HTC Vivid Review
The HTC Vivid is released by the AT&T along with the Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket. The phone is reasonably priced at $199 with two-year contract and the device works on the AT&T’s 4G LTE network. The phone offers a huge 4.5” qHD display with 960×540 resolution. It mounts a fast 1.2GHz dual-core processor, which powers the Android 2.3.4 OS (Gingerbread).
However, it isn’t clear whether the phone will get Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update in the near future. The phone has an 8Mp camera with f2.2/28mm lens. Traditionally, HTC has been disappointing in the camera department, but it is clearly not the case anymore. The HTC Vivid can compete directly with cameras of iPhone and high-end Nokia phones. The image quality is impressive provided you can get adequate lighting. However, it is still affected by a problem that plagues most phone camera, the image quality is a bit lacking in low-light area. The 1650 mAh batter is enough to provide 5 hours of battery life. Users will appreciate the crystal clear voice calling and it is one of the most responsive Android smartphones in the market.
Unfortunately, Vivid’s thick glossy plastic tends to collect dust and grease much more aggressively than the display. After ten minutes of use, you’ll find that the Vivid is covered with oil smudges, dust and finger prints, which is very unbecoming. Although the plastic is not as flimsy as the one you find on most Samsung models, it already falls below the standard set by other HTC models.