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HTC Rezound Official Specs

Verizon is launching the HTC Rezound on November 14, priced at $299 with a new two year contract. Buyers will also find a pair of custom Beats Audio ear buds inside the packaging that will go along nicely with the new audio software. HTC has hinted at an ‘aggressive‘ updating strategy for bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to their newest 4G LTE compatible device by early 2012. 


  • 1.5 GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8660
  • Qualcomm MDM9600 LTE Radio

Sense Version:

  • Sense 3.5


  • 8.0MP w/ auto focus, f/2.2, 28mm wide angled lens
  • 1080p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera


  • 1GB DDR2 RAM
  • 16GB Memory
  • 16GB microSD


  • 4.3″ super LCD WVGA 1280×720


  • 5.1″ x 2.6″ x .54″ (LxWxT)


  • 1620 mAh


  • Yes


  • Bluetooth 3.0 + Headset
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Wireless Charging
  • Compass
  • Light Sensor
  • Micro USB
  • G-sensor


  • Equipped with Beats Audio Technology
  • Thanks, great review to the important points. Some really great thoughts here, very comprehensive.  I appriciate that!

  • Anonymous

    Nice BUT it looks like it will have battery issues. They should have put a bigger battery in it. HTC does it again…

  • i think is time for a poll about which of the three phones coming for big red you’ll be picking after the announcement of the ReZound..

  • Nathan Roy

    no NFC, eh?

  • Lgreg64

    no NFC?

  • Insect Overlord

    Is anyone else here more than a little alarmed (given HTC’s track record of power “management”) by the 1620mAh battery?
    I’m one of the rabid Nexus Nerds, but if this thing had a powerful battery and if HTC / developers hyped it’s power management and efficiency, this may have topped out the Nexus.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    1280×720 is not WVGA (800×480)… It’s HD720. Somebody somewhere failed…

  • It providing the more compatibilty and good battery life..And they providing the android os…Its really very awesome…

  • Prickee

    Man what a beast this phone is.  Dangit Galaxy Nexus if you weren’t around the corner I would be all over this.

  • Simple and plain … Im New Phoned Out … Mentally I cant absorb anymore new phones … Motorola , Samsung , HTC please give us a break .. Just one month …. how about that …30 days without a new phone … SN: With all these new phones coming out who’s pissed right now they pulled the trigger a little too soon …

    • Anonymous

      Uh, your wish is granted? Last android on vzw was the stratosphere on oct. 13…then just then ip4s the day after, then nothing till the RAZR on the 11th. One month.

  • Anonymous

    Nov 14th… so the Nexus VERIZON Announcement will be on the 17th, followed by a Nov 24th (Thanksgiving) launch..


  • Davros

    Would sure like to know if this phone will end up on HTC’s unlockable phones list.

  • Pennywise

    +1 for the Super LCD (OLED is garbage)

    • Dominick DeVito

      +2 for eating more battery – which BTW is small on this phone


  • izak69

    Ok everyone HTC rezound, galaxy Nexas or Droid razr?

    • jam120992


    • Dominick DeVito

      Nexus all the way. Not even close.

    • Dbarden31

      Its between the galaxy nexus or razr for me. Comes down to battery life, build quality, gps, and radios for the most part for me. ICS looks awesome stock tho. I plan on testing them both before I choose but at the rate of me having to do at least one battery pull a day with my OG I might end up gettin the Razr.


  • Dylan Blom

    If their is a specific tab in the app drawer for Verizon wireless we have a problem. This means a ton of bloatware. 

  • Miaminole21

    Thinking about upgrading from a Thunderbolt (got tb on a one year). Would wait until ICS drops on it, hopefully my upgrade coincides with the ICS drop. Question though, would I keep my unlimited data with a new two year contract? That’s a dealbreaker…

  • Donnydon

    the razr is superior all around to nexus and rezound…….razr best hardware!!!

    • Djlowproz

      Hail Razr -_-

    • Dominick DeVito

      …but worst software

  • Donnydon

    battery life?

  • hatethanet

    Thickest new LTE phone + smallest battery = fattest girl at the party + bad personality

  • Man, if this launched with ICS I would have a MUCH tougher time deciding between this and the GNex.

