HTC Rhyme: Conclusion

October 31, 2011 by Jen Edwards Reads (18,793)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Service, Warranty & Support
    • 10
    • Ease of Use
    • 9
    • Design
    • 8
    • Performance
    • 5
    • Value
    • 7
    • Total Score:
    • 7.80
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10


I really wanted to love the HTC Rhyme — even though the techie in me wanted to be insulted by the idea of a phone specifically aimed at women, my heart did melt a little when I first opened up the box and saw that sleek purple exterior. The charging cradle, headphones, and call indicator dangle are great additions to the overall package, but unfortunately the phone itself failed to deliver in key areas.

HTC RhymeYes it has great battery life and adequate performance, but the camera is somewhat underpowered in the resolution department and the voice quality is extremely disappointing.

Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I have absolutely nothing against a female-oriented phone — as long as it delivers. But unfortunately, the Rhyme falls somewhat short of impressing this techie goddess; though for many women who may not be quite as hard to please, the Rhyme may be an intriguing option worthy of closer examination especially if size is an issue.


  • Sleek, small, and attractive
  • Included charging dock, headphones, and call indicator purse dangle increase the overall value
  • Very good battery life
  • Adequate performance


  • Disappointing voice quality
  • Low-resolution camera




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