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HTC Vivid

alaTest has collected and analyzed 442 reviews of HTC Vivid. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The durability and screen are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation. The connectivity and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, screen, durability, design, price

battery, portability, reliability, connectivity

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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of HTC Vivid from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the camera and design. The usability and screen are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the portability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HTC Vivid 4G AT&T Phone 1.2 GHz processor 8 mp camera 4.5HTC Vivid, Black 16GB (AT&T)HTC Vivid, White 16GB (AT&T)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

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 (

HTC Vivid (black, AT&T)


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: Jessica Dolcourt (

HTC Vivid (AT&T) review: HTC Vivid (AT&T)


TheHTC Vividhas 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: Joseph Volpe (

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: Chris Ziegler (

HTC Vivid review


For Americans, this is the year of LTE. Granted, MetroPCS and Verizon actually launched their first LTE markets and devices last year, but next-gen data has really hit the mainstream in 2011. Virtually all members of Verizon's high-end smartphone line...

Supports AT&T LTE — and it's fast (where you can find it) ; Great display ; Relatively fast, smooth UI

Not a beautiful phone ; Launches with an old version of Sense ; No Android 4.0 until next year

AT&T sticks with a tried-and-true partner for one of its first LTE phones

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

HTC Vivid Review


This month AT&T have revealed their first two 4G LTE devices, the Samsung Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid, the latter device being the one we're having a look at here today. This device is the next step in the HTC smartphone design evolution, and as you'll...

The real bang for your buck in this device is that you're getting an 8-megapixel camera with HTC's camera software that has many different filters, scenes, and an ultra-quick tap-to-shoot speed, LTE connectivity (if you live in one of the few places in...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (

HTC Vivid (AT&T)


The Vivid is a quad-band EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), tri-band HSPA+ 14.4 (850/1900/2100 MHz), and dual-band 4G LTE (700/1700 MHz) device with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.

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)

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

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

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 (

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 (

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

Processor Brand:QUALCOMM


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


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


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

Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)


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

General Features

Operating System:Android
Operating System Version:Android 2.3 Gingerbread
Operator:Sim Free
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Sim Free


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