HTC Rhyme Review

Introduction and Design

Most smartphones are generic in their appearance, black or gray in color, and aren’t really targeted for a specific gender. Meet the HTC Rhyme from Verizon Wireless - one of the few smartphones that are designed for women. But in doing so, the Rhyme is fairly unappealing to men, which is eliminating half of all potential smartphone buyers. Let’s take a closer look at the Rhyme and see if it has what it takes for the ladies.

Included in the retail package is the HTC Rhyme ADR6330 smartphone, 1600mAh non-removable battery, wall charger with microUSB cable, 3.5mm headphones, lighted indicator charm, desktop charging dock, and user guides.


Not only is the HTC Rhyme plum in color, but so are the box packaging, earbuds and lighted indicator charm – giving it a monochromatic look as everything matches. The phone itself feels well made and fits comfortably in smaller hands, again appealing to women with its color. On the front is a standard 3.7” WVGA touch-sensitive TFT display with a VGA camera above it and four capacitive buttons on the bottom. We say the display is standard, as text is sharp and images look well, but it doesn’t really stand-out from the competition, and can be difficult to view outside in sunlight. We also appreciate the large power/lock button on the top, but the side volume rocker can be a bit difficult to find by touch.

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We also like that included with the phone is a set of earbuds and desktop charging dock, which you usually would have to purchase separately. There is also a lighted charm that you plug into the headset jack. When you get a new message or call, the charm will light up, so it’s not to disturb anyone. But it seems rather odd to use this, as the phone’s display would also turn on, and you can set the phone to vibrate if you don’t want it to ring.

HTC Rhyme 360-degrees View:

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