HTC Rezound 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

HTC Rezound, Black 16GB (Verizon Wireless)

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  • Display: 4.3-inches
  • Camera: 8-MP
  • Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz
  • OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • Weight: 6.1 ounces
  • 4G-enabled, Android 2.3-powered smartphone with Beats Audio technology for studio quality sound; includes iBeats headphones
  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor; 4.3-inch HD multi-touch display; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot service)
  • 8-MP camera with Full HD 1080p video; 2-MP front camera; 16 GB memory plus 16 GB microSD card; Bluetooth 3.0 stereo music
  • Up to 6.75 hours of talk time, up to 261 hours (10.9 days) of standby time; released in November, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, iBeats headset with storage bag, USB cable, 16 GB microSD card, quick start guide

Engineered with exclusive Beats Audio technology and powered by the Android 2.3 operating system, the HTC Rezound for Verizon Wireless delivers a powerful entertainment experience with unparalleled audio and multimedia capabilities. You'll experience true high-definition visuals thanks to the 4.3–inch screen HD 720p resolution--enabling you to watch movies and videos without cropping or distortion.

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The HTC Rezound with 4.3-inch HD multi-touch display and exclusive Beats Audio technology.
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Lightweight Beats headphones with carry bag.
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HTC Rezound
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor

  • 4.3-inch Super LCD touchscreen

  • 16 GB memory + 16 GB microSD card

  • 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video record

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Stereo Bluetooth 3.0

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
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With Beats Audio integration, the Rezound allows you to hear music the way the artist intended with unique audio tuning by Beats that delivers thundering bass, soaring midrange and crisp highs. The Rezound also includes new lightweight Beats headphones, created exclusively to integrate with the Beats' audio profile on the device. Hands-free calling is easy with the built-in microphone and the on-cable remote lets you pause, advance, or rewind while answering a call mid-track.

Equipped with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, the Rezound offers a speedy mobile experience even for the most demanding media enthusiast. It's also outfitted with a front–facing 2-megapixel camera and rear–facing 8-megapixel camera--the latter of which includes a dual–LED flash and a 28mm lens for panoramic landscape shots. The rear camera can also capture video in Full HD 1080p resolution.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network provides speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. With 4G LTE, you'll enjoy simultaneous voice and data capabilities, allowing you to check e-mail, browse the web, download an app, and check directions on Google Maps while on a call. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years (learn more about 4G below).

Other features include Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, access to the Verizon Wireless Mobile Hotspot capability (allowing you to share your 4G LTE connection with multiple devices), Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, 16 GB of memory plus a pre-loaded 16 GB microSD card, and full HTML browser with support for Adobe Flash, and up to 6.75 hours of talk time.

HTC Sense Experience

Boasting the latest HTC Sense experience, the Rezound features a customizable active lockscreen that transforms the lockscreen into a real-time window to the most important information and content, such as social updates, photos, weather, or stock updates that are viewed by simply waking up the display.

The Personalize button gives you access to all the stuff that makes the HTC Sense device truly yours--widgets, apps, Sound sets, and more. New options include skins, Sound sets, and live lock screen personalization.

See all your e-mail accounts in one place--no more switching between accounts. Just tap the bar that shows the current email account, and then tap All accounts. Your e-mail messages are color-coded so you can easily distinguish which e-mail accounts they belong to. You can also choose to view accounts individually.

With the People widget, you always know what your friends are up to. The widget lets you choose a group of contacts, and then you can see what that group is up to right on your home screen. The widget not only shows you each friend’s photo but also their latest social network status and any missed calls or SMS messages from them.

You can also access visual voicemail through Phone or Messages. Use the slider bar to go back and forth in a message .

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On-the-Go Entertainment

The HTC Rezound features HTC Watch--an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. You can either rent or buy videos, and if purchased, you can watch them on up to five different HTC devices.

Vital Statistics

The HTC Rezound weighs 6 ounces and measures 5.08 x 2.58 x 0.54 inches. Its 1620 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6.75 hours of talk time, and up to 261 hours (10.9 days) of standby time. It runs on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G and CDMA 800/1900 frequencies where 4G LTE is not available.

