Saturday, December 10, 2011

In which I talk about my new phone.

I got a new phone over Thanksgiving. I was due for a new one and the one I had kept doing this irritating scrolling thing that made it more or less unusable whenever it decided to act up. My mom offered to pay for part of it as this year's birthday present, so I decided to go big and acquire an HTC Rezound. Now that I've had it for a few weeks, here are my thoughts:

  • The battery life is very good for it being a 4G-enabled Android phone. It lasts around 10-12 ish hours with moderate use (texting, a few calls, some app use and internet surfing) if I leave the 4G on continuously. If I disable mobile internet when I'm not actively using it, it lasts over twenty-four hours. 
  • It came with a pair of really awesome headphones, which was pretty cool as I needed some new ones.
  • It's super fast. 
  • I'm getting really good reception with it despite living in an area that is abundant in dead spots (downside to living in the mountains). 
  • The big screen is nice.
  • It has a front and rear-facing camera, and the photo quality is really great. The front camera also has a flash on it. 
  • I still miss having phones that I don't have to charge every day. 
  • It's almost too big and can be difficult to hold and manipulate, especially with a protective case on. Granted, I have pretty small hands.
  • Speaking of, the Verizon-authorized case makes it hard to hit the power button because it partially covers it. 
  • The phone comes with a bunch of random, stupid apps that I will never use, but since they are factory installed, I can't seem to get rid of. Blockbuster? Hot Pursuit? Let's Golf 2? REALLY?
  • Apps randomly come on when you're not using them, which can really drain the battery. Making good use of the task manager (or downloading a third-party app killer) is a must. 
Overall, though, I'd definitely recommend it.


  1. LOL do Let's Golf 2. Awesome about the new phone though. Sounds fancy. You should text me :) I just got the new iPhone, I'm biased :)

  2. It's rare for a smartphone to have a lot of juice, and 10-12 hours on regular use is a pretty good rate. The Andriod OS also has a very navigable user interface, and the processes usually run smoothly. It seems you have a very useful phone in your hands. Take good care of it!

    [Samantha Cole]