Got my Rezound today

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by jpd, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. jpd

    jpd Member

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    I have had the Droid Incredible which I rooted for two years and loved it. I was up for an upgrade in May and got a RAZR MAXX. I basically wanted to upgrade before I lost my unlimited data. The Maxx was okay but not for me. I returned it after 12 days figuring I would just stick with my Incredible and maybe buy a couple of extras for future use off of Ebay. The deal breakers with the Maxx were it not having a removable battery (even with the large battery it had it did not last anywhere near as long as my Incredible with the extended battery. I just like the option of popping in a fresh battery when ever I want. Especially if I am out camping or something like that. It was also just two large and did not feel comfortable in my hand. There were a few small things also, but not deal breakers.

    Verizon was ending it's Grandfathering for upgrades yesterday. I had been holding out hope that the new Incredible would come out before the grandfathering ended. I had the idea in the back of my mind to get a new phone for backup in case something happened to my Incredible. I saw the Rezound (don't know why I did not consider it before) I went to the store yesterday to check it out, it felt better in my hand than the Maxx and has the removable battery. Checked the reviews and liked what I saw. Ordered it last night (79 dollars) and got it today. Set it up the way I like and it seems like a nice phone. Bigger than the Incredible, smaller than the Maxx. I am going to continue playing around with it and should get my extended battery tomorrow. If the extended battery is decent I may have a new everyday phone and be putting the Incredible away as the backup phone.

    Either way I am glad I picked up this phone. It has a lot of potential. I am looking forward to using this phone and learning from this forum.
     
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    Took the phone to the pool today. One of the things that I've seen asked here and other places is how's the display in sunlight. The one criticism I had about the Incredible is that it was worthless outside in the sun. The one thing I really liked about the Maxx was that it did well outside.

    The Rezound did just as well as the Maxx and is a humungous improvement over the Incredible in this area. I had no problem seeing the homescreen, wordsmith, my music aps, or gallery in the bright sun. The phone was at 100% brightness. I did not try it at a lower setting.

    Edit to add, I also took pictures in the sunlight. No problem seeing the display or what I was taking a picture of.

    I also had no problem connecting the phone to my bluetooth stereo in the car.

    This phone is growing on me.
     
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    Welcome to the Rezound, glad you're enjoying it.
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    Yes, you made the right choice. Like others have said the Rezound is the most underrated phone on VZ.

    Sent from my HTC Rezound infused with ice cream goodness using Droid Forums.
     
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    An internet friend of mine upgraded from a Rezound to a Galaxy Nexus and is badmouthing rezound on another forum. He says he wouldn't take a rezound if someone paid him to do it. He claims personality clashes among developers leaves rezound without good ROMs. He claims all the cell-radio problems in the GNexus have been fixed four months ago in a firmware change. Meanwhile I can still read recent posts of GNexus owners complaining about the poor 4G performance.

    A month ago he loved his rezound.
    Now, he says nobody should use it even if they received it for free and get paid to use it.

    It isn't a droid forum, but someone is asking about recommendations about buying his first smart phone. Sometimes it surprises me how someone can get blinded by his purchasing decision. The thinking goes like this: "I am super smart. I chose phone Z. So, all other phones are bad choices. Anyone who doesn't buy phone Z is stupid".

    Personally, IF indeed someday the Galaxy Nexus has all its 4G/LTE radio issues solved, and WHEN I have a Verizon upgrade to use, then I'd seriously consider it. I currently suspect all new Samsung phones may possibly have similar 4G/LTE problems, until I hear good news from their owners.

    I am sure, in a year and a half when it is time for me to upgrade there will be a better phone to buy, but I will still remember the good times with my rezound.

    The moral: Don't trust every review one reads.
     
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    Everyone has a right to be wrong including your friend.

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    The stock battery on the Rezound did not last long today. I took it off the charger around 12 and used it heavily today. Music, pictures, internet, games. The battery was under 20% by 4 oclock. Not to mention I use Launcher Pro which I imagine uses up a lot of power. Not a surprise though. Droids never seem to last long and i did expect this. I was hoping to get the extended battery today, but will not get it until tomorrow. I will also be getting a couple of other extra batteries for backup.

    For the record, I'm not trying to trash the Maxx. I can see why a lot of people like it. It wasn't until I had it that I realized what a deal breaker for me not having a removeable battery was. Plus it took real world experience for me to realize that it is possible for a phone to be to big for me.
     
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    I say call your friend out. Haters gonna hate, but for most intelligent people, they can see a fanboy for who they are, especially if someone calm & collected points out the obvious lies.
     
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    I got the RAZR since it was cheapest, but I know I would have been happy with the Nexus or the Rezound. Although I would have liked to have gotten a truly unlocked device
     
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    Once you get the extended battery you may find that the original battery is the only backup you need. I got a TB free standing charger for a few bucks, however I have not needed to use it or the stock battery.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. If the extended battery is anywhere near as good as the ones I had for my Incredible it should meet most of my needs. Only reason I would want the others is for when I am camping and not near an outlet. Only happens a couple of times a year but comes in handy.