Although Droid Bionic and Galaxy S2 are superior phones, HTC Rhyme can lure female counterparts with its impressive design and different colors. Most of the smartphones for ladies in the market feature a lesser specification or smaller design. But Rhyme stands out with quite beefy specs and accessories.
HTC Rhyme previously known as HTC Bliss is headed to Verizon and will be available on Sept. 29. However, pre-orders are expected to begin from Sept. 22, according to a report from Engadget.
The biggest draw of the smartphone is not just the specification but the accessories it comes with. The retail package of the smartphone contains a docking station, sports armband, Bluetooth headset and Charm cable which lights up for incoming calls and messages.
Also the smartphone sports standard wired stereo in-ear headset which is tangle-free with music controls. It has a wireless visor speaker for the car and the accessories will come in the Rhyme color too.
Despite being named Rhyme, it is still unclear whether it beats audio offerings. But the handset features 12 new stock wallpapers for different backgrounds and there is an added preview tab to view recent emails, photos, music, texts and apps.
Rhyme will be priced $199 on-contract along with docking station, the headset included, according to Verizon.
Here is a comparison between HTC Rhyme, Samsung Galaxy S2 and Motorola Droid Bionic. Although Galaxy S2 comes in different sizes, here it is compared with the basic model.
Size: HTC Rhyme has 119 x 60.8 x 10.9 mm dimension compared to Galaxy S2’s 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.5 mm and Droid Bionic’s 127.5 x 66.9 x 11 mm dimension.
Display: Rhyme features 3.7-inch 480 x 800 pixels capactive touchscreen display whereas Droid Bionic and Galaxy S2 have 4.3-inch touch screen but with different resolution. Galaxy S2 has Rhyme’s resolution whereas Droid Bionic has qHD resolution. In fact, size doesn’t matter always as the best selling Apple iPhone 4 also has 3.5-inch display. And most rumors suggest that the iPhone 5 will have 3.7-inch screen.
Memory: Rhyme contains 4GB storage and 768 MB RAM which is not bad compared with Droid Bionic and Galaxy S2’s 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. But Droid Bionic has 2 GB ROM while Galaxy S2 also comes in 32 GB internal storage version. The iPhone 4 has 512 MB RAM and 16/32 GB storage.
Camera: HTC Rhyme has 5-megapixel 2592 x 1944 pixels camera which supports autofocus, LED flash and geo-tagging features. And there is 720p video capture option similar to iPhone 4. However, Galaxy S2 and Droid Bionic dwarfs Rhyme with 8-megapixel camera and 1080p video recording.
Operating System: HTC Rhyme is equally staged with Droid Bionic and Galaxy S2 as it features Android OS v2.3.4 (Gingerbread).
Processor: The processor found in Rhyme is 1GHz Scorpion Adreno 205 GPU Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset which is the same processor found in HTC Thunderbolt. Again Droid Bionic and Galaxy S2 features powerful dual core processors as both differ with 1 GHz and 1.2 GHz respectively.
Battery: There is a Li-Ion 1600 mAh for a long-lasting use for Rhyme and when compared to Galaxy S2’s Li-Ion 1650 mAh and Droid Bionic’s Li-Ion 1735 mAh battery, HTC smartphone doesn’t lag behind.
For a mid-range smartphone HTC Rhyme looks powerful and the smartphone also sports HTC Sense UI 3.5, 3.5mm jack, loudspeaker, HTC Watch streaming video support, secondary VGA camera, HSDPA-14.4 Mbps, HSUPA-5.76 Mbps, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth Verison 3.0 with A2DP-EDR, SMS threaded view, MMS, Email, Push Email, IM, HTML browser, stereo FM radio with RDS, A-GPS support, light-up Charm Indicator accessory, SNS integration, digital compass, dedicated search key, Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration, MP3/AAC+/WAV player, MP4/H.263/H.264 player, organizer, document viewer, voice-memo-dial support and predictive text input feature.