Rezound or Spectrun

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

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    I totally agree. I was so set on the Nexus that I hadn't even heard of the Rezound. It was impossible to not know about the Razr with it being on the tv every commercial break. I learned about the Rezound from some other forum and then became excited when people started really talking about the phones they had. I could not be happier with my phone.
     
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    Speak of the devil.... I just went into verizon to pick up an extended battery, and while waiting, handled the LG a little bit. Damn that phone is big! Dwarfs rezound (in terms of actual feel. I know it has a bigger screen, but it also has huge bezel on top and bottom) . To me, it felt even bigger than the Razr! But, the rezound is a relatively thin phone (width, from left to right, not depth). Still a cool phone spec wise, but that sealed the deal for me. Sticking with the rezound. Just my opinion though.

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    Store manager where I got my Rezound told me he ordered one for himself. But when I traded my GNex, the rep was like "why?".

    I don't even mind GB on the Rezound. But I can definitely see where the Gnex being the only phone with ICS right now is a selling point. Especially for a new or average user, they aren't necessarily a satisfied buyer to learn they didn't get the latest software.
     
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    I like ICS but I dont have a boner for it like everyone else seems to. Mostly I want it because it should result in performance increases for the Rezound (it will take better advantage of both CPU cores than GB does...or so I have been told). ICS was not a major selling point for me on the Nexus...vanilla Android was. And the fact that it is easily rootable. I also liked the screen (I like AMOLED in general) and I liked Samsung more than HTC. That was before HTC rolled out their "you can unlock if you want" policy.
     
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    Rezound or Spectrum for prints?

    I'm an old lady with teenagers and I still want to print photos of them and put in photo albums. I would really rather not have to carry an extra camera. I have a droid 2 now and prints from it are worse than a toy would take.
    I have read that it IS possible to get Prints of acceptable quality from a smart phone and that is a top consideration for my upcoming upgrade.
    Is the rezound picture quality enough better than the spectrum to warrant buying it based on that?
    I just looked at both in a verizon store and the larger screen of the spectrum really appealed to me so unless the camera its substantially better on the rezound, I'm leaning tOward the Spectrum. Plus the rep told me they've had a lot of People return the rezound because the speakers blew out.

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    Honestly i say go with the Spectrum. Only because its not a proven phone yet. If you are drawn to it then get it. If it does meet your needs then return it and trade it into the store before the 14 days is over. No one phone is perfect. But there will be phones that do more of what is important to you as an individual. Take the plunge and let hope you come to that conclusion on your own. Good luck with your decision.

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    I wouldn't say listen to the Rep, he is probably trying to move merchandise that is hard to sell. Spectrum and Rezound have similar specs, although the Rezound has more processing power. However, I do believe that the Rezound is a better phone in terms of camera. Moreover, I personally think the UI for the Rezound is much better as is the build quality. I also feel as if the phone utilizes it's processing power more efficiently than the Spectrum. If you are looking for a solid right from the start, go for the Rezound. If you want to try out a phone (maybe it'll be great, but it likely won't) then go for the Spectrum and return it before the 14 days. Hopefully this helps, ma'am.

    Also, the Rezound is selling for $160 on Amazon for an upgrade right now, that's cheaper than the Spectrum I think.
     
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    Yes, you can, with some limitations. In general smartphones don't do well in low light. The Rezound and the iPhone have modes that will make low light pictures much better, but IMO they won't be print quality.

    But in normal or bright light, most of the new phones can take beautiful shots. The iPhone and Rezound are the best ones on Verizon but the Razr and LG spectrum have excellent cameras as well. The rezound has great macro modes (ultra close up) and depth of field (where the foreground is in focus and the background is blurred, which gives a professional feel to the shots). Many have panorama modes. On the rezound you just tap on and object in the scene and the camera immediately brings it to focus. I found that to be very cool.

    I would say look at the sample pictures online and decide for yourself. The Rezound will do better in low light. The spectrum does have a good camera, but it is not better than the Rezound from what I have seen, even in normal light.

    The selling point for the spectrum is it's display. It has an IPS display which is as good as it gets for LCD right now. But in every other way the Rezound is as good or better. Including the camera.
     
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    I'll second what Jeff said. Low light shots with any phone aren't great, BUT print quality means different things to different people. Even the low light shots I've taken with the Rezound are decent enough for 3x5 prints and some 4x6 prints depending on the shot and type of light. Above that size, things get pixilated and colors get mottled.

    Aside from that, IMO the Spectrum camera is not in the same league as the Rezound camera. It does not have the degree of detail, the colors are not as true and the flash leaves dark areas in the corners of the photo. Indoor shots often turn out blurry looking and washed out. But don't take my word for it. Check out some decent camera reviews for both phones, especially ones with multiple camera shots to look at. Some were included earlier in this thread.

    I take well over 1000 photos a year for my job, so the camera is one of the most important aspects of the phone for me. I like the screen on the Spectrum and the battery might be slightly better (not sure), but everything else I like better on the Rezound. I could have switched phones as I was in my time limit, but chose to stay with the Rezound.
     
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    I haven't read anything about speakers blowing out. Could you be refering to the hissing/whining problem that a lot of people were experiencing in their headphones? This was a big problem, but the update that just came out has resolved that issue. Any new phone will have that update automatically, so you won't have to worry about the sound.
     
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    camera, etc.


    You've convinced me, Jeff, with those photos. If they print as well as they show on my laptop, the quality is comparable to what my Fuji Finepix takes.
    My Canon Powershot is much better, but doesn't fit in my crowded purse. I saw a series of photos from the Spectrum from the phonearena site and they do seem less sharp.
    With regard to weight, I have horrible arthritis in my hands and need, but am putting off surgery in my joints at the bottoms of my thumbs because life is just too hectic to totally be without use of a hand for 3 months each. But if I'm going to be on the phone long, I can use a bluetooth.
    It was the rep who said they've had a number of returns on the Rezound for the speakers "blowing out". When I searched online about that, I found just a few mentions where it seemed it had happened due to listening to music at the top volume regularly. It seems to me, though, that these reps just want to push the Razor & Nexus for some reason at the expense of the Rezound...
    One other thing I didn't like about the Spectrum was how they had the apps categorized into lists (News, tools, etc.) I want to totally do my own groupings, not their pre-determined ones. Does anyone know if that can be re-done on a Spectrum?
    Also while I was looking at upcoming phones for this spring, I saw their is a new Razor (hate that coaster-like shape!) available now just in China, with a 13.0 MP camera. I know mp's aren't everything but I may see what arrives in the spring before I take the plunge.
    Then again, my husband will go for a $200.00 phone for me, but not $300.00 We have a business account through his work with Verizon.

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    Hey JeffDenver, you should really submit some of your pics to the HTCelevate.com site. they have a contest of people taking great pics with their cameras and I think you are a good candidate. I think the prize is another great phone on their lineup or something. Do it man. I see you love your Rezound as much as like a few others on this section of the forums!
     
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    LOL, I would if they were my pics. But I got them from a thread on Android Central. They are user pics and are from the Rezound...just not my Rezound.

    Next time I take pictures with it though I am going to try that Depth of Field mode or whatever. That first picture with the flowers looks really cool. I want to try something like that.
     
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