Tech Review: HTC Vivid

Last month, we wrote about an unexpected connection between HTC’s new mobile Vivid and Vivid Entertainment, an adult entertainment company. Though it’s a little surprising HTC has not changed the name of the mobile as Vivid Entertainment requested, we were nonetheless excited to see what the Vivid from AT&T was all about.

The HTC Vivid is an Android platform running mobile with a large 4.5- inch touch screen. The screen’s size, combined with its crisp resolution, made web browsing on a mobile easy. Utilizing the 4G LTE network, loading or switching to multiple apps and web pages is painless on the Vivid. If you want to watch your favorite TV show on the go or need catch up on some reading, the Vivid is installed with HTC Watch and Amazon Kindle.

HTC Vivid

The large screen made texting easy as well. I love a touch screen keyboard as much as the next techie, but I’ve found texting to be a pain on smaller screens (some of my texts could earn a spot on Damn You Auto Correct!). There’s a sense of relief to be able to send a text to Mom without the screen double check.

The major downside to the Vivid is how heavy it is. At 6.2 ounces, the Vivid weighs more than the mammoth HTC Titan I recently reviewed, which weighed in at 5.6 ounces. The Vivid could double as a nice paperweight. If you don’t mind that the Vivid isn’t exactly pocket- friendly, this could be a match for you.

Overall I really like the HTC Vivid. This is a great mobile if you want a smart phone with a larger than average screen looking to utilize all the 4G network has to offer.  Though not the most portable mobile, the Vivid is definitely worth looking into if you’re in the market for a new smartphone.

If you’re interested in the HTC Vivid, suggests buying now. You can pick one up from AT&T for $99 with a 2 year contract.

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