February 23, 2018

Verizon HTC Rhyme








The slim, candy bar sized HTC Rhyme from Verizon is widely touted as a phone for a lady.  It has style and class with its elegant design. I get that.

It’s purple.

It comes with a charm. Actually a charm call indicator that is actually quite handy when you want to locate your phone in the depths of your bag.  The charm lights up when the phone rings or is on vibrate so you can find it. Outdoors it is a bit more difficult to see that blinking charm. You can position the charm to hang off a bag strap so you can see it illuminating when the phone is silenced.  I did like that feature.  The Rhyme is slim so it fits in a woman’s hand well as opposed to other HTC smart phones and it is lighter too. The camera on the HTC Rhyme ($439-  no contract, $149.99 with 2 year contract) takes action shots and you can even add extra feminine screensavers like misty walks in the park.  The pictures are clear too.  I also loved that typing on the keyboard was easier than on my Thunderbolt.  The Rhyme didn’t make as many mistakes which saves time.  The accessories such as a blue-tooth earpiece with adjustable earbuds, the charm, and a great docking station (use it as a charger and great for watching videos) all come with the phone.  That’s a definite plus.

What didn’t I like about the HTC Rhyme?  The lack of a dual-core processor, 4G LTE and the fact that the phone’s blue-tooth cord was a type of rubber that looked a bit like a ribbon but became entangled in my clothes due to its texture, did the same in my purse and stuff stuck to it.  Any debris adhered to the cord and it became gross. I didn’t want to use it.  That’s the first thing other women noticed when I whipped out the Rhyme and this cord. “It’s like a ribbon! Cute!  Everything will stick to that!”  This phone does have great hardware it has a 1GHz Snapdragon processor for easy transitions and multitasking which makes it quite zippy.

Overall, I think that the HTC Rhyme is a pretty little phone that works well for many.  It doesn’t have the oopmh that a bigger phone like the Thunderbolt possesses but not everyone needs or wants that. Some people just want a stylish smart phone that does a few nifty things and can leave it at that.  If that’s you, and that is a lot of people, check out the HTC Rhyme.  You’ll love it.

MPR Rating: Three Stars.


Disclaimer: MPR was not paid for this post.  Products received are for review purposes only.  Opinions are MPR’s only.