  • Anonymous

    Wait a minute… look at the clock… wasn’t October 4th a rumored release date at one time?  If this would have come out then, I probably would have gotten it.

  • Huh

    Is this an overclocked Incredible?

  • “The MDM9200 and the MDM9600 chipsets are the industry’s first multi-mode
    3G/LTE solutions that allow UMTS and CDMA2000® operators to upgrade
    seamlessly to future LTE services while preserving backward
    compatibility to their existing 3G networks. MDM9200 supports UMTS,
    HSPA+ and LTE, while the MDM9600 supports CDMA2000® 1X, EV-DO Rev. B,
    SV-DO, SV-LTE, UMTS, HSPA+ and LTE. All of the new chipsets support FDD
    LTE and TDD LTE modes and different carrier bandwidths, and are capable
    of using orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) and
    multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) antenna technology to support
    peak data rates of up to 100 Mbps on the downlink and 50 Mbps on the
    uplink. ”

    So, if I read this right, the MDM9600 is a one chip radio that works on 3G & LTE…so it could be a lot more power efficient than almost anything else out there.

    • MDM 9600 was also in the thunderbolt so not too confident on better power efficiency.

    • Anonymous

      In fact this solution sucks because it means the radio package must be held off package; things will get much better once everything moves to the SoC completely. The current solution is just a stop-gap. LTE Technology is still highly emergent.

    • As far as I understand MDM9600  is in all Verizon LTE phones already.

  • Tim242

    new I’ve had HTC phones for 4 years. I am officially done. They made the phone longer than the tbolt…and still couldn’t make a thinner phone. Droid Razr, here I come.

  • Chimusicguy

    any word on gorilla glass on this phone?

    • According to Cnet no gorilla glass.

  • No mention of talk time may be very telling… 🙁  I had such high hopes for this phone.

  • Anonymous

    How does this processor compare to the razr and the galaxy nexus?

    • Anonymous

      Older architecture, A8-based SoC. Because it’s clocked so high, it should be able to compete with the modified 4430 (RAZR) and 4460 (Nexus), but I’m sure that it will be quite the battery hog. I really think that overall it is less capable than the OMAP4 processors, especially since Google has teamed up with TI for the development of ICS. 

      • Anonymous

        They have been using the same A8 based since the htc 3d.

  • Calledthebubble

    Does anyone know if this is a global phone? I keep waiting for a 4G LTE global phone. Is the Nexus global? Thanks Droid Dudes…

  • Launching on the 14th? That’s not a Thursday, which is when VZW usually releases phones. Hopefully that means the Nexus has the 17th all to itself.

  • Kmdolce15

    I have the thunderbolt and I WANT THIS PHONE!!!

    • Tim242

      It’s longer and slightly thicker than the tbolt. HTC needs to learn how to make a thinner phone.

  • Anonymous

    No NFC, no care.

    • Anonymous

      NFC is on its infancy stop crying.

  • Anonymous

    Part of me hopes the Galaxy Nexus is a turd as punishment to all those who can’t let anyone enjoy reading about any other phone.

    Need to put all the iNexus and iPhone kids in the same room.

    • Anonymous

      The nexus will be a disappointment to all the geeks in here.

      • Wrists, slit yours.

        • Anonymous

          Mark my words

          • Does that mean you are willing?

          • Anonymous

            All I, know is that the razor will be king 🙂

          • Anonymous

            You say that the Nexus “a developer friendly phone” will be a disappointment to the geeks in here. Yet the Razr “with its fully locked and encrypted bootloader” will be “king”.

            While the Razr will be a nice phone, you do realize your statement makes very little sense?

            Can you please explain how you come to such a conclusion? I am curious to read what you have to say that could possibly back up such an unintelligent statement.

            But hey I think its great that you as a woman find this kind of stuff interesting enough to post. When I talk about this stuff my wife’s eyes roll into the back of her head.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t have to say much. We know that samsung gps, radios and build quality suck. You will enjoy freedom, ics etc but that is the software not the device itself.

          • Anonymous

            Your original statement was that the Nexus would be a disappointment to the geeks. The geeks will focus mostly on the software because that is what you use to control the device. Many did not like the Thunderbolt, yet through the developers it was a wonderful device. The Droid 1 lived long and strong due to the development. 

