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How come that the Rezound isn't getting any love?

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by JohnnytheK, Dec 7, 2011.

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    I'm addicted to Podkicker and listen to every Engadget and the Verge podcast that I can.
    Both of them have kinda panned the Rezound with out cutting it down but was as you kids say "meh"

    I like the Razr but I really like the Rezound, what gives? Is there some sexiness, or unknown feature?
    Half the fun is reading the reviews, arguing in the forums, but these guys are funny with their opinons.
    For me that screen, speed, and hand feel is much superior to the Razr. The big plus is the removable battery.

    I'm like many of us, waiting for Godot, um, er, the G-nex.
    If that pans out, we get to choose between two good phones.
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    Now this is my opinion...so feel free to take it or leave it. **** them. Everyone has sensationalized the Nexus to the point where it's going to blow up in their faces when it doesn't automatically send them on a eurphoric trip to another dimension. The Rezound is a great phone. I even like the name Resolution + Sound = Rezound. Don't know how the two "s"s mated and turned backwards into a "z" but we can't all be perfect... Of the "Big 3" this is the best of all worlds.

    Galaxy Nexus = No SD Card + (NFC - Google Wallet)
    Razr = No Removable Battery(and no real pluses other than being thin) - Blur
    Rezound = SD slot + Removable Battery + Beats Audio + $99 headphones in the box + highest pixel density(of the big 3) - Sense(which is a plus to some)

    Makes me wonder what "Rezound" most of the reviewers are looking at.
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    I've been thinkin the same thing, and actually was going to post a similar thread a couple of days, but I didn't want to sound like an overjoyed fanboy or something. I totally love this phone. I wasn't even worried about the Nexus. I didnt even consider the rezound at first, but I read reviews, and I am one to know that the people on forums are the most critical. This phone just does it for me.

    Notice how we don't have many forum categories like the other phones....no love. But who needs em. lol.
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    Amen
    • My wife and I both have the Rezound and feel it is the best of whats out there now. I was waiting for the Nexus, but now I couldn't care less about it. The hype about the Nexus has been so oversold by the phone blogs it is ridiculous. You'd think it is the second coming!
    • It will be bigger than the Rezound (minus 2 points).
    • Screen is larger (no not really because most of the time the difference in size will be used for buttons minus 1 point).
    • The amoled screen is better (no, after living with the sharp clarity of the Rezound Screen, my lust for Amoled colors is gone minus 1 point).
    • No User upgradable memory (minus 2 points)
    • No Sense (minus 3 points - I love the sense features and transitions. this make android even more user friendly).
    • Nexus has ICS (Oh yeah, I forgot, Rezound will get that too so no advantage here).
    • Bottom Line I see no advantage to leave the Rezound at all.
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    Just did this....wow. HTC strikes again. I wonder how the RAZR folks are doin'?
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    One thing I don't read much about regarding the Resound is the outstanding voice clarity. I can only compare it to my Droids (1 & 2), but it is fantastic. Even my son, on his ATT iPwhat, comes in legible. Gotta figure that any phone that is set up to be the best music player has to have good audio quality in the phone. Betcha the Bionic, Razr, and tomorrow's Nexus don't sound that good.
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    The two downsides are the totally chitty small battery for the size and speed of the processor and display and the fact that the software is locked down... So the actual "android" experience is locked from customization. If they stuffed an 1800mah battery in there and the devs could play with it, then it would be the best phone on the market, hands down.
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    I agree... though I get pretty solid battery life - tons better than the Tbolt was.

    Once S-off comes (hopefully??), it will be a beast.
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    The data outage was a Verizon issue not a Rezound or HTC thing!!

    But I agree the Rezound does not get much love from reviewers but I see plenty of commercials for it!
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    it's a shame that the phone that is not even out yet (G-Nexus) has more buzz in it's forum than the Rezound, a proven great phone for the most part. Is it A.) The HTC brand B.) The Dre beats brand or C.) Overshadowed by Motorola Branding and flooding of motorola CIA like commercials?
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    I don't think it's overshadowed by anything other than Verizon. Announced on a Friday(right behind the RAZR launch), sold on a monday with almost nothing but a "Hey, we're selling this phone". I was in the store when the RAZR came out...packed. In the store when the Rezound came out....like 3 people were there and I think they were getting a RAZR. Verizon's best friend is Moto and as long as that continues nobody will garner the Verizon backed advertising that Moto does.

    Case in point. How many Attrix(Moto phone different carrier) commercials do you remember? How many Samsung Droid Charge(Verizon Samsung phone) billboards did you see? Even the iPhone suffers from Verizon's pact with the devil(I actually do like moto phones). And now poor Sammy and HTC have to make their own commercials.. Foreign companies making American commercials??? Never ends well haha
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    Dang, i never thought of it that way and you do make a great point. I wonder if HTC and Samsung would get the attention and money that Moto does, then they'd make better products. Not that they don't already make great ones. But they'd come out with less snags I believe. And they might have the resources or time to come up with some real innovation.
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    correct me if I'm wrong please no pun intended. but im talking to the technical side of the house... there is no hardware related basis to the beats experience. it is software and headset based.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk
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    I originally had a Rezound and loved it. I had some problems and wanted to replace it (within my 14 day period) and even offered to pay the $35 replacement fee because i wanted the Rezound. They wouldn't allow me to get a new Rezound, but let me pay $35 to get the Razr. I just wanted a phone that hadn't been played with like my original Rezound had been and Verizon refused. The Verizon employee who activated my Rezound left scratches on my phone and they wouldn't allow me to get a replacement in my 14 trial. Im honestly considering switching carriers...there are some that will buy out your contract. Verizon is horrible.

    Love for the Rezound!!



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    If he scratched it then they need to replace it. Talk to the manager and let them know they can and will be billed for the repair costs. There is no reason you shouldn't get a brand new uncsratched phone. A scratch on a HD screen is easily noticable.
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    I went to 2 different stores and called customer service who just called the store i bought the phone from and he got the manager on the phone and he was just cocky.

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    Dude, this sounds like a job for the BBB (Better Business Bureau) This sounds like you have been wronged when you were right. Please don't let this slide. I hate companies getting over on folks. and they wouldn't let you pay the 35 bucks for the Rezound? Just another example of Moto in bed with Verizon (IMO) The BBB is like the Johnny Cochran and Rosenhaus of the consumer world. They've handled a few of my verizon screw ups
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    Hi,

    I understand the issues you are experiencing. I am sorry for the trouble you are having with your Rezound and our service. I will do everything in my power to try and help you. Unfortunately, I have guidelines I must follow--which is why I was unable to replace your phone without being able to duplicate the issue. Give me some time to consult with my manager and I will get back with you with a possible resolution.

    As far as trading for the RAZR, you may definitely swap it out for it with the $35 restocking fee, while you are within your 14 days. If you prefer the Rezound, I will find out more for you and get back with you soon with what my manager decides.

    Thanks,

    Jonathan Hoover

    That was my response from the second store on day 13 after they denied my replacement i emailed the Rep . I really hate Verizon

    From: Jennifer Burrows [burrowsjr@gmail.com]

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    It's completely software based. Beats is processing the sound. You can get beats audio with non beats headphones. The headphones are considered above average by some, sub-par by others. The Beats libraries were released for download by 3rd parties a week ago so you should see Beats support pop up in other applications.
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