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Discussion in 'HTC Rezound' started by Lenagainster, Dec 19, 2011.

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    I'll take the Rezound's thickness any day.
    Look at the Razr. The claim is that it is the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone at 0.28 inches. But what about the bulge at the top? My OG Droid is thinner than that, if you only measure the lip at the bottom. Lay the Razr on its back on a table. It's only supported in two places, along the bulge on the back and along the bottom edge. Then sit on it. Can it withstand the pressure? There are early reports of the Razr cracking. This may be one of the reasons. Kevlar backing and Gorilla glass aside, I don't think the Razr can withstand that much flexing.
    Look at the Nexus. Curved face, at 0.37 inches along the thinnest part, not counting the bulge at the bottom. Lay the Nexus face down on a table. It is curved, so it is only supported along the top edge and bottom edge. Sit on it. Can it withstand the pressure? Who wants to try it? Or put the Nexus on its back. The bulge on the bottom still keeps the phone from lying flat, so it is supported along the bulge and near the top. Can it withstand flexing in that position?
    Look at the Rezound. Put it face down on the table and it is supported all the way around. Put it on its back and it is supported by about 75% of the back. Who cares that it is 0.54 inches. I put a silicone case on mine, and it is now about 0.68 inches. If it was over an inch thick, it might feel like a brick, but the difference in the feel of 0.28 inches vs. 0.68 inches in the hand is insignificant. (Does holding a 3 x 5 index card vs. a 3 x 5 notepad make that much difference in your hand?) Structurally, the thickness makes a big difference.
    I would hope that those who are contemplating the Rezound vs. the Razr vs. the Nexus would give some serious thought about the structural integrity of the phones.
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    First time I've seen someone consider whether they can sit on a phone part of the decsion. I'm thinking it's not good to sit on any of them
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    That's the reason I didn't even consider the Razr, I haven't got my Nexus yet to compare myself but the Rezound will be my day to day phone and the Nexus just for fun. I don't have a case yet for the Rezound, but I've been thinking about it.
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    ya know, sometimes I like to put things in my back pocket. Can't do that with the razr. thats to dangerous....to the phone that is. The Nexus, maybe you can get away with it. this is only a factor for people who put phones in their back pockets. But there are always accidents and the rezound feels like it would be less prone to breaking.
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    LOL. :biggrin:
    I put my RAZR in the back pocket of my jeans with no problems at all. Must be that steel core.
    Also, the hump gives me something to grab on to.
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    Well you might only weigh like 120 or something :D I'm kidding. Thats good that you can do that though.
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    Me too, but my daughter and a lot of women tend to stick their phones in their back pocket(Can't figure that one out) and then sit on them. Like all day...I personally consider that phone abuse but I wear carpenters and cargos so I have a pocket just for my phone.
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    Thin phone but a fat bezel. The thinness of the Razr is a marketing scam imo. Same size screen as the Bionic for example, but a much larger footprint.

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    +1 to that. I actually prefer the bionic over the razr (minus the bugs though)
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    Let me say this.....I am a Razr owner and yes....it gets a decent amount of attention...and thin apparently is in....but I find the curve of the GN sexy.
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    If the Bionic worked properly, it would still be my phone. With the extended battery, it is a sturdy phone and I like the thickness. I had a choice to switch to the Rezound or the RAZR and I chose the Rezound. The Thickness of the Rezound with the extended battery is the thickest of all of them but I still like the way it feels in my hand better. The Razr is thin but wide. To me, the RAZR is a designer phone that I can't change batteries if I forget to plug it in. I can always have a spare battery ready for my Rezound. The 720p screen isn't too bad either. I prefer thickness over width.
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    +1 scottd. I loved the bionic other than the bugs. The screen wasn't as great as I would hoped, but it was still a good screen. Just not as good as the rezound.

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    Not only don't I mind the thickness, I increased it with an extended battery!

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    I did the same and am loving it. It seems to sit better in my hand because of the extended battery case's shape.
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    Before i bought mine i confirmed they had an extended battery in stock. I held the phone with it on there before agreeing to buy it.
    It fits my hand perfectly the way it is designed on the back, just like my Incredible 1

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    Read another post on the Nexus forum about someone who cracked the screen in less than 24 hours. Did a search on "cracked" and came up with several comments:

    Hello! First time poster. Got My Nexus Friday after ordering Thursday morning. By mid-morning Saturday I had a cracked screen.


    I dropped a bracelet on my phone while it was in my lap and it cracked my screen (Razr)


    anyone's droid razr screen crack as easily as mine did?


    Gorilla Glass has been great on my OG droid and my Droid X, many a heart stopping drop, but never a scratch on the screen. I've had sides nicked up, but the screens have never shown any sign of damage....Unfortunatly, I can't say the same for the RAZR. It fell off my nightstand yesterday, small scratch on the top corner of frame, and a LARGE crack from about 6mm in on top, down to about the middle......


    I managed to break the Gorilla glass without even realizing it at first (Nexus)

    I really think there is a basic design flaw in the physical shape of the Nexus and Razr causing the glass to crack. First responders are getting the shaft, because the damage is not covered (fully) either by the manufacturer or insurance. It will take months or perhaps a class action suit to show there is a weakness in the design of those phones and not the users' fault.
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    Most of all they need to stop being so careless with their new 600 dollar device. Lol. And they need to use protection. Most of all...the should just use a rezound. Lol. Theres my plug.

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    + 1. I wouldn't even sit on my old flip phones or nokia's. They're mostly plastic, I'm 170 lbs, do the math.

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    Now that's just ridiculous, it's like asking for a Smart car to be as resistant as a Hummer in a crash and sue them cause they aren't. What did you expect, to have a fancy 7mm glass phone resistant as a Nokia 3310? Use some common sense, if you aren't careful with your phones buy a case or get a more rugged phone. It's not their fault that you drop your phones.