but we’re still skeptical. We’re not saying have the option isn’t worth it but we won’t be running out to get the Rezound solely on the fact that is supports Beats. Luckily, Beats support is just one of the many awesome features within the Rezound. Let’s just hope the Rezound will have a battery life that will back up these awesome features.
Someone should go get a shovel. I think the Thunderbolt just died from embarrassment.
You can grab the HTC Rezound on November 14th for $299. Any takers?