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HTC Vivid

Oct 31, 2011
Market status
Release date
Nov 6, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


  • Fast mobile data support (4G)
  • HDMI connector for TV-out (via microUSB)


  • Low pixel density screen (245 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (1024 MB RAM)




The HTC Vivid is a 4G LTE smartphone coming to AT&T. The device sports a 4.5-inch qHD display, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video capture, 16GB of on-board storage and Android OS 2.3.4

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0.3, 2.3.4) Sense 3.6 UI
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.07 x 2.64 x 0.44 inches (129 x 67 x 11 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.24 oz (177 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 4.5 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 540 x 960 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 245 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • S-LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 64.65 %
  • Colors:
    • 262 144
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass)


  • Camera:
      • 8 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD) (30 fps), 1280x720 (720p HD) (60 fps)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels


  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 APQ8060
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1200 MHz, Scorpion
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 220
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 1024 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB


  • Talk time:
    • 4.60 hours
      the average is 13 h (799 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.2 days (293 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1620 mAh


  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • HDMI:
      • via microUSB
  • Other:
    • MHL, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • Yes
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
  • Hearing aid compatibility:
      • M3, T3
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD


  • Officially announced:
    • 31 Oct 2011

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 550

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This device is also known as HTC Raider, HTC Velocity 4G, HTC Raider 4G

Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

HTC Raider 4G

  • FDD LTE:
    • 850 (band 5) MHz

HTC Velocity 4G

  • Weight:
    • 5.78 oz (164 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 1800 (band 3) MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, LTE

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