Another smartphone hits the market. No big deal. Another 4G phone hits the market. Big deal. And when the new 4G phone is a HTC product, just about everyone who’s anyone will be found talking. So, what’s the scoop?
The Cool Ear Plugs
Since HTC pulled out a whopping $35 million for Beats by Dr.Dre audio system, the latest product, HTC Rezound 4G Android is sporting it quite smugly. The phone also comes with a special customized set of ear plugs in red and black so that they would match the set theme( the chassis and display). The special and exciting thing about these ear plugs is not just the color, though honestly that itself ought to excite Dr.Dre’s Beat’s fans. They come with pre-installed in- line speakers and a remote control too. With the remote control Rezound Android users can perform multiple functions which allow voice calls to happen simultaneously. So that means while on call, using the remote control one can make it a hands free call, rewind, fast-forward, and adjust volume of the loudspeaker. In other words, nothing, even a call which is the essential purpose of a mobile phone, should distract your musical experience. And why not since this is where HTC chose to pour a good molten amount of their money.
Camera and Processor
But the phone is pretty good with other features too. With this Android, you get a high resolution display and video capture. The back end camera/camcorder is 8 megapixel with a video capture that goes up to 2080P in high definition and about 3o frames per second. The chat cam on the front is 2 megapixel. All in all, camera features are thumbs up. It’s a Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon microchip with 1.5 GHz Scorpion processor. RAM memory is 1GB and 16GB is built-in which is respectable enough. The phone offers a microSD slot too for those who feel it is less.
The display measures 4.3 inches with a pixel density of 324 pixels per inch which is pretty good for those of you who may not be so good with the nitty gritty calculations. Adding that all up, with the Rezound, you get a 720×1280 pixel on an S-LCD screen. Additionally, the Android is self-preserving. It has a built in light and proximity sensor. The light sensor adjusts itself for the required brightness and the proximity sensor works to save battery life (which is very precious when it comes to Android and 4G both) by turning the display off when calls are attended via handset.
This phone is only supported by the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network and with two-year activation plan ready for purchase; you can get it for a good $99.Having said that, the price is pretty cheap for an Android that comes with 4G and an incredible audio system. After all, the phone is pretty much built for music lovers in the Android user community. Had it any other state of the art promises such as advanced anti-Android spyware or anti-Keystroke logger via StrikeForce communications, one might have expected the pocket emptying price. Since that isn’t really what users of such a phone would be looking for, the price is just about right.