Nov 07 AT 11:00 PM Nick Gray 20 Comments

Video: HTC Rezound unboxing


You’ve seen the leaks. You’ve memorized the specs. You probably even followed one of the many live blogs which covered the phone’s official announcement last week. And now you can watch the very first unboxing of the HTC Rezound. The ten minute video put together by Wifefly doesn’t give us any new information about the HTC Rezound, but it’s always nice to see what HTC will be including in the box.

As most of you already know, the HTC Rezound will come with a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and features a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 processor, 4.3-inch 720p display, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, 8 megapixel camera with a backlit image sensor, f2.2 28mm autofocus lens, LTE and a 1620 mAh battery.

One thing we’d like to point out is that the HTC Rezound will feature support for HTC’s charm accessory which made its debut with the HTC Rhyme a little over a month ago. The phone doesn’t come with the charm, but you shouldn’t have any issues finding one on the web.

So what do you think of the HTC Rezound and its included accessories? Verizon is expected to launch the device on November 14th for $299 with a 2-year contract. Do the included headphones make the phone a little more appealing or would you rather save an extra $50-80 and have the option to buy the phone without them?

Source: Wirefly

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • ben steel

    1620 mAh….wow ! that’s light. But pretty much HTC’s MO….I bet there will be a good amount of complaints about battery life just like the thunderbolt.

  • Jeff

    WTF is an LTE SIM? I assume what they really mean is don’t go sticking in a SIM from a random carrier and expect the phone to work since it’s CDMA/LTE only.

    • Nick Gray

      All LTE phones need a SIM card to work.

  • Nathan

    And for a moment I thought the AaM team had the unboxing :/

    • Nick Gray

      I wish. We would have spent more time on the phone and less time on what’s in the box.

  • DavidH

    Do we know if there’s a notification LED or if you have to use the Charm accessory for that?

    • Nick Gray

      If you take a looks at the 7:56 mark in the video you will bee a orange LED light up when he plugs the phone in for charging. HTC typically uses just one LED for notifications and charging.

  • BJ

    I’ve never been a fan of the types of headphones that actually go inside your ears. I assume the Beats technology is integrated into the phone itself, and not just the headphones. Has there been any audio testing done to see if there’s a distinct quality difference between using the included Beats headphones vs. a standard pair of earbuds?

  • Paul

    How is 1620mah small? The AT&T Galaxy S II has a 1450mah battery. Of course I bought an aftermarket 1910mah battery, same thickness.

    • Paul

      Scratch that. the AT&T Galaxy S II has a 1650mah battery. The International version comes with a 1450? Regardless I have aftermarket 1910mah batteries same thickness. Why didn’t HTC use something like that.

    • Nick Gray

      More mAh doesn’t always translate into a longer lasting or better battery. In many cases, extended batteries last longer for the first few months, but they often deteriorate a lot quicker and hold a lot less charge after 6-12 months when compared to a stock battery.

      HTC has always skimped on batteries over the years and its one of the main complaints consumers have about their phones. I hope they see the error in their ways soon.

      • DC

        Thats because most aftermarket battries are made with cheap cells from china which normally dont live up to any where near their advertised mah rating and have a very short life span. Buy a high quality Japaneese made battery from a reputable company and you should be good.

  • Paul

    How are they not “celebrity branded”? It says beats by dr dre right there on the headphones pouch. Dr Dre is a celebrity, seems branded to me.

    Also, why is the connector on the USB cable different looking? I mean I know it’ll take a standard Micro USB connector but is there a reason the USB connector is different, did HTC make modifications or add extra support or connections to it? My old HTC Wizard had a HTC-Modified MiniUSB connector, it could take standard MiniUSB cables but there were specialized HTC Connectors for external microphone and headphone connectors. The port could take HTC’s connector or a standard MiniUSB connector; So HTC is known to make modifications to the connector to give extra support but allow for backwards compatibility with standards.

    • Nick Gray

      Its a micro USB HML connector which means you can get an adapter and connect an HDMI cable to it to get video and audio out. HTC is making it the new standard on all their high-end phones and tablets.

  • Mike C

    I am torn between buying the HTC Rezound and the Samsung Nexus Galaxy. I like the hardware of the Rezound better and the lack of SD card support on the Nexus is close to a deal breaker. But … I really like the “google experience” I get when I buy the Nexus. Please HTC … make a Rezound Raw … one for us who do not like Sense and the other stuff. A device where Android runs the way google designed it. A phone for us who do like to be first with Android 4.1, 4.2, etc.

  • thegreatino

    Is this guy doing the unboxing mentally challenged? The RE-zound? Really? Say it like a normal human, the Rezound. Then extra ear pieces? Has he never bought headphones? They are obviously different size ear pieces… not for when they get worn or lost.

    Do they just let anyone do this stuff now?

  • Androidcrazed

    Pleaseeee can someone help on deciding between the Htc Rezound or Samsung Galaxy Nexus or to just wait for a quad core phone next year???!!! I WILL DEFINETY APPRECIATE IT!! btw i have a astonishing out dated samsung rant… and im ready to get a new one.

  • Jarod Lewis

    hey can you buy the phone without the earphones.

  • pritams

    Why r u asking?