The HTC Vivid comes with a 4.5" touch screen, a 960x540 resolution, a 1.2 GHz processor and Android's Ice Cream Sandwich OS. So does the $199 smartphone live up to its name? Matt Mira and Kevin Pereira take a look on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To know
The HTC Vivid is 5" tall and measures little over 2.5" wide.
The design is interesting with a high gloss border around the phone.
The phone does feel a bit heavy and as a result, it's very solid.
The speaker grill on the back is incorporated nicely in the back plate.
The speakerphone is actually pretty loud.
The back plate itself is metal, which you have to remove with the battery to access the micro SD slot.
The phone's unique shape made for a somewhat uncomfortable feel in the hands.
The 4.5" QHD display has a resolution of 960x540, which is pretty good by today's standards.
The screen lived up to its name, which is the first thing we noticed about the phone, especially compared to the Droid 4.
Colors popped and media looked sharp.
There was a little bit of a problem with the display appearing washed out in sunlight.
The 8 megapixel camera can shoot 1080p video and works great.
Shutter speeds were excellent and performance was good in all light conditions.
Colors were vibrant and noise performance was excellent.
The video quality was good as well.
A lot of camera phones have trouble with the shutter and adjusting to different light qualities while trying to find focus, but the Vivid had no such problems.
The Ice Cream Sandwich update was pretty good during daily use.
Navigating through websites and apps were a breeze.
The LTE network was pretty reliable throughout our testing period.
We will say that the call quality wasn't the best with calls sounding a little more muffled from the receiver than we would like to hear.
We compared the Vivid with the Galaxy Nexus found that the apps opened at roughly the same speed, if occasionally a little slower.