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Re: Rezound vs Incredible 4G LTE
I have never owned a smartphone, but I know a lot about hardware and software in general. I never needed a smartphone until I started traveling alot with my band. This country is not like it used to be in the phone booth department. You have to go through hell and high water to get to a phone book (or directions, or Wifi) in a strange city. Plus, my friends are tired of me borrowing their phones all of the time. I am due for a conract renewal at Verizon, and you know what that means! So, I researched alot of phones and I was not impressed by anything as far as price-to-performance goes. At first I wanted a phone with a good camera, until I realized that there is no phone with a TRULY good camera. Once you start to edit any of those photos or videos, you immediatley begin to see every flaw. Once I ruled out the camera things got easier.
I had no idea HTC was coming out with this phone and I am more impressed by the functionality of the design than ANY phone I have ever tried out. The screen looks extremely sharp and it seemed to be alot snappier than most high end phones. It doesn't have the software integration and pure floating point performance of an iphone (Hate me if you will, but the numbers don't lie, ghz and gb aren't everything), but it runs tighter than any other android phone I have tried. I had no hiccups in the store. It fit perfectly in my hand, which is a big thing for me since I don't want to drop my expensive new phone. I think HTC actually chose components based on functionality and compatibility, not just based on "the numbers". That's how computers and other hardware should ALWAYS be built, but people nowdays want to see numbers that are appealing, whether it's sports, record sales, taxes, etc. We all know that the most functional solution might not be the most appealing though (ahem, taxes). Also, I like what HTC is doing by making the screen dimensions in all of their phones PERFECT for widescreen video. There are no annoying black lines; the whole screen is filled. HTCs browsing experience is great the way they let text fill the screen no matter how close you zoom. I also REALLY like HTC's lock screen. It's almost impossible to "**** dial" in combination with it's small power button. You have quick access to apps and you can choose lock screen widgets, as well. Best of all, it has ICS, which is the first Android OS that gives you fingers the same level of control as a mouse. I actually think it functions more similar to OSX (a file management beast) than IOS. For $99 right now, it's the best deal around if you are ready for a new contract.
I should get paid for that endorsement.