"Great smartphone but Sense is senseless."4.5 starson by ryorklive
Pros: Beautiful Screen; Solid Build; Excellent Call Quality; etc.
Cons: Why does HTC insist on Sense UI?
Summary: Just bought the Rezound 2 days ago. I also looked at the Razr but will not buy another Motorola phone (previous phone was the Droid X and Moto found it necessary to cripple it with a software update).
I really like the Rezound but like every smartphone, its not perfect. If only HTC did not force its Sense UI...
1st here's my gripes: Sense needs to go on a serious diet. I take issue when software developers think they know what's best for the user and force it upon them. That's what it looks like HTC developers did with Sense. Users are just too stupid to use standard Android widgets/UI.
Sense has these strange widgets that take up an entire screen (or most of it). For example, its Contacts widgets are fairly useless due to size and they don't give you much to choose from other than just not using them. I liked Moto calendar widget much better than the Sense.
I just use straight up Shortcuts. So its not too big a deal. Maybe I will get used to Sense although I find it annoying. If HTC wants to change things, then MAKE THEM BETTER not worse than what Android natively provides.
My other beef is I believe there is a software bug with regard to Wifi. Wifi works fine if you want it on. However, for the sake of preserving battery life, I want it on only when I need it. So I turn it on/off manually to preserve battery life. The Rezound constantly turns it back on without notification (and YES I have it set not do that!).
There is plenty of good ... the camera is awesome (perhaps a bit overstated in the review but very good nonetheless) MUCH better than my old Droid X and much better than the Razr, video camera is excellent, its fast (like a race car compared to the Droid X), beautiful screen, feels well built and not too heavy, bluetooth works perfectly, call quality is excellent, setup is very flexible (just stay away from the HTC widgets), and overall its a great smartphone.
If you really like Motorola, consider the Razr. I had a bad experience with the Droid X and vowed never to buy another one of their phones. To be honest, the Razr looked like a really nice phone. I would still chose the Rezound though. Although the Razr is thin, it fees too square and not very comfortable to hold. Its a really big phone. The Rezound is the "right" size and a beautifully engineered.