HTC has come out with two spectacular phones – the Rezound and the Vivid: both 4G phones currently sport Gingerbread (Android 2.3) and are scheduled to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0) within the year. Chances are you are going to want to add one of these phones to add to your electronic collection. Here’s an outline of the specs for each, to assist in your decision on which to choose:

The Rezound for Verizon is a bit on the large side, measuring 5.08” by 2.58” and weighing 6 ounces – but the trade off is, this device can really take a licking. It’s power-packed, too, with a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor and a 4.3”, 1280 X 720-pixel resolution display. With the Ookla Speedtest add, the Rezound clocked a download time of less than 12 mbps and an upload time of 10.38 mbps. Call quality is supreme on this phone – but the spotlighted feature here may in fact be the Beats brand headphones, which come with the device. Not only does the headset deliver booming audio, but when plugged in, they automatically enable the Beats Audio Software. Though the Rezound’s photo tools are not top-notch, they are decent: The 8 mega-pixel shooter outputs average images, but not so in dim light.

The Vivid for AT&T runs on a dual-core 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor, and the phone is a bit smaller than the Rezound at 5.07” X 2.64 x 0.44 inches, and sports a 4.5-inch display. “Vivid” is an apt name for this device – because it really does deliver some of the most clear, crisp image quality around – not to mention there’s plenty of screen space on which to play games and watch flicks. In Ookla tests, the Vivid scored a 17.1-mbps download speed, and a 10.58-mbps upload speed. Call reception is up-to-par, and like the Rezound, and the camera is an 8-mega pixel shooter, which supports 1080p video.

One caveat emptor: the battery life on both of these devices are definitely subpar. Other than that, they are certainly on the highly-recommended list for users seeking out an attractive, standard phone with all of the essentials.

You can find a cell phone warranty for either of these new phones at CPS – or any other phone you may be purchasing – as well as accessories to go along with it.