What's in the Box

HTC Rezound handset, rechargeable battery, charger, iBeats headset with storage bag, USB cable, 16 GB microSD card, quick start guide

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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network allows you to download photos, apps, and games in seconds and entire movies in minutes. LTE (or Long Term Evolution provides significantly increased upload and download speeds over 3G networks, as well as significantly reduced latency (or lag time). Verizon Wireless expects 4G LTE average data rates to be 5-12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2-5 Mbps on the uplink in real-world, loaded network environments.

With these blazing fast speeds, you'll be able to stream HD movies without the annoyance of constant pauses to buffer the video stream--as well as quickly download HD-quality movies right to your phone in minutes. Additionally, you'll be able to download a new song file in about 4 seconds or upload a photo to your favorite social networking site in about 6 seconds.

The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE mobile broadband network will also redefine the mobile office for business users. Business applications that used to require wired networks will be untethered forever, allowing you maximized productivity and efficiency while you're out of the confines of your office. Enhanced security lets you tap into most VPN networks with less waiting, and faster responsiveness enables you to upload 10 MB presentations back to your team in less than 25 seconds.

In areas serviced only by 3G, you can expect download speeds of 600 Kbps to 1.4 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 to 800 Kbps in Mobile Broadband coverage area.

Verizon Wireless Services

V CAST Video: Enjoy unlimited, on-demand access to full episodes of your favorite television shows from all of the major networks, plus the latest in local and national news, live and recorded sports and entertainment and weather. You will receive over 100 channels with over 250 full episode shows and an impressive list of live sporting events each month.

Backup Assistant: This complimentary service automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If your phone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to your new phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobile phone. There are no subscription fees for the service.

Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.


  • Ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity via the Verizon Wireless 4G Mobile Broadband network, with expected download speeds of 5 to 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • 4G Mobile Hotspot capability allows you to create a Wi-Fi hotspot using your Verizon Wireless 4G LTE connection, which can then be shared among up to 10 Wi-Fi-capable devices (5 devices on 3G).
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation and location services
    • Optional VZ Navigator service for GPS navigation with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions.
    • Integrated Google Maps with turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views.


  • 1.5 GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8660)
  • High-def 4.3-inch Super LCD multi-touch display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • Onscreen keyboard
  • USB 2.0 port for data connectivity and charging.
  • HDMI connectivity via 12-pin USB connector.
  • Removable battery

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate =e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as mobile e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).
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  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Pre-loaded 16 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 1 GB of RAM (DDR2)


  • 8-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and f/2.2, 28mm wide-angle lens.
  • Full HD 1080p video capture
  • 2-megapixel front camera for video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, and AAC/AAC+/eAAC+
  • Access to V CAST Music service
  • Video player compatible with MPEG4, WMV, H.264, H.263
  • Access to V CAST Video service

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Advanced speech recognition
  • Speakerphone for hands-free communication.
  • TTY compatible
  • Hearing Aid Compatibility: M4/T4

Android Gingerbread Operating System

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The HTC Rezound runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 11 for access to the full Web.

The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The Rezound also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination


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  1. S. Ponjican says:
    110 of 113 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    State of the art, November 23, 2011
    S. Ponjican (Winston-Salem, NC) –

    This review is from: HTC Rezound 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) (Wireless Phone)

    I don’t know which is more impressive, the hTC Rezound or Verizon’s 4G LTE network. I switched from the hTC EVO 4G on Sprint to this phone and the difference couldn’t possibly be more dramatic.

    Physically, the phones are a similar size. These large format smartphones take some getting used to, from carrying them in your pocket to the fine art of one-handed touchscreen action where you stretch your thumb across the screen. The Rezound actually sits well in my pocket and once you get spoiled with the larger display, it is nearly impossible to use any other phone without squinting and thinking “this thing is too small!”.
    The pixel density is outstanding and colors are good. Not quite SAMOLED but still very good. With this resolution, I was worried about the lag I had been reading about, particularly with the latest hTC Sense. I did notice the occasional short lag when you inundate the GPU with a lot of actions like swiping several screens and then hitting the home button. But it was surprisingly good. I loaded GO Launcher and it eliminated all lag (and gave me the 5×5 icon layout with no labels that I prefer).
    In direct sunlight, the screen has a bright enough setting to be functional, but you’ll always struggle in direct sunlight with a glass screen.

