Review: HTC Rhyme
HTC is known for its sleek and suave handsets and the Rhyme is no different. It has the signature features – good hardware and customized UI.
But the thing is if we ignore the marketing and the weird color scheme with the handset, this could have been just as well a handset that men could use.
At 130g, the handset is light. Its curved form factor makes it pretty easy to hold. HTC could have made it appealing to men by endowing it with a bigger screen, but it seems they assumed that women like small screens. The body is mix of plastic matt and metal finish. There is no doubt that the handset is a beautiful piece of art.
The screen size – 3.8 inches kind of loses appeal if you have had your hands on big screen boys like the Sensation XL and Galaxy Note – but that is just a man’s point of view.
The touchscreen is pretty easy to use, although it did hang once or twice during our usage. But ignoring that, the wallpapers look pretty good. The homescreens look good too and the way they move using the processor, it just takes your heart away.
In case you are fond of watching movies on your phone (which we don’t really recommend), there is HTC Watch, although it offers limited titles and that too old ones. The locations app though doesn’t stand a chance in front of services offered by Nokia and Google.
Well, for some reason, we got an ugly looking white box from HTC instead of a good looking one. The box contains a Charm accessory, a USB Charger, a USB cord and headphones.