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HTC Vivid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1437 reviews of HTC Vivid. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and screen. The design and performance are also appreciated, but there are some negative views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the HTC Vivid is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HTC Vivid

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 402 user reviews of HTC Vivid from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Views about the design and price are generally positive. The usability and screen are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative comments about the reception. Comments about the connectivity and battery are mixed.

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reception

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Vivid X710a 16GB Unlocked GSM LTE Dual-Core Android Smartphone - BlackHTC Vivid X710a 16GB Unlocked GSM LTE Dual-Core Android Smartphone - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Bruce (htcphones.net)

AT&T HTC Vivid Review

 

AT&T brings the HTC Vivid in to fill the gap it created by leaving its customers with a “not-that-much” choice among Android and HTC phones. Though high end Android smartphones are popping up around so frequently, AT&T so far had only the Inspire 4G...

HTC has not reached an ideal in making the HTC Vivid, but the phone is good anyway. Once people make their decision to have this phone, they stick to it and nothing can darken its image, even if it has slight disadvantages. The characteristic trait of...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

HTC Vivid review: Welcome to 4G

 

The final member of AT&T's LTE smartphone 2011 lineup is at the start line, ready to impress. The HTC Vivid is joining the company of the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and LG Nitro HD in a bid to defend the reputation of the Taiwanese company.

Quad-band GSM and tri-band 3G support ; 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA ; LTE network compatibility ; 4.5" capacitive LCD touchscreen with qHD resolution (540 x 960 pixels); Gorilla glass ; Android OS v2.3.4 Gingerbread with HTC Sense 3.0 ; 1.2 GHz...

Screen performance is not on par with the best offerings ; At 177 grams, the device is downright heavy ; The glossy finish plastic is fingerprint and dust magnet; especially on the black version ; No dedicated camera button

Back in April when we caught the first look of the HTC Sensation 4G, we were thrilled by its design and complete feature set. It was obvious that HTC had put a massive effort into developing it.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

HTC Vivid

 

You wouldn't know from its specs--a huge 4.5-inch display, a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera--but the $99 HTC Vivid is the least expensive of AT&T's 4G LTE smartphones. Along with the LG Nitro and the Samsung Galaxy S II...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

HTC Vivid (AT&T) review:

 

It's always exciting ushering in the first thing of its kind, and in this case, it's HTC's first 4G LTE smartphone for AT&T. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and the HTC Sense 3.0 interface. It also comes with a hearty helping of high-end specs,...

The HTC Vivid has a nice, large screen, an excellent camera, and great specs all around. It supports 4G LTE as well.

Mediocre call quality on the Vivid and a cheap plastic chassis dampen the experience. The battery obstructs access to the microSD card.

If you can overlook the cheap plastic design, the HTC Vivid delivers an all-around excellent user experience at a palatable price.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

HTC Vivid (AT&T)

 

The HTC Vivid is a powerful Android phone with a beautiful screen and fast 4G LTE data on AT&T's brand new network.

Gorgeous, high-resolution screen. Very fast LTE data speeds. Robust contact management.

Heavy. A little sluggish. Ineffective voice dialing. Spotty AT&T LTE coverage (for now).

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Joseph Volpe (engadget.com)

HTC Vivid

 

HTC's been around this block before -- the LTE one, that is. Back in March, the manufacturer was the first to hold Verizon's hand as it tested the 4G waters with the Thunderbolt. That launch may have been fumbled (see: hotspot cycling and 3G...

Beautiful qHD display ; Great 8MP camera with an f/2.2 lens ; Blazing LTE speeds

Uninspired, cheap-looking design ; Unnecessarily heavy ; Meager battery life

With the HTC Vivid, AT&T's leaping into the brave new world of LTE. If cost is your concern, this will be the "true" 4G handset for you. Otherwise, just stick to the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

HTC Vivid Review

 

Seriously making it affordable on any budget, the $199.99 on-contract HTC Vivid seems remarkably priced to offer plenty of value for the dollar – while introducing us to the capability of AT&T's next-generation data network...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Preetom Goswami (techmagnifier.com)

HTC Vivid Smartphone Review

 

HTC has developed a smartphone, Vivid. It is enabled with 4G network and features 8MP camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash. Operating on Android platform, you can explore lots of new functions with this mobile handset. The most amazing part of this...

Excellent camera ; Classy design ; Good processor

Very expensive ; Older version of Android OS

HTC Vivid Review reveals that this smartphone is definitely a boon to the price. Featuring a cool camera and handling the 4G LTE network, providing so much storage space and running on the Android stuffed in with features. The Vivid is capable of...

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Dickie Adams (pocketnow.com)

HTC Vivid Review

 

Our full review of the HTC Vivid on AT&T

Crisp, easy to read qHD screen ; Decent battery life (when 4G isn't running) ; 4G ; 8MP f/2.2 camera

Heat generated from back of device ; Uncomfortable and heavy form factor ; Poor speaker volume ; Light leakage from top and bottom of screen

While the HTC Vivid is a decent performer on all fronts and has 4G capabilities (where available), the price for said performance just isn't on par with other devices on the market today. That said, some do like a little heft to their devices, and...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Hildenbrand (androidcentral.com)

HTC Vivid review

 

The HTC Vivid is HTC's latest phone, built for AT&T's fledgling LTE network. There's a lot here that makes us feel right at home -- the Vivid is a combination of the best HTC h...

You now have a choice of LTE Android phones on AT&T, and all of them are a good choice. Specs are similar, performance is similar, hell they even look similar. If you're a fan of HTC Sense, it's a no brainer -- get the Vivid. If you're not, look at one...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):500
Talk time (3G):18

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2.1
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2.1
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Blue
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display diagonal:11.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, M4A, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WAV, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, MP4, WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA, HSPA, UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Ringer type:MP3

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Recorder, Stopwatch
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL): Yes
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.7
Processor Model:600

Software

Operating system installed:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:2048
Internal storage capacity:32

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.3
Height :13.7
Weight:143
Width:6.82