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More HTC Rezound videos show it off before Verizon's announcement: boasts a 720p screen, Beats Audio

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More HTC Rezound videos show it off before Verizon's announcement: boasts a 720p screen, Beats Audio
The HTC Rezound has quietly captured our imagination in recent days – with leaks here and there, we're eagerly anticipating tonight's unveiling of the device by Verizon and we have a good reason for that. The Rezound is a 4.3-inch handset boasting a resolution of the whopping 720x1280 pixels, just like the one on the Galaxy Nexus. But it's not only that – the handset comes with Beats Audio support, which promises to really take sound up a notch.

But what's most interesting, the first videos demonstrating the HTC Rezound have surfaced on the web and give you pretty much all the details about the handset. To quickly freshen up your mind, here's what the Rezound specs are widely believed to be:

- 4.3” screen, 720x1280 pixels,
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor,
- 1GB of RAM,
- Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.5,
- 8-megapixel camera capturing 1080p videos,
- 16 gigs of internal storage.

Now, those are just specs that don't really tell the whole story. What seems apparent from the videos below is the visible bump in picture detail thanks to the impressive resolution. The Rezound is aimed to replace the HTC ThunderBolt on Verizon, and it's thinner and initial reports claim it has a more capable battery.

It's one of the first HTC devices to ship with Beats Audio support. We'd save our judgment for later today, after we've had some hands-on time with the device, but it's worth mentioning that people who've spent some time with the device mention “a significant difference when you plug headphones,” “fantastic” sound quality and overall, a “noticeable difference.”

HTC has been slowly evolutionizing its handsets and this really looks like a pretty comprehensive package. This is evidenced also by the first camera samples below. Stay tuned for more information about the Rezound later today, but in the meantime why don't you share your opinion: could this be your next phone? 

source: DroidForums







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posted on 03 Nov 2011, 07:11 1

1. dudemanrod (Posts: 39; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


i'm still leaning toward the GN

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 08:08 2

3. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3989; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You know I am leaning toward the Samsung Galaxy Nexus also, BUT this 720p S-LCD screen on the HTC Rezound is 4.3" which means the resolution should look a little better than the 720p Super AMOLED Pen-Tile screen that is 4.65" on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I know the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but if the HTC Rezound's screen turns out to be a marvel then I may wait. I just don't know, to me the kicker will probably be the NFC chip. If the HTC Rezound doesn't have it, then the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be tops on my list. I got to hold both phones at the same time to make a better choice! lol

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 07:23 2

2. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


The audio software here still isn't anywhere near the hardware of the original Galaxy S with its Wolfson DAC.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 09:42 2

4. teerex41 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


Ok people enough of the pen-tile display CRAP!!!!! You aren't even going to notice that!! The only reason you notice it is because of tech blogs who cover these items can zooooom into the damn phone and see some lines and crap. Even if a phone screen had 500 dpi's you'd see some sort of jagged lines or whatever if you took a stupid magnifying glass to it, lol...you can't get close enough with your own eyes to notice it!!
So is that what you do with your phone all day??? Look at it with a magnifying glass to look at the lines of the phone cause it has pen-tile,,who cares!!!!!
Drop the pen-tile display worry cause you can't even see the pixels on a phone that close with the naked eye. I have a Droid X and it has a wonderful screen at only a 848x480 and I see no pixel/lines anything. I can't wait to get my hands on the super amoled hd beast from Google ;)..no bloatware, pure Google experience baby!!!

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 10:02 1

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3989; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are right about the Pen-Tile displays. The average customer won't notice, but that is not the point. Even Samsung acknowledges that Pen-Tile displays are not the best. Look at the first Super AMOLED displays on the original Samsung Galaxy S, those were Pen-Tile displays. Samsung felt the need to improve this & thus the Pen-Tile less Super AMOLED+ screen was developed for the Samsung Galaxy S II. Now the 720p HD Super AMOLED for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is Pen-Tile but I am willing to bet the screen on the Samsung Galaxy S III will be a 720p HD Pen-Tile less display, because Samsung's very recent history. If Pen-Tile was not an issue then why is Samsung improving their Super AMOLED’s from Pen-Tile then?

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 10:37 1

6. andygallo (Posts: 39; Member since: 21 Oct 2011)


It's pretty easy to notice actually, you're just not used to it. I initially didn't notice a big difference when I was using my Epic 4G (pentile). Now that I've been using the Epic 4G Touch (non-pentile) for a while, no contest. Even tho the E4GT has a 1/2 inch larger screen with the same resolution, it looks WAY better. It actually does look like it's a higher resolution screen. Every time I look at my old Epic, I'm like "ugh, how did I think this looked so good?"

Now, even when I look at the screens like on the Photon (which has a higher rez) I notice the pentile. I've heard that the super high rez of the Galaxy Nexus helps cover up the pentile; I hope so, that phone looks awesome.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 20:53 1

7. sgogeta4 (Posts: 392; Member since: 02 Feb 2011)


You won't notice a difference between a lower resolution RGB screen vs. the higher resolution PenTile screen. Only when comparing same resolution, the RGB is noticeably better. Hence since the new Nexus has a higher resolution than almost all the other current phones, it will not be noticeable. While the technology isn't as good as RGB, with the increased resolution, the shortcomings of the PenTile matrix can be overcome temporarily.

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