The HTC Vivid is HTC's latest phone, built for AT&T's fledgling LTE network. There's a lot here that makes us feel right at home -- the Vivid is a combination of the best HTC had to offer for 2011 with HSPA+ and LTE radios thrown in for good measure. This makes it pretty easy for everyone involved, because there's not a lot to surprise any of us. It's a solid smartphone, with HTC's popular Sense software, and worth a close look. Let's do so, after the break.
The Vivid is a well-built device with a snappy dual-core processor. AT&T's hybrid 4G network works well, and the Vivid has the horsepower to do something with those network speeds.
HTC Sense means the phone will take longer to get any software updates. The angular design makes it a bit uncomfortable to use one-handed.
It's not the phone for everyone, but the HTC Vivid is a solid offering with the speed to make many users very happy. AT&T's use of LTE and HSPA is an excellent way to manage the handoff from high-speeds to not so high speeds, and HTC Sense offers more than the standard build of Android would.