HTC Vigor & “Beats By Dr.Dre” Technology? Sound Quality Gained

Having to choose a new smartphone can be a difficult decision, unless you already have something in mind, the list of devices is endless and its forever expanding. Big names in the mobile phone world include Apple, Motorola, HTC, LG and of course Samsung. In the last few months, its been a job to keep up with news of so many smartphones on the way and three, that of the Apple iPhone 5, Motorola’s Droid Bionic and Samsung’s Galaxy S II have taken precedence over everything else.

But whilst we wait for the first two to arrive and Stateside they wait for the Galaxy S II to release any day now, there is rumored news of yet another to arrive and its impressive, the HTC Vigor. News came about recently of the device, after a Verizon leaked map was seen displaying the names of the Motorola Droid Bionic, what looked like to be a LG Revolution 2, the Vigor and more. At that time, we only had a vague understanding of what the Vigor would bring if released.

Shortly after this, we were keen to compare the new HTC addition against the Galaxy S II and Droid Bionic. Specs wise, at first glance the Vigor has nothing to worry about when delved into, it includes a 4.3-inch 720p HD screen, 1GB RAM, 16GB of memory, 4G LTE, 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 to the front, impressive 1.5GHz dual-core processor which beats off the other two and will likely run on Android’s 2.3.4 OS. As Debbie reported, it will no doubt be compared to the HTC Thunderbolt in terms of dimensions, but without the addition of a kickstand.

What caught our eye this morning is of yet another feature that will tempt, that of the possible inclusion of HTC’s Beats by Dr. Dre technology, which if implemented will provide the Vigor with immense sound quality.

According to PopHerald.com via Droid-Life, this is only rumor although this is not the first time that HTC have been reported as possibly using this technology. In a statement from HTC’s main man Peter Chou he said, “It’s an exciting brand that has been built around providing something very special, and we believe our strategic partnership will provide customers with unbeatable sound on HTC phones.”

If released and we say that as its not official, the HTC Vigor is expected to launch around October time. As with this, we have no idea of price.

Would you be interested in the Vigor if it makes an entrance? Or have you fully made up your mind to have something else?

  • Anonymous

    To bad the over-priced Dr. Dre by Monster stuff sounds like crap. It would have been nice if they could make headphones and other stuff that sounds at least half as good as products that cost half as much. Another huge Monster, Inc ripoff. So sad for HTC.

    • Jamie Sanger

      “Sounds like crap” – this is a scientific fact is it? While I cannot offer scientific proof to state the otherwise, as a Beats owner I can say that they sound better than the Senheissers and Bose headphones that I own.

      • Anonymous

        There are reviews coming down the line that use scientific methods to analyze the Dr. Dre by Monster junk. Soon you will be able to read about them from ppl that make expert analysis of audio equipment. They certainly are pretty, I can say that. I have used headphones for over 45 years, Dr. Dre’s are the most distorted and unlistenable phones I have used, well except for Bose. Bose are useless for any critical listening. Bose is and always has been the shunned dog of the audiophile industry. If Bose spent 10% of what they spend on advertising on R&D, they may have produced something worthwhile in the past 50 years. Anyway, back to Dr. Dre by Monster, if you compare a price matched pair of Sennheisers with a price match pair of Dr. Dre’s and think the Dr. Dre’s sound more natural and are useful with a broad range of sources like Sennheissers or Grados, then you should keep them. However, that is not likely. My personal review of Dr. Dre’s Pro headphones vs. Sennheiser’s HD650 vs. my old Grado RS2s. Absolutely no comparison! Monster is producing a pretty/over-priced set of cans that appeal to ppl with no listening history. All of Monster Cable’s products are the same.

  • Kyle Schwartz

    I think the point here is that HTC is adding “value” to their brand (i mean their phones) by making sure they properly account for SOUND. People want good sound out of their phones. One would assume that, however few (according to the haters) acoustic engineers Dr Dre Beats company employs, any additional acoustic engineers working on the sound from a phone will HELP the sound of that phone.

    Separate discussion… if anyone really expects their phone to “thump” with lots of bass and awesome acoustics for the whole room, they are idiots. However, if someone were to expect an increase in call voice quality, then that is something to applaud HTC/Beats for.