Expert Review of HTC Rhyme
HTC Rhyme can be considered a multipurpose phone embedding a wide array of magnificent features integrated with fascinating outer looks. This one by HTC is a bar phone with capacitive touchscreen powered by Android operating system supported by 1 GHz Scorpion central processing unit mounted on Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset. With a huge memory space of 4 GB for internal memory that allows access to various multitasking features at an instant speed is supported by a RAM of 768 MB. It also adheres to external memory slot that comes with a micro SD flash card of 8 GB that can further be extended to 32 GB. Another noteworthy feature about HTC Rhyme is its dual camera. One of these one cameras serves the purpose of video recording and photography whereas the other supports the feature of live video chat between the users. Like any of the high-priced laptops and computers, HTC Rhyme also supports connectivity with an array of options to transfer data from mobile to other devices at an instant speed. Besides, this also supports connectivity with Wi-Fi network. Another charming feature that is worth a mention is that this smartphone brings the world merged into the hands of users. Assessing the needs of the user to get connected with various social networking websites, it adorns inbuilt HTML web browser. Integrating all these features, the phone also supports various entertaining features that include inbuilt FM radio, MP3 audio system, inbuilt games, and apart from these a few necessary sundry applications also. Concluding about the overall performance of HTC Rhyme, it can be said that it is an upgraded version of mobile handset that lavishes the user with versatile features and applications that are more useful in day-to-day life of the user.
User Interface and UI functionality
HTC Rhyme enriches user with 3.7 inches SLCD capacitive touchscreen to perform every application at an instant speed by single access to them. It has screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels followed by 16M color display to view realistic appearance of every image on screen. It supports connectivity with 2G and 3G networks at frequency of GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and HSDPA 850/900/2100 frequencies, respectively. Another enhanced user interface function adorned in the phone that supports and empowers the LCD touchscreen include accelerometer, proximity, compass, and touch sensitive controls. This smartphone is espcially designed keeping in mind the needs of female users.
To empower the users with wide range of entertainment features during one's leisure time,
HTC Rhyme is equipped with inbuilt stereo FM Radio with RDS. It also adorns inbuilt MP audio system supported by MP3/AAC+/WAV player audio file formats to listen to songs of one's choice. The phone also supports twin features of entertaining users with MP3 and WAV ringtones that can be assigned to different users to differentiate between the important and normal calls. The MP3 audio tones also attract the users by playing ringtones of different songs that are assigned to different users to meet their personality. However, sometimes such ringtones also create an unavoidable disturbance during any ongoing meeting, seminar, or during discussion on any serious matter.
Pictures and Video quality
HTC Rhyme embellishes a dual camera on rear and front sides to enrich users with features like photography, video recording, and video calling. To enjoy all these features the phone is equipped with rear camera of 5 mega pixels, empowered with features like auto focus, LED Flash, geo tagging with picture resolution of 2592 x 1944 pixels. The camera also supports best quality of video recording at 720p. Thus, the user can capture pictures and videos without the help of any high-defined digital camera. Besides this, HTC Rhyme also allows the user to enjoy the feature of live chat with others via a secondary camera embedded at the front. As an impact of live video chat, the user enjoys direct face-to-face interaction with other users.
As an impact of the increasing use of internet surfing, every user considers net surfing as the easiest port of connectivity through various networking websites while working. Analyzing this requirement of the user,
HTC Rhyme is equipped with an inbuilt HTML browser that helps the user to access mails at any given time, anywhere, without any internet modem by just paying necessary operating charges.
Internal and External Memory
Besides the feature of phone calling mobiles manufactured now a days also enhances the user to store huge volume of different data on his mobile, thus bringing the whole world collected on his palm. In short smartphones manufactured now a days are like laptops and computers working on hands of the user. To enhance user to store huge data volume set including unlimited phonebook entries, pictures, videos. Songs, and various other ms-office documents in his mobile
HTC Rhyme has integrated 4GB internal memory storage that is supported by external memory micro SD Flash card that can be extended upto 32 GB for storing large data set in mobile. Although external memory slot is already equipped with 8GB micro SD flash card. Thus the user can utilize HTC Rhyme as a multi furious device.
Applications and Gaming
Besides necessary applications
HTC Rhyme adorns wide array of various other useful applications that are quite helpful to the user while operating his mobile. Major applications appended in Rhyme include google search, Maps, Gmail, You Tube, google talk, picasea integration etcthat can be used with help of inbuilt web browser. Organizer is helpful is planning the forth coming engagements according to the dates of the calendar. It also adorns the feature of document viewer that enhances the user to keep various ms-office supporting file saved in mobile. Besides these applications HTC Rhyme also adorns inbuilt games which can be played while the user is traveling on train or sitting leisure. It also enhances the user to download games of his choice from different gaming websites. Additional applications adorned in HTC Rhyme besides these mentioned applications include common applications like SMS, MMS, Email, push mail etc.
For an undisturbed performance of various activities
HTC Rhyme is powered by Li-Ion battery of 1600 mAH that results in talk time of 620 minutes for GSM network and 480 minutes for WCDMA network followed by standby time of 295 hours for GSM network and 340 hours for WCDMA network. With a powerful battery back up, the user can enjoy wide array of various activities like video chat and various other applications without any threat of battery discharge.
HTC Rhyme offers a huge fleet of connectivity with various ports and applications. Connectivity with Wi-Fi enables the users to use their mobiles while they operate in Wi-Fi enabled zone and get access to internet. Connectivity with Bluetooth enhances the data transfer to other Bluetooth-enabled devices randomly at same time, similarly connectivity with USB port ensures the connectivity with other devices via connecting port at instant speed. Besides, this connectivity with GPRS enables the user to surf internet and download any content by paying the minimal operating charges whereas connectivity with 3G network ensures fast access to data.
Whenever any product is launched, it is compared with another product of the same segment existing in market so that the user may get a clear picture about the product. At present, Apple iPhone 4 is the most preferred phone by the user; therefore, it would be justified to compare it with
HTC Rhyme as both of them carry some or to some extent similar features.
Coming toward the screen, both of the phones are touchscreen phones; though, Apple iPhone 4 has a scratch resistant screen. HTC Rhyme has a 3.7-inche capacitive touchscreen whereas Apple iphone 4 has a 3.5-inch, LED-backlit IPS TFT, capacitive touchscreen. Apple iPhone 4 carries QWERTY keypad whereas HTC Rhyme has a virtual QWERTY keypad. Both of them have rear cameras for photography and video recording. HTC Rhyme has a front camera also for video calling whereas Apple iphone 4 supports video calling over Wi-Fi only. HTC Rhyme is powered by a 1600 mAH battery of whereas Apple iphone 4 has 1420 mAH battery. Thus, both these phones suffer one or other drawback but both of them meet the requirements of users according to their pocket requirement.