Much like any of HTC’s devices, the HTC Rhyme’s design footprint follows the same premise with its solid metallic casing and soft touch patches. Of course, the plum purple color is definitely something different from the usual gunmetal and white colors normally used by many of HTC’s handsets. Both lightweight and compact in form, it feels relatively good in the hand with its balanced form. Sure it might not impress those who currently own a recent HTC smartphone, but we’re always glad to see it radiating that sense of premium feel with its construction.
Considering it sports a single-core 1GHz Qualcomm S2 MSM8655 processor, coupled with 768MB of RAM, it doesn’t take much running the new Sense 3.5 UI. Even though it still maintains all of the functionality and appearance we love about HTC’s lovely customized interface, we only see a subtle facelift to some of its widgets – like the clock one. Also, a new dynamic looking widget combines things like your messages, pictures, calendar and mail. However, it still embodies all the aspects we know and love about Sense in general.
Besides the actual handset, HTC made sure to tout about all of the Rhyme’s accessories – such as the docking station, armband, Bluetooth headset, Charm notification attachment, and tangle-free headphones. Unfortunately, most of them were tucked away under glass with the exception of the Charm notification accessory. To tell you the truth, the concept is neat with the Charm, especially when it pulsates or glows for different thing. Still, the biggest gripe we see with this is that it’s still attached to the phone – albeit, it would’ve been neat if it were a wireless thing instead.
- Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 4 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 1600 mAh(6.83h talk time)
Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011
Really nice. Look at HTC trying to get all the girls that wanted an iPhone 5 and other android phones. I think this is going to do really well.
posted on Sep 20, 2011, 11:47 AM 3
sense 3.5 is smoother and uses less ram as previous sense version,, If you have a rooted phone, you can already install this software to a htv evo and other phones.. why buy a new phone when you can root yours and install new roms everytime you want :)
posted on Sep 29, 2011, 8:09 AM 0
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