    Since Amazon/Verizon is enticing new contracts with aggressive pricing, it bears mentioning that Verizon’s 4G LTE network is second to none. They’ve invested in this network heavily this year, and it shows. If I drive out of town and into the country, I might lose LTE signal briefly, but coverage is astounding. Great work, Verizon.
    Speed is even more astounding. Even in the metal building I work in (that would drain the hTC EVO battery dry when desperately reaching out for a Sprint signal), I generally achieve 10,000 – 13,000 kbps. The highest download rate I’ve experienced is 32,000kbps! My local cable High Speed Internet doesn’t even touch this. Again, great work, Verizon! They’ve raised the bar and I hope they can keep it there.
    That said, the tiered data plans take careful considering. I went through 2GB in my first week, enjoying the fast network speeds perhaps a little too much! Ironic that I reluctantly connect to a WiFi network to reduce my data usage and the relative speed differential becomes even more evident.

    Battery Life:
    I can’t move on to review any other aspect of phone without raising the subject of battery life. I tried to manage my expectations for battery life with this phone. With what was sure to be a gas-guzzling dual barrel 1.5GHz processor on the LTE network and the highest pixel density in the industry, I couldn’t bring myself to hope that the battery would take me through a typical 10 hour workday. The Rezound again delivers. Even with the excitement of a slick new phone on the best network in the business, I still managed to make it through a 10 hour day on a battery charge. As the excitement wears down, I can even make it through 16 hours of awake time without charging. But I’ve already picked up a spare battery, as it seems to defeat the purpose of a wireless device to be tethered to a charger all the time. This is a powerful mobile device, much like a laptop. You wouldn’t expect your laptop to run all day on a charge so just get used to the idea that this is no ordinary phone.

    This was a huge consideration, for me. I’m an amateur photographer, and don’t always have my DSLR handy, and so I end up taking a great deal of photos using the phone’s camera. In broad daylight, some pictures have come out good enough to be published. The key advantage is always having a competent camera handy when an incredible opportunity arises with perfect lighting, autumn scenery and that amazing backdrop that makes you wish the DSLR was in the back seat. The impressive f2.2 aperture and competent 8 megapixel sensor in the Rezound does a really great job at capturing light, even when it is limited. In optimal lighting situations, coupled with the “Backlight HDR” setting (which seems to do some post processing tone mapping to improve visible dynamic range), the results are downright stunning. There is still some noise in low-light situations, but I’m happy to see just black in dark shadows rather than noise.

    Oh yeah, this thing has a phone? I didn’t make a phone call until I’d already had the phone for four days and was very impressed with the call quality. I don’t ask for much, but my last phone didn’t quite have enough volume and I was happy to find that the Rezound has plenty enough volume to spare. I actually had to turn down the call volume a bit, which a nice luxury.

    There has been a lot of hype about the beats headphones included with this phone, and the “beats profile” that tweaks sound settings for optimal sound reproduction. I have to admit to being a little bit of a sound quality…

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  2. E. Batzer says:
    42 of 46 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Good all around phone with some issues, November 15, 2011

    This review is from: HTC Rezound 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) (Wireless Phone)

    I’ve had a Rezound for a couple days and it has pretty much reached my expectations with a few caveats. The 720p screen looks great and the phone seems to have very little lag when using apps or browsing the web. The camera is also pretty good, although it does have trouble in low light situations and it can’t take pictures very quickly. The phone also comes with Beats audio in-ear headphones to go along with its built in Beats audio system, the headphones are way better the typical ones that come with phones, although they seem fragile and being forced to either have Beats enabled or have flat equalization can be a big negative if you don’t listen to the bass heavy music that Beats was designed for. Voice quality is pretty mixed, it is easy to hear the other person but your voice will be noticeably distorted on the other end. Reception was solid and the 4G is very quick, though that’s pretty much the standard for LTE phones. The big letdown was the battery life, I really had to watch my usage in order for it to last through the day and have ended up taking the charger with me just to be safe. It also comes with a ton of Verizon bloatware which can’t be removed and the HTC Sense modifications really didn’t do anything for me, plus it won’t be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) for a while, so I would hold out if you like the features being added in that update. Finally, the phone itself is a bit thick, but I found it comfortable to use and carry in a pocket, but you might want to try it out in person just to be safe.

