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HTC Vivid review
The Boy Genius Report
12 May 2012
Excerpt: 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 T-Mobile’s Galaxy S II save for the addition of...
Summary: Originally codenamed Holiday, the HTC Vivid is one of the newest 4G (LTE) devices from ATT, but not the first LTE phone from HTC. Based on specs alone, this device seems to have a lot going for it, but as we’ve discovered in the past, sometimes specs aren’t enough.
Pros: Crisp, easy to read qHD screen, Decent battery life (when 4G isn’t running), 4G, 8MP f/2.2 camera
Cons: Heat generated from back of device, Uncomfortable and heavy form factor, Poor speaker volume, Light leakage from top and bottom of screen
Excerpt: Officially announced yesterday by Vodafone , the HTC Velocity 4G is HTC's first LTE device supporting Europe's 4G bands. Running on Android 2.3.7 / Gingerbread and enhanced by HTC Sense 3.5, the Velocity 4G is powered by a Qualcomm APQ 8060 dual-core CPU at 1.5 GHz.
Conclusion: If you’re on AT&T and really want to get a LTE phone, you only have three choices – The Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket , the LG Nitro HD , or the HTC Vivid. Unless you’re a big Sense fan, I would go with the Skyrocket. I have not reviewed the Nitro HD, but I would stick to Samsung over LG.
HTC Vivid: A Valid Contender or a Last-Ditch Effort?
27 December 2011
Summary: Overall opinion: Based on the specifications and our user-friend’s feedback, it might be a decent phone, but it just gives us the impression of a last-ditch effort by HTC for a 4G, LTE entry into the US market before the two big events early next year.
Excerpt: HTC recently released AT&T’s first 4G LTE phone alongside Samsung’s Galaxy S II Skyrocket. The Vivid is a Snapdragon S4 powerhouse clocked at 1.5 GHz and sports a better resolution than the Skyrocket. Is it the best device on AT&T’s network or is there something that surpasses it?
Summary: For $99, the HTC Vivid gives you a lot for your money: fast throughput courtesy of AT&T's 4G LTE network, a big and bright 4.5-inch qHD screen, and a fairly robust processor. However, you're also getting a lot of weight; the Vivid is noticeably heavier than competing AT&T LTE phones such as the...
HTC Vivid for AT&T unboxing and initial hands on review [Video]
19 December 2011
Excerpt: It was back in late October when AT&T released their first two LTE 4G phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and the HTC Vivid . The HTC Vivid features a 4.5-inch qHD (960 x 540) Super LCD display, 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB RAM, 8MP rear camera with 1080p recording,...