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HTC Vivid (2011) review

Android OS v2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
Adreno 220
1 GB / 16 GB
4.5 inches (540 x 960 px)
8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus

HTC announced the launch of the Vivid smartphone in 2011. The manufacturer is offering the HTC Vivid phone with 4.5 inches display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Vivid comes with Android OS v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1620 mAh battery.

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HTC Vivid specifications

Release date2011


The weight of HTC Vivid is about 6.21 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this HTC phone are average (5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44 inches).

Weight6.21 oz
Dimensions5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44 inches
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMini SIM


The HTC Vivid comes with Android OS v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz Scorpion
GPUAdreno 220


The size of Vivid screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 4.5 inches LCD display of HTC Vivid with 540 x 960 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeLCD
Screen size4.5 inches
Resolution540 x 960 px
Multitouch supportyes


The internal memory of HTC Vivid (1 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD


The camera of the Vivid is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus.

Selfie camera1.3 MP
Main camera8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus
FlashDual LED


The HTC Vivid supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Vivid phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv3.0, A2DP
FM radioyes, with RDS
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack


The Li-Ion 1620 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Vivid is removable. You can simply buy a new piece from the open market and interchange it easily by yourself.

TypeLi-Ion 1620 mAh


Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This HTC phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the HTC Vivid, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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