HTC Press Event - Official Launch of the HTC Rezound

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    We just experienced the live HTC press event, and the new HTC Rezound was the biggest topic of the hour. The phone was introduced by Jimmy Iovine from Beats. It has apparently been built from the ground up to focus on impressive audio, so that folks won't need a separate mp3 player. The new superphone from the top Android manufacturer in the U.S. has some impressive new specs and features, so let's dive right in!
    • Verizon will be the Carrier
    • Beats by Dre Audio & Logo - "music at its heart and soul"
    • Beats headphones
    • 4G LTE
    • 16GB or 32GB of storage (with the microSD in)
    • 1.5GHz Dual-Core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660)
    • Newest Sense UI 3.5
    • 1GB of RAM
    • Comes with Gingerbread but is ICS Ready for early next year
    • 4.3-Inch 720p HD Display (1280 x 720 res)
    • 1620 mAh Battery
    • 8MP and does 1080p video - Panorama images and Instant Capture - F2.2 lens and low-light sensors - built-in live effects for images and video, like slow motion
    This phone is very powerful and feature-rich, and is being taken in a unique marketing direction for audiophiles. With HTC's famous quality, the Rezound definitely makes its mark for Android devices, and is impressive enough to make this holiday season a tough choice for consumers, when comparing all the other superphones available.

    The phone will be coming to Verizon stores and Best Buy for $299.99 On-Contract on November 14th!

    For more discussions be sure to checkout the HTC Rezound Forum

    Source: DroidForums.net - HTC Announces the HTC Rezound Full Press Release
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    Link to a video of the press release? Looks very impressive. I'm not a big fan of Sense. Interested in seeing the Instant Capture camera in action.
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    I did a double take when I saw the dimensions posted. 13.65mm thick?! Almost double as fat as the Razr. Also, no word on the battery or NFC. Watching a live blog, it was almost ALL about the Beats Audio. I have it on my TouchPad. Nice to listen to with headphones and all, but in my opion not necessary on my phone. I think my decision is back down to the Nexus or Razr.

    Spec sheet:
    http://www.htc-press.com/assets/PDF/HTC_Rezound_Fact%20Sheet.pdf
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    Unfortunately they didn't do a live video feed like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus event. If the press was allowed to film during the event, there may be one available later.
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    11 days and counting!!!

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    thats pretty thick being 13.7mm... the nexus will be 9.2mm(lte)

    No nfc....
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    Nice catch on the dimensions triplejnj. And I am with you on the Beats thing also. I'd rather they stuff a better D/A converter in there if they really wanted better sound. If you didn't catch Engadget's review of the Sensation XE, which focused on analyzing the Beats Audio functionality of the phone, you should, HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio review -- Engadget


    I think I'll go for the Nexus for now. If I hate it (unlikely) or if HTC and Verizon manage to deliver a release of ICS for the Rezound that makes it more compelling, then I'll sell the Nexus and buy the Rezound at that point.
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    That's a small battery for something that's supposed to replace an mp3 player.
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    The battery is small, but I'm curious how fast that chip it has in it is. How does it compare to the galaxy nexus, or for that matter the galaxy s2 (which, as I understand it, is still the fastest phone on the market due to its significantly faster GPU than the nexus).
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    And people were hating on the Galaxy Nexus battery! Also, that's kinda thick. This does make things tough though. The processor would be nice.

    I wonder which will feel bigger to carry around and hold? The big screened Galaxy Nexus or the thick Rezound?

    I have a feeling I'll end up getting the Galaxy Nexus because I don't think I could stand having Gingerbread for a few months while other people walk around with ICS.
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    One source I saw (a comparison chart) mentioned it was a dual 1.5GHz Snapdragon. Don't quote me on it though.
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    :big smile: I walked right into that one!!
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    Well it's stated right in the stats that it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8660 which has an adreno 220 gpu. From what I've been reading it's hard to find a definitive answer on which gpu is faster. Apparently the galaxy s2 outproforms the evo 3d (which has the msm8660) on benchmarks, but the theoretical speed of the adreno is higher than the mali. I'm confused. Either way it's possible that this phone could be faster than the galaxy s2. If anyone has more info that would be great :p
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    I have the Thunderbolt and if they use the same radio then goodbye HTC
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    This article is pretty interesting. I'm not sure how relevant it is but it's worth a look. I don't think the sgx540's in the test were overclocked like the galaxy nexus and they weren't far behind the adreno 220 in fps.
    AnandTech - Dual Core Snapdragon GPU Performance Explored - 1.5 GHz MSM8660 and Adreno 220 Benchmarks
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    It will be hard to choose because it will be able to be unlocked and nice roms will be on the Rezound and soon ICS! Not only thay but the build quality will be better than the Nexus from the looks of it.
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    I am extremely disappointed, been waiting to upgrade my Incredible to the next great HTC smartphone, well, this is not the one, first it has no Gorilla glass "I hate screen protectors", second it is thick as hell already, and with the extended battery "because I know that with sense the battery will drain pretty fast" it will be like a brick, 32GB max storage "wtf is that" my Incredible has more storage than that, are we going backwards here, it looks like the Moto Razr for me, which is build like a tank, thin as hell, Gorillas glass, splash guard to protect the phone and it's internals, Moto cast so I can access all my files on my computer "no need to download music, video or pictures to the phones storage".

    No wonder HTC waited weeks after Moto and Samsung introduced their new smartphone, they knew they would not look to good, this is truly a bummer, heck their new BEATS "who f cares":mad: smartphone is not even on their website yet.
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    After my experience with the battery life in previous HTC devices at launch, I'll pass.
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