            As I expected you did not back up your statement. So basically it is your opinion and that’s fine. The reason they make other phones is so everyone has what they want.

            Based on fact the “geeks” on Verizon will enjoy the Nexus more than any other phone to date.

            Now if you changed your original statement to “those that don’t want freedom or the fastest updates will be disappointed with the Nexus” I would tend to agree.

          • Anonymous

            So you admitting that the razor will have better specs than the nexus? I will take that. Have fun with your nexus, I’ll do the same with my razor 🙂

          • Anonymous

            You didn’t understand what I wrote. Not surprised… have your husband explain it to you.

          • MegWhitman

            Okay, cuz THAT schitty statement garners ALL KINDS of respect for your poser intelligence! LMNO! (figure it out you friggin maroon).

          • Anonymous

            Sorry sweetie, now that you feel better you can go burn a bra or something.

            If you understand that…

    • Billyrouth2000

      Agreed, they tlk smack about the iphone bc of non removable batteries and no sd card slot and turn around and act as if the nexus is the greatest thing sinse sliced bread. I can guarantee it wont be all they want it to be

      • Vaporware

         Just so you know, the Nexus has a removable battery.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Its hard to choose between the Rezound and the Galaxy nexus. I’ve been dying for a vanilla google phone but I LOVE HTC phones…

  • WVGA is 800×400. I think they ment WXGA (nominally 1280×768)…

  • ZT

    Brick with ugly red buttons and a small battery, following the footsteps of the 1400 mahThunderbolt. FAIL.

    Galaxy Nexus rules!

    • Tim242

      I agree with MOST of what you said…


  • ….. no mention of the locked bootloader? I am sure that has to be a feature. Amiright?

    • Jason

      Not really a feature for the masses as most wouldn’t even know what the hell they were talkin about. But we’ll just have to see what hand VZW plays, I’m going with locked. Thanks big red your awesome /s

      • Anonymous

        Of course it is locked, but it will not be encrypted.  HTC phones are very developer friendly.

        It won’t be long and it will be fully unlocked.  HTC stated they were no longer going to try to encrypt.

        Motorola is the only one who is still fully encrypted.

        • Not as developer friendly as Samsung phones…. their bootloaders are not only unencrypted, but they are also unlocked as well.

  • Anonymous

    I think I am gonna get some red tape or a marker and make my soft keys red on my Inc2

  • so we got a date for the razr and vigor, how about a confirmed date for the nexus?

  • Anonymous

    iOS Fanboy sight BGR has a hands on of this device, we gonna get one here?

  • Binglut9

    Weak battery and a tank no thanks

  • tjmonkey15

    Every phone manufacturer claims they will have an aggressive update strategy.  What makes a good company is one that actually delivers.  And bug free (I’d accept MOSTLY bug free) at that.

  • Anonymous


  • stopfakin83

    i should just get the iphone trolls to add to the nexus trolls so we can have a TROLL PARTY!

  • Anonymous

    Dimensions: 129 x 65.5 x 13.65 mm – Wow, nearly twice as thick as the Razr and both have LTE radios?  Should have a much larger battery if it is this thick.  Poor design IMO.

    • guest

      it’s not a poor design, the Razr’s just batshit crazy thing. If you’re gonna go by that logic the Galaxy Nexus has a pretty bad design too. Though admittedly I’d have liked to see a bigger battery as well.

      • Binglut9

        Not really with the g nex around 9 and tge rezound near 14 phones should be thinner

    • Tim242

      Agreed! HTC should thin their phones down.

    • Anonymous

      Lcd displays require more thickness. That’s the tradeoff for 720P since Samsung won’t sell anyone their 720P AMOLED yet.

    • Willao88

      The thing is that u won’t be able to remove the battery from Motorola causing heat for the phone. Once that battery hits its limit there goes the entire phone investment. At least u will still be able to cut apples with the rzr since its so thin, as for htc, it is the only company that always has an extended battery for sale.

  • Anonymous

    I really wish HTC would overhaul the look of their Sense UI. I’m tired of looking at the SAME home screen with the same clock/weather widget for over 2 years now.

    • Anonymous

      It can be changed. There about 150 widgets to choose from in Sense. They just use that clock for brand recognition in photos.

