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HTC Vivid

HTC Vivid
alaScore 83

423 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the responsiveness and build quality. The usability and screen also get good reviews, but the GPS navigation and reliability get critical views. Opinions are divided on the battery.

camera, screen, usability, build quality, responsiveness

portability, reliability, GPS navigation

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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Amazon.com review summary for HTC Vivid

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of HTC Vivid from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

screen, battery, responsiveness, camera, value for money

build quality

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 4G Android Phone, Black (AT&T)HTC Vivid 4G Android Phone, White (AT&T)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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

The Vivid is a perfectly average, acceptable Android smartphone — the problem, though, is that "acceptable" doesn't really cut it at $200 on contract

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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...

If you want an LTE device on AT&T’s network that’s made by HTC, you’ve got one other choice, that being the HTC Jetstream tablet we had a look at a few weeks ago. If you want an LTE device on AT&T’s network that ISN’T HTC, you’ll be going with the...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

Product Specifications

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
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