    Great Screen
    Very quick (Apps and web browsing)
    Included Headphones

    Battery Life
    Outgoing voice quality
    No ICS yet
    Loaded with bloatware

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  3. Sajid Ansari says:
    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Ended up going with Rezound over Galaxy Nexus..Here’s Why, December 15, 2011
    Sajid Ansari

    This review is from: HTC Rezound 4G Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) (Wireless Phone)

    I was absolutely torn between Nexus vs Rezound. Both are great phones, but in the end, I ended up with the rezound, and I THINK I made the right choice. In brief, while the nexus has the bigger screen and ICS, the rezound, undoutbley has the better hardware, and will get ICS early 2012 anyway. You can upgrade the software, but you cannot upgrade the hardware. The rezound beats out the nexus in several major categories: 1.) SD card slot 2.) Disk-drive Mode. 3.) Faster processor. 4.) Slightly higher resolution 5.) Beats audio (more on that later) 6.) 8 MP vs 5 MP camera. The Nexus has its advantages over the rezound, but they end up not being as important: 1.) Slightly bigger screen. 2.) Slightly thinner/lighter. 3.) ICS

    Of course, ICS is a big advantage of the nexus over the rezound, but again, the rezound will get ICS is the upcoming weeks anyway, rendering the major advantage that the nexus has, moot.

    I came from Sprint using the HTC Evo, and I actually like the physical look of the Evo better, since it’s a little shorter and slimmer with the same size screen, so it almost felt like a slight downgrade getting a phone that was a little less attractive on the exterior. The transition from Evo to Rezound was a smooth one. The rezound is essentially what the Evo SHOULD have been, but wasn’t. It was nice because I felt like I was using my same phone that I always liked and was used to, but it was faster, more responsive, and more reliable. HTC finally got it right, for the most part, with this phone, as it is smooth, crisp, and responsive on all fronts. It isn’t NEARLY as choppy and sluggish as the Evo, and the upgraded hardware combined with verizon’s speedy and reliable network make this a truly remarkable device.

    I was also eager to find out what all the hype was about the Beats feature. Essentially, Beats is a sound enhancer that intelligently equalizes the bass and treble bands, making the music sound the way it was meant to be heard. At first, I was thinking it was just a simple equalizer found in apps like poweramp, but after comparing the sound between poweramp and beats, I can absolutley tell the difference. I wanted to see if Beats was just a pre-set equalizer setting, so I tried to fine-tune the equalizer in poweramp to match the sound of the Beats enhancer. On one song (Xxplosive by Dr. Dre), I nearly matched the sound of my poweramp equalizer to Beats, and figured I decoded the secret equalizer settings. However, with the same equalizer settings on the next song, the Beats enhancer again sounded different, and better than the poweramp equalizer with the settings I just set. This led me to the conclusion that Beats is more than just one secret equalizer setting, rather, it is a comprehensive software that somehow, finds the very best mix of bass and treble bands for each specific song. The end result is a really awesome mp3 player that’s got BEATS!

    As for the criticisms, there are few, but they are noteworthy:
    -Battery life hasn’t gotten any better from other HTC models (Evo, Thunderbolt, and other high-powered devices).
    -While the interface is generally smoother and quicker, it STILL has a little work to do as you get some choppiness when switching screens quickly. The responsiveness isn’t up to speed with the iphone yet.
    -Beats ONLY works on the built-in music app, and doesn’t work through google music. This a bummer because google music is the best way to wirelessly and seamlessly keep my music library on my comp in sync with my phone. I used the feature in google music to have my music available offline, thinking that it would store my music in a location accessible to the stock music app on the phone, and thus, be able to use Beats. For some reason, the location of the google music folder is very obscure and not visible to the stock music app, so in order to use the Beats enhancer, you have to manually sync your music from your computer to your phone. Also, the phone’s stock music app doesn’t do a good job of locating album art, if your ID3 tag doesn’t identify the album. google music and other players easily identify album art even if you don’t have the name of the album.
    -General media syncing/cloud integration is a step behind the iphone, but google music is a great step in the right direction.
    -The stock SD card is a class 4, and works reasonably well. I was able to transfer files at speeds of 6-8 mpbs, BUT this is still much slower than the file transfer rate of the iphone, so the android community still has a little catching up to do there.
    -Not a huge deal, but permanent root still isn’t ready on this phone and I miss the custom OS I had on my Evo and the ability to use wireless tether, remove bloatware, and block ads. I am sure in time the community will develop a permanent root solution, however.

    In the end, I’m happy with the phone. I echo all the…

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