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HTC Rhyme

alaTest has collected and analyzed 419 reviews of HTC Rhyme. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. There are some critical opinions about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Rhyme is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Rhyme


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of HTC Rhyme from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the portability.


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC 99HNW065-00 Rhyme Smart Mobile Phone (Clear Water)HTC 99HNW065-00 Rhyme Smart Mobile Phone (Clear Water)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: ( review summary for HTC Rhyme


alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 user reviews of HTC Rhyme from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the size and battery. The design and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the performance, while the reception and reliability get critical opinions.

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63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Rhyme 3G Android Smartphone Plum VerizonHTC Rhyme 3G Android Smartphone Plum Verizon

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Laura Tosney (

HTC Rhyme review


Another stylish mid-range offering from HTC…but is it offering anything particularly new?

HTC Sense 3.5 upgrade ; Deep purple colour/fresh update ; Solid build ; Speaker dock and light charm are useful ; 8GB microSD included

Battery isn't removable ; Purple update of the HTC Desire S ; Only single core CPU ; Headphones didn't stay in ears properly ; Average to middling battery power

From stick-on Swarovski bling to mobile phones shaped like make-up compacts (ick) to laptops with 'accessorisable covers to match your outfit!' (seriously?) tech companies have always had a hard time marketing at women without making their product look...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

HTC Rhyme - Pocket-lint


The HTC Rhyme is a good all-rounder, not falling into the trap of becoming a female-only phone. The bundled accessories make the package feel more complete,

Battery life, a good all-round performer, accessories in the box make a nice package

The "simplification" of the Rhyme is only on the surface, those accessories might not meet the demands of some, there isn't anything about the phone itself that really sets it apart

Overall there isn't much to dislike about HTC Rhyme: it's a solid performer, and despite the aim of cutting down on some of the geekery of HTC Sense, you'll still find it is fully-functional. Sure, there are places where we think it is a little...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Expert Reviews Staff (

HTC Rhyme review


A competent smartphone with some fun accessories, but it's not particularly inspiring

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

HTC Rhyme


Unlike Yorkie, this is for girls!

Elegant slim design, if you like purple, Speaker dock is a nice addition, Great camera interface, Stylish software design, Good battery life

Only a single core processor, Other accesories aren't convincing, Non removable battery

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

HTC Rhyme review


The HTC Rhyme Android phone may have originally intended to target females, but this sleek and stylish Android phone should appeal to a broader market, too. On its own the Rhyme doesn't offer anything out of the ordinary. However, its killer feature is...

The HTC Rhyme Android phone might have intended to target females, but this sleek and stylish Android phone is good enough to appeal to a broader gender base. Excellent build quality, slick software and a generous amount of included accessories -- the...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Hannah Bouckley (

HTC Rhyme Review: In Depth


The Rhyme is the closest HTC has come to creating a fashion phone. But instead of simply teaming up with a fashion label to create a colour version, the company has included mid/high-end features seen…

Fantastic build quality ; 1Ghz processor feels fast ; HTC Sense includes some useful features ; Useful charging/speaker dock

Uncomfortable headphones ; Poor HD movie quality ; Screen resolution could be higher

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: (

Expert Review


The Rhyme is the kind of phone that HTC excels at producing. It looks nice, is well built with a combination of plastic and aluminium, has a great screen, is fast, has an okay camera, and battery life that we wish were a little longer. It does nothing...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (

HTC Rhyme review -


Slick design, unique accessories make the Rhyme stand out from the pack, and *whisper it* there is female appeal

Poor camera, mediocre call quality, overpriced for the performance it musters

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: (

HTC Rhyme review


The HTC Rhyme is one of the latest smartphones to hit the market, and unlike the majority of other handsets, the Rhyme has been launched specifically with girls in mind. It offers decent styling and a solid feature set, but is it enough to tempt people...

Overall, the HTC Rhyme is a nice handset. Aside from the colour, it doesn't really do enough to stand out in a crowded smartphone market, but if you like the styling, and can find a good deal, then it's well worth a second look. HTC Rhyme review is...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Dave Oliver (

HTC Rhyme review


The handsets keep a-comin' from HTC, with no sign of letting up.The Rhyme is a mid-range Android with the latest Senseuser interface, a 5-megapixel camera and a boxful ofaccessories.

Nice design, latest HTC Sense UI, bundled docking station andaccessories, good battery life

Poor headphones, camera not great in low light

The Rhyme is the kind of high quality midrange handsetwe've got very used to seeing from HTC, distinguished by itsdistinctive look and bundled set of accessories. It's a pity aboutthe poor quality headphones, especially since they match thehandset so...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:1600
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):295
Standby time (3G):340
Talk time (2G):10.3 / 10.33
Talk time (3G):8

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


3D recording: No
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:640 x 480
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Main camera resolution (numeric):5
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:640 x 480
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5
Second Camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Beige / Purple / Sand
Form factor:Bar / Clamshell


3D playback: No
Display diagonal:9.4
Display Resolution:480 x 800
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Dual-touch / Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes


Full-size keyboard:No / Yes


Internal RAM:0.75


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
RSS reader: Yes
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4
Video formats supported:3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV / 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV, XVID / 3GP, MP4, WMV, XVID
Voice codecs:AMR


Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
GPS antenna: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,2100
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA, WCDMA / WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, FTP, OPP / A2DP, FTP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:3.0
Data network:3.5G, 3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm Clock / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
TV-Out : No
USB connector type:Micro-USB A
USB version:2.0


Processor frequency:1


Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal Memory:1024
Internal RAM:768
Internal storage capacity:4
Maximum memory card size:32
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :11.9
Width:6.08 / 6.8