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HTC Vivid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1436 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 are impressed by the price and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative 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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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. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The usability and screen also get good feedback. Comments about the connectivity and battery are mixed. Some have doubts about the reception.

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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

Sep, 2016

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: 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: 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

Expert review by: Zach Epstein (bgr.com)

HTC Vivid review

 

Late last month, AT&T unveiled the first two smartphones that would launch with the ability to access its brand new 4G network (not to be confused with its old 4G network). The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket was a mouthful and a pocketful, identical to...

If I didn’t mind the look of the Vivid, it would be a phone I could carry regularly. As it stands, unfortunately, HTC designed this phone right out of the running for me.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (phonescoop.com)

Review: HTC Vivid for AT&T

 

The Vivid is HTC's first Long Term Evolution 4G Android smartphone for AT&T. How does this device stack up against other devices on AT&T's network? Phone Scoop finds out in this full review.

The HTC Vivid is a respectable phone for AT&T to bring to market as one of its first two LTE handsets. The hardware looks and feels great, though it's a bit thick and weighty. Those are caveats that any current 4G LTE device comes with, however. It...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Marc Flores (intomobile.com)

HTC Vivid

 

The HTC Vivid is one of AT&T's first LTE-capable phones – the other being the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket – although you won't find the 4G moniker anywhere in its name. It's odd, simply because every other fake 4G phone – or HSPA+ phones – carried...

Snappy performance across the board ; Surprisingly good battery life ; Excellent build quality and heft

A bit on the thicker side ; HTC Sense may not be for everyone ; Heavy use of plastics make it smudgy

Unfortunately, the stand-out feature wasn't one I could enjoy while testing the HTC Vivid. AT&T LTE is expanding rather quickly, but was not in NYC during my testing period, and I couldn't make it to Boston or Washington, D.C. during that time, either....

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:SUPER-LCD
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging:No / Yes
Push email: Yes

Processor

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM
Processor Number:Unknown
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