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HTC Vivid, Black 16GB (AT&T)
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HTC Vivid, Black 16GB (AT&T)

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.07 inches, 2.64 inches, 0.44 inches
  • Weight: 6.24 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
  • Network Compatibility: AMPS
  • Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 456 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 292 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches ; 6.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0061QN41Y
  • Item model number: PH39100
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,742 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
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Product Description

Product Description

Realize the full power of 4G with the Android-powered HTC Vivid smartphone, which runs on ultra-fast 4G network (where available). You'll enjoy fast web browsing, powered by a dual core 1.2GHz processor and a brilliant 4.5-inch qHD display. It also includes the acclaimed HTC Sense user experience, which includes a customizable active lockscreen that transforms the display into a real-time window to your most important information and content--such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates. Other features include an 8-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video capture, 16 GB internal memory, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA wireless streaming capabilities, GPS for navigation and location-based services, access to over 200,000 apps in the Android Market, and up to 7 hours of talk time.

Specifications CPU - Dual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion GPU - Adreno 220 Display - 4.5-inch S-LCD Capacitive TouchScreen (540 x 960 pixels), HTC Sense UI Memory - 16GB storage, 1GB RAM Card Slot - microSD, up to 32GB GPRS/EDGE - Yes Speed - HSDPA, HSUPA WLAN - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot (charges may apply) Bluetooth - 3.0 with A2DP, EDR Camera - Rear 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash (1080p) / Front 1.3MP Audio - Speaker Ports - microUSB v2.0, 3.5mm jack Radio - Stereo FM radio with RDS Extra features - Accelerometer, proximity, compass, HTML, Adobe Flash, A-GPS Battery - Standard battery, Li-ion 1620 mAh (up to 288h on stand-by & 7h 40min on talk-time) Dimensions - 5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44 in. Weight - 6.24 ounces (with battery) 30-Day J&R USA Warranty Coverage only Features are carrier dependent, and may vary May not include English manual. Online Download available from phone manufacturer's website in various languages

Realize the full power of 4G with the Android-powered HTC Vivid smartphone, which runs on AT&T's new ultra-fast 4G LTE network (learn more below). You'll enjoy fast web browsing, powered by a dual core 1.2 GHz processor and a brilliant 4.5-inch qHD display. It also includes the acclaimed HTC Sense user experience, which includes a customizable active lockscreen that transforms the display into a real-time window to your most important information and content--such as social updates, photos, weather or stock updates.

Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, brilliant 4.5-inch qHD display, and AT&T 4G LTE speeds.
HTC Vivid
At a Glance:

  • 3G/4G/4G LTE connectivity

  • Android 2.3 OS

  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen

  • 16 GB memory

  • 8-MP camera + Full HD 1080p video capture

  • GPS navigation

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi

  • Bluetooth 3.0

  • Personal/corporate e-mail
At a Glance

You also get the AT&T Mobile Hotspot service built right into the smartphone--enabling you to connect additional Wi-Fi-enabled devices to the phone's mobile broadband signal (requires appropriate data plan). This GPS-enabled phone can also access the AT&T Navigator service for turn-by-turn directions.

Other features include an 8-megapixel camera with Full HD 1080p video capture, 16 GB internal memory, microSD memory expansion to 32 GB, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, DLNA wireless streaming capabilities, GPS for navigation and location-based services, access to over 200,000 apps in the Android Market, and up to 5.1 hours of talk time (see full specifications below).

HTC Sense Mobile Experience

With the next generation of the popular HTC Sense mobile experience, the HTC Vivid automatically delivers your most-wanted information to your screen. It offers even more ways to stay connected--including FriendStream, which delivers Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr updates in a consolidated view. And you'll be able to pinpoint the location of a lost phone on a map, send a command to make the phone sound an alert--even while on "silent" mode--through the web site. If needed, you can also remotely wipe all of the phone's data with a single command in addition to forwarding calls and text messages to a different number.

