Rezound or Spectrun

Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by RVnut, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. JeffDenver

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    Personally? Yeah. A smaller screen means easier to fit in my pocket. Its a phone, not a tablet. It needs to be easily portable.

    I also dont prefer lighter phones myself. That was something I liked about the Droid 1...it had a heft to it that made it feel solid. I know most people prefer lighter, but IMO too light is a bad thing.

    I'm not allowed an opinion unless I physically touch it? LOL

    If a phone is lacking in a spec I think is important, touching it is not going to change my mind. But there is a Verizon store on the way home...I will stop by and handle the Spectrum myself so that my opinion will be officially valid. I will do the same to all the models in the store so that I can have opinions on those as well heh heh.
     
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    A smaller heavier kind of preference huh. Can't argue with that one. The Rezound Is fatter as well. I'm sure that's a plus. I kid. Anyway...have fun with the Spectrum. I'm looking forward to hearing how awful the UI is. Be sure to take a few side by side pics with the Rezound while you are there.

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    I tried the "off axis" screen view he did and mine shows exactly the same as his spectrum so i don't know how he managed that.

    As far as the two photos he showed, the contrast and the detail in the rezound looked far superior to me. As for the "color tinge" he's talking about, well duhhh..look at the background he's shooting. This guy is obviously no photographer.

    As far as the weight is concerned, one extra ounce on the rezound? Are you kidding me? He makes it sound like you're carrying around an extra car battery. That's plain silly.

    As far as the Rezound is concerned, I like the weight, feel and heft of it (SPECIALLY with the larger battery installed).

    I couldn't be more pleased with the Rezound. Period.
     
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    Not too small. IMO 4" is the sweet spot. And not heavy for the sake of heavy, but heavy as in "well built"...the Droid 1 was heavy because it used real metal and glass, not plastic.

    It can be yeah. A lot of people have complained about the Razr being awkward to hold because it is so thin. Thinner and lighter are good for bragging rights but they are not always necessarily better IMO.

    By contrast, more RAM or more pixels or a faster CPU are always better.

    I am sure I will be the very first person on the planet to complain about LG's UI. LOL

    Ironically, I dont hold their UI against them. I would be installing a custom launcher anyway. I dislike all Vendor UIs, including Sense. I am not using Sense right now...I am using GoLauncher. My preference is vanilla android. (I do think Sense is better than Motoblur or Touchwiz or whatever-the-hell-LG-is-using).

    LOL...how exactly would I do that if I am using the Rezound to take the picture?

    This.

    He has a tendency to use his own personal preferences as a basis of comparison. He gave points based on screen size for example...well, a lot of people don't want a huge screen. Larger screen does not = win necessarily. We've seen people on this very forum already complain about some phones being too big.

    I did not get a chance to look at it last night, but I fully expect the IPS display to look better than Super LCD.

    I have never had an issue with the Rezound screen not showing up in bright sunlight. Maybe it is because I am coming from a Droid 1 and the standards have changed (the Droid 1 was hard to see in bright sunlight). But to me it shows up great. The Rezound does tint to yellow when viewed from some extreme angles (everything is still clear but the color changes a little).
     
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    Gotta love when people through the WEIGHT of a phone into the mix. Some folks act like they will get a muscle cramp or huge arms holding this thing up lol. It's a phone and there has been heavier. If weight is an issue, maybe you need to get a gym membership instead of an expensive phone. lol. I'm joking though. the weight is really passable.
     
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    I can understand that weight would be an issue for some people. My sister LOVED the Galaxy S1 she bought because it was so light compared to her Droid 1. For me, it is possible for a phone to be too light. For example, if I have it sitting on my desk and my earbud cord is knocking it around...that is too light IMO. It needs to be heavy enough to stay put if I place it on a table or dash.
     
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    The Rezound has a smaller screen, yet is a heavier device. For what other purpose than for heavy sake? I could see if it was metal like the D1 or even the tbolt, but it's plastic like the LG with a smaller screen. And is it not fat for fatness sake? The batteries are similar. What is in that hump anyway, 12gigs of additional internal memory?

    And as for the picture comparison, I simply meant to take a few similar in store pics with each device and compare how they look on their screen.

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    Well, I doubt they wanted it to be heavy. It is heavy because of the design choices they made. I personally like the weight, but I am sure HTC (and most of their customers) would prefer less weight.

    It does use metal (the frame around the front is metal) and real glass, and it is more durable than a lot of other Android phones. I have already dropped it once from waist height and it didnt even scratch.

    Its fat because of the design choices they made. It isnt fat on purpose I'm sure. But I'm not the only person who has said it it a bonus when it comes to feel...several reviewers have commented on that as well:

    And "Fat" is relative...it is thinner and lighter than my Droid 1.
     
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    "Fat" relative to the LG. Any links to the metal frame and glass screen. I don't doubt it but a Google search didn't turn it up for me.

    The Razr's thinnes doesn'twork imo due to the camera hump which makes for an unbalanced device. The LG isn't like that.

    Anyway enough of my quibling. I don't even own the LG. Time will tell of its success or not.


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    I can understand how 3mm might be a deal breaker to some people. It isnt for me though. The additional storage and better camera are worth it for me.

    If it were dramatically better resolution or something, and all other specs (camera, storage ect) were equal, it'd be a lot harder to choose. But if the only difference is that the display is IPS...thats just not enough to push me to LG's side. Its a great phone, its just not the best right now.
     
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    Engadget just did their Spectrum Review:

    Surprise surprise...basically the same thing I said. I wonder if they have any job openings at Engadget heh heh.

    This is really a nice phone, and if I had it, I would probably be happy with it. It has all the bases covered reasonably well. But the Rezound is a better choice IMO.
     
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    Looks like the LG is hardier--in terms of build quality--though I haven't held the LG. Build quality (the shell) is my only complaint about the Rezound. Feels kind of cheap compared to Bionic, though not as cheap as the GNEX. I traded in my Bionic for the Rezound for a couple of reasons, with the biggest being the camera. In the video link posted by mysticalmelissa, the photo shot from the Rezound looks WAY better (IMHO) then the LG. Otherwise, I might be tempted to do another exchange lol ;)
     
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