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HTC Vivid, White 16GB (AT&T)

3.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
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  • 4.5-inch LCD display
  • Runs on AT&T's expanding, ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity (compatible with nationwide 4G HSPA+ network); Android 2.3-powered smartphone with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • Up to 5.1 hours of talk time, up to 250 hours (10.4 days) of standby time; released in November, 2011
  • What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, USB cable, quick start guide
  • Android 2.3-powered smartphone with 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 4.5-inch qHD Super LCD multi-touch display
  • Runs on AT&T's expanding, ultra-fast 4G LTE connectivity (compatible with nationwide 4G HSPA+ network)
  • 8-MP camera with Full HD 1080p video capture; 16 GB internal memory; microSD memroy expansion; Wirelss-N Wi-Fi networking (with optional Mobile Hotspot capabilities)
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Technical Details

  • Size (LWH): 5.07 inches, 2.64 inches, 0.44 inches
  • Weight: 6.24 ounces
  • Network Compatibility: LTE
  • Phone Book Capacity: 100 Entries
  • Minimum Rated Talk Time: 306 minutes
  • Minimum Rated Standby Time: 247 hours
  • Battery Type: Lithium Ion
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Product Description

Product Description

The HTC Vivid is a feature-packed Android smartphone with super-fast 4G LTE data speed, gorgeous 4.5-inch SuperLCD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, and front-facing camera. The Vivid also features WiFi, multi-format music player, HTC Sense software, mobile hotspot, microSD memory card slot for additional storage, GPS navigation, and quad-band GSM with WCDMA modes enabling international use. Use this Android smartphone to access thousands of apps, games, books, movies, and music on Google's Play Store. This used product is in good cosmetic condition, it reflects moderate use, and displays some scratches and/or blemishes. This product has been carefully audited, is certified to be 100% functional, and ready for activation.

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 (view larger).
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.

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)--the fastest version of Android available for smartphones yet. It 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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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches ; 6.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0061QNY8M
  • Item model number: Vivid
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,591 in Cell Phones & Accessories (See Top 100 in Cell Phones & Accessories)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Been playing around with this phone since Thanksgiving.

Earlier this month, the bootloader finally got an unlock, which allowed me to root and install custom roms. This little thing is fast, even if it has an underclocked 1.2 ghz processor. Bloatware can be removed with root.

Replaces my netbook, which I no longer lug around because I have hspa+ on this phone (4g LTE not available in my area yet) web browser is super snappy.

Low volume can be remedied by market apps that boost the equilizer settings.

Chose this over the samsung galaxy s2 skyrocket because, like many other reviews, the colors on the screen come out clearer and in higher definition on the vivid. Netflix and NBA leaguepass play flawlessly on its 4.5 in screen, which is gorgeous.

Camera is amazing. Haven't had much time to play around with it though.

Got a case for it and it makes the volume rocker and power button much less likely to be accidently pressed. I suggest getting the best type of case for this phone.

The only caveats I have with the phone are that the housing of the phone isn't top quality, I had to send my first one back and the second one has the same problem where the housing isn't fully attached to the bottom of the screen, but its small and hardly noticeable. Not worth a second thought, it's an amazing phone!

ICS is coming out within the next two months for this phone! And HTC Sense has the most beautiful widgets and animations....on top of its qHD screen. Sometimes, I'll just watch the weather animations on the screen. :)

Will not be outdated in the 2 years of the contract with its dual core processor and amazing camera!

Definitely recommended!
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I have been waiting so long to get this phone. I have read all the reviews about it and was very excited when I first got my hands on it. But after hours of using and checking it out, I came to this following conclusion:
The phone looks very luxurious in my hand, the soft smooth plastic and my favorite part which is the hard grey metal cover on the back. The weight of the phone what gives its uniqueness, people might dislike this but all the other light phones gives them a cheapy feel.
However, let me get to the pros and cons:
-The screen resolution is brilliant! It is true there is now phones with 720p displays but believe me, qHD is more than enough, plus the 720p displays is too much for the dual cores processors to handle.
-The 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor is ok, its not that fast but there is no lags.
-The camera is good, there is no shutter delay and it takes less than half a second to focus. But taking pictures at night is not an option, the pictures are quiet dark and unclear. But outdoor its great, I love the colors.
-As I have said, the design is pretty beautiful.

-Too many unremovable useless applications, like for instance a mirror app which uses the secondary camera as a mirror. Seriously?
-The volume buttons are too long and I always press them by mistake while holding the phone.
-No bootloader unlock for Vivid which means no root.
-No Super Amoled Screen, the colors are pretty dull. I had the samsung infuse which uses the Amoled technology and THERE IS A BIG DIFFRENECE compared to the vivid's regular LCD screen.

In conclusion, The HTC Vivid is a nice phone, the best from AT&T phones collections. I reccomend it to everybody and they will proudly show off with it.

P.S: I wrote this from my HTC Vivid:D
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I love this phone, love AT&T 4G Lte, dislike that there was no memory card included because I am a big music junkie.
Love this color, black is undesireable to me. On another note, I wouldn't purchase from Amazon if you are upgrading on a family plan because it would be 160 something dollars here, but on AT&T's website, it is just 100, so cheaper! but all in all I reccomend this product to everyone!
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I've had this phone for about two weeks now, and have had lots of time to get to know it. I switched from a Captivate, which had 3G, and had just been upgraded to Gingerbread, to the HTC with 4G LTE, and Ice Cream Sandwich. However, I'm going to try really hard not to compare the two phones because I imagine that, with the different Android operating systems, plus the 3G and 4G, it would be like comparing apples to oranges at this point.

What I like so far:

1. The phone is very user friendly for the most part, and I appreciate that because I'm not extremely intuitive with technology.
2. I love the huge retro clock.
3. It has an indicator light that shows when the phone is fully charged. Not every phone has that.
4. With the 4G, LTE, this baby is super fast when loading web pages.
5. I went from a super amoled screen on my Captivate, to the one on the Vivid, and I don't see that much difference. It looks great to me. The picture is very, well, vivid.
6. When listening to music with headphones, the sound is very good. Without headphones, the sound isn't anything special.
7. The speaker phone has pretty good volume.
8. I can use my own songs for ring tones, and can have as many different ring tones as there are contacts. Also, I can apply my own pictures to my contacts.
9. This may just have been my own pet peeve, but I hated that AT&T "whoosh" sound when my phone came on, and, thankfully, that has gone away. HTC doesn't have a sound when the phone comes on, either, and I really appreciate that. Maybe they don't have one because of their tag line, "Quietly brillant."
10 Others have said that the battery cover is difficult to remove, but I haven't had any problem with it at all.
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