Capture the Moment

Easily capture memories and share them while on the go with the advanced camera capabilities of the HTC Vivid, which offers 8-megapixel camera and Full HD 1080p video recorder. You'll get excellent low-light performance with a backside illuminated sensor and wide aperture lens (f/2.2). Sharing photos to Facebook, Picasa or Flickr is a breeze--and lightning quick at 4G speeds. You'll enjoy video chats over Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity thanks to the front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

On-the-Go Entertainment

The HTC Vivid features HTC Watch--an application and service that puts an entire library of the latest, premium movies and TV shows right at your fingertips. HTC Watch uses progressive download technology that makes it possible to watch videos without waiting for a huge file to finish downloading. You can either rent or buy videos, and if purchased, you can watch them on up to five different HTC devices.

Vital Statistics

The HTC Vivid weighs 6.24 ounces and measures 5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44 inches. Its 1650 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.1 hours of talk time, and up to 250 hours (10.4 days) of standby time. It runs on AT&T's 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks (850/1900 MHz; HSPA+/HSDPA/UMTS) plus international 2100 MHz 3G networks. It's also a quad-band GSM phone (850/900/1800/1900 MHz GPRS/EDGE).

What's in the Box
HTC Vivid handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide

AT&T 4G LTE Network

AT&T's 4G LTE network allows for quicker access, smoother media streaming, and faster web experiences. LTE technology is capable of delivering mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G. Additionally, LTE technology offers a faster response time due to lower latency--the processing time it takes to move data through a network--vastly speeding download times for web pages as well as improving services such as mobile gaming and two-way video calling.

By the end of 2011, AT&T plans to launch its 4G LTE network in 15 major metropolitan areas, covering at least 70 million Americans. Coverage will continue to expand in the next few years and is planned to be largely complete by the end of 2013.

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And when combined with 4G HSPA+ technology, AT&T is capable of delivering a quicker, more consistent mobile broadband experience than ever before. AT&T has deployed HSPA+ to virtually 100 percent of its mobile broadband network, which enables 4G speeds when combined with enhanced backhaul (via Ethernet or fiber). Backhaul is one of the major pieces of a telecommunications network. Think of it as the limbs connecting AT&T's cell towers with AT&T's backbone network that provides access to the Internet.

Tech Talk

LTE = Long Term Evolution
Advanced wireless technology capable of increasing AT&T's already-fast network speeds. Now in select markets with deployment ongoing.
HSPA+ = High Speed Packet Access
Paired with enhanced backhaul--the accelerated pipeline between our network backbone and cell towers across the country--this technology boosts network performance.

Optional AT&T Services

AT&T Navigator: This premium GPS navigation application includes audible turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and re-routing options, and 3D moving maps (additional charges applicable). AT&T Navigator offers several other features to make your commute more enjoyable and reliable, including mobile access to You'll be able to find the closes ATM, restaurant, gas station, Wi-Fi hotspot and more with over 10 million business listings.

AT&T FamilyMap: Locate any phone indoors or outdoors on the AT&T Network. FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family's information is secure and private. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or e-mail.


  • Ultra-fast 4G connectivity via AT&T's LTE and HSPA+ networks. Where 4G isn't available, your phone will connect with AT&T's 3G network.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
  • AT&T Mobile Hotspot capable enabling you to connect multiple devices--from tablets to gaming devices--to the phone's 3G/4G cellular connection via Wi-Fi.
  • Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals and includes stereo audio streaming.
  • Onboard GPS for navigation (using pre-loaded Google Maps or optional AT&T Navigator) and location services


  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor speeds up everything--from playing games to watching shows to opening files from work.
  • 4.5-inch qHD multi-touch Super LCD (540 x 960 pixels) with LED backlighting.
  • HDMI port for video output to your HDTV or monitor (cable not included).
  • MicroUSB port
  • Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, light.

Communications & Internet

  • Full messaging capabilities including SMS text, MMS picture/video and IM instant messaging
  • Full HTML browser (Webkit 5) with Flash 10.1 Support
  • Personal and corporate e-mail access with support for Exchange ActiveSync as well as personal e-mail accounts (Google push, Yahoo!, POP3, IMAP).


  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.
  • 1 GB of RAM


  • 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED flash and f/2.2, 28mm lens.
  • Full HD 1080p video capture with recording at 60 frames per second, slow motion playback and on-device trimmer.
  • 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats and self portraits.


