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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 inch (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 inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

The HTC Vivid smartphone comes with Android OS v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 1620 mAh battery. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (8 MP, 3264 x 2448 px, autofocus). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The front camera of Vivid gives you the freedom to capture moments with yourself or your friends and family easily.

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HTC Vivid specifications

BrandHTC
NameVivid
ModelX710
Release date2011

Body

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

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 smartphone are average (5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44 inch). Smaller smartphones are more compact and easier to carry around, but they may have smaller displays that can be harder to read and interact with.

System

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

The HTC Vivid comes with Android OS v2.3.4 (Gingerbread) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is based on the Linux kernel and includes a user interface, middleware, and a range of pre-installed applications. The Vivid utilizes Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060 SoC (System on a Chip). This CPU can be fast enough for basic phone operations. The Vivid utilizes Adreno 220 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. Adreno GPUs are designed to work in conjunction with Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors. The latest Adreno GPUs support advanced graphics features such as high dynamic range (HDR) rendering, virtual reality, and augmented reality applications.

Display

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

Smaller smartphones are generally more compact and easier to handle. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of HTC Vivid is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.

Memory

RAM1 GB
Internal storage16 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. Most smartphones today come with at least 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, and some high-end devices have even more. The amount of RAM needed for optimal performance depends on factors such as the operating system, the apps and services you use, and how you use your device. 32 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be the minimum amount of storage you would want in a smartphone. The Vivid has only 16 GB of internal storage. The internal storage of the Vivid (16 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card. MicroSD cards are popular because they're small, lightweight, and easy to use.

Camera

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

The Vivid offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main 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. Vivid is equipped with a basic camera setup, and it does not have any advanced features. Basic camera setups are designed to fulfill the needs of users who prioritize affordability and basic photography requirements.

Connectivity

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

The HTC Vivid supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G networks are widely used around the world and have become the standard for mobile networks in many countries. The HTC Vivid can connect to Wi-Fi networks at home, at work, or in public places such as coffee shops or airports. It operates within specific frequency bands, typically 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz, allowing devices to communicate wirelessly within a certain range.

The Vivid supports the latest Bluetooth standards, which offers faster data transfer speeds, better range, and improved reliability compared to previous versions of Bluetooth. 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 isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful for a variety of tasks and features.

The Vivid phone has built-in FM radio. During emergencies or natural disasters when cellular networks may be congested or disrupted, FM radio can provide a reliable source of information and emergency alerts. The Vivid has a microUSB port. MicroUSB is a type of USB connector that was commonly used on older smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Vivid smartphone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack. A 3.5 mm headphone jack is a small round port, that allows you to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery

TypeLi-Ion 1620 mAh

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.

Features

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, proximity

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The HTC Vivid smartphone has an accelerometer. The presence of an accelerometer in smartphones enables a range of interactive and intuitive functionalities that enhance the user experience and enable innovative applications. This HTC phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Vivid phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles.

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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