      • Anonymous

        I know silly. I’m saying HTC ALWAYS uses the same layout which is kinda boring.

    • Billyrouth2000

      You do know that this is android and widgets can be deleted dont you?

      • Anonymous

        dude.. yea.. I’ve had android for years.. my point is.. the Sense UI hasn’t changed much over the years… Motorola has different screens when they advertise different phones.. but HTC phones always use the same layout etc.

        • Anonymous

          blur was butt ugly when it was first released, and sense has always looked nice so there is no need for change.

  • Kalima77

    Will this be a world phone?  Given the Qualcomm LTE chip, it seems like that’s a no.

  • Anonymous

    So, the same SoC as the Evo3D… Was kinda hoping for something new from HTC, not that surprised though.

  • Anonymous

    Incredibly stupid name. I would be buying this if not for the Nexus though.

  • SugaShane

    I wish I could be an Android Polygamist. 

    • Anonymous

       you can.. because Android is a whore and she wouldn’t mind you having multiple devices.

      • Guest

        So are you saying that if you’re a Polygamist wife then you’re a whore? Rather harsh and judgmental…in any case it’s not true. Try a different analogy buddy.  

        • Anonymous

          what now? LOL. We are talking about Android **rolls eyes**

        • Anonymous

          Yes that is exactly what he means.  Don’t be a kook…

        • Just think,then post

          Maybe he’s saying the man with the wives is the whore….

        • ChopItUp

          Do we have to get all anal with this?

      • IntlGrizzly

        since when is Andy a girl?

  • Anonymous

    no weight and thickness information. Fail.

    • Anonymous

      Its the “fat chick” between the three phones dropping on Verizon this month..

      • EC8CH

        big girls need love too

        • Anonymous

          Fat bottom girls you make the rockin world go round.

          • Anonymous

            I like big butts and I cannot lie.

          • EC8CH

            you’s a big fine woman, won’t you back that azz up!

    • MikeyBotz

      Dimensions: 129 x 65.5 x 13.65 mm, thats 4.71mm thicker then the (NON-LTE) GNex and 6.5mm thicker then the RAZR.

      Android makes America care about the metric system….

      • Pretty much 2 RAZRs.

      • Jason

        Is that what all that “mm” crap was all about??? Stupid metric system! We don’t take kindly to ur kind round these parts!!

        • now skeeter…they ain’t causin no trouble.

          • Jason


  • GetGood

    It is not the nexus..

    • Billyrouth2000

      Yep which means it has a removable battery and an sd card

      • Anonymous

        Wow are you an idiot.  The Nexus has a removable battery.  Only the Razr doesn’t have a removable battery.  So what does the Rezound have over the Nexus now?

        • jam120992

          sd card slot 

  • I’m a dummy with GPU stuff – do we know what it is for the Rezound?  I say I’m a dummy because I’m afeared someone will point out that it’s already listed somewhere!

    • Anonymous

      Adreno 220.

    • Marcismo55

      It’s the Adreno 220

  • Anonymous

    HDMI out via MHL or via micro HDMI?

    • Jason

      I think sammy is the only one doing the MHL right now with SGS2 and Gnex. It’s still new and no TV’s are MHL compatible with the charging part yet.

      • Anonymous

        I know HTC is using MHL too cuz the Evo 3d and Sensation have it, I was just hoping this had hdmi instead

        • Jason

          I didn’t know they were doing it to but it would make sense for them to keep the push going and would be better for us all in the long run as they can eliminate a port on the phone and everyone just use the micro usb to hdmi cable. 

  • Jason Purp

    The Beats audio is just an app that can be flashed to any Sense 3.0/3.5 ROM (I can’t remember which one). It’s just a stupid gimmick that doesn’t deserve its own category.

    • cookiees

      That and a degradation of the audio quality. Its just an EQ distorted to Dr. Dre’s approval. Quite awful to be honest. 

      • Jason Purp

        I don’t really think he had anything to do with the approval process.

        It’s a shame that he’s become such a sellout. Putting his name on over-rated and over-priced headphones and the way he puts in as many ads as possible in his music videos nowadays. I miss the old doctor.

        • No reason to hate that man for getting his money.