  • Music player compatible with MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV
  • Video player compatible with MP4, M4V, AVI, WMV, and 3GP.
  • DLNA capabilities allow you to stream movies, music, and photos from your smartphone to a compatible HDTV.

More Features

  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Hands-free speakerphone

Android Gingerbread Operating System

Android Gingerbread

The HTC Vivid runs the Android 2.3 operating system (dubbed Gingerbread) which features a cleaner, more refined interface with new icons, improved top notification bar, and more intuitive navigation.

Multitasking in Gingerbread allows you the ability to run more than one app at a time. If you're playing a game, you can easily switch to an incoming e-mail and then switch back to the game without losing your place. And like the previous version of Android ("Froyo"), Gingerbread provides support for Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.

The onscreen keyboard makes it easier to type thanks to additional spacing between the keys and larger font sizes. And the more you use the keyboard, the easier typing will be as the enhanced suggest feature records previous input history to make better suggestions.

The Vivid also brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services you use every day. It also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And through Android Market, you'll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download and install on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.

Google Integration
  • Android Market for browsing and downloading thousands of free and paid apps
  • Pre-loaded Android apps: Browser, Calculator, Calendar (Google or Corporate), Camera, Clock, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Messaging, Music, News & Weather, Phone, Settings, Video Player, Voice Dialer, Voice Search, YouTube
  • Google applications: Gmail, Google Search, Google Voice Search, Google Latitude, Google Maps, Google Places, Google Talk
  • Google Maps Navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions showing real-time traffic and 360° views of the destination


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vivacious Vivid December 7, 2011
Coming from an iPhone 4 I can say it was/is a bit of a transition to Android.Most of the apps are free (ad-supported) which is good, but mostly not on the same quality but this review is not the OS but the phone.

This is an excellent phone. I read reviews comparing this to the Samsung Skyrocket so I checked out both. The build quality on the SS is way more plasticky, and to me that does justify the $50 difference. Plus touchwhiz is too much like iPhone, so why would I go to a fake version.

HTC V has a great display, is super responsive, and the LTE is nice. To be honest, I only went Android bcuz I wanted a bigger screen and the 4.5" beast here is great. It does not stick out as much in my pocket as I thought it would, iPhone is better handheld but this isn't bad either. Plus it feels sturdier than the SS.

To each his own though!!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best 4G LTE phone for the money April 17, 2012
First off, it's pretty clear that some people simply should not be allowed to write product reviews. The negative reviews listed here are laughable. 3 steps to make a phone call? You can customize your home screen as much as you want. You can make a direct dial shortcut and place it on your home screen. It doesn't get any simpler than that. Please ignore these noobs, and get yourself the Vivid. You won't find a phone with better bang for the buck than the Vivid. A huge screen, 4G LTE, Ice Cream Sandwich, qhd display, zippy 1.2 dual core, etc. I picked this phone up as a renewal for a penny. Even managed to call At&t to get the upgrade fee waived. It might take a couple of tries, but keep at it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! April 18, 2012
I've not had a phone as fast or responsive as the HTC Vivid before. The speed is just amazing. In side by side comparisons it beats most phones most of the time in data speeds. Even when compared to phones on the same network, somehow, the Vivid gets just a little more speed than everything else. Of course, it's easy to blame the quality build for that. The phone may be slightly heavier than others, but it never feels cheap. From the beautiful screen to the aluminum back plate, it just oozes quality. The features of the phone just work as well, which is hard to say of phones at times. Voice to text is fast and accurate in most low noise conditions. Like all voice control tech, don't expect much in loud or noisy situations. I.E. turn off your car radio. I've had nothing but the best experience with the device in using it since it launched in November. The sense overlay on top of Android 4.0 is by far the best of all the overlays out there. The widgets by HTC are the most useful of any manufacturer I've seen. In order to get similar functionality out of other handsets you need to hunt down half a dozen widgets on the store. By far the best stock music widget out there. Overall, another hit out of the park by HTC. I couldn't recommend it more.
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24 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good spec November 29, 2011
This is only one of AT&T's two "true" 4G phone at Thanksgiving 2011, supporting LTE. So it is faster than iPhone4S.

