Hands-On: HTC Vivid for AT&T
Following the Samsung Skyrocket, the HTC Vivid is the other leading Long Term Evolution 4G smartphone for AT&T's burgeoning high-speed network. Here's a first look.
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The HTC Vivid is a new LTE 4G smartphone for AT&T. It takes a different design approach when compared to phones we've seen recently from HTC. It is weighty, dense, and has an odd, trapezoidal shape that gives it a curious appearance.
With its qHD display stretching across most of the front surface, the Vivid is the plainest, blackest-looking smartphone I've seen from HTC in recent memory. Gone are the grays, browns, and other earth-like tones. It has smooth, shiny surfaces that feel slightly slippery to me. Despite the trapezoidal shape, it still manages to be conformable to hold and use, and the plastic materials make it slip into a pocket easily.
The volume toggle on the right felt good, the power/lock button on top felt very good, and the 3.5mm headset jack is placed in a good spot.
The display is excellent. With 4.5-inches of space and 540 x 960 pixels, there's plenty to like. It is bright, colorful, and HTC's Sense user interface looks really nice on it. Speaking of which, thanks to the dual-core 1.2GHz processor, everything about the Vivid's operating system was zippy and fast.
As with the Skyrocket, Phone Scoop hasn't had a chance to test the Vivid's LTE 4G performance.
The Vivid is HTC's first Long Term Evolution 4G Android smartphone for AT&T. How does this device stack up against other devices on AT&T's network?
Mar 22, 2012
AT&T has begun distributing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the HTC Vivid smartphone. In addition to the new system software, the update also adds Sense 3.6, Beats Audio, and more Bluetooth profile support.
Mar 19, 2012
HTC has released the source Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich kernel for the Vivid, Sensation, and Sensation XE. HTC began rolling the Android 4.0 update to these three devices recently, and the kernel will help developers adjust their apps/services to work better on these phones.
Mar 14, 2012
HTC today published in a blog post a list of 16 smartphones that will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices include the Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt, and Vivid.
Boost has started selling the Samsung Galaxy A10e, Samsung's entry-level phone in its newly expanded A-series. The $140 phone is currently offered for just $100 by Boost, in a two-day introductory sale.
are you surprise??
this is why i always try to buy Samsung phones cus their phones are slim and lightweight!
the lighter the phone, the more comfortable in hand!
the others is Heavy Thick Craps !