HTC debuted its newest handset, the Rezound, on Thursday. This device (previously known as the Vigor) first made waves over the summer when it leaked on the web, and since then the hype has been steadily building – and for good reason. The specs for the Rezound are pretty incredible.
Now, seeing as we’re an iPhone site, we here at TiP are always interested in how the competition stacks up against the latest and greatest from Apple. Check it out!
Looking at that list, it’s clear that the Rezound is quite a formidable contender in the smartphone market. In fact, on paper this handset tops the iPhone 4S in just about every category.
I was particularly surprised to see the screen resolution and pixel density – Apple has been the king of pixels-per-inch for quite some time. However, since it’s already impossible to distinguish individual pixels with the naked eye at 326 ppi (Retina display), I’m not sure how much difference the extra 16 pixels-per-inch will make during day-to-day use. That being said, there’s no denying this screen will look absolutely stunning.
What’s more, a combination of Beats-optimized hardware, Beats-optimized software and the Beats in-ear headphones (included) make for great listening experience. The headphones, it turns out, sell for anywhere between $120-$160 on their own so having them bundled with the phone is a great deal.
For those interested, the HTC Rezound launches on November 14th on Verizon in the US. The phone alone will run you $299.99 with a new, two-year contract, but you’ll also need to cough up at least $39.99 for a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a minimum $30-per-month data plan. This is Verizon’s most expensive handset, but with 4G and Beats audio built in, that’s hardly a surprise.
Furthermore, for those wondering, the Rezound will be upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich. Expect that some time next year.
All in all, this is a pretty great – but quite expensive – new entry into the smartphone market. Are the crazy specs enough to sway you from your iPhone, or are you happy with Apple’s smartphone solution? Let me know in the comments section below or hit me up on twitter!