If you need to travel outside of USA, AT&T's compatible GSM/WCDMA/UMTS/LTE network will be your choice. Though the 4G/LTE part may not be compatible due to frequency fragmentation.

This phone has a qHD display, the highest resolution of them all, of the two AT&T 4G/LTE phones. It's 960x540 pixels, slightly slightly less than the iphone4S's 960x640, bigger than Skyrocket's 800x480. But in smartphone terms, the display of the Vivid is much larger than the iPhone4S. For me it means arguably more comfortable to read books for example. Certainly you can touch type more comfortably.

There are now 1280x720 displays, but arguably not all pixels are truly there. Though it makes it easier for software to just display the HD image, instead of rescaling that uses more processing power. And if 960 is good enough for apple fans, it's good enough for me. I'm more creative with less pixels.

Many people go for bench marks of the processor, but I will go for the resolution for more future proof. As long as the phone is running smoothly, the processor is OK. Any one more multitasking will kill the extra MHz that your processor has.

Yes, it's big, thick and heavy, and that's why it gets 4 stars. It's a good price to pay for the awesome display and LTE. Actually the length and width is typically of Android phones. Skyrocket has almost the same dimensions and thickness. Because of the wedge like edges, it never look that thick unless you view squarely at the bottom, as some of the review photo shows. So it's arguably thinner than the Skyrocket.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great fast phone January 1, 2012
Choice was the Samsung skyrocket or HTC vivid. After much testing at the att stores I decided on the vivid. Reason. The screen on the vivid was brighter and whiter. SS had a blue hue and less resolution. The vivid was physically slightly smaller and made it easier to wear on my belt.
This is my first time on an Android phone and I have beein very please using this vivid. it ihas super fast download with the dual core and LTE. It has been tricky getting use to the touchscreen coming from blackberries but getting the hang of it. My wife has a 4S and I prefer the larger screen on the vivid.
One lacking I miss is the push email of my blackberry. I now have to open my email inbox to see if I have new emails. If this is important to you then go iPhone or BlackBerry.
Overall very satisfied with this vivid.
One comment was there is not the usable 16 gigs of storage but only 8 gigs. Not a big issue as can buy a 16 gig chip for $20 and now have plenty of space.
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5.0 out of 5 stars best pictures i EVER took! moving or not.
I took my child to the aquarium and I took the best pictures of the animals. Some were through glass and the camera on this phone is AWESOME!!! Read more
Published 13 months ago by cora
5.0 out of 5 stars Great phone
this is about the same as HTC One X. not much different if you only care about the function. the battery life is not as good as the One X, and it is heavier. Read more
Published on July 11, 2012 by H. Wang
5.0 out of 5 stars HTC Vivid = Best Phone Ever! :D
This is my first Android phone and i love it! i've had this phone since the middle of April and i've only had 2 problems.
1) the phone kept resetting itself.. Read more
Published on July 10, 2012 by victoria *
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
I absolutely love this phone. Bought off Amazon a little over a month ago. Originally, I had absolutely nothing to complain about. My issue now is... Read more
Published on June 28, 2012 by Zafra
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful phone
this phone is the best phone you could ever buy by htc(not including the one x). it is beautiful, great to hold, stunning display, terrific audio even without being updated to... Read more
Published on June 9, 2012 by Sebastian
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased! But no HTML email (via Exchange)
I'm no techie fanatic, but I will scrutinize, and I really like this phone. My wife just got the Motorola Bionic (Verizon), which is same effective price and specs, and this is a... Read more
Published on May 8, 2012 by Erik H.
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed. Returned it.
After having a Samsung Galaxy that I loved, I found this phone disappointing.
It took 3 steps to make a call to a contact. Read more
Published on December 8, 2011 by Suzanne Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Htc vivid has 8.83GB internal storage for data
Update: I got two HTC vivid from amazon wireless. Per the spec this phone should have 16GB internal storage, I found only 8.83GB total storage. Read more
Published on November 29, 2011 by ArinO
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