          • Jason Purp

            I understand, but still. His origins were gangsta rap, not mediocre headphones and ad-wasteland videos.

            I know I’m not the only one who’s mad at him for becoming such a sellout. He would have been fine if he never changed.

          • Mgurule80

            Sure his origins we’re in rap, but he’s more of a businessman
            now. The man is 46 years old and worth hundreds of millions, so I think being a
            ‘gangsta’ is pretty low on his priority list. As far as Beats Audio is
            concerned, that deal alone is worth hundreds of millions (his cut is estimated at 175 million). That’s not selling
            out, that’s called being a smart.


            Let’s pretend I’m HTC:


            Me: Hi Jason, I’d like to invest 300 million in your


            You: No thanks, I don’t want to be a sellout.


            Now what kind of sense does that make?  

  • Anonymous

    Do we have dimension specs available (size, weight, thickness)?

  • Raskell

    they didnt say what frame rate per second the 1080p camera shoots and does it have Gorilla glass or something comparable? That is a huge thign for me since I drop my phone all the damn time.

    • No gorilla glass.

  • Phone looks very nice but I can’t get past that weak battery :/

    • Anonymous

      I could not agree more. HTC is shooting themselves by putting those cheap ass batteries in their devices.

      • palomosan

        I need to see more on this, battery test is what we all want.

        • Anonymous

          lets see when these devices come out. We can test the battery life etc.

  • jsklarsky

    please tell me the LTE radio is not the same as the one in the thunderbolt. i don’t remember the model of the tbolt radio…

    • Anonymous

      It is the same Qualcomm LTE radio as in the Thunderbolt.  I think the next time we see an updated LTE radio is when Qualcomm will integrate LTE into the next-gen Snapdragon SoC.

  • tbaybe

    i just like the red soft keys! So sexy! 

    • Anonymous

      It looks very nice i agree.

  • Anonymous

    I look at this specs, and I want that phone.
    Then I remember the Galaxy Nexus and ICS and remember why Nexus rules 🙂

    If this had been released last month, I’d love it, but Gingerbread is sooooo old 😛

  • Anonymous

    This is such a great time for Android!

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t agree more.

    • OGdroid57

      This is such a great time for verizon too! haha 3 powerhouses coming our way woo!

      • an even better time to be selling for Verizon 🙂

    • Anonymous

      Verizon has been advertising these three new phones for some time now.

      The commercial with the 3 guys jumping out of the plane each with a ball of energy. The 3 energy balls signify the new phones about to light up country with Verizons 4g goodness.

      • Jason

        You just pulled that out your @ss! Lol

        • IntlGrizzly

          actually its true

          • Fattie McDoogles

            No that commercial is really just an LTE commercial. the phone will change many times just as it did in the other LTE commercial

          • IntlGrizzly

            I was talking about the video of the girl and the guy jumping out of a plane

      • FortitudineVincimus

        yeah but that video of that guy and girl jumping out of the plane and boning is even better!

    • John

      still think they jacked this phone up cause of the battery. otherwise, it’d be a solid contender for me

  • Anonymous

    nexus… blah blah blah…  sorry, couldn’t help myself…

  • Biff Loman

    battery seems small

    • Anonymous

      That’s what she said…

  • Champlification


  • Rashad Gattis

    I am going to throw my bionic out the window and onto the highway…

  • I love the red. Too bad the Nexus will destroy it.

  • What’s with the huge “Personalize” button on the homescreen? You can get there by going into settings or even by long pressing on the home screen. It would be better suited to browser or whatever the user chooses. 

    • EC8CH

      it’s called Sense even though it doesn’t make any

      • I know. I had a Thunderbolt and thought the Personalize button was the dumbest thing ever. Didn’t keep Sense for long as I switched to CM7 as soon as it was stable enough.

        • EC8CH

          My wife has a DInc and I bet she’s never pushed that personalize button once.

          That god they placed such a useful button on their dock.

      • Anonymous

        Sense is a huge turn off for me.  Very dated looking, since day one.

        Also, “WVGA 1280×720”, which is it?

  • Anonymous

    I refuse to call this the Rezound. Long live Incredible HD!

    • Anonymous

      or Vigor

      • Anonymous

        Or Cialis…..or Tinkerbell….or whatever “fairy” names HTC has in store.